Here’s how the conversation went ..

Duh: “I remember when a burger, fries and a drink used to be about $2.50”

Me: “That inflation’s a bitch ain’t she ?”

Duh: “Well, no, its those damn liberals wanting to raise the minimum wage!”

Me to myself: “That moment when someone chooses not to understand ….”

What I should have said:

“Consider the government’s data on salaries: For the fiscal year that ended in March, wages and salaries grew an average 1.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employee Cost Index. During the same period, consumer prices rose 2.7 percent. And there is little relief in sight.” – CSMonitor

I don’t want to be an asshole. I’m not terribly well equipped to disabuse people of their tightly held mythos’.

If I had a better grip of all this stuff – http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ maybe I could.

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One thought on “Here’s how the conversation went ..

  1. I’m surprised you didn’t come right back with, “Do you remember when gas cost 99 cents a gallon, too? You’re right. Those damn, dirty liberals have been raising taxes for decades, which is why the oil companies have to work so hard to generate billions in profits every quarter for the last ten years.” 😛

    See also: http://www.yourrepublicanuncle.com/ <– simple, fun.

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