With all the local and federal government talk about a need for an increase in the work force minimum hourly wage, how about the government taking a hard look at its yearly cost-of-living increases?
I am a retired federal government employee, and for the past several years I have received a measly cost-of-living increase of less than 2 percent. It really is a joke. I look around me and see my out-of-pocket costs increasing dramatically for food, rent, utilities, medical, etc. The bleeding doesn’t stop.
Each year, many of us are falling farther and farther behind. The current formula the government …