So it has been announced that there will be no cost of living increase in Social Security this coming year. Many seniors are not happy about that as the cost of everything, especially health care premiums are going up substantially. What has not gone up is the cost of gasoline. Since Social security is adjusted for inflation, decreases in some material goods on the CPI seems to justify that there is no need to increase Social Security. The insult is that with the new medical insurance position many people young and old alike are looking at increases in medical costs that are not directly tied to the CPI. It sets up a real and frightening scenario, one of which I am sure will lead to some sort of Fed ceiling being placed on these insurance carriers. Hardly the stuff of a robust economy, it feels more like a game of three card Monty. Where's the little ball now?