For all the descriptions of compassion, this administration wouldn't know it if it kicked them in the face. They look at the poor, they look at the CEO's, they look at Union and government workers. They don't look at the multitude of those trying to survive on flat and falling incomes in the middle class. They do not look at those that were middle class that have fallen into lower groups via unemployment and underemployment. Now they are setting us on a road of a decade or more of misery and we know it: News Headlines I've thought it wrong when food and energy were removed from the CPI years ago. Now with the real estate bubble, it's really messed up.