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Why the Middle Class Feels Squeezed – Income is Where it Was in 1995 but People are Paying More

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Pay increases have not kept up with inflation and as a result our dollar has been weakened and it takes more of our money to purchase the items we want, need or desire.

###Median Household Income: Up 0%
1995 – 1,719
2013 – 1,939

###Tuition Up 61%
1995 – 8,712
2013 – 0,094

###Home Up 13%
1995 – 75,176
2013 – 97,100

###Movie Ticket Up 22%
1995 – .65
2013 – .13

###Gas Up 94%
1995 – .80
2013 – .50

###Big Mac Up 28%
1995 – .55
2013 – .56

The list goes on and on for every item we purchase. Is the natural or a man made issue?

[SOURCE](http://money.cnn.com/infographic/economy/heres-why-the-middle-class-feels-squeezed/?iid=SF_E_Lead)

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