To the editor:
A person living on Social Security will not be able to live in Lawrence, Kan. Our city leaders have fallen behind for so many years.
They know the average citizen has phone, cable and electric bills; this is part of their everyday life. Hey! We can just raise everyone's electric, cable and phone bills. When a senior citizen gets into a tight budget, there is no place for that person to turn.
Our government took away the senior program for our high cost of prescriptions. We were forced to pay a monthly fee to the Part D plan that Medicare forced us to join.
This is not a free country. I worked hard for my Social Security and was led to believe it would take care of me in my old age. Our government, our city leaders, our health care managers have taken away every dime and more just to make our life as miserable as they can.
If they would have provided for the city's roads, the sewers, the everyday expenses that arise instead of dragging their feet each year, you know and I know that it would not be in the shape it is in today.
What do we have leaders for if they spring something on us like, "Utility franchise fees seen as budget fix; Move would increase phone, cable, electric bills" (Journal-World, June 16)?
A senior has no budget fix.