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Bay Area cost of living is up, wages down

Original post made on Jul 17, 2008

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor released a report Wednesday showing an increase of 4.2 percent in consumer prices in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose area from June 2007 to June 2008, largely due to rising transportation prices.

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Posted by a
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 17, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Only the rich can afford to live.
Vote for Ron Paul.

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 17, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Hey, the idiots in Washington and Sacramento are still trying to redouble the energy costs and reduce us to compliant Deltas.

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 17, 2008 at 4:43 pm

How did I forget to honor also the fools on Hamilton?

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Posted by Older Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 18, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Maybe some folks will wise up and move to affordable areas which are less congested, have more water, cleaner air, and a better quality of life. People should be asking themselves what is more important.
There are excellent schools in other states. A massive medical center research center does not necessarily mean that the quality of medical care or length of time in the waiting room at the ER will be less.
Look at County-USC medical ER. Unless you have a rare disease that can earn Stanford recognition, a person with a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, hip replacement, or back injury is told to take a number and stand in line.

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Posted by give me a break
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 20, 2008 at 10:02 am

We are finally catching up to what the rest of the world has had to pay for gas for the last 30 years, and all we do is cry.

How about pumping, refining and bringing to market our OWN oil? Nuclear energy? Oh, darn, can't do that, the environmentalists want us to be dependent on everyone else, who controls our supplies and therefore controls our costs.

give me a break.

Instead of whining, time to get to work and take back our country, our independence, and our wealth.

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