To clarify a couple of observations, inflation rose over 27% in the last decade. Dewey county experienced a 22% increase in median income. Shannon county within the boundaries of the rez seen a 7% increase in median income. Let's say you now get paid 7 extra cents or 7% more income ($1.07 instead of a dollar) but the item that used to sell for a dollar, now costs $1.27. Your not actually making more money your making less because of inflation. Your income hasn't kept up with the cost of goods. In that same time period the minimum wage increased by 50%.
Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 02:12