Today is Tuesday, October 12, 2010. The weather has cooled down again here, so happy! The days are in the 80's and the evenings are in the 50's. Supposed to get into the 40's at night starting Thursday. Going to make some really cool mornings here. Looking forward to the fall colors arriving.
I usually don't get to worked up over stupid statements, but let me tell you, this got me all worked up. Mama called yesterday to tell me that there would be no cost of living adjustment in social security again this year, the cost of living has not went up. This statement was just about as good as the "recession is over". What world are these people living in? Surly not this one. In the same breath the price of gas is likely to go to almost $3.00 a gallon, a gas tax, to pay for another spending bill?
Are you kidding me? The cost of living has not went up? These folks haven't gone to the grocery store in a while, have they? When the cost of fuel went up, so did the groceries, however when the cost of fuel went down, the grocery prices never went down, in fact they have gone up. Last week when I went shopping coffee went from $6.98 to $7.60 and the can is now 7 ounces less! This was a hike in just one week! Same thing with hot dogs a one pound package is now 12 ounces, bacon same thing and so many other items.
The price of gas in October 2009 (east coast) was $2.41, this year $2.67, ours is running at $2.69 as of yesterday. The price of electric, I used our electric company, couldn't find any numbers as a whole, in 2009 was $109.30 (based on 1,000 KWH), this year $112.50. These prices do NOT include what they call a "fuel adjustment cost" which is a little over 1/3 of the bill, nor does it include taxes or membership fee of what use to be $7.00 a month and is now $11.00 a month. The cable bill has also went up another $8.00 a month.
I want to know where the cost of living has not gone up and the recession is over. I am ready to pack up and move. These folks that make these kinds of statements have had one to many tasty beverages. Am I the only one that has noticed the prices going up? Am I living in the wrong place? Are my bills the only ones that are going up?
Help me to understand these kinds of statements........thanks for listening.
Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live today. ~Brightest Blessings~