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Small Social Security increase

October 30, 2012
Daily Press


Social Security increase is one of the smallest, 1.7 percent. This, supposedly was based on our "low inflation."

Gas prices are up 96 percent. Food prices are up 12 percent across the board. Hamburger is up 13 percent. And, of course, peanut butter is up 30 percent. But because inflation is so low, the Social Security increase is 1.7 percent. The "administration" statement is that it isn't inflation, but that the "complexities of the Commodities Market" is the reason that "some prices" are higher. I don't care what you call it. People on Social Security have to pay these higher prices. Isn't the current administration the "good guys?

Aren't they the ones that are helping the poor,and down-trodden? 1.7 percent? Really?

Tom Grant




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