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Wow! What about that COLA!

Published: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 2:59 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 11:50 a.m. CST

Social Security is giving us a cost of living raise (COLA). It is going to be a whole 1-1/2 percent increase in what you are now receiving. In the case of my wife and I, this will amount to $28. Yippee!

Medicare will take their share leaving us with about $27 a month additional deposited in the bank. How nice! Bacon is $6 to $7 dollars a pound; a quart of 2 percent milk is $2.08; and a loaf of wheat bread is $2.98. After splurging on groceries, we have enough left over to go to the Apollo on popcorn Tuesday night. That’s if we walk.

Ray Crawford


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