$40 for a steak dinner? $4 for a gallon of gas? $2,000 a month for a two-bedroom apartment.
No wonder most folks we talked to over the weekend said they're making more, but not enough to get by.
Maybe that's why credit card debt is skyrocketing, with the average family paying 18 percent interest on $10,000 they've put on plastic.
So who is getting by on Bidenomics?
Not the ones we talked to at the Rochester Common on Sunday.
I'll tell you who Bidenomics is working for.
Illegal immigrants, who are put up in fancy hotels in Portland, Maine, and New York City.
Now New York is hatching a plan to put them all on Staten Island, the only right-leaning borough the city has.
Even Jerry Seinfeld would agree we are living in a bizarro world, a world in which a critically-acclaimed digital newspaper is thwarted by the City of Rochester in its attempts to cover city government by challenging his citizenship. What????
The city contends because editor and owner - moi - is not a citizen of New Hampshire, he shouldn't be able to obtain government documents through the Right to Know law.
Did you ever hear of anything so absurd? We don't believe this has ever happened before. If you know of a precedent please contact the digital daily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city is fighting it's own precedent, having honored our Right to Know requests for five years prior to getting a request they must have found to be ultra sensitive.
The request The Rochester Voice made on April 12 was for documents revealing why former City Councilor Chris Rice was forbidden to set foot in City Hall or at the James W. Foley Memorial Community Center.
The request to obtain the police report likely triggered their gambit to stifle The Rochester Voice's investigation.
Now the dispute has moved to the government-run Right to Know Ombudsman's Office, which will likely be changed to the Ombudsperson's Office in the near future.
The "trial" is set for next month. Stay tuned! Stay informed! Support The Voice! It's your voice, too!