Not one for all

To the Editor,

President Trump is proclaiming that the new tax bill is benefiting All Americans. I disagree.

A Social Security Admin- istration Fact Sheet points out that among elderly social security beneficiaries, 23 percent of married couples and about 43 percent of unmarried persons rely upon social security for 90 percent or more of their income.

How is the new tax bill assisting this population, many of whom earn below the federal poverty level? They should at least receive a one-time check to subsidize their social security income.

Between 2000 and 2016, elderly social security beneficiaries failed to receive a COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) on their social security income. Then, for many of these citi- zens, last year's .02 percent COLA and this year's 2.2 percent COLA were swallowed up by Medicare. Thus, their spending power remained stagnant.

It's certainly good news that the new tax bill is assisting millions of Americans. But fair is fair, and neglecting to assist some of the poorest members of our society, while the majority of citizens are reaping additional income is unconscionable.

Sue Mroz

Random Lake


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