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    Re: No COLA for Disabled Vets - Again

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    i'm just saying the formula they use they aren't getting a raise. if you have a probem with the formula, we can discuss that. but i don't see the point of giving them a raise just to give them a raise. many, many businesses haven't given raises this year as well.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: No COLA for Disabled Vets - Again

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    I don't believe that to be correct, but I could be wrong.

    The reason there is no COLA increase this year is that a few years ago, they recieved a large COLA increase. The CPI dropped since then. They will not recieve an increase until the CPI increases to a level above where it was when they received the last COLA increase.

    If the cost of living isn't higher, why should they recieve a COLA? Just because it's an emotional issue for some?
    Sortof, but the emotion isn't the reason, it's the method. It's a political stick to attack the Democrats with.
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    Re: No COLA for Disabled Vets - Again

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Is this how we treat our disabled war fighters? This is a disgrace. If anything, this should be codified in law, and in future enlistment contracts that this money is hands off.
    The purpose of a Cost of Living Adjustment is to make sure that they don't have any less purchasing power due to inflation. With inflation being as low as it is, chances are there hasn't been much of an increase in the cost of living in the past year...if anything, it's probably actually declined.
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    Re: No COLA for Disabled Vets - Again

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm just saying the formula they use they aren't getting a raise. if you have a probem with the formula, we can discuss that. but i don't see the point of giving them a raise just to give them a raise. many, many businesses haven't given raises this year as well.
    You missed the Rev's point. He is saying (I believe) that military retirees COLA payments are tied to SS recipient's COLA raises. Why are SS recipients getting a $250. bribe, (err, I mean check) as Obama is proposing and not milatary retirees?

    Personally I believe, even though it affects my family's income, that COLAs should not be paid if not warranted, but I also believe that bribes to old folks is just a cheap trick right before an election.

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    Re: No COLA for Disabled Vets - Again

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Is this how we treat our disabled war fighters? This is a disgrace. If anything, this should be codified in law, and in future enlistment contracts that this money is hands off.
    are you arguing for a decrease in military welfare benefits?

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    Re: No COLA for Disabled Vets - Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Don't worry. With all of the "former" anti-war radicals surrounding the President, soon it will be legal to eat them.
    name them.

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    Re: No COLA for Disabled Vets - Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajay View Post
    are you arguing for a decrease in military welfare benefits?


    Seriously? /facepalm
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    Re: No COLA for Disabled Vets - Again

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Seriously? /facepalm
    Maybe you should ask the GOP and Chamblis how to treat disabled vets?

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    Re: No COLA for Disabled Vets - Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajay View Post
    Maybe you should ask the GOP and Chamblis how to treat disabled vets?


    Maybe you should ask scooby doo.
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    Re: No COLA for Disabled Vets - Again

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Maybe you should ask scooby doo.
    I'd ask Scooter Libby (what kind of man has scooter as a name?), but he's too busy trashing America's heroes in the CIA.

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