``One of those people is Laura Colvin, 29, a fast-food worker in Jonesboro, Ark. "I was doing better five years ago than I'm doing now," she tells The Wall Street Journal. Her hourly wage has risen less than a $1 over that time while her costs for goods and services have climbed.'' -- A typical situation; wages have "risen", yet costs have risen in blatant disregard for the government's muted "CPI"...

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