Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by tug_boat, Nov 30, 2016.
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It still has to be signed by Obama and there is some question about that.
The whole thing is ridiculous. Near-Zero inflation in this country for years.
And less work to be done... but we can't all be in the California National Guard!
Ha! Certainly as the government tracks it. YMMV.
Except of course for Tuition, Home prices, Rent, Utilities, Transportation, Medical, Food (depending on where you live) and a few other basic needs, but hey gas prices are down so I guess that off sets it. Speaking more for the Civilian sector.
Well, but for most military members - GI bill, BAH/on post housing/I didn't pay for utilities when I lived on post housing/, Tricare, and possibly Commissary being cheaper. Not sure what you meant by transportation. So for most military members, they should have had minimum increases in their living expanses.
You're absolutely right.
That's why I said "Speaking more for the civilian sector" Scouts statement was that there has been Near-Zero Inflation in this country for years, he didn't specify military.
Transportation, I was referring to the cost of automobiles.
My inability to read . . .
My two cents on the cost of automobiles is that it's neutral as there are plenty of choices. My pet peeve is a white collar worker that lives in a suburb driving F250 to work . . . I used to drive a SUV, now a sedan.
You mean like the asst. bank manager that drives 30 miles from the suburb and climbs out of his Hummer, I shake my head every time I go into that bank.
I'll give you that one on the cost of automobiles, as there are a lot of choices.......except that the GMC2500 Crew Cab I drive for work sure cost a lot more then the one I had prior. I have a Construction/Design firm ergo the truck, personal vehicle is a modest sedan. I still buy used and drive them till they die.
Maybe I'm just too old and easily remember when I could get chicken for .49/lb and beef for under .99/lb. I'm aghast when I see the meat prices in the stores these days. You might find this interesting.... http://www.nationalchickencouncil.o...-and-retail-prices-for-chicken-beef-and-pork/
EDIT: The retail price of beef has gone up about 40-50% since 2008 according to the chart referenced above, and about 20% since I retired three years ago. 6.5% increase per year feels like inflation to me but of course they don't include food anymore. Of course it's not the late 1970s and early 1980s either.
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