Why do YOU think FDR removed the U.S. from the gold standard? So they could print more and more inflation dollars, which is nothing more than a not so hidden tax increase!
Remember what our oil rich Middle East "Friends", said when Nixon took us of the silver standard? They said in effect "If you are going to pay us with funny money, we will increase our price!
In 1948 gas= 2 dimes- silver dimes, yet TODAY with this same amount of silver you can still buy ONE FALLON of gas!
That's governmental designed inflation! More and more dollars chasing the same amount of goods!