Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

High gas prices hurt lower income people most

 CORE addressed the Congress about this. Jerry Bott spoke about it on Mark Belling Monday, 28th.

Record gas prices in 1973, a starting teacher made about $8,000/year. Today, a starting teacher in Elmbrook makes $38,800/year. 

I hate to say it, but we were paying  a whole lot more back in those other energy crunches than we are now if you adjust to inflation.

But no matter how you look at it, higher prices now affect mid to lower income people more than upper income people. So why haven't we heard more complaining from minority leadership? 

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