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Video: Why is inflation so low?

The government said Thursday that February consumer inflation remained low, and estimates it will be for some time. Why? "Slack in the economy," the government says. But what does that mean?

Watch the video below to find out.

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By Frank Ahrens  |  March 18, 2010; 7:03 PM ET
Categories:  Data , The Ticker  | Tags: Frank Ahrens, inflation, slack in the economy  
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Posted by: tossnokia | March 19, 2010 4:37 AM | Report abuse

Sandy Levin, Ways and Means Committee New Chairman - Stop Fighting Inflation on the backs of the unemployed

How To Help the Unemployed Now!

Government Stop Taxing Unemployment Benefits!

So does it make any sense in 2010 to keep the tax man's hammer down on the unemployed? Did the government not give the banks a break who created this economic mess in the first place? Did the government's bail out money not provide profit, survival and fat bonuses for the Wall Street crews? Does the government not plan tax breaks for small business who reinvest in plant, equipment and rehires? Did the government not give big auto a Cash for Clunkers program to boost sales along with financial restructure for GM? Is there not a 8,000 dollar tax credit for first time home buyers who are fortunate to have jobs? So why is there no mention of 100% tax free unemployment compensation for the down trodden, displace and forgotten, we the unemployed.
Is it because we the unemployed have no voice? At the Unemployment Gone Mad community http://unemployment-gone-mad.com we are seeking to change this injustice with a new tax reform bill and one voice. The bill is called the "Jobless STUB Retro 2009 U/B Tax Free Act"? STUB, is like the paycheck stub we no longer have and stands for STOP TAXING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. The new legislative bill needs Sandy Levin, Ways and Means Committee New Chairman to step up and committee members to climb on board. This bill will make all unemployment collected in 2009 totally tax free not just the current law exemption of a ridiculous $2400 (about 6 checks). The Gone Mad opinion is 2009 life lines deserve tax free status during the 2009 new depression blues year. We feel this travesty of paying taxes on unemployment benefits when there are 5.8 million long term unemployed is truly deplorable and an issue worthy of action. Also, remember a record 20 million collected some unemployment in 2009. From the entire Unemployment Gone MAD community jump on board.

Posted by: countrycarl | March 20, 2010 1:23 AM | Report abuse

Great video!

Thanks

Posted by: prathap_rajamani | March 21, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

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