We wanted to let you know that Potluck will not be writing at length on the blog for a short period of time. He has severe arthritis and is having a very painful flare up in his wrist and in the finger joints of both hands. Since surviving a near fatal illness in 2008, his body has been unable to tolerate anti inflammatory or other pain killing medicines which would help him with his pain. He will be back as soon as he can with both articles and answers to comments and emails.
I am not a Social Security expert. My line of country is income taxes and I do believe that most people would rather avoid discussing them than not. Potluck reads each and every comment and we will go on putting them up until he can answer them. No matter what he will be back for the next COLA watch if not before.
In the meantime we both want to thank you for reading the blog and making comments. You ask some very astute question and keep us thinking constantly. You also make some very intelligent observations and put forth ideas that should shame the politicians we have to keep confronting in order to survive. You are bright, humorous and always very, very welcome.
Thank you for coming and please keep checking back. Potluck and I read the blog every day and if you have an emergency, I can always write his words.