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No Cost of living increase for Vets...
    #11252425 - 10/15/09 01:31 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Fun times for all:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/6669132.html


This just pisses me off as a disabled vet.  Please tell me what $250 is gonna get me, maybe stock in a US car company?


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Re: No Cost of living increase for Vets... [Re: MushroomMonk]
    #11252539 - 10/15/09 01:46 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Has the cost of living gone up?

$250 could feed me for months, if it had too.


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Re: No Cost of living increase for Vets... [Re: MushroomMonk]
    #11252614 - 10/15/09 01:56 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

No they actually said that it's gone down. $250 wouldn't cover half of the medication I'm on. And if you think the VA is paying for it all then I must be going to the wrong one:) I have to pay for the medication with my disability check. I have to call the VA and get pre-approval for an ambulance ....crazy world huh?:crazy2:


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Re: No Cost of living increase for Vets... [Re: MushroomMonk]
    #11252930 - 10/15/09 02:43 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Wow the VA sure does suck all kinds of dick.  I can't wait for the day when the government runs all of the health acre.

There is no COLA for seniors either.  That's because there was no inflation.  Now tell me, please, the reason why you think I should give you and seniors more of my money when it is specifically tied to the CPI.


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Re: No Cost of living increase for Vets... [Re: zappaisgod]
    #11253358 - 10/15/09 03:48 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

No inflation. Big Pharm just decides that my generic medication will now be branded and cost three times as much. Ummm.... you may not agree but you do live in a land bought by the price of soldiers blood and are able to post shit like this without being killed or persecuted. Also for seniors it's called being human and taking care of your elders...or were you hatched?


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Re: No Cost of living increase for Vets... [Re: DieCommie]
    #11253665 - 10/15/09 04:33 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

DieCommie said:
Has the cost of living gone up?

$250 could feed me for months, if it had too.





good thing you live in a dumpster or your mom's basement


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Re: No Cost of living increase for Vets... [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #11253717 - 10/15/09 04:40 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Could live off of these pretty cheaply.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11219554


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Re: No Cost of living increase for Vets... [Re: DieCommie]
    #11253798 - 10/15/09 04:51 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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MushroomMonk said:
No inflation. Big Pharm just decides that my generic medication will now be branded and cost three times as much. Ummm.... you may not agree but you do live in a land bought by the price of soldiers blood and are able to post shit like this without being killed or persecuted. Also for seniors it's called being human and taking care of your elders...or were you hatched?




You get benefits as determined by the Congress and with inflation adjustments.  You were also paid for your service and received other benefits.  If there is no inflation there is no adjustments.  The same is true for Soc Sec, which benefits are determined by the amount paid into the system by the beneficiary plus COLA adjustments when inflation merits it. 
Big Pharma decided?  Did they all get in a room together, including foreign manufacturers, and decide to triple the cost of your drug that, being generic, can be made by anyone with a drug factory?
So you think you're endlessly entitled because you served a few years in the military?  And seniors, they should get all they want because they may or may not have had children?  $250 is not enough?  How about $25,000?  Or a cool million?  The statute calls for COLA increases.  It doesn't call for pointless increases for whiny panhandlers with their hands always out for more more more just because they want them.


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Re: No Cost of living increase for Vets... [Re: DieCommie]
    #11256464 - 10/15/09 11:41 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

DieCommie said:
Could live off of these pretty cheaply.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11219554





good luck with that


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Re: No Cost of living increase for Vets... [Re: MushroomMonk]
    #11262426 - 10/16/09 10:38 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Anyone who actually believes the officially stated rate of inflation needs to have their head examined.

The government LIES.

That's what they do.


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Re: No Cost of living increase for Vets... [Re: zorbman]
    #11262468 - 10/16/09 10:45 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

My personal cost of living hasn't gone up in the past year.  Necessities like bread, pasta and flour are the same as they were.  Luxuries like beer and electronics haven't gone up.  My housing costs haven't gone up, even weed costs me the same as it did 10 years ago.


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Re: No Cost of living increase for Vets... [Re: DieCommie]
    #11262524 - 10/16/09 10:53 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I think prices for things like beer and weed will be included in the upcoming CPI-2 index. :wink:


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