is designed to offset inflation and other factors that lead to the
rising cost of living over time.”
‘pay raises’ for
Veterans, ALREADY are tied to increases (or lack of increases) inSocial Security. For several years, Social Security (and disabled Veterans) COLA has not been increased, or whenever there is anincrease, it amounts to less than 2%.
Please don’t do us any morefavors…… that averages
-out to less than 1% increase per year.How much has the cost of living increased in the past five years,alone?
Why not tie Veterans’ COLA increases to CONGRESSMEN’S
automatic annual pay increases, instead of keeping it tied to SocialSecurity? Could you please tell us what the percentage of Congressional pay increases during the past five years is? Couldalso, you please tell us how your risk of live or limb in WashingtonDC, compares to risk of life and limb, and the daily sacrifices of ourmen and women in combat? How then, do you justify yourautomatic hefty pay increases for yourselves, while throwingcrumbs at our military personnel and disabled veterans? Your (lackof)
, is nauseating.Whenever Social Security recipients receive a meager increase, thecost of Medicare Part B premiums (and everything else) increasesby more than that; thus, wiping out any Social Security increase.
Supposedly, we did “get a ‘break’ –
instead of raising the cost of Part B to $106, it was
raised to $99. WOW!!!, we saved $7