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    June CPI-W 235.308

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm

    Now the next three, July, August and September are the critical numbers for SS calls but...

    The average of the three months needs to exceed 235.61 for any increase.
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    The discussion of just which CPI to use for SS is a needed one IMHO as well.
    They are using the CPI-W which is only for wage earners and clerical workers. A CPI-S for seniors could/should be concocted weighing differential travel, medical and food prices for a different demographic.
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    After looking at the last 15 years monthly evaluations - I figure the SS recipients like me get the shaft again. Since 2001 the latter half of every year has done well to just hold it's own and the last three years have actually went down over that same six months time.
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    I think, that the way they calculate that. Should be the same way they calculate raises for Congress. It's automatic unless the SS beneficiary's all vote to forego it that year. If that sort of automatic pay raise, unless Congress votes it down.from Is good enough for those who merely represent the political power of this nation in our Congress. Then surely it should be good enough for the actual citizens with whom that political power rests.
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    You can go to sleep each night knowing that illegals and so-called Syrian refugee's are getting at least double what you do and don't belong here by any stretch of the imagination.
    That alone should be enough to make any sane individual vote trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    You can go to sleep each night knowing that illegals and so-called Syrian refugee's are getting at least double what you do and don't belong here by any stretch of the imagination.
    That alone should be enough to make any sane individual vote trump.

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    For the month of July:

    The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 0.4 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 234.789

    To reiterate: July, August and September are the critical numbers for SS calls but...

    The average of the three months needs to exceed 235.61 for any increase.
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    CPI-W as of August 16th = 234.909

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm


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    The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
    increased 0.7 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 234.909

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm
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    No pay raise for me this year - needed 235+ got 233.57

    At least none of my insurance premiums are going up although my medical expenses will be.
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