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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

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The U.S. Labor Department, whose statistics are used to set the annual Cost-of-Living Allowance for Social Security recipients, needs to tell us where it shops. According to its report, the total increase in food, housing, clothing, transportation, energy, medical care, recreation and education is 1.5 percent (story, “Social Security checks will inch up in January,” Oct. 31).

As a senior citizen on a fixed income, I call bull. Everything has gone up much more than 1.5 percent where I shop.

I don't believe the report one bit. Having shopped for life's essentials for at least 57 years, I choke on this lie. How much of a raise did officials in the Labor Department and the rest of the politicians get?

It is time for a major change in this country. Do not vote for the incumbents; we need to replace all of them.

Then maybe, just maybe, we will get a few new people elected who will read and obey the Constitution. They will look out for the people who made this country a great place to live and be someone who will look us in the eye and tell the truth.

Wow, I must be dreaming.

William Campbell

North Apollo

 

 
 


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