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To: Sacajaweau

“You can’t get smaller than “0”. Thats what seniors got for 2 years in a row. This year we got 1.7%. After they took out the Medicare B increase...I will get $11 a month increase.
That’s all right.

Now this is the system that I personally paid into for over 50 years. What a scam. And it’s going to be even worse for my kids.”


And the dollars you paid in (along with your employer) were worth way more than the funny money we are getting returned today.

1.7% just who the hell calculated the cost of living increase to be that paltry amount? Gas, food, energy, clothing, INSURANCE.... just name me any of those which only increased 1/7% over the last 2 years.

I know Carter set forth a policy to significantly manipulate the Cost Of Living Increase to a much lower value compared to reality and to my knowledge no president after him has attempted to make the number a realistic reflection of inflation.

So to sum it up, we are seeing an increase much lower than inflation, paid with worthless dollars completely eroded by inflation and a Treasury attempting to print its way out of bankruptcy.


7 posted on 12/18/2012 1:29:51 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Wurlitzer

Changes to inflation and unemployment statistics, without exception over the past forty years, always work to make the numbers look a little better.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 1:43:08 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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