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Mon Dec 23, 2019, 04:08 PM

I got my Social Security statement for next year

Fellow SS members, we're in the money next year. We are getting a whopping 1.6% pay increase.

I don't know about you but it sure seems like my grocery bills have gone up more than 1.6%.

How long before Putin and MBS tell Trump that the price of gas is going up? We should be good until after the election.

Just wanted to break the good news to everyone.

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Reply I got my Social Security statement for next year (Original post)
gab13by13 Dec 23 OP
TreasonousBastard Dec 23 #1
badhair77 Dec 23 #2
Kaleva Dec 23 #8
dixiegrrrrl Dec 23 #18
brooklynite Dec 23 #3
marble falls Dec 23 #4
Wellstone ruled Dec 23 #5
marble falls Dec 23 #6
Wellstone ruled Dec 23 #12
Happy Hoosier Dec 23 #11
marble falls Dec 23 #13
Happy Hoosier Dec 23 #16
marble falls Dec 23 #20
True Blue American Dec 23 #7
Kaleva Dec 23 #10
SWBTATTReg Dec 23 #9
madamesilverspurs Dec 23 #14
Kaleva Dec 23 #15
Ahpook Dec 23 #17
UniteFightBack Dec 23 #19

Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 04:17 PM

1. Mine will pay half of my Medicare increase.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 04:18 PM

2. Exactly.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 04:59 PM

8. Mine has a net increase of $13 a month. I'm happy with that.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 10:05 PM

18. Mr. Dixie and I get, between us, a total an 18.00 month increase.


Just in time for our lil town to announce an increase in the monthly combined water-sewer-garbage bill of.....
$18.00.

No offsets for increased Medicare annual deductible/monthly premium, tho.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 04:25 PM

3. As far as the gas goes, the US is a net exporter...

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 04:32 PM

4. Already got the news. Its enough to cover ones weeks gasoline ...

which has gone down to $2/gal. I'm fortunate I still make money in other ways, but I have friends who are spending more than half their SSI on rent in public housing in Ohio. I'd be hard pressed to make it and keep a car maintained and insured on what they have left.

If the Orange Shitgibon thinks made any friends with that crumb he's a bigger jack-ass than even I thought.

I wonder if he's considered legalizing pot to try to tempt the 'younger' vote. Wait till he finds out, its us alter kakers and alte hexes on SSI smoking the most of it.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 04:38 PM

5. And the Koch and Walton funded

Heritage foundation crows from the rafters,Yae,we screwed them again. See Austerity works.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 04:41 PM

6. It works alright. It brings down government all over the world.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 05:13 PM

12. Yes it does,

look no further than England,France,Spain,Italy,and others. We here in the States have been doing the same crap since Reagan. Cut Social Programs and give the savings to the Oligarchs.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 05:10 PM

11. They have no other income besides SSI?

That's a tough spot to be in....

Thankfully, my house will be paid off before I retires... just maintenance, utilities and property taxes. Oh yeah, and insurance.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 05:19 PM

13. Nope. Most of them have injuries and conditions like heart or lungs ...

that keep them from working or no cars.

NE Ohio isn't called the rust belt for nothing.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 09:53 PM

16. Sad news....

And no pensions from previous jobs. That sucks.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 10:44 PM

20. 20 year watches don't exist anymore, nor do pensions. One friend's dad ...

lost his pension and health insurance after 30 years at a trucking company and 30+ years as a Teamster when he retired. That was back in the days of Williams and Jackie Presser. He died with no insurance less than five years after he retired in the late '70's.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 04:44 PM

7. You will not even

Get that 1.6 because they raised the price of Medicare. You will get a raise, not 1.6

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 05:05 PM

10. A difference of $6 a month won't even be noticed.

If there wasn't an increase in Medicare premiums, I'd get an extra $19 a month. With the increase, my payment went up $13 a month.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 05:01 PM

9. Just goes to show that we're struggling to keep our own earnings that we paid into SS for ...

so many years (me, at least 40+ years), and they have the nerve to try and take away or shrink our SS pay by claiming that the deficits are out of control, despite them constantly increasing the military budget by an obscene amount.

What's more important, SS pay for our elderly or a military budget that's out of control? I'd say that the health and welfare of our SS beneficiaries is more important, so they won't go hungry, or lack for anything. Even the SS amounts are too small by far for many of seniors and that's a crime in itself. Don't get me wrong, I know that a strong military is important too, for our safety and security, but how much is enough?

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 05:41 PM

14. Got my $14 raise.

Followed a day later by a letter from the county, telling me that the SS windfall caused an equal reduction in my SNAP benefits.

There ain't no win.


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 05:49 PM

15. I used to get $16 a month for SNAP

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 10:01 PM

17. Groceries are easily the biggest expense per month

It freaks me out watching those items run over the scanner.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 10:06 PM

19. Some people don't get a raise at all. nt

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