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You think Obama has a pen?
Wait until you see the size of Trumps pen.
more babble rather than comment
RE: more babble rather than comment
When I comment you call it babble....when I "babble" you call it "babble"
WHAT do I have to do to satisfy you? I'll never agree with you...so forget about that.
what would you like someone to say on this subject?
Would you like ME to question YOU on this statement by you?
including another 18% hike for 2017 in his new budget, just in time for HIS own retirement
Are you claiming Obama will get an 18% increase in HIS retirement pay? NOT including the other factors that go into the budget...Protection of former Presidents and other factors? Got a link that makes that statement? Please don't suggest I look for a link to prove something YOU claim.
Wait till Trump retires in 20??....Do you think he'll ask for an increase? I can see him paying extra, out of his own pocket, IF he becomes President...Just so he can live up to the standards he's used to. The White House would be "ghetto" to him. Do you think Obama has a gold toilet?
America may not be able to give him the lifestyle he is accustomed to while he is serving as President....I can almost hear him whining now.
Nitpicking again, JP?
There was NO COLA for SS beneficiaries in 2010, 2011, and 2016; ALL BO's term in office, and no matter how many ways you want to define it, it is a cut to beneficiaries who have to find a way to come up with increased prices on everything else even if prices at the pump (which most of the seniors use very little of) have been low. It didn't stop BO from advancing HIS agenda of increasing the retirement packages for 'former' Presidents (two of which are near their end of time already), and his OWN.....by MUCH larger percentages than what would have gone to social security recipients. I guess an annual budget just for those past presidents of $4M plus just isn't going to be enough, while seniors are barely getting by on about $12K or less a year.
the "facts" aren't "nitpicking"
Nope...just stating the facts.
Come on up to Canada...we get a COLA increase yearly...You'll love Socialism.
No increase in the check plus
increases in everything other than gasoline = CUT....Yep, those ARE the facts, while BO gets a pay raise for NOT doing his job by just walking out the front door. Now THAT'S socialism/communism.....only those at the top benefit on other people's money.
RE:only those at the top benefit on other people's money.
That is because the COLA is wrong
It is the COLA for regular wage earning people rather than retirees. The COLA during those three years has stayed level or gone down. Obama didn't have anything to do with that. He wanted to change the COLA but anything that Obama wants the Congress is against. You can blame them for no change in that.
What has happened is a dramatic increase
in the Medicare Part B premium along with the lack of a COLA increase. However, those on SS prior to this year won't see a reduction (yet) in their SS. This was apparently due to some bi-partisan agreement in congress. However, it is still quite possible that future COLA increases could be absorbed by the higher Medicare premiums. I've not figured that out yet but, as I read, the original actuarial calculation for the Medicare premium increase stood at over 50% but was trimmed down to around 16%. That's still very large. Those newly starting on Medicare for 2016 will be immediately affected by the premium increase but those "held-harmless" due to being on the system prior to this year may see the increases delayed.