Hey Ron, I don't mean to nitpick too much and it doesn't make a huge difference, but inflation is compounded so you cannot just add the percentages.<br><br>These numbers don't mean all that much though if job creation is poor. In fact, real inflation-adjusted wages have not budged much for a long long time and it is going to take a lot of work to get most of our wage increases from getting gobbled up in energy and health care costs.<br><br>Our economy is hamstrung by a lot of issues that need to be moderated before we can say that things are good.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
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