If you're in a store where the 5lb log of e .coli-burger used to sell for $10, then it dropped to $9.88 and we'd say it took a .12% drop- right?
Then if we walked our happy butts to the same place the next day and saw the same tube of e .coli-burger for $11.33- would we call that a 13% jump in a consumers prices?
Like the bell peppers that used to be 33 cents are now $1.24.
Good thing the Consumer price index doesn't look at food, or our economy would look a whole lot worse.
But like President Everyman says we'll have to get used to it.
He hasn't tried that "I feel your pain" line yet, has he?