Is this laughable or not?

@amadeo (64023)
United States
December 17, 2016 3:09pm CST
I received my social security new benefit amount the same. This is due for the rising cost of living.The increase 0.3% equal just enough to cover medicare monthly premium.This payment was enough to cover the increased and nothing left for me.The increased cost of living was needed to pay the government for me.I need medicare and cannot live without it.I am very grateful to be able and continue my fair share to the increased premium for medicare. Happy New Year The payment still the same as last year. Photo by public
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11 responses
@Corbin5 (103217)
• United States
17 Dec 16
It is laughable. Seems like it wasn't worth the effort to alert those who receive social security.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
18 Dec 16
@Corbin5 yes but they have to report it.
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@marlina (72758)
• Canada
17 Dec 16
Answer: Laughable.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
18 Dec 16
@marlna Maybe next year Trump will give us a bigger one.
@marguicha (92072)
• Chile
17 Dec 16
Probably, anyway, your social security is better than my rerirement pension.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
18 Dec 16
@marguicha I imagine that it is there.What kind of of social security they have there?
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@marguicha (92072)
• Chile
18 Dec 16
@amadeo I guess if I didn´t have other means, I´d be in a bad shape. Leticia (and I) have a very bad monthly payment that is not a living but covers the health insurance. The minimum age of retirement for men are 65 years of age and 30 years working. With women it is 60 years and 30 years working.
18 Dec 16
0.3% .. it's hardly worth them bothering.
@amadeo (64023)
• United States
18 Dec 16
@Poppylicious yes and not.the raise is mostly to cover our medicare.
@Tampa_girl7 (25386)
• United States
18 Dec 16
I just heard this wonderful news the other day....ha , ha .....
@amadeo (64023)
• United States
18 Dec 16
@Tampa_girl7 did you get your letter from the SS people?
@1hopefulman (27468)
• Canada
18 Dec 16
The cost of many essential things is rising at a higher rate. Some of us will be having a rougher time in the days ahead.
@amadeo (64023)
• United States
18 Dec 16
@1hopefulmN YES I can see that.
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@JudyEv (121371)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Dec 16
They make a great fuss about a rise but it is often eaten up before you even get it.
@amadeo (64023)
• United States
18 Dec 16
@JudyEv that is for sure.But as long they take care of the medicare.
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@Marty1 (32522)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 Dec 16
@amadeo I am so sorry. Maybe in 2018 you will have a bigger raise. That doesn't seem like a fair raise with how many people need the money with the way things have gone up in price!
@amadeo (64023)
• United States
18 Dec 16
@Marty1 I am fine with this.As long they take care of my medicare.This is important.
@LoriAMoore (4830)
• United States
17 Dec 16
I remember reading that when they announced the raise that it would be just enough to cover the Medicare increase.
@amadeo (64023)
• United States
18 Dec 16
@LoriAMoore yes,that what they say.This is fine with me.
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• Austin, Texas
23 Dec 16
Here it is 2016 and Americans still can't get proper affordable healthcare. The political leaders are supposed to be smart and capable men and women. Isn't that why they were elected? What you say is a disgrace! It would be understandable if we were a poor country. But we're not. We're blessed beyond measure and have no excuse for not providing for our own citizens. It's a legitimate criticism and complaint. Nevertheless, though things aren't perfect, God bless America. Maybe one day real change will come.
@teamfreak16 (40917)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Dec 16
I think my girlfriend got like a seven dollar increase. Why bother.