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Letter: What cost of living increase?

This is in response to the cost of living raise given to city employee's as stated on page 3A in the Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 paper. What cost of living increase are they referring to?

Everyone on SSA, SSI, SSDI, etc. was denied a cost of living increase. Even my father who worked every day of his life until 70 years was denied a raise on his Social Security. No unemployed persons I know got an increase. Major news sources have stated the cost of living has gone down over the previous years. I don't agree with that but it is what the government is stating.

If city employees are part of the government then how can they state there was a cost of living increase, but only for them!

Dianne Wylie

Park Rapids