0.3 percent Merry Christmas

@amadeo (66022)
United States
December 24, 2016 8:18am CST
Good morning.To all my friends collecting Social Security. Are you happy that you received 0.3 increase in Social Security Due to a rise in the cost of living.Here is the plot. The federal government increased the cost of medicare. This took all of the 0.3 entire amount of the increase? There someone there should sharpen their pencil to figure this out. The increase even a penny to my latest. The amount is the same. Most of the senior citizens we thank you for thinking of us Merry Christmas to you my friends.How you enjoy your wonderful home ini the Bahamas.Till then have a good one. The photo is mine
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15 responses
@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
24 Dec 16
3/10ths of one percent? That is an insult, not an increase. I hate that these idiots in Government are always getting raises and increased benefits while the average citizen regularly gets ignored or a 'token' bone tossed to them...normally with all the meat and marrow sucked off of it.
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@TheHorse (65976)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Dec 16
I think there should be salary caps for CEOs and high end Government Workers, as in some sports. What they lose should go to lower wage workers, shareholders, and things like Social Security.
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@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@JoiletJake I love your sense of humor there.You always put a smile on my face.
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@bunnybon7 (36541)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Dec 16
you go buddy
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@crossbones27 (19602)
• Redlands, California
24 Dec 16
Enjoy while it last Republicans just cut that crap. Would use a stronger word but is it necessary. Thanks old people for working for us young people how about you get less now. You can always tell how a country is being run and ours is being run poorly and has nothing to do with Obama.
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@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@crossbones27 I agreed.Nothing to do with Obama.
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• United States
24 Dec 16
We are all in the same boat - the amount is the same - but look at it this way - who knows what will happen to Social Security with the new administration.
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• United States
24 Dec 16
I shiver in my boots to think of it.
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• United States
24 Dec 16
@blitzfrick Can you imagine what might happen....people will be dropping like flies.
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@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill that is a scary thought there.Abby
@blitzfrick (2912)
• United States
24 Dec 16
Exactly, Alfredo. When I figured out my increase was around $10, I thought well, my landlord will get that in the $10/month increase in rent that starts in January. Then I got my official notice from the Social Security Administration and I immediately saw that the feds gobbled up every cent before I even had it in my hands. I think this is the third year in a row with no net increase in my income. And yet the cost of living has certainly gone up for me. Even more damage is done if I want to try to take advantage of programs like Food Stamps or Section 8 housing, since they figure eligibility based on gross income, not on what we actually get to put into the bank. I guess they think what the heck, we're old, powerless, and don't need the money anyway. After all, when we get old, we just sit in the rocker all day, am I right? Bah.
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@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@bilzfrick very well said there.Someone goofed.Who is the blame?
• United States
24 Dec 16
We didn't get an increase the previous two years but the cost of medical didn't go up either....that's why they gave the .3 to make up for Medicare's increase.
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• United States
24 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill same = same. not good enough. and net amount still the same for 3 years.
• Trinidad And Tobago
24 Dec 16
It probably be better not to give any thing at all ! Isn't that way too low?
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@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@Gita with medicare increasing .That is where the money goes.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
24 Dec 16
@amadeo Do you get free medical care?
@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@Gita17112016 yes.They pay 80 percent and we have to pay for the rest.Totally not all free. Many have supplement to cover the other 20 percent which they have to pay.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
24 Dec 16
Ridiculous, I wonder why they even bothered.
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@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@marlina well I guess they had to cover the cost of Medicare?
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@bunnybon7 (36541)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Dec 16
@amadeo i think you figured it out.
@Juliaacv (30451)
• Canada
24 Dec 16
That is an insult giving such a low "raise" to anyone. Merry Christmas to you and Mike and Ms Ruby!
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@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@Juliaacv thank you and same to you there Julia.
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@Juliaacv (30451)
• Canada
24 Dec 16
@amadeo Thank you!!!
@PatZAnthony (12657)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
24 Dec 16
Seniors and disabled should at least get the poverty level, no matter what was paid in. Medicare should not have deductible or copay. How about a yearly bonus of $200 or so in the middle of the year just because you are alive! We'd be happy to see that happen for all who are on the horrible amount given to live on (in most cases-yes, we realize some are rolling in money, but not everyone is).
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@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
well let see what the next president will do if any.
@TheHorse (65976)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Dec 16
It that .3 %? $100 would now be $100.30. Is that right?
@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@TheHorse depending on the money that people get.They did not get any medicare took all of this .
• United States
24 Dec 16
No - the increase all goes to Medicare.
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@TheHorse (65976)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill How exactly are the clients/patients helped?
@LeaPea2417 (20471)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Dec 16
It is criminal how they have hardly raised social security.
@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@LeaPea2417 do you think that they are trying to torture us.LOL
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@LeaPea2417 (20471)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Dec 16
@amadeo Yes, I think so.
@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Dec 16
That amount is pretty much a slap in the face.
@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@teamfreaks16 just about and it hoits.LOL
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@andriaperry (50737)
• United States
24 Dec 16
I am hoping that the new President changes things, especially the healthcare. Merry Christmas!
@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@andriaperry you think so?
@bunnybon7 (36541)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Dec 16
i know. like i said no matter who is in office it still gets worse. we need a poor farmer that understands how growth and money works there
@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@bunnybon7 you may be right on this.
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@Hate2Iron (7857)
• Canada
24 Dec 16
It's getting harder and harder to make ends meet these days. What is it going to be like for the next generation??
@amadeo (66022)
• United States
24 Dec 16
@Hate2Iron yes,and will not get any better.
@Tampa_girl7 (25722)
• United States
26 Dec 16
I know some who will have their social security be less in 2017.