Pastime Projects Kits

J Forster jfor at QUIK.COM
Sat Mar 8 19:08:44 EST 2008

Inflation is a bitch. If you buy something, hold it, then sell it for the same
amount of REAL value (but in inflated dollars) the government rips you off for the
fictional 'capital gain'

The government causes inflation, then turns around and taxes you on it.  It's the
biggest scam going.


Jim Simmons wrote:

> [snip]
> It's called inflation.  Back then the middle-class wage was around $2.00 per
> hour.  You could buy a new Chevy 1/2 ton pickup for around $1250 (6
> cylinder, standard transmission and stripped with no extras such as radio
> and heater).  Coca Cola, Pepsi, RC etc were 5-cents with a penny deposit on
> the bottle if you took it with you.  Gas priced varied greatly, but averaged
> around 25-cents per gallon. [snip]

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