Skip to comments.Is the GOP missing a golden opportunity with this issue? (Vanity)
Posted on 10/08/2010 8:50:27 AM PDT by no dems
Why has the GOP not made a big stink over the fact that the Democratic controlled Congress, for the first time in many years, did not give Social Security recipients a COLA raise in 2010? Huh? That should be a major campaign issue this year.
There probably will be no COLA in 2011 either. Thank the muslim who 45% of people over 60 voted for.
Why has the GOP not made a big stink over the fact that the Democratic controlled Congress, for the first time in many years, did not give Social Security recipients a COLA raise in 2010?
Because SS is nearly bankrupt and the GOP should oppose all automatic budget increases no matter who’s pig’s getting fed.
The GOP should not touch this issue. Clamoring for a COLA will only explode the deficit and long term debt. A major problem with Social Security and federal pensions is the ridiculous COLA.
You’re suggesting that the Republicans beat on the Dims for *NOT* spending money??
um... because we supported it?
There are a lot of issues to hang around their necks.
I agree with Rush. It is fun to sit back and watch them implode.
Maybe because the costs of living has declined. Actually, they didn’t get one in 2009 for the same reason.
It’s a good political brickbat, but there are many problems with it.
Wrong is wrong.
Socialism is socialism.
Unfunded mandates are unfunded mandates.
The money just isn’t there.
There’s a zillion reasons. Ultimately, SS needs to be phased out. Morally, those currently or imminently on SS need to have the promises made to them kept. For the rest of us: ideally, the government would give us our money back. But it’s been spent.
A fine kettle of fish.
Because the GOP is suppose to be the party of limited governement (spending included) and not the party of ever increasing entitlements?
” Maybe because the costs of living has declined. “
Been to the grocery store, lately??
The *Government* statistic (CPI) may have ‘declined’, but what it actually *costs* for a real person to live is going the opposite way.....
I’m more concerned that Congress did not pass a budget, passed a continuing resolution that maintains a 28% increase in spending, and has done absolutely nothing to address the horrendous unemployment across the Country.
Foregoing a cost of living increase for Social Security is not high on anyone’s list that I know of; not to say those folks aren’t out there.
This is an excellent point. Hopefully individual House candidates are making this point in their respective districts.
Why would it be RIGHT to complain Democrats didn’t give a raise to a system that is on it’s way to bankrupting America anyway?
I prefer substance over sound bites.
So you prefer false attacks over substance?
Isn’t that what the liberals do?
I pay more for a gallon of milk than for a gallon of gas........
It never fails to amaze me how many various issues the republicans could use to hit the dems over the head with and yet year after year they miss the opportunities.
Because Congress doesn't control COLA. It's calculated automatically and applied automatically and no COLA was authorized.
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