Seeing how it seems I have more time than money these days I decided to do some research on the net about our impending economic collapse. While researching I came upon some interesting figures concerning inflation. I found out that it would cost $21.18 in 2008 to buy as much as $1 would buy in 1913. I found out that it would take $32,162.58 in 2008 to buy as much as the $10,000. my parents spent on our first house after moving to Texas in 1978. I found out that it would take $4036.57 in 2008 to buy as much as I could have got with $2000. in 1984. The reason for that figure is because I was makeing about $2000. a month in 1984 and I am still makeing around $2000. a month today but my money is worth less than half what it was in 1984. I found out that it takes $2000. in 2008 to be worth the same as the following amounts for the listed years: 1913 $94.42, 1920 $190.75, 1925 $166.91, 1930 $159.28, 1935 $130.66, 1940 $133.52, 1945 $171.67, 1950 $229.85, 1955 $255.60, 1960 $282.31, 1965 $300.43, 1970 $370.05, 1975 $513.11, 1980 $785.88, 1985 $1026.23, 1990 $1246.54, 1995 $1453.51, 2000 $1642.35, and 2005 $1862.66. If you notice it seems as if our dollar really starts to devalue fast in the late 1980's. Looking at this just how much longer will it be before there is nothing left but the very rich and the dirt poor? I then went on find out everyone would have to have a annual cost of living raise of over 20% every year just to keep up with inflation. All these figures are based on 1913 to 2008 and I will promise you it will be MUCH worse before the next election. Looking at this it is easy to see why people seem to have such a hard time keeping up. Years ago I used to hear that one day there will be no middle class but only the rich and poor. Granted not all the damage was done by our current administration but you can bet your #%@ they will bring us to the brink of disaster faster than you ever dreamed possible.