Cost of Living Raise

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This article deals with the government and their lack of understanding of how a cost of living raise would make it harder for the seniors.

Submitted: October 25, 2011

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Cost of Living Raise

 

 

What will a cost of living raise mean for our seniors? A cost of living raise does absolutely nothing for our seniors. The raise sounds good however, many seniors know what goes along with that raise. The cost of living raise is suppose to help the seniors meet the current cost of living not the future cost of living increase which is about to happen once the seniors get that raise. The seniors that are on fixed incomes that have these medical plans that pay a portion of their expensive medication could be placed inelegible and put in a high end program where the seniors have to pay more for their current meds. The raise means the current cost of living for which this raise is suppose to help won't. Everyone knows the costs of groceries keep getting higher in the stores. For our seniors this means everything that is high in the grocery store now will be higher which this means the working people have to pay more because the retailers, grocery stores, and yes the gas company wants a chunk of this money.

 

Why would our government think that this cost of living raise is a good idea? Well one plus for the government is the seniors that get this cost of living raise that recieve food stamps save a lot of money because what the seniors got on the raise is deducted from their food stamps. The government currently sees this as not a problem. They don't mind taking away from American seniors.

 

What does the cost of living mean for the working class? Higher prices in food, clothing, and utilities. Gas prices are already in the outrageous range and now we will continue to add to an ever increasing stagnet economy. The working class of people will pay 30% more than what they are currently paying now. For every raise their is a direct effect on our economy. Suppose milk is at $3.30 a gallon now, once the cost of living raise goes into effect that same gallon of milk depending on the brand will go up from $3.30 to $3.60 a gallon. If your currently paying that for a name brand it will hoover closer to the $5.00 dollar range. Everything that you buy will go over to compensate for this raise. Not only does it hurt the seniors it hurts the working class of America.

 

The government will do nothing to regulate this upcoming situation. They don't regulate the gas companies and quiet frankly the government doesn't care about anyone. Who won't see the difference are the wealthy and yes our congressman. Everything is fine if the American people have to pay more. They figure they have to get their money somewhere. This cost of living raise only increases businesses revenue and the government saves on having to pay more foodstamps to the seniors.

 

The government always have a backup plan for taking more than they should from the seniors and the poor and they have found that way. I predict by the end of 2012 gasoline prices will be over %5.10 a gallon and the government won't do a thing about it. I also predict that the economy will completely collapse and everyone will be pushing the blame on the president and not taking the appropriate blame on themselves as congressman. We need people to lead and right now we don't have that.

 

The Cost of living raise is bad for the economy and certainly bad for American seniors. Just because it looks goodon paper doesn't mean it's great for the economy and the people being effected by it.


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