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  •  The equivalent costs of almost everything have... (0+ / 0-)

    ...fallen.  The only thing you'd get even a slight rise from would be housing and energy, and even then, if you normalized for housing size, you'd probably see a decrease.

    Refusing to include both non-cash income and refusing to realistically recalculate the base measurement have left it little more than a tool for political posturing.

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