H.R. 2590, The Seniors Protection Act of 2011 (14 comments ↓)

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H.R. 2590 would ensure that seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities who receive Social Security and certain other Federal benefits, as well as Federal, State, and local government retirees, receive a one-time $250 payment due to there being no cost-of-living adjustment in 2011.

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    Costs: $149.41 per
    and increases their $162,301.27 share of the national debt by $149.41.
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October 11, 2011, 12:52pm (report abuse)

I want to see the Seniors get a little bonus but now is not the time. We are already prining money, don't add to the problem.

william brickner

October 11, 2011, 12:59pm (report abuse)

Low inflation does not mean no inflatio!! So let them use the actual inflation numbers.

Are all components included in the inflation number/ or are food and transportation costs (oil?OBQ57) excluded


October 11, 2011, 1:15pm (report abuse)

The union and ford just agreed of a Cola of $ 1,500 payment so we senior need our updated for thepast two 2 years...Also the socail Securtiy Lockbox holds $ 5, 3 TRILLON >SOO THERE IS NO cost to taxpayer ....only congress NEEDS TO IFXED THE BOOKS and Put Socail Security Bak ..starting with $ 1,5 trillon taken out for the AIG Bail-out..CNN money april 2005

andy b

October 11, 2011, 1:38pm (report abuse)

BAD IDEA, and I'm a senior! We're BROKE!

Roger Layaou

October 11, 2011, 2:52pm (report abuse)

I am a senior citizen and my wife and I live on our SS income. However, we do not want any additional government spending at this time. 250.00 will not make or brake us, and our vote and support cannot be bought for that amount. At this time WE NEED TO STOP ALL GOVERNMENT SPENDING. As a family we must tighten our belts and not spend what we don't have. So must our government.

David Groves

October 11, 2011, 5:21pm (report abuse)

Unfortunately. the COL index basket does not reflect costs for senior citizens. Widows on SS pensions have been especially adversely affected by the lack of COL adjustments. Seeing all those young people --- many of whom receive unemployment benefits -- joining far-left mobs in NYC, makes me a strong supporter of COLAs for seniors.


October 11, 2011, 5:51pm (report abuse)

my main concern is solidifying the social security benefits trust fund first. the cola is another part of the social security benefits/trust. i need to know if the first issue is in place before we go into the next. i vote for against at this time.

James Martin

October 11, 2011, 5:53pm (report abuse)

COLA adjustments do not take into account the neccessities of life like food and fuel.

That is by design, it saves the government billions.

I do not want $250.00. I want entitlement reform! I want Tax Reform! Enough talk, I am voting for the guy pitching reform!

margie dittoe

October 11, 2011, 10:15pm (report abuse)

I live on a fix income and the cost of living for the past two years has not been given to to the ones that live on s. s.s cut the cost of spending in the white house down to 25%on there personal spending and there would be money for us.they line there pockets and care not for the ones that live on one check a month. I would LOVE TO TRADE WITH ON FOR THER PAY FOR THREE MONTHS AND USE THERE CREDIT CARDS TO BUY WHAT I WANT AND THEY CAN PAY FOR THEM.them they would know what it is like to LIVE ON ONE PAY CKECK A MONTH. they would be broke in one DAY.


October 12, 2011, 10:19am (report abuse)

This is nothing more than another welfare scam.

For all of you who whine about your social security check - how is it my problem that you didn't plan for your retirement?




@James Martin

October 12, 2011, 10:21am (report abuse)

Perhaps you should look at what is actually used to calculate the COLA.


Of course, if you had done that first you wouldn't have opened your mouth and shown your @ss.

Just more welfare.

Vote NO!


October 12, 2011, 10:24am (report abuse)


Kicked to the curb

November 23, 2011, 10:13am (report abuse)

NO COLA for 2 YEARS....bs.......NO $250 Check TO pay back for STEELing $20 a month off my $500 DISABILITY PAYMENT. THE WEEKEST/ MOST HELPLESS PEOPLE IN OUR country ARE being """RAPED"""... YES RAPED.......BY our LEADERS our LAW GIVERs AND """YOU""""" looking for WHO's to BLAME?.... oh I know (the POOR , the DISABLED, the RETIRED the , MENTALY ill, the VETs, the.........WTF is wrong with YOU! OUR LEADERS ARE the B-L-A-M-E.............................. THE MONEY GRUBBERs $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ they want your grandchildrens BLOOD.


November 28, 2011, 1:32am (report abuse)



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