If REAL inflation is running at 7% to 11%, doesn't that mean that the US economy growing at only 0.6% really signals a pretty massive recession? And that "flat" US average incomes are actually plummeting? And doesn't that mean that the 12.7% reported fall in home prices is more like 20%?
One more time - if you believe the government's inflation number, you are a fool. But it's really not a question of whether you believe it or not, just go to the grocery store and gas station. The real inflation report can be found there.