For one, gasoline prices have increased 100 (one hundred) percent since the "Chicago Jesus" Barack Hussein Obama took office (Washington Times)
Feeling pain at the pump? Gas prices have doubled since Mr. Obama took office. According to the GasBuddy gasoline price tracking web site, the price of a gallon of regular gas was around $1.79 when Mr. Obama took office. Today the national average is $3.58. The lowest average price in the continental United States is $3.31 in Tulsa Oklahoma, the highest is $4.14 in Santa Barbara, CA. Four-dollar-a-gallon gas has arrived on average throughout California, and a number of other states are headed in that direction.
Notice how the media isn't covering this issue that much, like they did when those evil oil men Bush & Cheney were in office? It doesn't help matters much either when Obama used the BP oil spill as an excuse to outsource America's oil jobs to Brazil, so that George Soros could line his pockets with more money.
On top of that, with everything going up, senior citizens on Socialist Security are facing year three of no cost of living increase (Yahoo News).
Millions of retired and disabled people in the United States had better brace for another year with no increase in Social Security payments.
The government is projecting a slight cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits next year, the first increase since 2009. But for most beneficiaries, rising Medicare premiums threaten to wipe out any increase in payments, leaving them without a raise for a third straight year.
Let me guess why Medicare premiums are going up. Could it be....Obamacare? Everyone else's premiums have gone up because of this rotten bill, which we were told was going to lower expenses and give us better care.
In the meantime, as I mentioned earlier in the week, liberal Democrats like "Dingy" Harry Reid and Upchuck Schumer, the Brooklyn ambulance chaser, want to call anyone who opposes one dollar of cuts to government spending extreme. The old scare tactics of Republicans poisoning children and forcing seniors to eat dog food are being played.
Well let me ask you, seniors (especially the one who blindly vote Democrat)....a)which Administration raised taxes on Socialist Security income, and b) which Administration cut $500 billion from Medicare to pay for another entitlement program?
Answers a) Clinton Admin & b) Obama Regime.
So don't believe the hype. Democrats are keeping you poor by cutting your benefits and yet trying to scare you into voting for them by telling you the other guy is going to cut your benefits. That's why I call it "Socialist Security" because, instead of being retirement benefits, it's security for Democrats to use as a political tool for re-election purposes.
The COLA for seniors can easily be solved in many ways. Start by repealing Obamacare and putting the $500 billion back into Medicare. Take that $100 billion that Michele Bachmann found which was snuck into funding the implementation of Obamacare and use that for COLA. Cutting NPR, CPB and Planned Parenthood funding might be smaller potatoes, but every bit helps.
My point is...we're broke. Shouldn't we be keeping our promises with, first of all, veterans who served this nation and then our seniors? Instead, this Regime and the extremist Democrats want to break that promise and line up more people to suck on an already emaciated government teet.