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  •  So the battle is down (4+ / 0-)

    to the wealthy getting a little bit less and chopping off a lump sum to those on social security.  I'm so pissed at this point, because they are using a program that has sustained people such as the disabled to elderly woman who have spent their lives making less and were less like to get a pension.  And in the meantime they get a raise by President Obama.  

    They are talking about the difference of sick disabled people and the elderly compared to people making almost half a million dollars.  This isn't compromise, this is deciding how much the disabled and elderly are going to suffer for the wealthy.

    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

    by zaka1 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 02:56:24 PM PST

    •  Are you talking about a 2013 COLA... (4+ / 0-)
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      ... for Social Security recipients that's only 1.7%...?

      That's gone - plus more.  The Medicare premiums (for Part A & Part B) are going up by 5% at the same time in January 2013.

      And if seniors or disabled additionally pay corporate insurance for prescription Part D coverage, those rates are going up, too.

      And those on HUD assistance will end up paying more per month in rent.

      Geeeeee.... Look!  Up in the sky... it's our money flying away...!

      Social Security recipients will be poorer in 2013.

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 03:16:31 PM PST

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      •  I know NonnyO, I know. (3+ / 0-)
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        I've been also hit with rate increases in phone, electric, my assessments, insurance for medicare B, and on and on.  I'm at my breaking point, seriously.  

        "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

        by zaka1 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 03:27:30 PM PST

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        •  'Nuther Soc Sec recipient here.... (1+ / 0-)
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          Know what you're talking about.  Wish I didn't.

          I can feel a case of anticipatory disgust/dislike for any Congress Critters who vote in favor of Soc Sec Chained CPI..., and no corresponding cuts to Defense, ending wars, closing Gitmo, et cetera and so forth and so on (my litany of complaints has been the same for years; likely you have many of the same).

          Damn the Repukes and DINOs all to bloody hell to burn in Dante's lowest level of the inferno forever and a day if they vote for this horror...!

          [None of this does my blood pressure any good either.]

          I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

          by NonnyO on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 04:27:13 PM PST

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