By Dr. Rich Swier
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Do you feel your paycheck isn’t going as far as it used to?
That when you go to the grocery store, you’ve noticed your bill is higher, but there are fewer and fewer items in your cart with every trip? (Perhaps you’ve even taken items out while waiting in line at the checkout counter.)
And that when you pull into the gas station, you decide more often that maybe you can stretch it before you need a full tank?
You’re not crazy. 62 percent of Americans think their family’s income is falling behind, and 83 percent of voters say they’re experiencing hardship due to increased prices.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, real wages are down 2.6 percent in the last year.
On top of that, inflation is costing the average American household $430 per month — essentially an additional tax of $5,200 this year
Here are Americans for Prosperity‘s solutions to the ongoing problem of we the people paying our federal, state and local governments more and getting less.
But there’s a better way. We can reimagine how to make life more affordable for everyday Americans.
It’s possible if we:
- Unleash energy abundance
- Cut red tape that keeps prices high
- Stop restricting housing supply
- Beat inflation through better budgeting
- Fuel the flexible workforce of tomorrow
- Tackle rising costs through trade
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