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  • COLA/CPI
    Tea Partier
    I would love to find out how it is that the price of gasoline started to rise immediately after September 30, the ending date for determining the COLA for next year. Gasoline was $2.53 in my area in late September. It has now risen $.40 to $2.93 in 6 weeks. Commodity prices are also up dramatically. We have warning signs of inflation coming next year.
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  • similar to an old lawyer joke
    contrarian
    "Don't believe what you see with your own eyes believe what I tell you." Who cares is everything we buy keeps going up?
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  • Rise in price of gasoline
    Moderate
    I have to agree with you on the inflation prognosis. I have been told that the price of gasoline has gone up as the value of the dollar has gone down. This sounds like inflation to me.------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My question is whether this will be reflected in the CPI. Without specific knowledge, I will assume that the price of gasoline is a part of the CPI index. However, if the other items in the index do not go up, or even goes down, the CPI will not reflect much inflation. This is theoretical only as the cost of gas gets factored into the cost of other items due to the cost of transporting these items.------------------------------ I do have a potential major problem with CPI. Someone is recommending a substitution issue. That means that if the cost of steak goes up too much and people substitute chicken for steak, then that factor should be considered in CPI. Obviously, this makes no sense to me, but I am not an economist. I know it is used to lower CPI for social security and other purposes, but it still sounds wrong. Economists, please help me on this issue.
    worker
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  • Omnibus/Ominous
    Bud
    I'm a retired Csrs.I also get a SSA offset(minimum amount) from a second job while working as a FED.The $250 one time payment is a Democratic ruse to get votes.$250 divided by 12 months is peanuts(about 68 cents a day).How much more will it cost the Govt. to just process and mail/direct deposit these payments?Stop the one time payment and save the money-but Congress will probably waste it on some other scam.
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  • Your Future: Omnibus or Ominous
    Celtic Wolf
    This roller coaster or merry go round is getting quite old. Federal workers are probably the easiest target in American politics and economics. The USA was founded primarily on avoiding taxes and where those taxes go (or who they pay for). At the end of the day, federal employees are like America itself or any other society. We have are hard workers, we have our slackers, we have our heroes, and we have our bums. American politicians need to take the path of learning more about our value, as opposed to being so judgemental and prejudicial - all based on their ignorance or ability to bully the federal worker.
    Celtic Wolf
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  • Government vs NFL
    Civil Serpant
    The Redskins fork over 78 million for an over-the-hill quarterback who immediately goes out and performs like he just graduated from Pop Warner to Junior High. And the politicians think we're overpaid. Priceless!
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  • Overpriced quarterback
    Moderate
    You probably follow the Redskins more than I do. Is it the quarterback's fault? How good are your receivers? More importantly, how good is your offensive line which is needed to protect the quarterback? When the Eagles had DM his receivers were not that good, but the offensive line was good. The team did well for the most part.
    worker
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