Oh, what a happy new year we old codgers will have! That means the average monthly amount will leap from $1,419 to $1,422. We’ll have three whole bucks more to spend on such always more costly luxuries as food, clothing, meds, rent and travel.
If you’re a world wanderer, it’ll be enough to take a bus to the nearest public library to read about foreign lands in National Geographic. If you’re a gourmet diner, the increase will allow you to buy a burger, but hold the fries. Or go to a discount store and buy a pair of socks. Further, instead of selfishly spending it all on yourself, you may nobly use that enormous sum of extra money to contribute to your favorite crooked politician’s next election campaign.