And while you're on the way, please DO NOT ask us for any further contributions to your election or re-election campaigns. Do not inundate us with phone calls, emails, and letters asking for money.
You could not find it in your hearts/minds/whatever to give a Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) to America's senior citizens and disabled persons for the past two years (since 2008), and now, buried in deep in the back pages of the newspapers yesterday was the news that you will not give them a COLA increase for the NEXT TWO YEARS--until 2012.
Please....just go to hell. Whether you are members of the Democratic party, the Republican party, the Green party, the Tea Party, or an "Independent" (Joe Lieberman, this especially means you); or whether you're a Senator, a member of the House of Representatives, or a senior member of the Administration (Yes, Barack, that means YOU--practically the first words out of your mouth after we busted our butts to get you elected were "No COLA increases for SS recipients until 2011"), we've had it. You can watch your own ships sink without any help from us.
And btw, Barack, Nancy, John Kerry, Al Franken, et al., (I won't even mention the Repuglicans, since they'll kill it this time, too, just as they did the last one of these somebody proposed) I see you're going to "try" to get Congress to pass a bill to give us a "bonus" of $250 "soon" (i.e., after the November elections). Be still my beating heart....or should I tell myself "Don't hold your breath"? Just think! A whole two hundred and fifty dollars!!! It's too bad it's not 1959. Back then, that was a whole month's salary (upon which I paid Social Security taxes).
The person in charge of Social Security COLA says prices haven't gone up enough to merit an increase for the country's senior citizens and disabled. What planet does he live on? Prices have been going up steadily ever since Barack got into office--but I guess he hasn't noticed. Only the poor people notice when milk costs $4 for a half-gallon or a can of plain old beans costs a buck.