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Letter: Social Security raise is meager

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It is interesting to note that our government tells us there is no or little inflation ["Social Security to adjust up 1.5%, smallest in 38 years," Business, Oct. 30]. Perhaps government officials didn't see my school taxes go up 9.6 percent this year or 11.3 percent last year. Maybe they didn't see monthly Medicare premiums go up 5 percent last year or the myriad increases in other user fees and taxes.

But I'm not complaining. I'll take my $19 a month in January, because of course, everyone knows there's no inflation.

Eugene Guerin, New Hyde Park
 

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