Today I received notification of my cost of living adjustment for Social Security. I get a 2% increase but my Medicare cost rose the exact same amount. Next year I will still receive the same amount as this past year. The same thing happens year after year. In addition the medicare drug cost went up 15%. Now I am in the negative compared to last year.
I think the federal government should not only help those working as they have with the tax relief bill, but also help those on fixed incomes. Especially since we paid for social security and medicare our whole working lives, about 40 years or so. The government used that money interest free for all those years. No Medicare and Social Security are not welfare, as I noted, that money was deducted from our paychecks all our working days. I tweeted President Trump, hope he sees my tweet. Guess I better tweet my senators and representatives; not that it will do any good. Seems the little guy is always left holding the bag, if only the bag was full of money.