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Even with that 2013 cost of living adjustment my Social Security check is still under $800. It's so inadequate that I must, out of simple necessity, depend on several government programs in order to get by. There is no luxury, I do not live in palacial splendor, nor do I dine on caviar or shop at Tiffany's. My budget allows for one new pair of shoes per year, and those shoes are worn every day; hot glue usually holds them together the last couple of months until I can replace them. Yet, Boehner and McConnell seem to think that reducing my benefits will somehow fix the budget. If there's logic in that I wish someone would point it out, because from where I sit it just looks cruel.


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