Tuesday, August 05, 2008

June Inflation Jumps As Incomes Barely Rise

The bad economic news just keeps coming.
Consumer prices jumped at the sharpest rate in more than a quarter century during June, and consumers coping with soaring costs received their smallest income gain in a year, the government said on Monday.

The Commerce Department said personal incomes edged up 0.1 percent after rising 1.8 percent in May. June's rise was the smallest since April 2007, when income was flat.

On a year-over-year basis, prices rose 4.1 percent in June, up from 3.5 percent in May, for the biggest annual gain since May 1991.

An inflation gauge tied to consumer spending jumped 0.8 percent in June, its steepest gain since a 1 percent rise more than 27 years ago, in February 1981.
You would think with the continual news of a sinking economy that the race for president would be over. We have one candidate who voted to support Bush policies over 90% of the time or we have another candidate who understood the War in Iraq would be a colossal disaster and yet the race is neck and neck. Never underestimate the stupidity of the American electorate. If this country votes to continue these failed economic policies then don't be suprised when we have an economic collapse like Argentina.

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