Eco­nomic fu­ture looks bleak for many

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Opinion -

The 2020 cost of liv­ing ad­just­ment for So­cial Se­cu­rity is ex­pected to be about 1.8 per­cent, yet our our elec­tric rates are go­ing up and Pied­mont Nat­u­ral Gas is po­si­tion­ing for an 8 to 10 per­cent in­crease.

Gas for car is ex­pected to hit $3 per gal­lon next year.

I’m a dis­abled vet­eran and with the re­cent reval­u­a­tion the tax value of my house went from $235,00 to $285,000, caus­ing my taxes to in­crease dis­pro­por­tion­ately.

They will jump from $2,515 to $3,116.

When and where does it end? The fam­i­lies of Amer­ica are over­whelmed and many of our elderly and dis­abled will soon be on the street.

What is hap­pen­ing? Some­one, some­where needs to wake up. So­ci­ety is bro­ken.

– Dou­glas Sher­row, Mint Hill

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