You and I know that the government is not giving us a useable picture of actual inflation, that actually includes what We The People need to exist - food, housing and all those other pesky little day-to-day expenses.
Here's a graph that shows us the truth as we need to know it:
The government is telling us inflation is about 2% now.
Real, meaningful inflation is about 9% now.
Since the 1980's, much of our financial market gains have been financed on inflating those pesky expenses! The only people really experiencing gains are the crony corporations and big banks.
The eventual outcome is going to be very, very ugly for us, for We The People!