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    1. @John Broderick That will be an impossibility John,not all Americans are immoral and treasonous .

    2. @Jeiku Anime Review Every administration affects the economy,some more some less,some badly some good.Wars and pandemics exacerbate dramatically the effects on economies.Look at Europe,they are doing worse than us,i hope you don’t blame Biden for that.

    3. @Jeiku Anime Review Yes,inflation is less,but how about that gas price,8 $ a gallon ? Probably Biden has something to do with it.Or maybe Putin ?!!!

  1. Thanks to Jim for pushing back on the Putin line, inflation started going way up before the invasion.

  2. Yeah, and just imagine if “they” figured the CPI with all the contributing factors.
    Yikes! 😳

    1. @Chris Davis had nothing to do with a world wide pandemic though right? Lol, like we’re all that stupid.

    1. @Morris Watkins I work for big tech and actually make the algorithms / levers used to do it. Its not a reach its a fact. Good luck being programmed like a node.

    2. @Mike Ekim Yeah, and????? What’s your point? Nobody wants to sleep in their car because of horrible liberal policies.

  3. Yeah, but when you tell your boss you can’t come in for the next 1 1/2 years until you get your $70,000.00 EV delivered, you’ll be fine..
    just ask economic analysis expert Senator Stabenow.

    1. @Cellar Door What “bike” is supposed to deliver Nancy Pelosi cases of gin and scotch?
      Get smarter l

  4. This country is literally falling apart.
    It’s so sad. How are the young people going to have a chance?
    This is horrible, I’m poor. And I am so horrified when I go shopping.
    Everything is at least $10 dollars.
    Good beef is over $20 dollars a pound. People are going to seriously.

    1. @MJB for Trump Trump is a horrible economist. Every business he started filed bankruptcy – its embarassing. OPEC and oil companies are to blame for the high oil prices.

  5. There are two ways to be fooled. One to believe what isn’t true;
    The other is to refuse to believe what is true! Let’s go Brandon 🤣

    1. @Chris Davis Don’t believe you on that being the source of the problem…but even if that was part of the case…it wouldn’t happen under Trump and he’d be able to fix it 👍

    2. Fuel prices keep rising. Hell yeah. I hope it reaches $20 per gallon. You get what you vote for libs.🤣😂🤣

  6. When you take into consideration that, in the 80s, it was calculated differently the rate IS the peak and is much, much higher than even 10%

    1. @Potato Hero Why are you shouting could it be you are frustrated at your total lack of facts. “Don’t Let THEM fool you” you have to know that this sounds really paranoid, who are them? Can you see them or do just hear them? O Dear, you really need to get some help, these day there are a lot of medication that may do the job.

    2. Lol ‘inflation’ is a fake issue… never heard anyone running around saying “inflation is the biggest problem in my life” 🤣

      But we get what we pay for. Therefore we need a fully democratic government — even if it’s a bit more expensive — that we may get some quality governing done.

  7. If the CPI was calculated now like it was in the late 1970s/1980, the current inflation rate would be over 10%.

    1. When a Democrat is in office we need to fiddle with the numbers as much as possible to make them look good.

    2. @I like… The formula has been changed several times since 1981, under both Dem and Repub admin’s.

  8. “By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” — John Maynard Keynes

    1. @Jacob Olness Finally, do you know how many people profit in useless businesses from the rise in prices (generally speaking, we’ve talked about the technicalities) in food, gas, etc? Just imagine how many people would lose their jobs and how many businesses would go bankrupt if the FED raised the interest rate so high as to not only have inflation at 0,0 but to have it at minus whatever the productivity rate was in a certain period… probably a good 3rd of the economy would vanish, at least, because it’s literally fake money creating fake businesses and jobs that don’t improve anyone’s life except the lives of the ones profiting from it. That’s how many useless businesses and jobs exist through poor people’s starvation. 👍

    2. Lol ‘inflation’ is a fake issue… never heard anyone running around saying “inflation is the biggest problem in my life” 🤣

      But we get what we pay for. Therefore we need a fully democratic government — even if it’s a bit more expensive — that we may get some quality governing done.

    3. @Raul Araujo the Austrian school of economics has long been discredited. The only folks I’m aware of that still support it have very clear agendas that are better supported by the Austrian school, despite it having many very obvious and concrete fallacies that it contains. Might have been somewhat accurate in the 1800s or at a micro scale but wasn’t modeled around economies with this much productive capacity, a globalized economy etc.

      Clearly the efficiency of the market doesn’t trump everything, just about any economic recession or depression proves that, deflation is likely in the Austrian school of economics (think inflation is bad? A deflationary spiral is far worse), leaving the market to solve problems with economic downturns doesn’t work (look at the Great Depression vs the Great Depression) and those are just the high points. Austrian economics seems like it would be true in a vacuum and because of that it is appealing because it feels logical and is easy to wrap your head around but in the real world, it’s clearly a failure. Pure Keynesian economics has flaws as well but that’s why most economists consider themselves Neo-Keynesians, to address the shortcomings, economics is far from a science but the scientific method can be used and Austrian school is a disproved hypothesis

    4. @Raul Araujo However, I do not think this discussion is going to be productive. As long as no one puts you in charge of economic policy for a government, your potential to cause harm with your ignorance is pretty minimal. 🍻

    5. @Raul Araujo people ruining their life with credit is largely the result of the free market forces that Austrian adherents are so adamant will solve all issues. Those things could (and should) be addressed through means that actually target the issue, credit itself isn’t the problem, it’s the way credit is allocated in a way designed to set people up for failure.

  9. “Debt is lower for people compared to before the pandemic”
    -This sounds terribly wrong, and it’s so rude of them to dismiss how many ppl are ACTUALLY struggling in real time!!!🤦

  10. This is brutal, my portfolios are downs 100s of thousands, I would never have imagined it to be this bad under Biden, this quickly.

  11. She just said “this doesn’t sound much like a plan” and then proceeded to tell us the plan. That is epic

    1. I’m a Democrat and I think we need a log cabin Republicans style party branch.
      This doublespeak and nonsense has gone way too far.
      At least with Trump it was usally funny.

  12. Basic things, not including gas, are closer to 25% to 35% higher than a year ago. The best, and easiest, example of this is the Dollar Tree is now $1.25.

    1. exactly. it really ticks me off when i hear 8 percent. almost everything i buy went up 25 to 150 percent.

  13. I love how they figure inflation while cutting out food and fuel prices because those are some of the most needed things to people.

  14. The FED has lost it and the sad fact is, it’s pretty obvious we are headed for hyperinflation. I think stores better have tight security because when people can’t afford to feed their families, things might get ugly

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  15. inflation is calculated using the current CPI model. I am pretty sure that if you used one of the older models from the 90’s then inflation is probably well above 10%

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    2. 15% according to John Williams at shadow stats. He uses the same method as was officially used in the 80’s

    3. Lol ‘inflation’ is a fake issue… never heard anyone running around saying “inflation is the biggest problem in my life” 🤣

      But we get what we pay for. Therefore we need a fully democratic government — even if it’s a bit more expensive — that we may get some quality governing done.

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