Wong.<quoted text>Since Obama has been occupying the White House cost of living has skyrocketed,but salaries have been stagnate.
1. Cost of Living. From 2008 to 2013 the cost of living has risen only 8.8% in five years. In comparison in during Bush's administration from 2003 to 2008 the cost of living rose 17% in five years. Almost a 200% increase.
2. Salary. Average hourly earnings rose from 22.01 in January 2009 to 24.10 in October 2013. An increase of 9.49%. As such, average hourly earnings kept pace with cost of living during the Obama's administration.