The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Politics & Current Events / Retire Early Liberal Edition


Subject:  Re: UPS screwing customers at Christmas Date:  12/22/2009  10:02 AM
Author:  telegraph Number:  22311 of 116928

"I'm guessing that a good many young people are experiencing how the Congress actually works and are getting a realistic civics lesson."

Folks are 'getting the message'.

Congress and the fed workers get a $3000/yr increase.

Medicare premiums go up more than 5%.

THose on SS get zip, and likely to get no cost of living increase for the next 3 years.

Meanwhile, every fed worker gets a 2% raise, and most state workers get a 2-4% increase this year.

HOwever....the tens of millions barely getting by on SS have to pay higher Medicare premiums but get no COLA?

Yep......only Congress would vote themselves a pay raise ...and only fed and gov't workers DEMAND pay raises when inflation supposedly is zero...

That is how your government works......

Copyright 1996-2018 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us