Some costs of living rise

Some costs of living rise

EDITOR:

We were notified earlier this year that we would not be getting an increase in our Social Security disability next year.

Medicare was to remain the same .

The other day I received my statement of amount to be received for 2010 and am told that Medicare has now increased and I have to pay additional for prescriptions, leaving me $47 per month less to live on than I had in 2009.

But our government cannot (or will not) understand why we need an increase in cost of living. It does not recognize the increase in the cost of utilities, medication and groceries that we see everyday.

Every politician should be voted out of office and only people from real life, not the wealthy class, should be put into office.

Merry Christmas to those who cannot really afford to have one.

JAMES A. BALASSONE

Youngstown