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  • "diet" COLA
    disgusted fed who hopes to hold out until retirement
    I am more concerned about the privileged who want to change the percentages downward to reflect the adaptions people make when there is no increase (they buy cheaper). Obviously not a person who worries about whether or not there is food on the table (or medications). Lots of people have to choose food or medications.
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  • Civilian Cola=0%
    contrarian
    Meanwhile food & energy costs have skyrocketed. And what's the plan for the next four years?
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  • same plan as the last four years
    Rob
    I keep hearing from this administration that we're on the right track. WOW, if doubling the number of able-bodied adults on food stamps is the right track then I wonder what the wrong track would look like. Enjoy the debate tonight.
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  • "I wonder what the wrong track would look like"?
    FERS Fed
    Think back 8 years, Rob. That's what the wrong track looked like.
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  • Thank the Republicans for the mess we are in
    Moderate
    Thank George Bush and the Republicans for the economic mess we are in. At least it appears we are turning the ship around. And you want more Republican increases in unemployment. Thanks for nothing.
    worker
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  • Someone pull up the Anchor!!!!!
    Cindi
    You know sooner or later you will have to stop blaming Bush, they quit blaming Carter(worst ever) years ago. As for the ship turning around you might want to check on that one. 46 million on food stamps, 12 million people who quit looking for jobs (not included in the unemployed numbers), 50 million on welfare. 6 Trillion added to the American debt in 4 years, (Obama called Bush unpatriotic because debt increased 5 trillion in 8 years). But again die hard Obama fans, which I personally will never understand can see no wrong or harm done in the past 4 years. Makes one wonder.
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  • Poor Cindi
    Moderate
    Just to let you know that this is the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The Great Depression became great because the Republicans decided that tight money was the way. When FDR came in unemployment was huge. His policies brought unemployment down from 24% to 14 % (still depressed levels) The Republicans got control of Congress and unemployment went up to 19%. They would not let FDR do his job. That depression lasted a long time.-------The Bush and the Republican Depression, while not as bad, is still a disaster. obama's policies are starting to bring down unemployment, but the radical right Republicans are standing tall in the way of recovery. To top it off, they still blame Obama in spite of their tactics. Yes, I do blame Bush and his radical right allies for the mess we are in. And Cindi, look at the facts with clear eyes instead of Republican eyes.
    worker
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  • Gas and Obama
    Cindi
    Obama loves high gas prices With gas prings over $4 a gallon Obama is more than half way to his objective of getting US gas prices to be comparable to European gas prices, about $8/gal. (Obama's Words) But back in 2008, when gas was nearing $3/gal, Obama and other Democrats blamed Bush. So if Bush can be held responsible for gas prices so can Obama.
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  • Poor Cindi
    Moderate
    No Cindi. Obama does not like high gas prices. His administration got the auto makers to accept a 54 miles per gallon CAFE. He does not like air pollution killing people. He does not want the oil disasters that you Republicans love. Maybe you also like to kill people with the air pollution.
    worker
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  • Today's article: "A bitter diet COLA coming up ..."
    Tommy
    You wrote: "Most Americans who get pensions from their former employers — less than half of all retirees — don't have to worry. They don't get COLAs. Period." Are you saying that this bunch do not receive Social Security along with their employer provided pension, and therefore get no COLA?
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  • Not Enough
    Cindi
    No matter what percentage they receive you know it won't be enough to cover the rising cost of insurance. It never has.
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  • Proposed Plutocracy
    Teachersson
    Make no mistake about it - the proposed plutocracy in this country would not admit anyone keeping their current job at their current pay. The notion that government can only be constitutionally large enough to employ IRS tax collectors and the banking means to hand the tax money over to the military (called a constitutional government by the plutocrats) means that the rich get to rule everything from their divine glory and noblesse oblige. There would be no means of education loans, no collective bargaining, no minimum wage, no aid for fire, flood, hurricanes and tornados (no disaster relief), no infrastructure expenditures to invest in America, no nothing (unless, of course, that these plutocrats are lying - which they are)!
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  • Nothing Changes
    Cindi
    Wether you know it or not the wealthy have always ran the government and always will. You can go back to the beginning of this country and see it was the wealthy that started it all. Even if they are not truly Billionairs, most are still wealthy compared to most citzens. And OMM I had to look that work up.
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  • Rules
    Moderate
    But, at least the middle class has grown since FDR came to power. The wealthy have less power now than they did then.
    worker
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