I understand your concern...The government has manipulated the numbers especially CPI. We are closer to 11.2% inflation, (Energy,food,medicine) and 19.7% unemployment (55-62 year old) having the most difficulty finding decent employment, not Wal-mart or McDonald's. Others 17-34, are also finding jobs rough...So...QE III will come about and the Dollar will continue to fall. raising rates before Presidential election in Nov 2012 IS NOT AN OPTION. OBAMA will not permit or kiss his chances good-bye.