Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Well, there they go again

Remember a couple days ago when I told you that you could never trust large organizations--governmental or otherwise?

And remember that I used the example of the government unilaterally changing my military retirement benefits to their advantage?

Well, they just did it again in the new budget agreement to deal (supposedly) the effects of the sequestration.

What I find darkly funny is that they did it by reducing retirement COLAs (Cost of Living Adjustment) to one point BELOW the inflation rate.  In other words, the so-called Cost of Living Adjustment has now been specifically engineered to ALWAYS be less than what the government determines is the change in the Cost of Living.

So for my liberal friends who believe everyone should pay more taxes, isn't taking away money you were already promised the equivalent of taking away money you already earned?

Shorter:  gotta love the government when it increases military spending by screwing veterans and retirees.

1 comment:

Scott Gesty said...

"Shorter: gotta love the government when it increases military spending by screwing veterans and retirees."

Always comes down to,'What have you done for me lately!'