(COLA is cost of living adjustment it’s a yearly raise for Social Security beneficiaries to account for inflation and expecting bills to go up for the new year as well.)
This is the worst time of the economy to do this…..the bills in 2010 and 2011 will still go up but now their income won’t.
They claim that they make up with it with a one-time 0.00 payment in 2009 (2010 for some).
How about suspending the COLA for members of Congress (who by the way vote yes every year to give themselves substantial raises in salary) or the COLA for federal employees who receive substantial salaries (I used to be a federal employee so I know they make good money)? Rather than the people who need it the most.
If you oppose this, send a simple email to your Senators and Representatives or you can write a letter in more detail asking them to oppose the no cost of living adjustment for 2010-2011 for SSA recipients. Here is a template that will help if you need ideas or guidelines for your letter or email: http://www.ncpssm.org/pdf/cola_senate_20… and if you need assistance in locating the Representatives and Senators for your state and districts go to http://www.congress.gov. Please write to all your Reps and Senators despite their or your political affiliation.
Please don’t comment or answer if nothing like this has ever happened to you and all you want to do is complain about people on SSA or the system itself because no one cares. Speak from experience only if you have been on SSA or are currently on SSA. I don’t want to hear from those who have no experience in dealing with SSA or have never had to use it.
SSA is NOT a scam I used to work there, I know every detail how it works. The problem is there isn’t enough money for the generation after the baby boomers. However this decision not to pay the COLA HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SSA SYSTEM or its debt! They are trying to save money but instead could be taking the COLA from the rich congressmen and representatives or take the COLA from federal employees who make good money anyway. SSA was created to help the people not to hurt them. I wouldn’t want to live in a country where we didn’t take care of our sick, poor, or aged. This is mostly regarding the disabled which is unexpected. Most elderly did save for retirement but its not enough or recent invest scams or IRA that isn’t worth anything due to economy plummeting.
Get involved against taking the COLA from SSA and SSI recipients by emailing or writing your Representative or Senator with the info above. you can also email CREDO at info@credo action.com to ask them to get involved against taking the only raise from SSA beneficiaries when our bills will still go up. GET INVOLVED ESPECIALLY those who are on the program. This effects you so I hope you decide to get involved and do what you can to get this decision reversed!!!!!
Focus on the issue of taking the only raise from SSA recipients. They are doing this to pay for health care reform and the national debt and they are not put it back in to the SSA system. That wouldn’t even make a dent.
Instead of talking about the SSA system itself, lets talk specifically about taking the COLA from the people who need it the most on SSA.