I never said that the CPI is my reference, although I would put much more faith in its calculations in your made-up numbers.
What is your mesaure of "food prices"?
Hell, the price of silver has fallen since 1980 in absolute terms. Are you arguing that the price of food has fallen and the value of the dollar has increased since 1980?
Hell, silver has lost half its value in the past two years. I guess we've had 50% deflation since then?
The price of silver was incredibly stable between 1985 and 2005, IIRC. Was there no inflation in that time? Was the value of the dollar stable?
Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:
Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a
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