Letters: Social Security increase is a farce

Re “Social Security benefits to rise by 2 percent in 2018” (sacbee.com, Oct. 13): Just as I was about to get hopeful for even a mere 2 percent rise in my Social Security to meet escalating cost of living expenses, I discovered on Medicare's website that Medicare Part B will coincidentally increase by the same amount next year. I think we should all vote to have our legislators give us their pay and free medical benefits and let them try to live on our Social Security “benefits.” My only satisfaction is that the greedy, ignorant and insulting legislator parasites feeding off us hosts will eventually destroy their own economics as this house of cards continues to collapse.

Leslee McDermott, Citrus Heights