Thursday, June 28, 2007

Masking the Truth

Sorry to bitch, but I have been seething all day over NPR's reporting on what they call "Core Inflation." They keep harping on the fact that "Core Inflation" is only 2% for the whole year. (Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it June?) Then they quietly add that "Core Inflation" does not include the price of gas or food.

It doesn't include the price of gas or food? What are they looking at? The price of diamonds? Has the cost of Bentlys stabilized? What are we spending our money on? If we go on a prolonged fast are we being fiscally responsible? Think of all the gas we can save by not going to the grocery store!

Could someone in government come up with a "Core Casualty Count" for Iraq? I mean if you cut out the deaths of American soldiers America could look really tough!