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Americans face higher
prices, flat wages in 2013

Des Moines Register [IA], by Victor Epstein

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/6/2013 6:23:38 PM

Des Moines, Iowa — The new norm will be the same as the old norm for most American households this year: financial suffering and a continued slow recovery from the Great Recession. Americans can expect price tags for many goods and services to increase faster than take-home pay again this year. Higher costs are expected for food, airline flights, rent, housing prices, government fees, shipping costs and college tuition. While gasoline prices are expected to fall by a small amount, they´ll do so after two consecutive years of record prices at the pump. Many households will be confronted by the additional

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No problem. We´ll gladly starve in the streets, homeless, savings and investments drained, blaming "Bush" all the way; the important thing is that we have a cool intellectual stateless mystery man in the White House.

Also, so nice of the media pundits to push rainbows and sunshine on the stupids, until after the election.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/6/2013 6:42:00 PM     (No. 9102067)

There is no inflation.

The goobermint has been printing and borrowing as fast as they can but don´t worry.....even though ground beef is $3.25 a pound......don´t worry....there is no inflation.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/6/2013 6:46:13 PM     (No. 9102074)

Maybe the Obama lovers are smarter than we thought. They get an endless array of tax-free benefits, plus lots of free time to do a little off-the-books hustling on the side.
The vast, hard-working middle class gets to struggle along juggling work, paying ever-higher bills, and hearing about Obama´s ceaseless vacations, celebrity-a-thons, and supposed political craftiness.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: convert, 1/6/2013 7:10:04 PM     (No. 9102099)

Out here in the real world,we have seen TREMENDOUS inflation in the last 4 years or so: groceries (!), gas, local taxes, insurance premiums, tires and oil for the car, cellphone bill, local tv/internet, etc. WAY above any increase in wages (I haven´t had a pay increase in 5 years! My husband, fortunately, has gotten a hefty raise, or we´d be in big trouble.)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: balogreene, 1/6/2013 7:32:59 PM     (No. 9102135)

My company has limited raises to 2% for most of the 9 years I´ve worked for them, 3% if you invent fire. That alone has made us lose ground every year for the last several.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lanczos, 1/6/2013 7:39:29 PM     (No. 9102146)

The Obamminist Has Achieved His Greatest Goal: The TOTAL SUBJUGATION Of YOU!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/6/2013 7:53:57 PM     (No. 9102161)

In the 2014 election year the question posed to voters must be: it´s been 6 years, is it still Bush´s fault?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: otronome, 1/6/2013 8:06:36 PM     (No. 9102178)

We are getting a lower standard of living and it will get lower as a result of debt load brought to us by your local politician.

It is what you get when you focus on dragging down the successful instead of growing the overall economy. History is replete with real cases and we are crazy to stay on the road to serfdom we currently travel.

Cronies and sycophants are the only winners.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 1/6/2013 8:08:06 PM     (No. 9102182)

It could have been different if States like Iowa had voted for Romney instead of Obama.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/6/2013 8:24:11 PM     (No. 9102191)

Obama won´t rest until everything is "fair"..we´ll all be living in sub-standard housing and begging for food stamps, but hey, it´s fair.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/6/2013 9:07:26 PM     (No. 9102239)

"Let me be clear. I just vacationed in Hawaii, and my airfares and my limo service, even with a rude interruption, didn´t cost me a thing. I don´t know what you Americans are complaining about. I had a great time, golf, lots of golf, and I didn´t spend a lot of money. Nor, come to think of it, did I spend a lot of time with the wife & kids. Isn´t that right, Michelle? If fact, I plan on going back in February once that old white guy, John Bonehead, increases my credit card limit. So, you folks gotta do better in planning your next vacation in Hawaii."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 1/6/2013 9:39:42 PM     (No. 9102261)

We were so close...we almost had a chance.

For the first time in almost 4 years businesses I work with were upbeat, new ad campaigns and product re-branding plans were being made. Virtually all of that ended Nov 7, 2012.

I hope all the those who didn´t vote because Romney wasn´t perfect are happy. We knew we had to counteract the media cheerleaders and rampant fraud with massive turn out.

The first paychecks of 2013 are starting to come in, the blind followers of the "smartest man in the world" may finally have their eyes opened but it´s too late now.

If we couldn´t get him out of office with this economy in a regular election, what are the chances that no matter what he pulls he will be impeached?

ZERO.






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Reply 12 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 1/6/2013 9:55:45 PM     (No. 9102270)

As they say in Spanish, "estamos jodidos",!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/6/2013 10:51:54 PM     (No. 9102329)

Food is much more expensive, our last heating oil delivery was $4.49/gallon, our real estate taxes have skyrocketed, commuting costs have risen, and my doctor charged me $200 for a five-minute office visit--all on top of no raises for the last six years.

Not to mention that our now-meager savings are earning less than 1%.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Penney, 1/6/2013 11:26:59 PM     (No. 9102374)

Who can possibly be surprised, except the clueless dem voter pawns? A vote for 0bama & Congressional dem pols was a vote for higher prices & flat wages. ...It always works out that way no matter what the dem pols´ campaign rhetoric. They always promise the opposite from what they deliver!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: sunnyday, 1/6/2013 11:49:44 PM     (No. 9102397)

I did not vote for the guy who is in office again. I cannot even bring myself to say his name.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: reddfroge, 1/7/2013 12:30:39 AM     (No. 9102414)

check out ´Twitchy.com´...if you can believe the ´tweets´ from unhappy Obama voters....???

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/7/2013 1:29:46 AM     (No. 9102457)

Wait until the March reports come out.
Wait until full time employees become part time.
Wait until employees see bigger deductions in their paychecks.

Maybe it´s good they are creating death panels because those on Social Security will live in poverty.

So sick of Zippy harping on the middle class. Either you can survive or you can´t today.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/7/2013 6:46:04 AM     (No. 9102609)

Thanks to demonrats and their undyling admiration for FDR, we´re going to experience a 1930s style depression again.

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