Skip to comments.
Expenses went up in 2013 for families
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^
| May 27, 2014
| Ann Belser
Posted on 06/02/2014 5:14:49 PM PDT by george76
A survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the average income for families of all sorts decreased from 2012 to 2013 by $103 to $65,069 before taxes, but their expenses went up by $777 a year to $51,408.
The biggest share of the increased expenses of the average American household went to transportation, which cost a total of $8,999 a year, or $494 more than the previous year, as a result of purchase prices going up.
(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: electricity; electricityrates; expenses; rates; taxes
posted on 06/02/2014 5:14:49 PM PDT
And thanks to Captain Midnight our electricity rates will soon climb even more.
posted on 06/02/2014 5:18:33 PM PDT
by headstamp 2
(What would Scooby do?)
Expenses, as in “inflation” or “taxes”??? So 6 years into Obama, we have wages falling and “expenses” increasing. They used to call this “stagflation” and the presidents who were in power when it happened — Ford and Carter — got killed at the polls. But they didn’t have the Pratorean Guard in the MSM that Obama has. So we get articles about how expenses increase, as if people are simply spending more. Why, that’s a good thing!!
posted on 06/02/2014 5:20:53 PM PDT
by Opinionated Blowhard
("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
Can’t be, the BLS says there isn’t any inflation.
Besides, food and energy prices “don’t count” towards inflation according to the government.
posted on 06/02/2014 5:21:13 PM PDT
Besides, food and energy prices dont count towards inflation according to the government.
I have to refrain from saying anything when this subject comes up, so I don't. I know that all the hundreds of welfare programs got increased funding at five times the rate of, say, real Social Security recipients, who actually paid for it.
posted on 06/02/2014 5:40:09 PM PDT
( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
Food and energy aren't included in the inflation index, so they don't count. All of the cheap chinese crap you buy does. By government metrics, you are doing just fine by buying cars, TV’s, ipads, and dollar store crap. The inflation index apparently assumes that you do not eat, fuel your vehicle, or have basic utilities, like electricity or running water.
posted on 06/02/2014 5:41:19 PM PDT
(We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
A lot of old folks on fixed incomes will be reduced to eating dog food,in a cold and dark house.
posted on 06/02/2014 5:46:26 PM PDT
by Farmer Dean
(stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual
posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its
management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the
exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson