I would say faking the unemployment and inflation numbers are two of Obama's greatest achievements.
[quoteConvergEx market strategist, Nick Colas, said that mothers could tell the government a lot about inflation.
"Food inflation is far greater than the government thinks it is," he said.
But the big problem for families: Wages are not budging.
"If my income isn't going up, how am I going to keep up with inflation?" Singer asked.
Wages are not budging as prices rise CBS NEWS
Median income is up only 1 percent a year. For Singer, that makes it hard to save for college tuition - which has been rising 6 percent to 8 percent every year for five decades.
"The price of college is terrifying and so we're looking at cheaper schools or scholarships, I hope," she said. "You know, 'Run faster in track.' That will really help me out a lot."
Many are concerned that while economists paint a benign picture, middle-class families are quietly struggling.
"The disconnect is severe, because it's the economists that make policy but it's the people who have to live with the outcome of that policy and that disconnect is growing to the point where I think it has to break soon," Colas said.[/quote]http://www.cbsnews.com/news/food-prices-soar-as-incomes-stand-still/