Impossible these days. If I wasn’t getting early Social Security I’d be living in my car or the streets. I don’t live “high on the hog” by any stretch of the imagination. A small 1 bedroom apt, utilities, phone, car insurance, life insurance, phone & cable run me $1200/mo. Without my SS I wouldn’t eat cause my employer cut our hours so as not to pay for healthcare, so tips went down as well & the weak economy curtails the tips we get. Congress members need to TRY & live on what we do!!