No COLA in 2010

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There will be no cost of living increase for more than 50 million Social Security recipients next year, the first year without a raise since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975.

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Oct 15, 2009
 
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I myself don't feel as though 250.00 is going to make up for what people are going to be loosing out on in there social security.There are so many people out there that depend on there s.s increases.What are they going to do now with just 250.00 one time payment?
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Im sorry in a time when people have no money coming in be greatful for what you have, and continue to recieve. Seniors have health care and SS. When my generation gets to age 65 there may be nothing no matter how hard you worked all your life.

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Oct 15, 2009
 
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Not so Joe. Believe the lye if you want. Your generation is not going to receive because they are NOT PUTTING IN.
No COLA in 2010? THEN HOW ABOUT HELPING THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED (THE MOST VULNERABLE IN THE ECONOMY RIGHT NOW)BY PAYING THEM BI-WEEKLY, INSTEAD OF MONTHLY. SPLIT THE PAYMENT BI-WEELY (OR EVERY TWO WEEKS) SO THAT THE RECIPIENTS DON'T HAVE TO WAIT A 30 DAY PERIOD FOR INCOME.
i am disabled and get social security payments monthly, rite now i can budget bills at the first of the month and get them paid.
your idea of splitting payments into bi--weekly is a bad plan, at least for me it would be.
i will use MR Obamas $250.00 dollars for bills or food, NOT a flat screen tv.
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fear not. im sure all you poor slobs are worrying about you beloved congressman not getting a raise. not to worry thet are getting a nice raise.oh by the way, they have never put a dime onto s.s. they have a "special" retirement, that all us suckers are not privalaged to. hahahahah this is why obama and all the other sob's in washington know they can shove anything they want down our throuts oh yea, the great obamacare is only for the pesants. congress will keep their golden medical plan. so long suckers.
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Oct 15, 2009
 
My 11 month baby get ss and if i didnt work we will be able to eat on top of bills....my baby need that increase for his med..fomual...pamper...and so on i dont use the money for me or my household just him
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WOW can't wait to retire, or will i be able to? SS cuts, 401k has been blistered. man if I had it all to do over again with present knowledge. TRUST NOONE WHO HANDLES YOUR MONEY
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but you can bank on the fact that all government workers will in fact get their raises...I get ss and I still work so I am in fact still paying into the system as are many others.
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Oct 15, 2009
 
Marsha Rochester wrote:
but you can bank on the fact that all government workers will in fact get their raises...I get ss and I still work so I am in fact still paying into the system as are many others.
Despite all the recent news coverage about public employees and the fact that right now they seem to be the medias favorite whipping boys... not ALL government workers have gotten a raise this year and many in fact are working without a contract. Don't believe everything you read. It isn't the same for everyone.
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Oct 16, 2009
 
No COLA?! No increase and now I can't buy pop either?! What the Hell?!

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Dec 29, 2009
 
Coffeeready wrote:
Im sorry in a time when people have no money coming in be greatful for what you have, and continue to recieve. Seniors have health care and SS. When my generation gets to age 65 there may be nothing no matter how hard you worked all your life.
"GRATEFUL???" My wife (100% VA disability) just survived another operation in November, I would be more grateful if she had died in comparison to the added cost of what has to be provided @ home to keep her healthy enough to not drive 200 miles to the VA; who are responsible for her PICC line IV which is not working properly. I flush it twice a day, including the Heparin that is supposed to keep the reed valve near her heart free. Free to receive the 2 liters a day I have to drip into her two times in 5 hr intervals. NOTICE THAT I WROTE DRIP!!!!! It is supposed to be dripped by gravity (you do know what gravity is...I state that sardonically because I already know you have no understanding whatsoever of the disabled and the lives they live!!). I had to turn the valve up to just over 250ml an hr and never finished a full liter in over 12 hrs. They fixed that for me, oh yeah they had a powered meter pump to force it into her. Was that not wonderful of them? The pump was sent with no lines to hook her up, no instructions. I guess they expected me to remember the last time I had to use one. Well stupid me (I keep forgetting that I have short term memory loss and because of that I keep forgetting that I have long term memory loss) only remembers that those pump were designed to infuse small bags of fluid which are usually for a temporary period of time. OH YEAH, those small bags of anti-bodies or magnesium, calcium, etc. is supposed to fit into a bag designed just for them. Yep, they sent no bag, there is no way to hang the machine on my wife’s IV pole, no way to attach it to her body so she can get out of her hospital bed (I am so GRATEFUL for that bed) to use the bathroom (or whatever reason). Since she only has 4 to 5 ft of her intestines left she has to go to the bathroom several times an hr. You might GOOGLE “the human intestines” so you might understand how the body is supposed to work. I know you won’t ask, but the VA does not pay for the two to three rolls of toilet paper that she goes through in a 24hr period, or her raw butt (I’ll be sure to tell her to be grateful she has feelings down there, just for YOU! MORE TO COME!!

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Dec 29, 2009
 
THE REST? OF THE STORY?
The major (in the extreme due to the blood clots on one side of her body) issue I am angry with is that I can't pull blood. Because of the HOLIDAYS her doctor(s) don't want to change the line. How am I celebrating the HOLIDAMDAYS? Every 3 hrs=meds, every 4 hrs=meds, then again @ the 6th hr I have to give a different med that is different than the previous 3 hr med. This is 24 hrs. a day. Now how about the doctors requirements for her nutrition that they insist that she needs, Guess what? The VA does not provide these because they are not medicines.
You know what, you are not worth any more of my time, and the immaturity in your statement is so asinine that the facts of my being a Vietnam Vet that the VA mostly ignores (mostly because I have been taking care of THEIR American Veteran for the past 30+ yrs that I just do not have the time to chase my rights down concerning my health). OH I AM SO SORRY!! I forget to mention that I must be grateful the VA does want to cut some more of my skin cancer on my hip January 6, I should be ashamed to deny them for the treatment that they are willing to do at reduced cost because of their generosity. I will have to pass up that offer because I got another offer. The one where I have to drive my wife the 200 miles one way for her follow-up appointment on her surgery and I am such a sorry excuse of a human being I just don’t feel grateful for an added 400 mile trip in the same week because it will cause me more hip pain than people like you have not experienced. HOW DO I KNOW THAT?? You would not have made such an unsympathetic argument.
Dr. JS Coleman,D.D.
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Dec 30, 2009
 
MR Red Beard wrote:
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i am disabled and get social security payments monthly, rite now i can budget bills at the first of the month and get them paid.
your idea of splitting payments into bi--weekly is a bad plan, at least for me it would be.
i will use MR Obamas $250.00 dollars for bills or food, NOT a flat screen tv.
SOCIAL SECURITY is your hard working money. It is not a government handout. YOU AND ALL THE OTHERS HAVE WORKED AND PUT IN TO THE SYSTEM. SO YOU CAN BY A FLAT SCREEN TV IF YOU CHOOSE.

Social Security is not WELFARE OR THE GOVERNMENT GIVING YOU A HANDOUT, IT'S YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY OVER THE YEARS YOU HAVE PUT IN.

Bi weekly may work for you, but the majority of the folks I have spoken with thought that might not be a bad idea.

Good that you can budget your money in that manner.

How do you budget $1000/mo. when your rent/mortgage is $800 (from taxes going up), How do you pay danny wegman, walmart or save a lot and eat? HOW THE HELL DOES ANYONE INCLUDING THE WORKING CLASS PAY RG&E? HELP FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND THE DISABLED IN THE FORM OF $250 AND THEY MUST PAY TAXES ON IT, YUK! That's a start, but let main street get help too, ESPECIALLY THE WEAK AND VULNERABLE, WHICH BY THE WAY, YOU ARE NOT A GOVERNMENT RECIPIENT OF A HANDOUT IF YOU ARE DISABLED. YOU CAN'T COLLECT SSD, IF YOU HAVE NOT PUT IN. WRONG MENTALITY TO HAVE THE SSD IS A GOVERNMENT HANDOUT. IT'S NOT, IT'S YOUR MONEY!!!!!
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Dec 30, 2009
 
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SOCIAL SECURITY is your hard working money. It is not a government handout. YOU AND ALL THE OTHERS HAVE WORKED AND PUT IN TO THE SYSTEM. SO YOU CAN BY A FLAT SCREEN TV IF YOU CHOOSE.
Social Security is not WELFARE OR THE GOVERNMENT GIVING YOU A HANDOUT, IT'S YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY OVER THE YEARS YOU HAVE PUT IN.

WRONG MENTALITY TO HAVE THE SSD IS A GOVERNMENT HANDOUT. IT'S NOT, IT'S YOUR MONEY!!!!!
Absolutely! too bad that when I am elegable, it will be gone. and that isn't that far off.
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Jan 4, 2010
 
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Absolutely! too bad that when I am elegable, it will be gone. and that isn't that far off.
Maybe not. The problem is that the majority of Americans are not working and therefore not contributing. This is what's going to dry the system up, not that there isn't enough.

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU MAY BE GRANDFATHERED IN UNDER THE "OLD" SS LAWS AND RULES. I don't know if you have spoken with an attorney, since you indicate that you are close to an age of collecting, but it's worth checking into. There are so many people finding out that even with 400k or better with 401ks etc., THEY HAVE EITHER LOST EVERYTHING FROM THE FINANCIAL BANKING THIEVES, OR THAT THE FUNDS DIDN'T WORK IN THEIR FAVOR.

We take for granted that the money will be gone, but we don't contribute it to THIEVERY IN GRAND SCALES FROM THE BANKERS AND GOVERNMENT ROBBING THE PEOPLE AND SOCIAL SECURITY BLIND.

TOO MUCH MONEY IN THE POT TO EVEN BE COUNTED, LET A LONE COME UP MISSING!
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Jan 20, 2010
 
Roxanne Barnhart wrote:
I myself don't feel as though 250.00 is going to make up for what people are going to be loosing out on in there social security.There are so many people out there that depend on there s.s increases.What are they going to do now with just 250.00 one time payment?
Of all the people in the economy not to get a COLA increase why the disabled?? Is it because we can just hop out & get a part time job to fill in for the increase? Especially us who can't walk, have kidney failure and heart trouble or all of the above.
Then, to add insult to injury, having the same income as last year I got a notice that my Medicare D Prescriptions premium is going up from $.80 to $38.40 because of the increase in my income.
What increase?
And the poor senators and congressmen who all have 6 figure incomes to begin with from the federal government get a cola of 2%.
Let's see 2% of $100,000 is $2000 a year. 2% of the average disabled Social Security is a little over $1000 is $20. Of course the COLA for the Social Security Disabled is LESS than 2% but let's not be picky. Can't give us less than $20 more a year would BREAK the economy. WOW!!! Imagine!!!
Good by Democrats and that slime President. Hit the most vulnerable. YEH! That's what you stood for when you were running as such a compassionate candidate.
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Jan 21, 2010
 
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Of all the people in the economy not to get a COLA increase why the disabled?? Is it because we can just hop out & get a part time job to fill in for the increase? Especially us who can't walk, have kidney failure and heart trouble or all of the above.
Then, to add insult to injury, having the same income as last year I got a notice that my Medicare D Prescriptions premium is going up from $.80 to $38.40 because of the increase in my income.
What increase?
And the poor senators and congressmen who all have 6 figure incomes to begin with from the federal government get a cola of 2%.
Let's see 2% of $100,000 is $2000 a year. 2% of the average disabled Social Security is a little over $1000 is $20. Of course the COLA for the Social Security Disabled is LESS than 2% but let's not be picky. Can't give us less than $20 more a year would BREAK the economy. WOW!!! Imagine!!!
Good by Democrats and that slime President. Hit the most vulnerable. YEH! That's what you stood for when you were running as such a compassionate candidate.
We could try to RECOUP from the investment bankers the tarp money and HOW ABOUT PAYING BONUSES ON TARP MONEY?

The banks took the tarp money, used THOSE FIGURES AND BASED THEIR BONUSES ON THOSE FIGURES. THAT WAS THE BIGGEST SCHEME AND RIPOFF OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THUS FAR!

HOW DOES THE BANKING INDUSTRY GET RECORD BREAKING BONUSES IN 2010, WHEN THEY WERE ALL FAILING?

AMERICANS ARE STARVING AND NOT BY CHOICE. ESPECIALLY THE DISABLED. OH SURE, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DISABLED TOO, THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL LEGAL CITIZENS IN THIS COUNTRY. I AM SHOCKED THAT AMERICA IS IN SUCH DESTITUTE. AMERICA IS BROKE AND THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY STOLE ALL THE MONEY! WHERE IS ALL THE MONEY IN AMERICA? IT'S NOT IS THE SS SYSTEM, IT'S NOT IN THE BANKING SYSTEM, WHERE IS IT? HEY, I HAVE A GREAT IDEA, CHECK THE BANKERS AND THE POLITICIANS AND LOBBIESTS POCKETS AND BANK ACCOUNTS AND YOU SHOULD FIND A LOT OF DEAD PRESIDENTS. THESE DEAD PRESIDENTS ARE ON CURRENCY!
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"GRATEFUL???" My wife (100% VA disability) just survived another operation in November, I would be more grateful if she had died in comparison to the added cost of what has to be provided @ home to keep her healthy enough to not drive 200 miles to the VA; who are responsible for her PICC line IV which is not working properly. I flush it twice a day, including the Heparin that is supposed to keep the reed valve near her heart free. Free to receive the 2 liters a day I have to drip into her two times in 5 hr intervals. NOTICE THAT I WROTE DRIP!!!!! It is supposed to be dripped by gravity (you do know what gravity is...I state that sardonically because I already know you have no understanding whatsoever of the disabled and the lives they live!!). I had to turn the valve up to just over 250ml an hr and never finished a full liter in over 12 hrs. They fixed that for me, oh yeah they had a powered meter pump to force it into her. Was that not wonderful of them? The pump was sent with no lines to hook her up, no instructions. I guess they expected me to remember the last time I had to use one. Well stupid me (I keep forgetting that I have short term memory loss and because of that I keep forgetting that I have long term memory loss) only remembers that those pump were designed to infuse small bags of fluid which are usually for a temporary period of time. OH YEAH, those small bags of anti-bodies or magnesium, calcium, etc. is supposed to fit into a bag designed just for them. Yep, they sent no bag, there is no way to hang the machine on my wife’s IV pole, no way to attach it to her body so she can get out of her hospital bed (I am so GRATEFUL for that bed) to use the bathroom (or whatever reason). Since she only has 4 to 5 ft of her intestines left she has to go to the bathroom several times an hr. You might GOOGLE “the human intestines” so you might understand how the body is supposed to work. I know you won’t ask, but the VA does not pay for the two to three rolls of toilet paper that she goes through in a 24hr period, or her raw butt (I’ll be sure to tell her to be grateful she has feelings down there, just for YOU! MORE TO COME!!
Grateful should not even be used. One need not be grateful for what they should be able to DEPEND ON! Not saying that having 800/mo. compared to 0 is being ungrateful. PEOPLE HAVE PAID INTO THIS SYSTEM. THEIR MONIES ARE THERE AND THE PROBLEM IS NOT YOU NEEDING YOUR MONEY. The problem is everyone else who is not paying into SS because WE HAVE FEWER AND FEWER JOBS IN AMERICA! THAT IS WHAT WILL BREAK THE SYSTEM. There will be enough for everyone if they PUT JOBS BACK IN AMERICA AS THEY TOOK THEM OUT OF AMERICA. Has anyone noticed that if robocalls come into the home via telephone, it's usually an accent from Pakastan? Well, is it necessary to send Cust. Serv. jobs WAY OVER TO PAKASTAN? And, when the call comes, ONE CAN NOT UNDERSTAND. THEIR TRULY IS A LANGUAGE BARRIER.
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"GRATEFUL???" My wife (100% VA disability) just survived another operation in November, I would be more grateful if she had died in comparison to the added cost of what has to be provided @ home to keep her healthy enough to not drive 200 miles to the VA; who are responsible for her PICC line IV which is not working properly. I flush it twice a day, including the Heparin that is supposed to keep the reed valve near her heart free. Free to receive the 2 liters a day I have to drip into her two times in 5 hr intervals. NOTICE THAT I WROTE DRIP!!!!! It is supposed to be dripped by gravity (you do know what gravity is...I state that sardonically because I already know you have no understanding whatsoever of the disabled and the lives they live!!). I had to turn the valve up to just over 250ml an hr and never finished a full liter in over 12 hrs. They fixed that for me, oh yeah they had a powered meter pump to force it into her. Was that not wonderful of them? The pump was sent with no lines to hook her up, no instructions. I guess they expected me to remember the last time I had to use one. Well stupid me (I keep forgetting that I have short term memory loss and because of that I keep forgetting that I have long term memory loss) only remembers that those pump were designed to infuse small bags of fluid which are usually for a temporary period of time. OH YEAH, those small bags of anti-bodies or magnesium, calcium, etc. is supposed to fit into a bag designed just for them. Yep, they sent no bag, there is no way to hang the machine on my wife’s IV pole, no way to attach it to her body so she can get out of her hospital bed (I am so GRATEFUL for that bed) to use the bathroom (or whatever reason). Since she only has 4 to 5 ft of her intestines left she has to go to the bathroom several times an hr. You might GOOGLE “the human intestines” so you might understand how the body is supposed to work. I know you won’t ask, but the VA does not pay for the two to three rolls of toilet paper that she goes through in a 24hr period, or her raw butt (I’ll be sure to tell her to be grateful she has feelings down there, just for YOU! MORE TO COME!!
Coffee reader: You should not be telling MAIN STREET to be grateful. Mainstreet trusted the gov. to do the right thing with their money, and when one finds out that STEALING AND GROSS MISMANAGEMENT IS A REASON FOR HAVING A SYSTEM DRY UP, then I CAN'T SEE A REASON WHY MAINSTREET SHOULD BE GRATEFUL! MAINSTREET DUPED AGAIN. You said and I quote: you should be grateful.

Why? If the American people are going to get angry about anything, THIS IS WHAT THEY SHOULD REVOLT ABOUT. I'm sorry. I know people should be grateful because there are many people who get less or nothing, but MAIN STREET DOES NOT HAVE TO COW TOW TO THIEVERY! WE DO NOT HAVE TO BE HELD HOSTAGES TO THEFT! Sorry, we shouldn't BE GRATEFUL, AMERICANS SHOULD HAVE SECURITY IN THEIR GOVERNMENT SS SYSTEM. THIS MONEY IS NOT GOVERNMENT HANDOUT MONEY, THIS IS MONEY THAT SHOULD ALREADY BE ACCOUNTED FOR. WE GAVE IT LONG BEFORE RECEIVING IT! SORRY, NOT BEING MEAN. I JUST THINK FORCING "GRATEFUL" ATTITUDES IS A PROBLEM. WE SHOULD HAVE "SECURITY" IN OUR GOVERNMENT AND ss SYSTEM, NOT BE GRATEFUL MAINSTREET GOT WHAT BELONGS TO THEM ANYWAY.
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Im sorry in a time when people have no money coming in be greatful for what you have, and continue to recieve. Seniors have health care and SS. When my generation gets to age 65 there may be nothing no matter how hard you worked all your life.
Coffee: You do know that you have to put in to earn the benefit? You act as if it is a generation to generation thing and whose ever generation is up next gets the pot. Not so. YOU HAVE TO PAY INTO IT. IF YOU GENERATION DOESN'T HAVE SS IT'S BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT CONTRIBUTED INTO THE SYSTEM BECAUSE OF LACK OF JOBS! NOT BECAUSE THE MONEY WAS WIPED OUT BY A PRECEDING GENERATION.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT ONLY PEOPLE WHO WORK AND PAY INTO A SYSTEM OF SOCIAL SECURITY CAN RECEIVE BENEFITS. I WOULD WORRY MORE ABOUT WORKING AND CONTRIBUTING INTO THE SYSTEM, THAN COLLECTING AT THIS JUNCTURE!

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