Claiming that raising prices causes inflation is like claiming that wet sidewalks cause rain.
Raise prices, even a little would help.
Inflation is the governments way to make up the financial losses incurred at there expense.
Governments are good, no great at inventing a narrative to distract you from what is really happening.
Look, cooperate welfare, GREED, is part and parcel to this.
There’s a factor called supply and demand.
In my 6 county area, roughly 400 existing homes sold in the last 30 days. Nationally, 77% of existing homes are inspected. There are 59 active licensed home inspectors in the same 6 county area.
Agreed. They are in the propaganda business. Meanwhile they tell us they are trying to protect the citizens from misinformation. The Twitter files have exposed a few of these mechanisms. Our constitution specifically states the government shall not infringe upon free speech. But instead of being outraged by our government’s blatant unconstitutional acts, our lawmakers attacked the journalists who exposed it. And yes, greed at the highest levels is the culprit.
The worst inflation in America’s history has been created by Biden and his handlers’ criminal government administration over the past 2 years. They created COVID and the lockdown economy before Biden even took office; and then printed trillions of dollars to assuage the damage done to families, small business, and multi-national corporations alike. For a year now, they have printed trillions of dollars more, to finance their lust for for-profit wars on the other side of the world against countries who have done nothing to us. And probably 30% of Americans still see no problem with Biden and his criminal handlers.
The good news is the rate of inflation is slowing, the bad news is it isn’t slowing fast enough.
But at least the trend is continuing in the right direction. Unless something dreadful happens, like the idiots messing with the debt ceiling, or god forbid they fail to raise it before we default, most economists predict that in another year and we should be back to around 2%.
The latest inflation reading represents the ninth-straight month of easing price growth on an annual basis, and is down from a 9% high last June. On a month-over-month basis, prices increased 0.1% — the lowest reading since last July.
No way is inflation on 5%. It’s more like 12%. The CPI is nonsense and used to prevent the government from having to increase social security payouts. It doesn’t even count food or energy.
Food at home is up 11.4 %. But in my household, it is much more.
Some people believe ALL the government lies.
And remember, inflation is cumulative. If it goes from 8% two year ago to 10% last year to 5% this year… prices aren’t up 5%. They are up 23%.
As opposed to what, believing ALL of Fox News lies?
I think his point is that the government produces false information and then spreads it through the media. Republicans use Fox for their bobble head talking points and the Dem’s use the alphabet news services.
From my checking account’s perspective, these inflation rates are way below reality.
My point is it depends on who you listen to whether or not you believe the government is lying to you or not in the first place. If you listen to Fox News, you’re more likely to believe that it is than if you listen to any of the alphabet news channels, depending if there’s a D or an R in the WH.
I’m not an economist but as far as I’m concerned it’s math, not to say the math can’t be fudged a little this way or that, but if they were fudging the numbers, I would think they would have done it a couple of years ago when inflation was skyrocketing. Fact of the matter is, whether you believe the numbers or not, the trend is headed in the right direction.
Yikes! Average of 5 inspections/mo/inspector?
You staying busy?
I keep busy. Fortunately I have other irons in the fire. I’m just waiting for September, which is license renewal month in Indiana, to see how many bail out.
I know in Ohio a bunch fell off the radar when it was time for renewal, but then again that was a real bad couple of years we had. Althought it is picking up, it’s still IMHO not back to “normal” yet, but it is so far much better than last year.