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Letter: Social Security ‘raise’ is an embarrassment

Social Security ‘raise’ is an embarrassment

Recently, like other senior citizens, I was notified we would receive a 0.3 percent cost of living increase in our 2017 benefit. Wow, what good news after years of little or no increases!

But wait, the cost of Medicare is also increasing. Lo and behold, the result is that the monthly amount that will be coming in 2017 is the same as 2016. Well, I guess that means there will be no increases in the price of food, utilities, health insurance, doctor and drug co-pays and other everyday living expenses.

Robert Pagels


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