According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4 percent in August. The index has decreased 1.5 percent over the last 12 months on a not seasonally adjusted basis. That, of course did not prevent our Congress to increase their budget and leave even more debt to our kids to pay. What they need money for, you can find out HERE. So, after all that pork spending thru stimulus and omnibus bills, our Congress still has appetite for more of our tax dollars. What exactly justifies a 5.8% increase in spending, when cost of living, according to their own sources has been down?