Not only that stuff that you can see, but what about the stuff you CANNOT see .... like the cheap cheap piston rings GM threw in your 5.3 V8. Hundreds ...maybe even THOUSANDS of '09's left the factory burning a quart every 500 miles.
The quality of goods today - ALL goods - is down the toilet. Or the cheap door pins & bushings that fail in just a few years of use. That's inflation I can do without ....
Fuel costs are high not just because the dollar is nearly worthless, but also because obama is doing everything in his power to keep it there. We've heard them say it from their own mouths - "we should have fuel prices close to Europe's levels - that way people will BE FORCED into green alternatives
", one member of his administration openly stated. Obama himself said "electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket
" for those power companies that chose to burn cheap, affordable, & AMERICAN coal.
He has done NOTHING to help fuel costs. Things are exactly the way they want them.