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RetireSafe Survey Says Seniors Are Struggling With Increased Costs Without an Increased Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment
Date:2/19/2010

seniors to support legislation to fix the problem.  RetireSafe president Thair Phillips said, "The first step is to get an accurate Consumer Price Index for Seniors, a CPI-S."

According to Phillips, the present COLA is based on a CPI for younger urban wage earners rather than older Americans. RetireSafe is working with U.S. Rep. John (Jimmy) Duncan Jr. (R-TN) to present legislation that will direct the government to calculate a CPI specifically for seniors.

Phillips says seniors have had a lot to say about how they are coping with their shrinking Social Security payments each month.  Here's what one senior said:  "Medicines have increased along with increases in health insurance, gas, groceries have gone up, and utilities have gone up. I know my temper has sure gone up! I just hope people go to the polls en masse this next election."

One supporter made a humorous statement about a not so humorous situation when he said: "I make up for it the old fashioned way --- 'We don't eat'."

Another said: "I will have to do without something. I haven'
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