Let’s explore your electricity claims: According to PG&E their current rate for residential customers is 18 cents per kw-hour. In 1996 it is 13 cents per kw-hour. That averages out to about a 2% increase per year. Is that your definition of high inflation? http://www.pge.com/tariffs/electric.shtml#RESELEC
Are you even reading or considering other people's comments. I specifically stated that my bill went up eluding to the fact it was other fees and taxes, beyond the narrow minded approach of just the kilowatt fee. Things like transmission fees, maintenance fees, taxes so every person can have internet and so on.
Even at a low inflation rate of 2%, things will EVENTUALLY double in price. Complaining that prices keep going up in absolute values is being disingenuous to the debate; of course they go up unless we are deflating. Pay no attention to your home values dropping like a rock….
Who is complaining? I went to great length to state that it was not 2% killing folks. it was losing 1% every year, while being killed with new fees, taxes, etc., that is not even covered in the inflation rate.
What we're debating here is rather or not we are inflating at 2%, 8%, or 13%. The DATA says 2% but our bee keepers seem to know something the experts don’t. If we were inflating at 8%, then your electricity would be more like 44 cents per kw-hour. Is that what you are paying per kilowatt hour along with your $4 milk?
Who is debating 2, 8 or 13% I used those rates to make a complete other point. nobody but you is debating those rates. Looking at one item, and suggesting that if overall inflation was some made up number by you, that electricity should be this particular number, is useless.
Funny how you select which items you want to pick to make your points to your favor. But mention gas 20 years ago at 87 cents per gallon. and you don't want to even mention that.
And when I mentioned milk at 4 dollars (4.09 to be exact) with buzzbee backing up that he being right up the road is paying 3.63, you seemingly scoffed as if I was making that up and full of crap.
I mentioned new taxes, fees, and other factors at play, and even backed it up with examples, of how the average homeowner is being squeezed, and yet, you gloss right over that, and limit the discussion to what you want to talk about, while dismissing others who have tried to carry the discussion along, regardless of your comments.
Go ahead, I'm finshed playing this game.