Update on the $250 Social Security Stimulus (SSI) Payment in 2010 for Retirees, Veterans and the Disabled Who Get No COLA Increase

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[Update Dec 2010 – No $250 SSI Payment in 2010] Congress officially nixed a one-time payment of $250 in 2010 to Social Security recipients who haven’t received cost of living adjustments (COLA) since 2008.  The cancellation of a $250 SSI payment in 2010 was justified on the basis of low inflation (see update below). But many seniors are feeling the pinch of inflation, especially around medical services — a big-ticket item for seniors. Many believe that the $250 payment would have been a good economic stimulus payment, since there’s a good chance that most of the $250 would be spent immediately.

While many seniors could easily survive without the $250, there are also millions of seniors who are struggling to make ends meet (just see the comments below in response to this article), particularly if they have high medical or disability costs. Congress really should have found a way to provide the $250 SSI payment to those seniors who truly need the money, instead of tax cuts for the super-rich.

I will continue to provide updates on a potential 2011 bonus one-time SSI payment, to make up for the lack of a COLA increase, and encourage you to subscribe (free) via Email or RSS to get the latest news.

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[Update Nov 2010] The Social Security administration recently announced that there would be no 2011 COLA increase, meaning the monthly SSI payments in 2011 would remain unchanged for the second year in a row. Clearly our senior citizens are being hit hard, which places more pressure on Congress to approve a 2011 Bonus SSI payment (supported by the Obama administration). With the hundreds of comments on this topic, people are clearly upset about not receiving the bonus SSI payment or a COLA increase yet again.

Fortunately, Ways and Means Social Security Chairman Earl Pomeroy recently announced that the House will take up the Seniors Protection Act when Congress reconvenes later this year [this measure was quashed]. The Seniors Protection Act of 2010 will provide a $250 payment to about 54 million Social Security recipients. Congressman Pomeroy introduced the bill, H.R. 5987, in July, and has since worked to ensure that this bill will be enacted before the end of the year. Congressman Pomeroy received assurances today from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Ways and Means Chairman Sander Levin that this bill will be brought to the House floor and passed when the House reconvenes in November

Individuals receiving Social Security benefits have seen everyday expenses for drugs, medical care, utilities, housing and food increase while Social Security benefits have remained unchanged. Seniors and others receiving benefits face ongoing struggles to meet these costs given the modest level of their benefits, amounting to only $14,000 annually, on average.

“In this economy, seniors are struggling to make ends meet,” Congressman Pomeroy said. “Passing this bill will ensure that the lack of cost-of-living-adjustment will not jeopardize seniors’ ability to survive on their benefits. All Members of Congress should join us in supporting this legislation which will be fiscally responsible and upholds our bedrock promise of economic security for our nation’s seniors”

On a related topic, there is still a lot of confusion on past (2008, 2009) one time bonus SSI payments. The Social Security Administration (ssa.gov) site is responsible for making these payments and is where you should check the official status of your missing or late SSI payment(s).

Update : See the recently announced 2011 Social Security Income (SSI) Payments
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[June 2010] Unfortunately the Democrat-controlled Senate has rejected a measure by a 50 to 47 vote that would have given seniors a one-time Social Security benefit payment of $250 to make up for the lack of a cost of living increase. The jobs bill, which contained the $250 SSI provision, was rejected despite President Obama’s backing. The payments which would amount to $13 billion, where earmarked in the jobs bill – which was deemed too costly by lawmakers trying to allay their image of big spenders.

The badly needed Social Security payments would have helped 57 million seniors, a risky number to overlook considering the fall elections and how badly incumbent politicians are viewed. This year marks the first time since 1975 that Social Security beneficiaries didn’t receive a cost of living (COLA)  increase, which means an extra one-time SSI payment may become a reality later this year if a new jobs bill is introduced to further extend unemployment benefits or the COLA provision in President Obama’s budget is approved.

[Update] – See this article for the $250 Medicare Gap payment in Obama’s new health care reform package. Also see newly release details on the Tax Breaks and Credits in the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010
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[Update Jan 2010] The additional $250 payment in 2010 is now also part of President Obama’s 2011 budget proposal, which means this payment could be received later, rather than earlier, since the budget needs to get congressional approval. Stay tuned for further updates.

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced the bill (H.R 3557) on September 14, 2009 that would provide the $250 payment in 2010, detailed below, for an emergency Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for Social Security recipients. The bill has been has been referred to the Committee on Ways and Means for review and should be put to a vote on the Senate floor in the next few months.

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[Previous update] President Obama has proposed extending the 2009 economic recovery payment of $250 into 2010 by providing another payment of $250 to retirees,veterans and disabled people already receiving Social Security benefits. This additional payment will potentially be funded via the $787 Billion economic stimulus package and is expected to cost $13 billion in total.

“These payments will provide aid to more than 50 million people in the coming year, relief that will not only make a difference for them, but for our economy as a whole, complementing the tax cuts we’ve provided working families and small businesses through the Recovery Act,” Obama said in a statement.

President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to quickly approve the $250 payments to more than 50 million seniors to make up for no cost of living increase in Social Security next year (according to the SSA which has cited negative inflation this year as the reason).

The new benefit would be $250 – or equivalent to a 2 percent increase in benefits for the average Social Security retiree beneficiary. Under the rules no person could “double dip” and receive a $250 Economic Recovery Payment through more than one program. Nor could they receive both an Economic Recovery Payment and the Making Work Pay tax credit.

The $250 payments would go to those receiving veterans benefits, disability benefits, railroad retirees and public employee retirees who don’t receive Social Security. Like the 2009 $250 payment, the additional $250 social security payment will most likely be paid out by the SSA and not count as income for SSI. To date Economic Recovery Payments have been made to 55 million people including seniors, veterans and people with disabilities and totaled $13.7 billion. Most of the checks were mailed out in May 2009.

To receive the 2010 $250 payment, the beneficiary’s address of record must be in a valid US state or territory. Only individuals eligible for Social Security, SSI, Veterans, or Railroad Retirement benefits at any time during the months of November 2009, December 2009, or January 2010 may be eligible for the extra payment. The $250 payment will be delivered in the same way your current Social Security or SSI benefit is sent.

In addition to this legislative proposal, the IRS and the Department of Treasury will take steps this week to prevent reductions in the amounts that workers can contribute to IRAs, 401(k)s, and other aspects of tax-favored retirement systems in 2010 that some feared could result from negative inflation over the past twelve months.

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tracy pacecca

So its rather messy and very confusing so if one is on ssi and never received the 250.00 payment can I still file for it .

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Margaret Cabral

THEY DID FINALLY GIVE A COLA FOR 2012 BUT THEY NEED TO
MAKE IT EVERY YEAR. WE LOST ABOUT $25. PER YEAR FOR
3 YEARS SO $300. A YEAR AVERAGE BEING $900. THE LAST
3 YEARS WAS LOST.
WE NEED TO START TAKING THE PANHANDLING SPOTS OF ALL
THE HOMELESS TO BE USED FOR DISABLED PEOPLE IN
WHEELCHAIRS, BLIND, DEAF AND SENIORS WITH WALKING
STICKS AND WALKERS ALL WITH (NEED MONEY) SIGNS AND
TELL THE GOVERNMANT WE NEED $1,000. OR WHAT A 1
BEDROOM COSTS WHERE WE LIVE RENT CHECK OR HOUSE
TAX AND COLA EACH YEAR , FOOD STAMPS. THEIR ARE
MANY DISABLED LIVING IN NURSING HOMES BECAUSE THEY
CAN’T GET LOW INCOME APARTMENTS. SO ITS TIME TO
START BEGGING ASKING FOR RENT OR HOUSE TAX HELP,
COLA , FOOD STAMPS SO DISABLED AND SENIORS CAN
LIVE. A PERSON WHOS BORN WITH C.P. AND ON SSI
LIVING IN A POWER WHEELCHAIR IS NOT A CHOSEN LIFE
SO SAYING HE OR SHE DID NOT PAY IN IS NOT A GOOD
EXCUSE. NO ONE CHOSES TO BE A C.P. QUAD IN A POWER
WHEELCHAIR.

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Ron

Today the government argues over extending the “payroll tax deduction” enacted in the 2009 time frame. They do not openly associate the “payroll tax deduction” with Social Security, but truth be known, that tax deduction should have been called a Social Security payroll tax reduction. Seniors on Social Security did not receive a cost of living allowance for 2010 and 2011, and now one can surmise that the wizards of Washington, with slight of hand, simply took our COLA for those two years, and gave it to the payroll earners and disguised it as a generous “payroll tax deduction”. In other words Washington took the money for the “payroll tax deduction” from the Senior Citizens bank account and put it into the payroll earners bank account. I’ve seen these “deceptions” preformed in Las Vegas Majic acts, and applauded their entertainment. This sickens me.

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emaz

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security recipients will get a raise in January — their first increase in benefits since 2009. It’s expected to be about 3.5 percent.

Some 55 million beneficiaries will find out for sure Wednesday when a government inflation measure that determines the annual cost-of-living adjustment is released.

Congress adopted the measure in the 1970s, and since then it has resulted in annual benefit increases averaging 4.2 percent. But there was no COLA in 2010 or 2011 because inflation was too low. That was small comfort to the millions of retirees and disabled people who have seen retirement accounts dwindle and home values drop during the period of economic weakness, said David Certner, legislative policy director for the AARP.

“People certainly feel like they are falling behind, and these are modest income folks to begin with, so every dollar counts,” Certner said. “I think sometimes people forget what seniors’ incomes are.”

Some of the increase in January will be lost to higher Medicare premiums, which are deducted from Social Security payments. Medicare Part B premiums for 2012 are expected to be announced next week, and the trustees who oversee the program are projecting an increase.

Monthly Social Security payments average $1,082, or about $13,000 a year. A 3.5 percent increase would amount to an additional $38 a month, or about $455 a year.

Most retirees rely on Social Security for a majority of their income, according to the Social Security Administration. Many rely on it for more than 90 percent of their income.

Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said the COLA would give a boost to consumer spending next year, amounting to about $25 billion in government support, or 0.2 percent more economic growth, if beneficiaries spend it all. For comparison, last year’s 2 percentage point cut in Social Security payroll taxes was worth $115 billion to U.S. households.

“It is not a magic bullet for the economy, but it will certainly be a positive for households on fixed incomes,” he said.

Federal law requires the program to base annual payment increases on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Officials compare inflation in the third quarter of each year — the months of July, August and September — with the same months in the previous year.

If consumer prices increases from year to year, Social Security recipients automatically get higher payments, starting the next January. If price changes are negative, the payments stay unchanged.

Only twice since 1975 — the past two years — has there been no COLA.

Wednesday’s COLA announcement will come as a special joint committee of Congress weighs options to reduce the federal government’s $1.3 trillion budget deficit. In talks this summer, President Barack Obama floated the idea of adopting a new measure of inflation to calculate the COLA, one that would reduce the annual increases.

Advocates for seniors mounted an aggressive campaign against the proposal, and it was scrapped. But it could resurface in the ongoing talks.

“We’re very concerned about that,” said Web Phillips of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. “I think that what this illustrates is the dangers of trying to make Social Security policy in the context of deficit reduction.”

Social Security payments increased by 5.8 percent in 2009, the largest increase in 27 years, after energy prices spiked in 2008. But energy prices quickly dropped and home prices became soft in markets across the country, contributing to lower inflation the past two years.

For example, average gasoline prices topped $4 a gallon in the summer of 2008. But by January 2009, they had fallen below $2. Today, the national average is about $3.46 a gallon.

“A lot of that increase had to do with energy,” Polina Vlasenko, an economist at the American Institute for Economic Research, based in Great Barrington, Mass., said of the 2009 change.

As a result, Social Security recipients got an increase that was far larger than actual overall inflation. However, they weren’t to get another increase until consumer prices exceeded the levels measured in 2008.

So far this year, prices have been higher than that, Vlasenko said. Based on consumer prices in July and August, the COLA for 2012 would be about 3.5 percent. Vlasenko estimates the COLA will be from 3.5 percent to 3.7 percent.

Advocates for seniors say it’s about time.

“If you’ve been at the grocery store lately and remember what you used to pay for things, see what you’re paying for things today,” Phillips said. “The cost-of-living adjustment makes sure that the Social Security benefit that you qualify for when you retire or you become disabled continues to stay current with prices so that the buying power of your benefit does not decline over time.”

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Associated Press Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger contributed to this report.

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Ron

Let’s not rush out and spend a whole lot of that 3.5……..as you stated, Medicare part B will likely take much of that back. This new COLA promise is the only way they could raise the Medicare part B without creating mass criticism. It amuses me hear Republicans cry “class war fare” when it is suggested that the wealthy should pay a little more in taxes, but to deny S/S COLA adjustments is fine with them. Since 2009 S/S dependents have been “taxed”, in effect, by loss of COLA adjustments, thus providing the Government billions in revenue over ten years. Oddly enough, Republicans don’t see that as “tax”, nor do they allow these people to be identified as a “class”, as in “class war fare”

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emaz

MEDICARE INFORMATION………… NEWS YOU CAN USE…. PASS IT ON………..

MEDICARE PARTS
Covers Hospital Type Expenses-Free to most citizens
Covers Doctor Type Expenses- $96.40 or $110.50 deducted from Social Security Payments
Medicare Advantage Plans replaces Traditional Medicare
Covers Prescription medications for those using traditional Medicare

TRADITIONAL MEDICARE Most Expensive

Advantages

Can use any doctor or facility that accepts Medicare

Disadvantages

Must purchase separate Part D plan – costs $25.40 to $125 plus co-pays

Pays only 80% of Part A and B expenses

($100,000 medical bill means $20,000 out of pocket costs)

Must purchase supplemental policy to cover 20% not covered by Medicare. Costs about $100/month and up depending on age and plan selected.

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE (HMOs and PPOs) – Replaces Traditional Medicare

Must have Part A and B coverage

Advantages

Replaces Traditional Medicare Part A, B, and for most people Part D

Eliminates premium cost for supplemental insurance.

Replaces the 20% not covered by Part A and B with an annual out of pocket maximum of

about $3,400 to $6,700.

No Part D premiums-Only co-pays for prescription medications

Low cost Lab work

Limited dental and eye related services

Free or low cost gym membership

Usually No monthly premium

Disadvantage: Must use a network of doctors

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) -Least expensive way to cover heath cost.

Advantage: See above plus $0.00 to visit primary doctor & low co-pay to visit specialist

Disadvantages:

Must stay within network of providers

Must get referrals to visit specialist

Out of network except for emergencies not covered

Preferred Provider Organization (HMO) -Mid expensive way to cover heath cost.

Advantages Same a HMO except

Low cost to visit primary doctor and slightly higher co-pay for specialist

Referrals not needed for specialist

Shared costs for out of network coverage

Disadvantage: Slightly higher fees and co-pays

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emaz

This is what I’ve found after some quick research. I don’t know what deductible he is referring to. Part A is free. Part B in 2011 cost between $96.40 or $110.50 depending upon the retirement year. The max therefore ia about $1300/year. Part D plans cost between $25.40 to $125 plus co-pays. The $1,800 can be reached adding in a $50 D premium. The future $100 cost for part A,B, and C? The cost for part B is already around $100.

In January of 2009, people who received social security benefits received a COLA benefit increase of 5.8%.In January of 2010 and 2011, people who received social security benefits did not receive a COLA benefit increase. COLA information for 2011. This is due to the decline in consumer prices and the expected low inflation. Only about 30% (not most) take advantage of Medicare Advantage plans. These are far cheaper than traditional Medicare.

Other information:

The standard Part B premium would have absorbed almost 5% of benefits upon retirement in 2000 and about 8.5% in 2010 after over a decade of retirement. For a new retiree in 2010, the Part B premium absorbs about 9% of the Social Security benefit, and combined premiums for both Part B and Part D absorb about 12% of the average initial Social Security benefit check. Medicare’s trustees project that premiums for Parts B and D will grow at a faster rate than average Social Security benefits in the future, thus consuming a greater proportion of benefits over time. In 2078, a retired worker receiving the average initial Social Security benefit amount is projected to need 22% of benefits to pay the Part B premium and 31% of initial benefits to pay combined Parts B and D premiums.

Facts for thought. This is what I’ve found after some quick research

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George Alfaro

Well guys I had to go live out of the country to be able to live on my SSI $800 month. I hope when MR. O. is out of the white house, they will take care of the seniors a little bit better. ” Mr. O. send more money for the wars, that will tace of the seniors” JAJA.

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andys2i

There is news that Obama may include more benefits for seniors in a proposed 2012 stimulus/jobs package – http://www.savingtoinvest.com/2011/08/2012-job-creation-stimulus-plan-and-tax-cuts-can-the-president-really-boost-the-economy-and-lower-unemployment.html . But things will still be tough for the next few years no matter what happens.

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kkenny

let do the samething they doing over seas fight for what we work for they keep saying ssa ssdi ssi is breaking the bank no it the wars and and the money they sending over there to re biuld there countys stop they tock the money out ofthe ssa ssdi acctt to pay for it and tthe stock market taking pepole money from there 401k plans to pay for these spending plans but you sit back and let them do it overe here oh im just gioing to sit back and see what happens stop bitching if you not going to stand up and say something to stop it thats why they do what they do

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Ron

Back in the early 70’s, a new phenomina evolved called the 401K savings plan. Promoted by the U. S. Government, and inacted by most major corporations, it offered fantastic hope for the future with these employers offering to match your every dollar of savings with one of theirs. Those savings were administered into the stock market for the most part, and major corporations had a new influx of working capital with which they could finance their evolution to China, Japan, ect. Well, today the stock market has devalued our return again, and ironically at a time when the “Baby Boomers” are lining up at the cashiers window to collect on their investments of Social Security, Medicare, and that bulging 401K that Wall Street is “holding” for them. Grab your ass folks because they had a plan for what we are seeing today, a long time ago. Imagine what we would feel like right now if we had allowed the idiot Bush and the Tea Party to invest our Social Security into the Stock Market……it fell from 12,500 to 11,000 as of today, and it ain’t over yet.

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andys2i

Following the debt ceiling debate, many readers have asked, “Will I get my Social Security check?”

Answer : It depends on how the Treasury prioritizes its spending. The government will have $306.7 billion worth of bills to pay between Aug 3. and Aug. 31 and is expected to bring in just $172.4 billion in revenue, according to an analysis by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Some or all of the bills could go unpaid. A big test will come on August 3rd, when $23 billion in Social Security payments are to go out.

To get the latest on the debt debate see this article – http://www.savingtoinvest.com/2011/02/government-shut-down-likely-as-house-republicans-pass-spending-bill-without-democrat-senate-support.html

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Abbie Reid

I have read so many of the comments on this particular post. There are so many individuals in this country that are in need nowadays, especially the elderly and people with disabilities. Although I am not elderly or disabled, I can understand what it is like not to have enough money to make ends meet. However I can say things are better for me now. One reason things are better for me is that I learned how to managed the little money I have. I know this is hard but you must find ways to do it. You can do it too. All you need to do is become financially literate. Once you do that you will be able to find ways to save money on almost everything. If you all start examing your financial lifestyle you might just find that you can gain more than the one time $250 the government promised. Hope this is helpful to someone and stay encouraged.

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Elliott

Yeah show me how to save money on food that is onething i have a hardtime with is the food bill. Ell

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TODD

RECIEVED THE $250.00 IN 2010 BUT NOT IN 2009, AND NO INCREASE IN 2 YEARS, ALREADY……WILL THERE BE ANY RELIEF FOR US OR IS IT JUST GOING TO STAY THE SAME THIS YEAR, I GET $761.00 A MONTH AND I HAVE TO BORROW FROM FAMILY JUST TO PAY 1 OR 2 BILLS AND TRANSPORTATION TO THE DOCTORS AND PAY FOR FOOD AND ITEMS U CANT BUY WITH FOOD STAMPS, SO IS THERE ANY KIND OF HELP IN THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE OR IS IT GOING TO STAY THE SAME AGAIN.

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Margaret Cabral

For People on SSI, SSDI, Veterans ect esp SSDI and SSI
THEIR IS ONLY ONE CHOICE START BEGGING ON THE
STREET TAKING THE HOMELESS SPOTS SO THOSE ON
SSI, SSDI CAN LIVE. MAYBE IF A FEW MILLION SENIORS
AND DISABLED STARTED PANHANDLING THEY MIGHT GET
THE MESSAGE TO GIVE COLI each year. And throw in a
extra payment for rent to each disabled and senior.

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charlene

leave us poor people alone who live only on ssi/ss/ssdi/we can,t even make ends meet.and yet thats who you all hit frist .make the very rich pay more in taxes they can aford it .they get all the tax breakes we don,t i,m sick and tired of us who live on a fixted income being the frist you all pick on stop it.no wounder we have to eat cat/dog food.we can not get food stamps.but other i see in the stories they get them and you can tell they really don,t need them .but they lie and get them .so please give us the stimulus we need/and a cost of liveing raise we have not gotten in 2 years.

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Margaret Cabral

Lets take the homeless spots and start panhandling if a few
million disabled in wheelchairs and seniors with walking sticks
start panhandling giving the goverment a demand to give coli
and throw in rent payments being about $1000. extra a month
to cover rent or house tax then we will end the begging. Many
disabled are forced to live in nursing homes due to lack of rent
payment and not enough low income housing so why not take
the homeless persons begging spots and hold signs saying
wheelchair cripple needs money not to be homeless and
senior with waling sticks needs money not to be homeless
will be needed.

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Lee. evans

we really need either an update on ssi payments and 250 every month (for people with real disabilities) let me tell you im on ssi for a illness that has no cure 674 does not cover even a descent apartment. why is it that people on ssi have to live with someone else ? why cant people with a real illness or disability be accepted for those apartments with pools and has a nice safe gated area? because we only qualify for “low income” why cant we be first to be approved for section 8 atleast ??? i been waiting over 7years. so many apartments require 3 times the amount just to live there i honestly think alot of things isnt right i have to live in a crappy place because of having low income what are we suppose to do? we barely have any money left over to even buy clothes i have children and only usually have about 190 left over so our lives have to be completely limited because of this. i think its crazy

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Elliott

We give all the money to packistan like 800 million. Billions and Billions on wasted Wars. See if we had a great Leader with Honor and Truth i am sure you would see some Balance from the world they live in now. Also they give themselfs big big rise also most of them are Rich in power, Trust me they dont think about the poor they dont care”

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mafalda porcella

Do u know what is crazy? That so many people tale ssi and other benefits and they sales their food stamps foe money to buy drugs also they arent sick just made up a history to get benefits and we the real people that need help we dont have nothing…very nice

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jennifer

please help us i cant even afford to go to the dr. cause i dont have no money to pay for gas to get there cause all my bills to keep a roof over my head takes all my money. please help us. i cant even afford to buy myself food and my linkcard dont even cover a weeks worth of food now days.

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kenny

see we need to march on washtion he sending money over seaes 10000000000000000000000.00000000000 and not giving us shit i kown old peole that have no gas water elcet i told my kids to tell there friends not to vote for him becase he taking for there grad mom and father that help them at collage with money but he thinks he has the byoung pepole but its going to change tell them not to vote for him he is bull shitting them to about money to go to collage

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robert

Well,so Mr.Brown decided to cut ”SSI” payments by 15 dollars a month to save money,hmmmmm.Do any of the politicians realize that the poorest people are the ones that receive the ”SSI” benefits,therefore every dime they receive each month is spent,that is in contrast to people that are able to work being able to either save or contribute to their 401k or other things, reducing the actual amount that becomes ”disposable” income,resulting in less money being poured into the economy.Poor people are the ones that actually keep the economy going because every penny they get is spent every month.I think that providing the poor with disposable income is a good thing because it is all used for things we have to have and not put away in a savings account to draw interest.It makes sense to me to give the poorest people the most breaks because of what I have stated so far in my comment.Well that is all I have to say,I hope everybody that reads this understands what I am trying to say,I might not be the most eloquent letter writer,but still I think i have made a valid point.Have a great day ..Robert

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nalyme

PLEASE OBAMA HELP US!!!! WHEN WILL YOU HELP US THOUGHT DEMOCRATS HELPED PEOPLE BUT OH NO… VOTE NO FOR HEALTHCARE BILL BECAUSE IT WILL SCREW WITH OUR BENEFITS MORE I ALREADY HAVE TO PAY OUT OF POCKET FOR MEDICAL BECAUSE TO GET REAL TREATMENT FOR LYME DISEASE A BIO WEAPON DISEASE OUR RICH GOVERNMENT CREATED!!!!! DOCTORS DENY TREATMENT AND IGNORE IT…..EXCEPT THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN INFECTED WHO ACTUALLY CARE BUT BECAUSE OF SCRUNITY IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THEY RUN THEIR OWN PRIVATE PRACTICE AND WILL NOT TAKE GOVERNMENT INSURANCE!!!! DAMN IT I AM STARVING HERE I GO ALMOST A WEEK WITHOUT DAILY NEEDS BEING MEET LETS SEE MAYBE WEEKS WITHOUT FOOD…… OUR ECONOMY CANT BE BOOSTED IF I AM STARVING TO DEATH AND NOT EVEN HAVING ANY MONEY FOR NEW CLOTHES SINCE I AM RAPIDLY LOSING WEIGHT…. IM HUNGRY AND ALMOST NAKED YET CHURCH AGENGIES AND GOVERNMENT ALIKE WILL NOT HELP AND THANKS TO NEW LAWS AND BILLS AND CUTS TO FUNDING THEY MIGHT AS WELL SET OFF A NUKE BECAUSE THEY ARE KILLING OFF PEOPLE THIS WAY….WITH SECRETS AND INFECTIONS WORSE THEN AIDS… YOUR 10 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO GET LYME DISEASE THEN AID AND 10XS MORE LIKELY TO GET OTHER TICK BORNE DISEASES AND IT IS WORSE THEN AIDS AND CANCER OR HEART DISEASE PEOPLE ARE DIEING BUT WILL OUR RICH LITTLE GOVERNMENT LIFT A FINGER TO HELP NO!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BECAUSE THEY COVER UP THE TRUTH ABOUT LYME DISEASE!!!!!!! IF YOU READ THIS AND KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT IT AND HAVE MONEY TO INVEST IN SOMEONES WELFARE PLEASE POST A RESPONSE I AM 33 SINGLE AND NO CHILDREN SINGLE BECAUSE I HAVE NO LIFE IT WAS DESTROYED WHEN THE POWERS THAT BE INFECTED ME…….. I WISH I COULD HAVE A LIFE AND FAMILY AND A WELL PAYING JOB YOU DESTROYED ALL HOPE FOR ME TO BE A WORKING CLASS CITIZEN WHEN YOU REPEATEDLY LABLED ME AS CRAZY HEY I AM NOT THE ONE CRAZY HERE I AM SICK WITH A REAL DISEASE I HAVE BLOOD WORK TO PROVE IT AND THE DOCTORS I HAVE SEEN TELL ME I AM DYING AND IT WILL TAKE ALMOST ALL MY LIFE TO RECOVER WHAT I HAVE LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE SEND DONATIONS IF YOU CAN HELP I AM REALLY HUNGRY AND THE FOOD SHELF IS NOT ENOUGH A TWO-THREE DAY SUPPLY ONCE A MONTH IS NOT GOING TO FIX IT…. AND CUTS TO MY HEALTH BENEFITS AND CASH ASSITANCE AND FOOD WELFARE WILL NOT FIX IT WHEN THE PRICES OF FOOD KEEP CLIMBING THE CHARTS..EVEN GAS IS CLIMBING THE CHARTS!!!!! WILL ANYONE OUT THERE HELP NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BECAUSE ITS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT MONEY POWER AND POLITICS!!!!!!!! AMERICA YOU MAKE ME SICK!!!!!LITERALLY!!!!!! I AM SO ASHAMED TO BE A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN RAISED HERE…. AND NOW YOU HAVE MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO LEAVE BECAUSE I AM SICK AND BROKE THANKS FOR COVERING UP THE TRUTH YOU RICH ASS FREAKING SCIENTIST THANKS FOR HIRING A NAZI RESEARCHIST TO SCREW WITH US ALL….:((((((((((

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Leisha

I still work and pay into social security every year as do millions of other amercians .My husband who worked for 35 yrs b-4 becoming disabled thru a work injury as well as my father who worked for 40 yrs or more and now can no longer work is forced to live with no cost of living rasies for which they are entitled to .I do know that there are exceptions. But I just want to state that the problem is not the ones who has worked all their lives and payed into the program ,but it is giving of the money that they worked for to the ones who have never worked.If the Federal Government wants to have programs for which to give mony away to certain criteria of people then that is their bad ,but in no way should anyone be allowed to drawl money out of the Social Security funds for which was set asside to take care of those who paid into it to begin with . There need s to be a divide . THe Social Security Admin should only be for the disabled workers and retires and should never be used to fund other goverment programs . The BIBLE SAYS THAT A MAN THAT DOES NOT WORK IS NOT WORHTY TO EAT.I beleive it is note worthy to mention that mayby this should be applied . Yes I am a Christian and yes we should feed the hungry The Bible tells us to take care of the widows over the age of 60 yrs and the orphans . HUH mayby that would solve a whole lot .If you see your brother hungry then feed him naked then clothe him sick then visit him or in prison . But there is no where you are commanded to continualy take care of those who continualy do not take care of them selves. We all should work together to do the right thing and then the right thing will come back to us . Blessings to all just wanted to share .

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tom

right on, I too am disabled after paying in all my life. I have been disabled only for three months and i”m telling you I miss working. If the government would quit stealing the social security money for all their pet projects then there would not be the shortages as yet. I to know of people who have been on ssdi for practicallyn their whole lives while never having paid into the system. I will remember who votes for and against what come november.

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Val C

Hope you are not suggesting that people that are born disabled, and therefore, unable to pay into the system should be left to struggle on their own. If we do not unite to pay for these people, what are they supposed to do? What if they have no family to support them? These are the things we should think about before we begin to agree on the reasons why certain people should not eligible for assistance.

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Leonard P

lets see, i get 1200 a month…. my mortgage is 500, utilities (heat,elec,phone,water/sewer) are 500, so that leaves 200 bucks for meds,food and gasoline which is almost 4 bucks a gal. i guess i’ll be on a diet and walking to doc appointments at this rate. no COL increase or 250 stimulas but our country is generous enough to hand out billions in aid to several other countries…….whats wrong with this picture??? pretty sad when haiti victims get aid from our country faster then Katrina victims.

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ron

Excellent perspective Leonard P. It sickens me to know that a part of all of our COLA money is being sent to Pakistan as “AID”, in support of a country that harbored and sheltered the mastermind of the devastation and death to 3,000 New Yorkers, the resulting death of 5,000 American soldiers in Iraq, and a total that is not in yet in Afganistan. If this sickens you too, log onto RENSE.COM and read some of the suggested connections to the Bush Family and Osama Bin Laden. Be prepared to get even sicker

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Delana Darrow

My dishwasher an dryer are broken ,no matter how many bills i pay off other’s crop up and i’m sitting in the dark an sharing a shower because those bill’s needed cut down also my refergerater is empty and my disability doesn’t come in till 4 day’s. my cost for med’s is increasing too congress mr.obama please help i know thier’s people worse off than me but 679.00 on disability just doesn’t help anymore or pay things down,so congress quit bickering,i’d like to help the whole world and end all reliogios war’s but right now i need help are you listening anymore or care?

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Elliott

But i see we are giving money away to libya but they cant give us 250.00. I Would Fire them alllllll everyone GOP DEMS JUST FIRE EVERYONE THEY ARE AWFUL

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Sylvia Winter

HAS ANYBODY REALIZED JUST HOW MUCH OBAMA HAS LIED, WHAT ABOUT HIS FATHER, NEVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY, LIED ABOUT THOSE DATES, HE DOES NEED TO BE TAKEN FROM OFFICE, WHAT ELSE , DON’T ASK. WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT LYE IN OUR GOVERNMENT, THAT IT MAKES ME SICK, OUR PROBLEM IS THEIR ISN’T A THING WE CAN REALLY DO ABOUT IT, AS MONEY SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS.

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ANGELA MASON

I AM ON A NEW LUNG LIST AND I AM A SINGLE MOTHER PLEASE HELP ME PAY ONE MONTHES BILLS SO I SURVIVE.I HAVE BEEN SICK 5 YEARS.PLEASE HELP ME JUST ONE TIME PLEASE:}

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Elliott

I Would Help if i had the Money. But i am Poor only thing i can do is pray and hope God will help you- Money that Social Secruity gives is not alot so i know how it Is- With Food and Hosuing other bills its Gone. Maybe someone with Money will help you more Rich people need too- Wish you the best hope things get better soon thanks

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david

hi angela im so sorry for you’my lungs’ are not goo either’pph”is what i have’i just wish i had the money to send you honey’i know is awuful out there’ not enough to live on and sick at the same time”im so hurt by your letter”i just wanted you to know ill pray for you ‘ok and do my best to help u if i can’let me know how your doing ok my e mail is”baldwin.2010@yahoo.com get back to me will u’ill do what i can for you..david baldwin

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hattie thomas

this have got too be the sweetie thing i have every seen. i too would love too send you some help.yet i am disable too. my sister also had lung problem. i wish i was bless with funds to help you. God bless u david baldwin ,you are a good man. please contact me at thattie37@yahoo.com who know maybe God will bless me with some funds. trust in the lord

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AB

COLAUpdated: Mar 27, 2011 – 5:18AM
Text Size —-Stephen Ohlemacher

AP WASHINGTON -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.

About 45 million people — one in seven in the country — receive both Medicare and Social Security. By law, beneficiaries have their Medicare Part B premiums, which cover doctor visits, deducted from their Social Security payments each month.

When Medicare premiums rise more than Social Security payments, millions of people living on fixed incomes don’t get raises. On the other hand, most don’t get pay cuts, either, because a hold-harmless provision prevents higher Part B premiums from reducing Social Security payments for most people.

David Certner of AARP estimates that as many as three-fourths of beneficiaries will have their entire Social Security increase swallowed by rising Medicare premiums next year.

It’s a tough development for retirees who lost much of their savings when the stock market collapsed, who lost value in their homes when the housing market crashed and who can’t find work because the job market is weak or they are in poor health.

“You just don’t have the words to say how much this impacts a person,” said Joyce Trebilcock, a retired legal secretary from Belle, Mo., a small town about 100 miles west of St. Louis.

Like most U.S. retirees, Trebilcock, 65, said Social Security is her primary source of income. She said a back injury about 15 years ago left her unable to work, so she applied for disability benefits. Now, she lives on a $1,262 Social Security payment each month, with more than $500 going to pay the mortgage.

“I’ve cut back on about everything I can, and I take the rest out of my savings,” Trebilcock said. “Thank God I’ve got that. That’s going to run out before long, at the rate I’m going. … I have no idea what I’m going to do then.”

I FOUND THIS ARTICLE TO SUM IT UP FOR US SCREWED AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I DON,T AS A RULE USE BAD WORDS BUTT THAT WORD JUST SEEMS TO FIT.

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mx.joned

Make some money its made out of paper that come from tree cut them down and print sum damm money you wiil never no how much money is in day world anyway da. Drug dealer us making all da money. So just spring some dam money and put it on a debit card like they do food stamps. Stop putting people out of there homes and board ing everyone needs a place to stay and so many house and building are conddem that’s a damage Shaaron but its all committee to a end of this shit soon cause. God don’t like ugly
And god bless us all so get ready we won’t need. A president, congress. Senator or a government because when it allsaid and he’s got the whole world in he’s hand

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robert

Waste more money in war now but no Seniors or ssi get 250 for 2010 or 2011 this how usa works waste money bs war and let the Seniors or ssi who work all then life pay taxes for us this how we pay then back waste money in wars and said no 250 for 2010 or 2011 this for all to see who work and pay taxes now this the same why we will get treaty when we get to be like the Seniors ssi not worst yet if you have a wife on ssi you will get 518.00 for each wtf is this bs how can you live like this dam sad usa dont give shit about no one go rich fu poor and Seniors ssi by said no 250 2010 or 2011 you own the Seniors ssi 500.00 so far better start help they show little respect for the Seniors ssi ty

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AB

AMEN YOU NAILED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Laurel

AB you are so right! Robert Definately NAILED IT!!!!!!!!

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Jessica

Obama really doesn’t know what the hell he is doing,all you have to do is watch the news!

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ron

I did not receive a COLA in 2011, or 2010. But did receive a stimulus $250 in 2010. I am confident that the Seniors have voiced enough dissatisfaction with this, that we will receive a “token” COLA in 2012. Now, not only did we not receive those COLA’s for 2010 and 2011, but we also did not get an increase in our MEDICARE part B deduction on our S/S checks. So if they do give us a COLA in 2012, rest assured it will be offset by an accompanying increase the MEDICARE deduction leaving us with another net increase of ZERO——-but the masses will be happy, they got a COLA, and the masters of mental wizardry will have screwed us again….Those same “wizards” are at work on the “illegal” immigrant S/S numbers being accepted by the government, along with the payroll deductions from their employers. This would be against the law if it were not “laundered” by the IRS, by adding a qualifying letter or didgit to that fradullently submitted number—–and that is what they are doing to qualify this atrosity as legal……..don’t you try anything like this though, bars are waiting for you. And we pledge aleigance to this kind of crap…???

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BobM

Not sure how you recieved a 2010 stimular it was voted down 18 to 15 in May of 2010 no one got one? There was one in 2009.

I worked in Medicare since 1978 when the initial deductible was 150 now almost 1800. As far as not getting an incease in Medicare that is because most people are with a Advantage care as there is no prescription coverage and they cost around 30 a month and Medicare pays them so the cost is absorbed there. They have not done us any favors by not raising the premiums, in fact in another 3 years you will be paying close to 100 a month for part A B and D coverage and it will be policed by the IRS. And yes you are right the increases do leave little to be seen on our checks.

When in 2009 we got the largest increase in SS history, I was told by Barbara Boxes California Senate that is why we are not seeing a COLA now. Huh?? So Barbara what you are really saying is, we take it back.

Our government along with its new token President and that is what every president is, has no use for us seniors we are a thorn in their sides. Maybe we should all just stand in line to be exterminated, or better yet “Soylent Green” kill us all at 30 and make us into energy bars.

Yellow propaganda is in abundance here in the USA on TV. Our news channels governed by the governed Government. Try and get them to run a feature on where this money is..ain’t gonna happen. All the talk show activist are just pawns to keep you thinking that someone actually gives a dang about what is happening. They are all in bed together we are the worse of the worse on this planet and everyone but us will tell you so.

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BobM

2010, 2011, No COLA No Promised Stimulas Check
But Wait till You read This:

This is rape plain and simple of our seniors. Two years in a row we go without a COLA and Obama following it with sorry but I will ask for a stimulus for you to shut us up knowing that there will never be one. People are still hoping that have no idea it has already been shot down for 2011 at least they did not wait until May like last year to tell us.

Now here is something no one is talking about and I urge everyone to start posting this everywhere so it gets attention and demand a answer.

Where is the money from all the Illegal’s in the U.S. that is being taken out of thier checks using someone else’s SS number???
There are billions of dollars (EVERY YEAR!!!) in the U.S. of unclaimed taxes, and 86 percent of that money is because it cannot be claimed by those using bogus documentation. And the goverment knows this we are not living in the dark ages, a red flag comes up especially since 911 everytime a duplicate SS number is used. But they are keeping these Billions and not telling us. Federal , State, SS, SDI, Local Taxes, FDCI, where is this money?

But we cannot get a few cents on a dollar which is usually less than 4 cents a year raise!! Congress got a $3,000 raise but tells us we do not get one?

Where is the money President Obama that you know is there from the Illegals you allow to fraud us and use our Social Security Numbers, which by the way we never get credit for the hours so that shows right there you knew all the time it was not us???

Get this out and ask why we are being targeted as seniors. Gas here in Northern California is $4.34 and rising daily, a loaf of breat $5.00, ,milk $4.99 a gallon, and the homeless over 12,000 on the streets in the freezing rain. TWELVE THOUSAND!! a quarter of them seniors. Are you next???

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AB

also illegals get ssi benifits ( legal monies) out of S.S. MONIES WHATS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE??????????

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AB

Social Security Insolvency? Restore Social Security to the Way It Was Designed

The headline story of the February 26 edition of the Record-Eagle reported on Greenspan’s assessment of the Medicare and Social Security crisis. Although not identified as such, buried in the back pages of this story was the real cause of, and inversely, the solution to Social Security’s impending insolvency.

Historically, the Social Security system was able to pay retirees benefits just from the interest earned from the massive accumulated reserves collected from decades of workers pay checks. When Reagan raided the American workers retirement savings, AKA Social Security, to balance the budget and fund his star wars initiative, little protest ensued. This trend has continued over the past two decades by both Republican and Democratic administrations and Congress. In 2002 the federal government “borrowed” $172.1 billion dollars of our Social Security/Medicare savings and in part gave it to multi-millionaires and corporations under the guise of tax cuts to stimulate the economy. If a private investment firm were to maliciously misappropriate workers pension funds in this way they would be indicted by the Justice Department for fraud. Politicians should be held accountable for diverting our pension money as if they were in the private sector. By far more people have been or will be adversely affected, and significantly more money involved in this diversion of our life savings than the WorldCom, Enron or Tyco fiascos put together.

It is merely a ploy for politicians to depict the problem as there are just too many of us “baby-boomers”. This argument is ludicrous because all those baby-boomers paid into the Social Security system all their lives – money which should still be there to fund their retirement. Raise the retirement age and lower our benefits? No way! Enough complacency! It is time to voice our outrage at the voting booth.

Thus, the first step towards resolving this crisis is to elect those whose platform supports the prohibition of the federal government from misappropriating our Social Security pension funds to balance an inflated budget of special interest projects, and to begin legitimate interest-earning investment of the surplus S/S revenues. This may be too little too late but it’s a start towards correcting a problem we have tolerated far too long.

REALLY GOOD ARTICLE

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AB

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF ” NEW TEMP BUDGET EFFECTS US” I cannot find out whats on it sooooooooo madding to worry about Aprils ck.

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jaugar84

when they turned down the stimulus checks.they were figuring that we don’t have a cola coming this year but that price of gas is 3.59 and a gallion of milk is 2.89 and a damn loaf of bread is between 1.00 and 2.69 and they can afford ti with them being rich and don’t have any worries about nothing

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Matthew Geisel

Here’s simple solution for America since nothing else seems to be working. Why don’t people just help each other?

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AB

MY FAMIly DOES HELP ME THANK GOD!!! AS WE ALL KNOW FOOD,GAS, HOUSING has gone through the roof we got cks this month butt what about next month??????????????? I don,t know about you butt I am tired of worring about the stupid budget. We sHould not even be in the budget S.S. IS SUPPOSSED TO BE SEPERATE

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Wayne

Most people dont care thats why” Alot of Rich people- Rich Oil Companies do you think they care about the Poor down the Road. Gas could be 5.00 a Gal deep down they would love it- Have 90 billion in the bank and they still would want More- Called Greed”” Humans are Awful at Sharing”’

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Matthew Geisel

Here are some other lessons that Americans need to learn. Let’s put a bunch of psychiatric drugs in the food of a psychiatrist. Shhhhhh… It’s secret… Don’t tell them. It’s for their own good. Let’s put out judges and prosecutors in prison for 10 days and let them see it how feels to the victim of a kidnapping. It’s for the betterment of society.

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Matthew Geisel

Here’s a solution for America. Let’s go empty the bank accounts of the most greedy American citizens. Then we’ll redistribute the wealth and teach these jerks a lesson about equity.

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The lone Deranger

We need to stop feeding into this hysteria that government spending is out of control because of obama. Fact is he has to spend trillions some dollars for the bailouts because wall street is unregulated. And he has to keep funding Iraq and Afghanistan. If not for those things then we would have a the surplus which was left by Clinton. But, then unavoidable (Kartina) and some Avoidable(Iraq, Wall street) Tragedies happened. This dosen’t mean we have to panic and start cutting services to poor people and spending our time being angry and do something. Do some research. Information is free and it’s at your fingertips.
Then vote.
But my point is that the answer is not to start cutting peoples salaries, pensions and health coverage and taking away the right for them to bargain for better pay.
How about we just ask then to pay 3% more on their taxes?
That was struck down by Republicans.
That’s an estimated $858 Billion.
A party that is furious with our president because hes the biggest so called spending pres is doing the same and then demanding to cut services to poor people to pay for it.
Makes Sense to Me Baby

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The lone Deranger

And this 3% for people making 250,000 or more is not really an increase. It’s what they were paying before Bush lowered it 3%. This cut expired last year and obama wasn’t going to extend it (because its billions of dollars for the budget which is needed). But, the Republican party refused to pass the 9/11 responders bill unless he extended those cuts (Remember?).
And so he did.
They twisted his arm.
Because it was a noble cause.
The Tax in crease i mean.

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The lone Deranger

Ahh wheres the white Knight when you need him?
Fighting for the people who contribute to his campaign.
Who has more money to contribute?
Thats for you to find out my friends.
Are we corrupt?
Yes
Is there a conspiracy?
NO
It’s just out of control.
Is life not fair?
NO
Is there hope?
Always
Can something be done?
Hmmm
Research, read …YES read. Learn
THEN VOTE for gods sakes LEARN then VOTE.

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The lone Deranger

Yea, we need to lower taxes all the way down.
So low that the government wont be able to pay for services and regulations.
Then the government will go into serious debt.
Then we will cry foul… spending too high!…Government spending out of control….. we need to cut services, government cant pay for all this .
People go further into debt.
Which causes more mass hysteria.
More cuts and eventual corporate takeover of our society.
Pure Capitalism
Ha.
Those guys really have everybody’s interest in mind …I’m sure they do.
Because in a pure capitalist economy Making money takes precedence oval all.
Profit At All Cost.
Profit takes precedence over Everything.
Don’t fool yourself.
The only moral and ethical answer is a mixture of Capitalism with socialism(health care coverage, welfare,Social security, higher taxes for richer than poorer ) and government regulation for the safety and well being of the people and the environment(we are destroying our planet)
Ayan Rand Is Dead Wrong

The lone Deranger

We need a Balanced system.
Right now the scale is tipping towards the best interest of Business.
That’s a big mistake.
Theres no Ethics or Morals business.
Business specializes in the making of money and Nothing Else.
Who’s fooling who?
Not me.
I woke up from my nightmare into an even bigger nightmare.

The lone Deranger

One day you might wake up from a dream into the same Nightmare.

The lone Deranger

did you know that since regan the deficit has gone from a trillion or so to 14 trillion?
Why?
Tax cuts to the rich.
Under eisenhower they paid 90% under Clinton they paid 36% Now Bush cut it to 33%.Then what happened? And republicans forced Obama to extend those cuts.
Hmmm.
That sounds very reasonable when those cuts could have helped reduce the debt by 858 trillion. But nooooo we should reduce the debt by cutting your teachers salery and cutting education grants and other services to the poor instead.
Why?
Well if his son/daughter goes to the best school in the country and gets the best education and you don’t… then what?
he has an unfair advantage.
Because hes smarter, has a better degree and has a better life and he knows powerful ppl.
Also, Uneducated, ignorant people are easier to manipulate.
Because they will get their information from the movies the 10 o’cock news their friends faux news and their add campaigns and their televangelist.
No Problem.
No Threat.

The lone Deranger

By the time you figure out the games not fair ITS Too Late.
The Universe was Not Created to make as much money as possible and to Consume as much as possible.
We need a balance.
We need some Faking Referees.

The lone Deranger

Pass interference Mother Fucker

The lone Deranger

This God that I wordhip
This Demon I B;lame.
It s exacty the dsme.

lonederanger

strike the last comment i was Pretty drunk when I wrote it.
Hahah.
I have one last thing to add.
Since Regan their income has gone up 50 fold.
The rest of the people the middle and lower classes income has stayed the same when you take the cost of living inflation into account.
While the National Debt is insane.
But government is broke and we need to balance the budget on the backs of the poor.
Thats honorable. I guess.

lonederanger

How do we function?
Where do we get our energy?
OIL.
Oil is not infinate.
we wiill run out of oil.
The peak oil production will run out within our lifetime.
THem what ?
You think 5$ a gallon was high?
We need oil to harvest and distribute food.
The average head of lettuce travels 1500 miles.
How?
gas Oil for trucks.
almost every product in your house has an ingregiant made from oil.
Oil is not forever .
When we run out of it we will collapse.
The planet cant support this systam of mass production and consumption.

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lonederanger

A society needs energy to function.
Where do we get our energy?
Oil.

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Matthew Geisel

Money is imaginary in a lot ways. It’s just green paper. I think the government should print up enough money to give everyone in the United States 1 million dollars, and then we can go from there. When inflation happens, just print more money. Maybe it would get people to do what is right because it is right.

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patsylee

We didn’t get a rise and two year. That’s not right at all for all of people get oncely monlthy income. They don’t have any money for their self.

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Matthew Geisel

Money is imaginary in a lot ways. It’s just green paper. I think the government should print up enough money to give everyone in the United States 1 million dollars, and then we can go from there. When inflation happens, just print more money and give it to everyone. Maybe it would get people to do what is right because it is right.

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patsylee

Thing, got very high price gas, water, rent light bill. that’s don;t make any since.

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Matthew Geisel

Government hasn’t been much of friend to anyone. Banks haven’t been a friend to anyone. Here is the solution. Money is imaginary in a lot ways. It’s just green paper. I think the government should print up enough money to give everyone in the United States 1 million dollars, and then we can go from there. When inflation happens, just print more money. Maybe it would get people to do what is right because it is right.

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AB

In Government Shutdown, President and Congress Would Still Get Paid

WHAT IS SSOOOOOOOOOOOOO WRONG WITH THIS WE GET CUT AND THEY STILL GET PD???????????????

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AB

Answers (5)
Answerer 1
SS medicare medicaid all have there own trust fund, they dont come out of the budget,
It is an insurance supports its own self, it is n

WAS DOING SOME READING AND I FOUND THIS IT MAKES SOOOOOOO MUCH SENSE I WANTED TO SHARE

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ron

I don’t think any of us down here really know the workings of budgets and money flow from the government levels. I’m sure that if they want or need to manipulate the facts about the S/S and Medicare system they can and will, including borrowing from it to support other interests such as reimbursing States for their expenses in providing Illegal Immigrant medical expenses. Thank you Seniors………..I pledge allegiance to the flag………

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Jessica

I totally agree ron,they said that the COLA didn’t rise for the year,that is one of the biggest lies I’ve ever heard.It’s rising all the time!The government fixed it so that it would not come out on paper that the cola rose.That is how corrupt they are.

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tom

if the cost of living hasn’t gone up why does the government need so much money. personally i’m paying more for gas food heating etc. maybe we should just tell the bill collectores to bad expenses haven’t risen you have to take what we were paying two years ago.

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ron

Yep, this is starting to sound a little like what the people in Egypt and Libya are suffering from, and a large part of Americans still aren’t sure in their minds where Obama really came from (?). People in America are generally sick of the mismanagement of government, and government against the wishes of the people, whether it was Bush or now Obama. We are not going to fix it with our vote, because they have bought the system with their own people………….with liberty and justice for all.

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AB

did you know if these wash. idots dems,reps, prez Had not passed 2wk budget we would NOT HAVE GOT OUR CKS ON TIME IF WE GOT THEM AT ALL. WHATS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE. 1ST. NO COST OF LIVING THAN NO STIMULUS FINALLY ALMOST NO CK FOR MARCH LETS HOPE THESE CLOWNS CAN GET IT TOGETHER BEFORE APRIL GETS HERE. STRESS IS NOT GOOD FOR SRS. FOOD, HOUSING, GAS , MED ARE NOT FREE TO US.

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sandra

barocka obama i hope you and the house can get a contermise on our social security by this friday seniors disabled on social security social security disabelity have worked to hard for our money i have worked three jobs at one time for three years streaght i still work a part time seasonable job i am not able to work hard laber work my arthoritous and my ostil perilious in my spine want let me i have worked hard all of my life like every body else on social security have it sure would be nice if we could get another 250.00 rebate or a rise it is long over do maybe when the ecomity gets betteri will be prying that there dont be a goverment shout down to all of you in the white house work with obama on this i love all of you god bless all of you

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sylvia

TELL OBAMA AND CONGRESS AND SENATE TO EAT AND PAY WHAT WE HAVE TO THEY NEED TO BE PUT IN PRISION FOR ALL THE ARE DOING TO THE OLDER AMERICANS AND VETS, WHO IN THE HECK DO THEY THINK THEY ARE NOTHING BUT LOW DOWN RATS AND NEED TO LIVE INA SESS POOL

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sylvia

HOW MANY OF US ARE SICK OF OBAMAS PROMISED, REMEMBER IN DEC HE SAID PAA THE EXTENTION ON UNEMPLOYMNET AND HE WOULD SEE THAT SENIORS VETS AND OTHERS WOULD GET A STIMULUS. OBAMA IMTTHINK YOU STINK AND ARE ONE BIG LYER AND NEED TO RESIGH, AND AS FAR AS CONGRESS GOES YOUR ALL GETTING FAT ON MONEY US OLDER PEOPLE STARTED IT IS ABOUT TIME EVERYONE OF YOU STEPPED IN THE OCEAN AND DISAPEARED

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Matthew Geisel

I’m fairly certain that Obama is a Republican at this point. You can call things whatever you want, but that’s what I’m seeing.

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tom

repubs don’t want him either

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Jessica

Obama is full of empty promises,he is a liar!HE IS THE REASON WHY WE DIDNT GET OUR STIMULUS!He said we would,but we didn’t.It his fault and his fault alone.I am sick of other people that say it’s the republicans’ fault.Obama doesn’t know what the hell he is doing,all anyone has to do is watch the news.Sylvia,don’t worry,so many people are disgusted with him and there isn’t much of a chance that joke of a president will get another term.This is a fact!!

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naomi

YOU ALL GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! I AM ON DISABILITY AND WILL BE UNTIL I DIE I CLEARLY CANNOT WORK AS I AM SICK WITH A DISEASE THAT ARE SO KIND GOVERNMENT INVENTED AND WONT ALLOW ME TO GET TREATMENT OR WELL… ATLEAST THEY CAN FORCE ME TO BE HOMELESS AND STARVE TO DEATH… I HAVE NO OTHER SOLUTIONS OR ANSWERS… I HAVE NO FAMILY AND NO FRIENDS I HAVE NO OTHER MEANS THEN DISABILITY AND WHEN YOU HAVE TO PAY 700 FOR RENT AND ONLY RECIEVE 700 TO LIVE OFF OF THAT MIGHT AS WELL EUTHINIZE ME THERE IS JUST NO POINT IN THE SIRADS ANYMORE!!!! PLEASE DO SOMETHING OR PLEASE SHUTUP!!!!

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Rolly Schicker

naomi,
Maybe you should run for congress, then all of us could support you like we support the bozos that are already there. Seriously, I feel you pain frustration, like so many here. I guess all we can do is hope and pray for change in the hearts (if they have any0 of our “leaders”??? God bless you.

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Linda Terry

I would like to know what planet our legislators are living on. Here on earth the prices are soaring and Social Security Disability does not provide enough money to even pay rent and utilities, let alone food, clothing, medical and other necessities. My check is enough that I do not qualify for harldy any state aid either. Food, heating and gasoline prices have gone through the roof. Lettuce at $1.38 a pound is unheard of, but if I want a salad, I have to pay that amount or drive 30 miles to get it using $10-15 worth of gas….you choose. $250.00 would be just a drop in the bucket, but it would help. The big FAT CATS who ran big business into the ground by outsourcing everything get bailed out while the people who worked hard get shafted. It also must be nice to have a job where you can vote to raise your own wages, make legislation to starve the poor, and to have the opportunity to be as depraved as you want without danger of real prosecution….that’s our government. We need to get back to our root values (Christianity and democracy); and we need to start helping our own people. Stop helping the Fat Cas get fatter and help the people who really count in this country….its citizens. Yes, people need good health care. Don’t give them charity or socialism, guve them jobs and dignity so they can take care of themselves and their families.

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ab

YOU PRETTY MUCH SUMED UP THE WAY THINGS ARE

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Matthew Geisel

Money is a motivating tool. The American government should print up as much as they can and use it to motivate people to do the right thing. Look around, there are thousands of things that need to repaired and/or recycled. A good president would lead people to do this and printing up lots of money is a good way. It’s just a green piece of paper, so why not? I’m so sick of Obama. He didn’t figure it out for America. He’s taken this country no where. Socialism should be social. It means people should help other people, not try to control them with banks, government and psychiatric medications.

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ron

No S/S COLA for 09/10 created massive revenue for the government over these two years. We are broke. But—-we can finance a plan to give Chevron millions of tax dollars to install solar parking lot covers over our public school parking lots where as they will gather green enegry and then sell it back to us. That’s public tax dollars and public land being given to private business of which those responsible for bringing this plan to reality are probably heavily invested. Life couldn’t be better for Chevron or those in our government that can find much better use of S/S COLA money than returning it to the idiots that invested throughout their entire life into this phony lie…….By the way, Chevron and their co-hearts have increased gasoline prices in my town by .40 cents a gal. since the first of the year that supposidly has a zero COLA index……what do you think they are going to do to our electric bills when they get the death grip on that too?

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Wayne

This is True how True Gas will get Alot Worse you just wait by July see what Gas Is- Plus the Food Prices and Clothes going to be a Bad Bad Year”

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Matthew Geisel

We have everything right here in America to make things work. We just need to recycle the material goods that we do have into a better order. The method that America is using is completely off. That’s fairly obvious by now. But you know how Americans are, we’ll do things the same old way until we’re blue in the face, even if those ways don’t really work.

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jimmie

hahaha i told u guys that nixed wouldn’t believe me when i saw it on cpsan told u knucker

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ron

Yeah, ab we are all starting to get it……..shafted. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands….one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and JUSTICE FOR ALL……no matter what they reek over me. Beyond the screwing we got in Social Security, in my town they are constructing a massive sewage treatment plant to convert what came out of our bowels into fresh clean drinking water and processing the “hard matter” into a lucrative fertilizer component to be used to grow your tomatoes and lettuce ect. in…….a plan that is coming to a town near you. There are those up there that envision converting that “hard matter” into a meat by-product…….and to the republic for which it stands……….??????

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ab

DID anyone see where he wants BILLIONS FOR A FANCY RAIL LINE ‘MONEY for this and none for us again I ASK “”” WHATS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE””””MONEY for the up keep of illegal alians(they get more than SRS.), BIG BUSINESS BAIL OUTS, RAISES FOR CONGRESS THESE ARE A FEW OF STUPID
THINGS I do not get oh wait we are getting it “”””””””””””””””” Shafted””””””””””””””””””””

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Wayne

FL Said No dont want it- Speed Rail is a big big waste- We are Broke but we have Fast Trains Haaaaaaaaa

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jimmy

our car insurance just went up $72.00 a year the reason I have gotten in the 64 to 70 age who have a lot of wrecks even though we have had insurance with them since 1972 with no wrecks or speeding tickets also the power company just got an increase in their rates and don’t for get gas prices on the rise.

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ron

Good question ab. People all over the world are beginning to feel the power of those that levitate above the multitudes where the rule of law, common decency, or fairness is something that gets in their way. A law was passed in the 70’s that recognized the absolute need to adjust S/S payments iaw the level in increase in the current cost of goods and services. But we now have a new group of leaders that incorporate the word “illegal” into something that government must provide assistance to nurture and exploit to their benefit, as in “illegal immigration”, even if it means stealing from it from the worthless bastards that have spent 65 years building and defending this country……..YOU ARE LOOKING FOR MORALS IN PEOPLE THAT HAVE NONE……..(they have power and money)………and your question goes unanswered

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ab

I wrote my congressman and just got a responce letter 3 wks later he voted against SRS. getting a cost of living raise he tried in the letter to explain? why he voted against we SRS. i have since sent him an email reminding him he VOTED HIMSELF A RAISE. MY ??????? IS WHATS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE B.S. FROM him and nothing ffor us if voteing them out is not the answer what is???

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ron

Vote them out don’t work anymore Ab. We done that in 2006 and changed the congress from Republican control to Democrat control and nothing changed. Now we done it again in 2010 and there still ain’t nothing going to change. When the Corporate world is allowed to “purchase” the law making seats in our government, you no longer have a government, you have a dictatorship. It appears that the people in Egypt are responding to that kind of leadership. California is broke, and the choices we were given (vote em out) was another one of “them” for Governor. So, as long as they have us devided 50/50 over the issues, there won’t be an Egypt here, and voting them out won’t work either….maybe one day we will all learn what Egypt knows now, and that is togetherness will work when “vote them out” won’t……….

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ab

I am learning as I go who did the most for SRS.that said congress VOTED THEIRSELVES A RAISE YET DENIED SRS. AN INCREASE. YOU NEED TO LOOK AT YOUR congress person and vote tHem in or out if tHey voted against SRS. This is the only real tool we have.

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thomas

american people and everyone on ss need to vote all of the Government out of office that go for everyone in the white house, and every state in the us ,and all of Congress also need to be voted out of office, we the american people need to put new people in office and take out the trash that is in office now. and that obama is just a want to be President. i think all the american people need to vote out obama and all of congress and the house. and vote for someone that and help the american people, and not take from us. just know that the elections is comming up and we american can take back american all we have to do is to vote out the trash.

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jeff

How do you vote the entire government out of office? That’s idiotic and that’s the problem unfortunately with people who get help from the government. Lack of education. Voting everyone out of office is ridiculous. You have to know who is on your side and who is not. It’s pretty simple. The Republicans are against Social Security and are the reason why there was no payment. The Democrats have always fought for Social Security. To blame the Democrats and want to vote them out of office is against your interests, but do what you want. You’re going to anyway.

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Rolly Schicker

Jeff,
Do you think term limits for our representives would work? Those bozos have made a career of screwing the people and making themselves rich. (How many non-millioaires are in Washngton….not counting the newly elected ones?) When this country was founded, our representives were PART TIME workers. They all had other professions or businesses.
We need to get back to our founding principles, integrity, honor and most of all…..GOD!

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Johnna

Strange thing: The Congress doesn’t want to give us the monthly COLA, because of “low inflation.” However, do they take into account that some states (like CA) and the US government too the equivalent of SEVERAL YEARS of COLA from those on SSI. Moreover, have they even considered that in some areas of the country, like where my husband and I live, the cost of living has actually skyrocketed? I hope and pray they change their minds this year, and give us the COLA back in future years. Consequently, IF WE CAN’T SPEND money, even on BASIC necessities, WE CAN’T even start to HELP RESTORE the economy.

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ron

Agreed Ab, but as the converstaion evolves, the real truth begins to become clear. The Republicans want the S/S funds invested in the stock market, where they can manipulate the figures, and control the payouts without any political backlash. Very much like the 401K system works today, as millions of investors transfer their stock investment into safe bond investments, but only after the market fell through the bottom and their stock value was depleated. Now they will move that money back into stock investment, so the stock they bought at 11,000, they sold at 9,000 (a big loss), and now they are going to rebuy that stock again at 12,000. This is how they want to control and manipulate the S/S payouts………they are not stupid, we are……………………

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ab

DID anyone read article on computer “s.s.will be broke by 2035″ good read. IF the govt. would keep their HANDS OFF AND QUIT USEING S.S. FOR OTHER THINGS THERE MIGHT BE ENOUGH TO LAST.
QUIT GIVING BENIFITS(UNEARNED) TO ILLEGAL ALIENS(THEY GET MORE THAN SRS) THERE MIGHT BE
ENOUGHT TO GO AROUND.VOTETING OUT THE ONES WHO DON,T SUPPORT SRS. IS A GOOD IDEA IT DOES NOT MATTER TO ME AT THIS STAGE OF THE GAME WHAT THE PARTY.

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Wayne

I Agee I wish they would Keep Their hands Off Stop taking Money from S.S. Account’

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ron fink

Little is being said about just how much benefit the Government is realizing from the phony zero COLA projections for 2010 and 2011. It can be simplified somewhat simply by deducting just one dollar a month from each Social Security recipiant, and multiplying that times the number of recipiants that get a check each month. That number is said to be 58 million, and that would be 58 million dollars a month benefit to the Government each month. Now if the COLA that we didnot get would have been just 3% and that equated to $30 a month COLA for the average recipiant, that would then multiply 58 million times $30 a month, then times 12 months a year, then times 2 years, then times the remaining years current recipiants live. Thank you Seniors

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mary

I WAS SENT A $250 CHECK IN 2009 THEY SENT THE CHECK BACK BECAUSE I MOVED I GAVE THEM ALL MY NEW INFORMATION SO THE CHECK COULD BE SENT TO THE NEW ADDRESS I TALKED TO SOCIAL SECURITY FOR OVER A YEAR I WAS TOLD I WOULD GET THE CHECK, I TALKED TO SOCIAL SECURITY AGAIN THIS YEAR 2011, I WAS TOLD I WILL NOT GET THE CHECK, COULD SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO TALK TO SOMEONE AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND TELL THEM HOW SOCIAL SECURITY IS KEEPING MONEY THAT RIGHTLY BELONG TO MANY PEOPLE ON SOCIAL SECURITY.T

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Karen

I believe that all on Social Security should have a raise in 2011. Government officials have voted in a raise for themselves. How about they don’t take their raises and do make sure people on social security get theirs. After all , we have paid into the system and the government officals have depleted
the savings for seniors.

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Wayne

Food Has Went up Real Bad- We Need a good Rise Match all of this Food Prices

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Rolly Schicker

Of course you know Karen, our representitives have their own “social security”and don’t pay into SS. (plus their own health care). coupled with the fact, they get their salary FOR LIFE. Why should they care about we working folks? (sarcasm 😉 )

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muriel king

i am on ssi and ss i live inOk and i sure can use that #250 cheek it really would help poeple that don,t get alot of money

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Crochette

Since they have the money they don’t give a hoot. If they had to live on what is considered below the poverty level, they’d soon change their minds. Someone suggested that they do a SRCOLA, I like this idea. If they vote themselfs a raise, VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE. If they vote not to give those on social security a paltry $250 stimulas, VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE. It’s time to stand up to those who have been in office for waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy to long. It’s time to get rid of the good ole boys club. VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE.

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mach 1

Crochette, I agree with you 100%. We deserve the COLA and a raise as well. When you stop and think of it, the fed. government officals can vote theirselves a raise and not think anything of it. Let those drawing any funds from S.S. etc., and push for a raise will be put on the sidelines and passed over.
Another thing is Obama, and Congress went all out to provide the Unions and the workers many, many benifits, such as their retirement benifits, healthcare, raises, and other additional perks.
(Not to leave out all the other Bailouts of Banks and Auto companies. They are Bailing out Banks and Lending companies of Foreign Countries, all of which do not do any business with the USA at any time ever. This is tax payers money, not theirs to pass out as they see fit.)
The union workers didn’t do anything to deserve all the extras, but they were members of the unions where they work, and backed Obama in the election. The Unions themselves were the Big Winners from the Bailouts and additional perks that they received and will receive in the future from all this spending garbage.
The people on S.S , S.S.I. , who are disable from birth defects, mental handycaps, accidental injuries, or medical complications that occured during war injuries etc. , are looked at as if we don’t need any help. We are just a thorn in the side of the fed. gov.. We are something that could be expendable. (That means NOT NEEDED or no longer USEFUL). Truth is we are the problem and they have no need for us. They have depleted all the money in the funds set aside for S.S. which included interest. Now they use excuses not to help those that need it.
They just added yet another year of unemployment which totals three in a row. Many of them are lazy and wont work and have another year to live for free. Many cant get a job, because they are either over qualified or under qualified. Think about who really counts, not us.

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Wayne

Sad i Agree with all of this so so Sad- Cant Even pass a 250.00 Check for help

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jeff

What do you think voting them out of office will do? It’s the system that’s broken. You should vote for the party that represents your interests and for social security recipients that is clearly the Democrats. The Republicans want to abolish Social Security. You can blame Obama all you want. It’s moronic. It’s the system that holds things like this up. Without Obama and the Democrats, there wouldn’t even be Social Security. The Republicans hate Social Security which is why this was not passed. Don’t blame Obama or the Democrats. That’s stupid. It’s the Republicans. I think they all suck, but the system is what it is. You have to vote for the party that represents your interests. There’s really not much you can do either way. The entire system is a joke and your vote doesn’t mean much.

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Melinda

I totally agree with you Jeff. The Republicans are the ones who voted down the stimulus money for those of us struggling from day to day. I watched a t.v. program about all the decorating that goes on at the white house during the holidays. All those staff members that it takes to put up all of those Christmas trees and build gingerbread replicas of the white house. It was very amusing, to say the least. They could probably help several family’s in need with the money that was spent. I’m sure that it is overwhelming when a new president comes to town and sees all the money wasted. The system is indeed broken! Here we are having trouble putting groceries on our tables and all the legislators have no idea. Most of them were born with a silver spoon to begin with. They have never really known what struggles we face, nor do they care. When our government looks out for big corporations, all their money funding their campaigns, takes precedence over the average working man and the less fortunate.
When I hear people complaining about Obama and his family taking vacations and using our tax money for such, I can’t help but wonder if the people complaining, ever complained about the previous presidents and their wasteful nature? There needs to be a back to basics move but where does it start? God says that our focus in life is where we lay up our treasure, for there will be where our heart is also.
I’m thankful for what I do have but the poor and middle class could sure use some help!!!

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Ruth

I too live on less than $1200. a month and that $250 stimulus package would have been an enormous help. It would have at least paid for a much needed Dr’s. visit !!!!
Where is Congress getting their figures? Apparently they don’t have to buy gas (over $3.00) or groceries like the rest of us. They can just send the ‘housekeeper’ out to do it for them so they don’t see what is really going on out here..
Who gives them the right to give themselves raises before that of their constituents ?
We can impeach the president – why not the congress ?
Bush created the mess we are in – yet he sits back getting govt pay and medical for the rest of his life. How fair is that ? He should hang his head in shame – and will when he meets his MAKER.
Obama knowingly walked into the job as president. His ideals were great but not his tactics. Sadly he is far too passive. He needs to work harder to get the votes needed to pass stimulus packages for Social Security recipients. When he is done with that – he needs to change the ‘rules’ for congress too. They need to learn to live on unemployment, Social Security etc – just like the rest of us !!!!
IN GOD WE TRUST

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Ruth

p.s. There was a $250. stimulus check last year???? I didn’t get one. Now what do I do ??

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andys2i

No check in 2010. Fingers crossed for one in 2011 – or at least something similar. Obama should reveal more details in his 2012 budget being announced next month so stay tuned.

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mach 1

Nope, not anything for any of us in 2011.
Nancy Pelosi and crew did that for us around November 2010. She shut down Congress just before the elections. The vote for the $250.00 again was shut down with them.
Just those that won’t work will get another year of unemployment, thats the OBAMA way.
Too Bad all the incumbants weren’t voted out, which would have inculded Nancy, but she is back and with another viengence !

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Lynda

Ruth,
If there was one I did not receive it either. I also know others as well that did not get one. So, where is this so, called check? Padding the pockets of OUR GOVERNMENT OFFICALS?

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ab

I AM READING A lot of angry and yeS we should be angry read who did what and who didn,t and vote the ones out who do not SUPPORT SRS. Its both reps and dems after all they voted theirselves a raise and this makes me angry as all get out knowing we SRS. have PD OUR DUES WORKING ALL OUR LIVES. THE VOTE IS THE ONLY WEAPON WE HAVE AND if you don,t vote don,t grip,its like a dog baying at the moon useless. I AM A SR. who is on S.S. and I an raising a 7 and 6 yr. olds soooooooooooooooo money is beyond tight I really could have used that 250.00 toward them.get out of the war, no more raises for congress ( it might help if they took a pay cut) lol,no more jet rides,( pay their own way), illegal aliens(no more free handouts),no more govt.bailouts of big business, than come see we SRS. THEPOOREST OF THE POOR. JUST GOOD COMMON SENSE NEVER SPEND MORE THAN YOU MAKE.

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robert

my bubb and he wife work they life now they both SS Disability never get back pay they month 1000 for both wow no way they can live like this sad they can even buy no one gifts for dec 25 this was sad how gov works cheap bs me working i see this bad we need start help ssi with more money so they can get more food pay dam pay bills so they dont go slp in streets come guys think if was us how we feel get this little with or wife it sad if you get sick wife can walk she sick give her pills all day dam gov bs so piss see this shit with my eyes hurt me so bad wish was dam rich help out ssi see how some guys live dam sad rep white house dont give shit about this ssi help out the dam poor for reals guys ty

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Ednola

fIRST of all no president makes his own decisions. He’s just a figure head. The only place you can get a good income is fighting the war. If you are to old or young for that then you have to deal with those clowns in the White House that are getting paid big bucks to tell you what you already know, you have nothing.

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Jessica

Lone Deranger YOU are the one on crack!You support that Obama scumbag,the one who got a Nobel prize for doing NOTHING!!!You are a joke.Obama is for stupid crap like dont ask dont tell instead of real issues.You liberals are sending this country further to hell and don’t deny it.Obama has NO business at all in office,he knows absolutely nothing.He is making the situation in this country way worse.Obama will be voted out of office for the next term so that someone who knows what the hell they are doing will take over.And oh yeah ever since he has been president there hasn’t been any COL increase.First time since the 70s.I cannot believe anyone would believe Obama.Go check your facts!!!!

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mach 1

Jessica, You Go Girl !
Lone Deranger has all the makings of a true Liberal Dumb A$$. I can’t believe that all those people want to lean down and kiss Obamas A$$. This one L.D. is really getting his nose brown, if you know what I mean. He has the mentality of a Dusch Bag. If they were able to see past Obamas rectum then they might be able to see what the real truth is. I bet his eyes are dark brown since he has eat so much crap that Obama spilles !
Remember CHANGE and HOPE, the two words that the Liberals live by. Those two words and $1.00 at MickeyD’s will buy him a cup of coffee, or something.

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The lone Deranger

What fictional hell are we supposedly going too ?
The one were people have affordable health care coverage and gay people get married? Scientists are actually listened to when they warn of a global environmental catastrophe (an environment which we depend on to oh I don’t know LIVE?)
Why is it that people believe scientists when the said they had a polio vacine (wishing for polio to go away wont make it so) (you obviously have a childish view of reality …YOU live in bizzaro world)and when they helped us make freaking Iphones and so when it comes to the internet and iphones science is fact and true but that other stuff we don’t like (their lying) REALLY?
You know sticking you fingers in your ears and asking you friend god to make them go away isn’t going to fix anything god dosen’t fix shit he gives us the ability and
(so I thought) intelect to figure out the best reasonable way that we can coexist with each other and to help eachother. NOT to kill ourselves in his name and in the name of money.
Because, that dosen’t sound like freaking hell or maybe it does to you?

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The lone Deranger

Where the freak do you get your facts from?
The church of scientology?
Why is it that OBAMA hasent done anything for this country ?
Because the republicans refused to do business with him so that they can blame him for inaction.
But, actually spreading lies about health care reform that is actually going to prevent people from dying or going bankrupt in order to protect the greedy profit making (on peoples lives) corporations who don’t care NOTHING about the welfare of people and to do it so effectivley that people are actually outraged at this poposal to save LIVES and having your ignorant azz actually believing that they are not greedy and obama did nothing…. is quite franckly SCARY.

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The lone Deranger

By the way I’m not mad that I didn’t get an increase I’m grateful that there actually is some sort of system in place to help people who need it…Where in alot of countries there’s not.
What does anger me is when Military spending is more important than the health of the people who live in the country and people are actually outraged at this idea of more affordable health insurance..But spending enormous amounts of money on military technology that our closes competing enemy is FAAAAAAAAAAAAARR behind and continually increasing the military budget is not an outrage?…….WTF
But, Guess what ? Social security and disability is a Freaking LIBERAL IDEA …Your welcome

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Jessica

You and your liberal lies and socialism are what is driving this country to hell.You have no idea what you are talking about.Liberals like to twist things around.Obama hasn’t done anything for this country because he has absolutely NO BUSINESS whatsoever being the president.Everyone knows it,so stop laying blame on republicans.Anyone who listens to Obama is an idiot.He will be out of office very soon,and thanks sooo much to everyone who voted for him,because this country is in disarray.Bush did mess thing up before him,but then you put Obama into office!?That is insanity.He gets a nobel peace prize for doing NOTHING.I’m not worried,he won’t get another term.

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The lone Deranger

You’re absolutely right and we should replace him with the biggest idiot with absolutely Zero credentials ….reality show star…gun crazy semi-hot milf … Sarah PALIN….You’re so making my point for me. This chick cant even spell health care let alone figure out a better solution to GREED Based Health Care…What incentive do you actually believe that insurance companies have to be motivated to help sick people ?…..What? there nice people?…said who?..I got news for you…the more money you make the better…not the most sick people you help……but you just go la la la la la la la I don’t wanna believe that people can be motivated to do bad things by money….well I go hmm NOT la la la la la..Obama is NOT a socialist THAT is ANOTHER LIE That you choose too so blindly believe….and I ask myself WTF?.

Jessica

Obama is one of the BIGGEST socialists ever,this is the truth.You really need to go check your facts.Obama is a socialist MORON who doesn’t know crap.He is the biggest joke of a president ever.Obama IS a socialist,do you live under a rock or something?He is the one focusing on stupid issues like gays in the military and not important things.Obama the socialist will not be reelected,and everyone is talking about what a huge mistake it was that he was elected in the first place.He is in wayyy over is head.You cannot tell me otherwise.

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The lone Deranger

which important issues should he be focusing on …?…Hes a socialist ?…says WHO? Go look up the fAAcking word Socialism FIRST before you let people ruin you REtard!!!!

The lone Deranger

Lets look at the IMPORTANT issuse that republicans FIGHT. They fought to NOT increase taxes by 3% to people who make MORE than 250,000 dollars a year… they fought it so hard that they refused to pass any legislation untill he extended those tax cuts….and they want to cut the budget by cutting services which provide help to poor people and they are threatening to shut down the government unless obama the socialist does just that…… cut services to the poor… WHY do the poor people have to scacrifice because the Faacking bankers Faacket up sooooo bad that the economy collapsed WHY do poor people have to sacrificed for their mistake but they REFUSE to alow a 3% tax increase to them when they most certainly can afford one while the poor CANNOT. They FOUGHT AGAINST affordable Health INsurance VERY VERY VERY HARD ………..WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY?…..WAKE UP RETARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!..before its too late

The lone Deranger

WHY are teachers greedy because they make 58 thousand dollars a year and they NEED to sacrifice? but the people that make more than 250,000 dollars a year don’t HAVE to sacrifice and are NOT greedy?…how does that make sense to you

The lone Deranger

SLEEP WALKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The lone Deranger

I Refuse The Facts Which Come Out Of The CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY.!

The lone Deranger

Because essencially there culling their pay and health benefits in wyoming or wherever the fight is against government workers unions so its actually like a bigger than 3% tax cut because that money comes from the government…..and the logic is that they make too much money and the government is broke and they need to Sacrifice. ..well ok so they said we will ….but we need to have the right to be able to bargain in the future ….THEY SAID NO…..But why is it that RICH people don’t have to sacrifice when they make more money than they can throw away…..SOme of these rich guys have so much FAAAAking money that if they stood at the edge of a cliff and shoveled their cash of of it they wouldn’t be able to shovel it faster than they make it ……THATS HOW MUCH MONEY THEY HAVE…..WHY ARENT THEY SACRIFICING

The lone Deranger

*tax increase sorry

The lone Deranger

Lets all sacrifice one of their 100 mansions one of their priceless aritfacts or paintings or one of their faking private jets or one of their thousands of lawyers or one of their hundereds of collector cars or one of each and give it to the FAKING POOR….FAK THAT
NAAAA…lets make it so that your Faking teacher can’t afford to pay off her credit card bills because they make the interest rates so faking hight that you will owe them money for the REST OF YOUR LIVES….or lets make it so that people have to sell their FAking house so that their wife dosen’t DIE. YEA that sounds like a better FINAL SOLUTION
IF I have to Bitch slap you to end this insanity I WILL.

The lone Deranger

Bitch slap (not literally) …..Librals ….Not Violent people …..Lets not get crazy

The lone Deranger

Ask yourself WHO makes more than 250,000 dollars a year????
ASK ?…Look it up….Whos is this everyone who says hes a socialist?….WHO?

The lone Deranger

WHERE is this information that he dosent know what hes doing coming from?
WHO are these people WHO say this….besides you ….WHO told you that..

The lone Deranger

You know EVERYONE said that sadam hussain had weapons of mass destruction and that he was responsible for 9/11 and he was a threat. Guess what ?…Bullshit
thousands of Americans DEAD and more permanently disabled or disfigured or psyhologically fkt up..Trillions of dollars spent….For what?..500,000 iraqi civilians…Dead
Everyone said Vietnam was necessary and just Guess what?…bullshit…hundreds of thousands of Americans died …millions of vietnamese people died…Trilions of dollars spent….FOR WHAT?

The lone Deranger

If you don’t start asking questions and just go along with the plan of your favorite Televison personality or your best friend or some other smart guy and dont ask Important questions about issues which affect peoples lives than you will be nothing more than a tool and indirectly responsible for peoples missery ….thats not what being an american is

The lone Deranger

One last thing i forgot Also Very Important..
EVERYONE said Black people are savages and stupid and inferior incompetent and uncivilized don’t deserve the same rights deserve to be enslaved and hung of off a tree.
And everone went along and believed it and was scared of them and tormented them and enslaved them and hung of off trees and wouldn’t hire them wouldnt lend them any money. Guess what ALL Bullshit.
…BARAK OBAMA .. if you need any more proof that it was all lies.
Then you are truly either stupid or evil.
And I’m not sure which is worse

The lone Deranger

By the way you can also blame the liberal agenda for siding with the civil rights movement in the 60s with women and miorities….Womens lib?
LIBERAL IDEA……
Your welcome
Id rather be a liberal idiot who wants to help poor people and people who are oppressed than a conservative RACIST who also opresses women

The lone Deranger

Oh but i forgot you truly must be living in hell with all your womens right ….
and your social security and disability checks.
with youre paid vacations and sick days.
hahahahahahahahah
DUNCE
WERE ALL IN HELLL….
SAVE YOURSELF

The lone Deranger

This is how we can get out of hell.
Ignore all the scientists, stop using the internet, iphoes, ipads, televisions, ALL Scientific technology. Because there lying to us its not true. The environment is FINE. We’re NOT Fkng it up. Don’t worry.
The real problem is that our obama is trying to ruin our country by giving up access to medicine and doctors.
Conservatives want to help us by lowering taxes for rich people so they can then give it to us out of the goodness of their hearts.
They want to help us by cuting our saleries and pensions and Health insurance because we are just too greedy.
We make too much money.
We dont deserver to organize and bargain for better pay and sik days and such.
Thats the road Out Of Hell.
Trust me, I’m on your side. 😉

The lone Deranger

While your at it, why don’t you go look up pre-union working conditions and worker rights and pay in this country. People had to fight for fair wages and health coverage and sik days and vacations and shorter work weeks and workers safety.
Those guys didnt just give it to people out of the goodness of their hearts.
Youre also very welcome.

The lone Deranger

Lets put this in simpler terms …
the top 20% of people in america have 93% of all wealth in this country.
while the bottom 80% have 7% of the wealth .
In a world where money is power …..THATS ALOT OF FAKING POWER !!!
But teachers and the working class have to make sacrifices for their mistakes.
Wheres the outrage?
We are nothing more than a tool in a competition in which The only competitors are THE RICH .
WAKE UP PLEASE THEY WILL RUIN OUR WORLD!
Nobody is policing these people ….
no one really even understands what wall street is doing .
Just what the fuck are Derivitives?
That shit is responsible for the worlds(not just Americas) economies collapse.
Theres no police there.
What would happen if the police in your city disapeared?
Ask yourself that question.
The role of the government is to be the police.
To make sure that no one is cheating and taking advantage of people and abusing their power or fucking up the environment and paying people as little as possible because its cheaper because in this competition (survival of the fittest winner takes all you do wat you have to to win ) and if even you dont want to be bad but u see that the bad guy is cheating and hes making more money than you and no one stops him than you have no choice but to cheat also ….JUST TO SURVIVE
So are all rich peole bad ?
NO
But what makes you believe that there arent bad rich people ?
What does money make people do GOOD THINGS?
IS being smart make people good?
Is simply being an amerincan mean that youre nice?
ASK

The lone Deranger

These people like bill gates and warren buffet and bill clinton
THEY KNOW that the game is not fair but they figured out a way to win or get luky anway
but they cant just say that because they will loose and will be ostracised within their cominity(not your comunity but theirs which has all the power)
So they donate a shitload of money to help the poor and they dedicate the rest of their lives because maybe their nice or maybe they just want to save their soul.
WHO KNOWS

The lone Deranger

Jessica Please for the love of god and all humanity start asking some faking serious important questions .
This is very serious imortant shit we have to help eachother and the only way we can do that is by asking very important questions.
Do not just simply follow the leader (the nice charismatice peron who you admire for whatever reason)
Just ask some wuestions.
Humanity needs you

The lone Deranger

If youre gonna say that the SEC is policing them then go look up whos running the SEC.
THats like having mafia members running the FBI and Police.
OK i guess i rest my case.

The lone Deranger

YOU WILL NEVER GET THE CARROT!!!!!!!!!
IT’S JUST A DISTRACTION!!!!!!!!!

The lone Deranger

Maybe u will get something like a carrot.
IPHONE IPAD ipod blackberry flatscreen TV.
But theres always another NEXT best coolest hottest thing that you JUST MUST HAVE.
that Ipad you own sucks now because the ipad 2 just came out.
So you might get a carrot but in you pursuit of the next best hottest thing you will NEVER get THE carrot and you will be blind and too busy to figure out JUST WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON with all the distractions.
So whats the point of life?
Is it to WIN some faking imaginary competiton? is it survival of the fittest?
Winner take all DESTROY your neighbor in the process?
IS that why god created the universe ? so that we can win something?

The lone Deranger

You have netflix?..If you still need convincing then watch something important.
Food inc.
Its streaming.
Manditory for every American to see.

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The lone Deranger

Lets call it. Me giving you a helping hand.
:)

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Alpha

so are we going to receive a stimulus payment or not. And why was there not one in 2010.

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Alpha

Not just seniors are hurting, those that on SS Disability income are affected too, especially when you have two kids who are try to go to college. The cost of food is continously increasing, utilities are outrages. No one can survive on $600 or $1,100 a month. It is impossible.

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William

Ok, so let me ger this correct. My grandmother who lives on pennies, will no longer receive her one time payment of $250?

Does anyone know of programs I can reach out to, so we can try to get her housing brought up to living conditions? Just the other day her from, glass door fell out & you can see the earth from a HUGE crack between the wall and bath-tub.

Thanks guys
Will

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Linda

These people who sit in government have no idea how it is to live on what us seniors get a month. My husband has social sec. disability only. No retirement from a company..only wht the govt. sends him. I am 62 and still cleaning houses just to get us by. There is never enough money to go around. I have had all my utilities turned off at one time or another, due to not enough money. These people vote themselves pay raises, never giving us a thought. The old saying is true..the rich get richer the poor get poorer. Thank goodness I have God on my side. He truly is my source.

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jean

this scumbag obama has done nothing to help the senior scitizens except to deny us our
yearly increase these past two years while he sat there and made million and he squandered
about 9 trillion dollars and put us in this mess….hes a one term president and i hope he goes
back to chicage where he fucked things up there he has done nothing to fulfill the promises
he promised before the election if he cant see that the senior citizens did this past election than
i think he is more stupid than i can give him credit for its the senators and congressman who are
sitting ther e and doing nothing to help the situation….how the fuck am i to pays these bill when
i am in the gap on the drugs, i got no increase in the ss, no stimulus, and this scum we call
pres is traveling alll over the world….i cant wait until election he is truly garbage, with no brains
to boohe lost60 seats and that didnt bother him along with that sleeze ball from san francisco
nancy pelosi who had no right to be pres. or the smarts she is just plain old dumb this is scumb who belongs with the obama scum and the goold old white boys on his staff arnot going to save his ass
since he spent all the money at the beginning made all these outrageous commitments before the
elections, which he is not keeping, never even talks about them because he is a loser….if you notice
harpton and jackson are keeping their mouths shut because this idiost is too far gone….thanks

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jeff

You’re insane. He’s a President. Not a King. He can’t do things by himself. There is a Congress that he has to work with and if he gets no cooperation, he can’t do anything. Vote Republican then. See what they do for you. You’ll be on the street begging for change and wishing Obama was back in office.

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Jessica

Whatever,liberals tend to lie about things.GO CHECK YOUR FACTS!!Obama has not done one damn thing for this country,he’s sinking it further to hell.He has absolutely no business being president WHATSOEVER!!

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jeff

That’s ridiculous. He’s done a better job than Bush and he’s gotten a lot more done. You obviously have some kind of bias. Again, go vote Republican and see how much better they are. There won’t even be any talk of a $250 payment. The only talk there will be about social security will be cutting it and possibly abolishing it. Then you’ll be begging to have Obama back.

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Kris

ALot of people like to blame things on Bush but Bush was dealt a bad hand just like Obama. On Bush’s first year he was given the attacks on 9/11 and don’t say its the same thing as what happen in 1941 because Pearl Harbor was a Military attack on a Military target while 9/11 was a bunch of idiots attacking a Civilian target. Bush was dealt a hand that was already playing out. I don’t vote Rep or any other i Vote who i think would be best for the job and i didn’t vote for Obama i think the only reason he was voted in was because all the blacks seen him as a black man and not the issue’s so they all voted for him over the hype when hes not even full black. the President can’t do anything on his own he has to get backing from Congress so it pisses me off when i see everyone blaming a president for all the problems when its not him or not just him its everyone there.

The Lone Deranger

Librals tend to lie?….R u smoking crack?..Who lied about Iraq ( which cost a trillion dollars or some fkt up figure and hundreds of thousands of iraqi and american lives (for what?).now the country and ppl r dirt poor and they don’t wanna give ppl free health care or increase social sec payments cause it costs too much ( and obama has to fight to extend unemployment benefits)(and ppl hate who ?..OBAMA?)……Who made up some garbage story about death pannels to scare people just to gain opposition against health care reform?(who opposes health care reform? INURANCE COMPANIES!!! u care about those bastards?..They care about making as much money as possible not if u freaking DIE.. They cut ppls coverage and refuse to pay for life saving treatment because the’re greedy) Who is wasting tax dollars but crying that obama is wasting tax dollars just to kill the health care bill WHY?)…what about saying obama was born in Kenya( that garbage people still believe today)?…oh wait then when that didnt work they said he was a socialist………… OPEN ur freaking eyes and stop listening to the propoganda and think for urself damnit. But dont worry they blackmailed obama into extending the bush tax cuts which cut taxes for the millionares and Billionares( cause those greedy bastards really could use some extra money) . Maybe those guys will help pay my freaking bills. THEIR policies crippled this country But you hate OBAMA? .

The Lone Deranger

Let me just add one more thing. When Bush took over for clinton there was a surplus in the budget. When Bushs term ended Obama walked into the worst economic crisis this country has seen since the Great Depression. 2+2=?

The lone Deranger

Where the freak do you get your facts from?
The church of scientology?
Why is it that OBAMA hasent done anything for this country ?
Because the republicans refused to do business for him so that they can blame him for inaction.
But, actually spreading lies about health care reform that is actually going to prevent people from dying or going bankrupt in order to protect the greedy profit making (on peoples lives) corporations who don’t care NOTHING about the welfare of people and to do it so effectivley that people are actually outraged at this poposal to save LIVES and having your ignorant azz actually believing that they are not greedy and obama did nothing…. is quite franckly SCARY.

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Bob

Amen

Obama is so far the worst president we have ever had. He makes Bush look like Sister Theresa, but this is all by design. What people are not looking at is that all of this is pre-planned and always has been. The only reason Obama got into office was to shut poor people up period. Another 4 years without uprisings , riots, and to give false hope one more time.

Every year we have not had a COLA Obama leads us on with a stimulus he will put into the bill, fully knowing its never going to happen. Another way again to shut us up.

Until people stop fighting and realize we are all being duped and have been and will be until we say enough and do what we have right to do in our Constiitution we are screwed.

There are more homeless people in the California than ever in our town of 48,000 we have 12,000 homeless, and one death a week from freezing to death.

When are people going to stop debating and wake up to the truth? They are hitting the old because many are sick and weak. You will be old one day and it comes fast better start protecting yourself NOW.

The lone Deranger

correction …*with him

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lateriona

@jeff is so true….Only a ignortant dumb a$$ jean would put some shit like that………………but Bush was the man huh………….he f”ed this country up to the point that china owns our asses but thats okay, but now that Obama comes into office jean want to say…….he goes
back to chicage where he fk’d things up there he has done nothing to fulfill the promises ……..GET OUT OF HERE!!!

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jackie

Dear Jean no would no just how stupid you are until you open your mouth, maybe if you stop crying about what you cant afford and start living within your means, then Im sure you wont be waiting on a one time payment a year of 250.00. Bills dont come every 6 months they come once a month so you no what to expect, If you only get SS go apply for food stamps. If you get SSI then shut the f… up, you didnt put nothing in the system anyway. I get so sick and tired of ppl blaming Pre Obama for their problems, you was poor when he was voted in and you still poor so how did he hurt you LOL.

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ab

I gotta add 2 more cents I stated this before reps. are FOR big bus. and the lame duck dems VOTED AGAINST we SRS. GETTING A RAISE IN BENIFITS NOBODY SHOULD HAVE TO LIVE OFF LESS THAN 1,200
A MONTH AND SOMETIMES THATSOT EVEN ENOUGH. There is enough BLAME ON BOTH PARTIES TO GO AROUND AFTER ALL THEY VOTED THEIRSELVES A BIG RAISE. Yes we need to fix the economy but NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE POOREST OF THE POOR. FOR THE MOST part WE HAVE ALL PD. OUR DUES .
WAR,, ILLEGAL ALIENS, CARS, JETS, AID TO OTHER COUNTRIES DO THESE FIRST AND THAN COME SEE US. IT.(A MAN WHO DOES NOT TAKE CARE OF HIS OWN IS WORSE THAN AN INFADEL) WE srs. have more than done our part. We need to pay close attention to who is willing to assist SRS. IF THEY VOTE AGAINST US THAN WE NEED TO VOTE THEM OUT NO MATTER WHAT THE PARTY.

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jimmy a faircloth

Low inflation does COLA live under a rock ? I get my medicine from MEDCO mail service last year the premium was $40.00 DOLLARS per month this year it has gone up to $62.00 per month also last year the decutable was $100.00 this year it is $250.00 . Also MEDICARE has raise it’s decutable . IT looks like even OLE ANDY will not tell the truth when he states in his commerical that medicine would be cheaper this year (2011) for seniors on MEDICARE .
Gas prices in my area have increased .50 cents per gallion to all most $ 3 dollars per gallion but yet COLA still claims because of low inflation there will be no cost of living raise . I just wonder does this include every one who get’s cost of living raises?

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mach 1

Sorry Jim, the COLA is figured from the 3rd quarter of the year. It was calculated as being lower than 2008 and 2009. This is a complicated system for me to explain. I am trying to figure out how the numbers are found and used to decide the outcome. We will not be getting the COLA or the $250.00 for 2011 either.
I use to have MEDCO which is not a part of medicare. I don’t have any insurance of any type now. My wife has medicare under S.S.I. and it does not help with meds.. We are getting our meds. thru Walmart pharmacy at a cheaper price than a part D ins. supplement cost. I have no deductable and no increases to deal with. Do some figures for yourself, add the cost of the meds., the deductable and the premium for a full year, then compare this to all the cost of the meds you buy at Walmart. You should have your answer if you need to keep what you have. You can look into assistance with meds. thru DSS, and the internet search engines or sometimes thru your doctors office. You have to ask if they have any programs with the manufactures of the meds. that will give them to you free. I know that Plavix has a program, but it works with the doctors that perscribe it. Good Luck !

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Margaret Cabral

DON’T WORRY ABOUT COLA JUST TAKE A HOMELESS PERSONS
BEGGING SPOT AND HOLD A SIGN SAYING YOU NEED MONEY
TO SUPPORT YOURSELF. IF DISABLED IN WHEELCHAIRS AND
SENIORS WITH WALKING STICKS STARTED PANHANDLING
THEN MAYBE THEY MAY GET A MESSAGE AND THE HOMELESS
WOULD CRY SINCE THEIR SPOTS WERE TAKEN TAKING THEIR
DRUG AND ALCOHOL MONEY FROM THEM TO SUPPORT DISABLED
AND SENIORS RENT, FOOD, SHAMPOO, MEDICARE . DEMAND A
$1000. A MONTH FOR RENT OR HOUSE TAX AND COLA EVERY
YEAR AND FOOD STAMPS THEN DISABLED AND SENIORS COULD
LIVE BETTER. THE BEGGING WOULD BE A GOOD DEMONSTRATION
UNTIL THEY START THE $1000. A MONTH AND COLA EVERY YEAR.

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Jessica

Sorry but the country is being run into the ground by all of the ignorant democrats.That’s why this country is in such horrible shape.

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jeff

You’re an ignorant fool. The country is in such bad shape because of people like you.

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Jessica

Actually its from people like you that the country is in such bad shape.

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Kris

I am forced to live off SSI($674) a month and i am disabled so i am unable to work never worked a day in my life because i can’t.. I would love to see them try and rent a place and live off $674 a month. I have to live in a 37foot 1987 fleetwood 5th wheel leaking roof rotting floors and almost no heat. because of it hell i had a glass of water siting next to the bed and it froze over solid while i was sleeping! I sit at the house all day because i have no cash to even drive to town, If my 95 Voyager wheelchair van breaks down i have no way to fix it. After all the bills are paid i am lucky to have $50 left and thats not even buying any food. Its been getting so bad that a bowl of dry dog food with water looks good and no-one should even have to think of that…. I think for people who live off the $674 a month should atleast get $1000 amonth to cover bills because $674 does not cover it! the Poverty level is $10,830 well i get $8,088 a year that is over $2000 below the Poverty level! what do they want us to do??? Shoot we can waste so much money on their cars, FLights over seas, or vacations maybe if they cut back on some of the useless stuff they do that can gives us what we need. Think about the boost it would give the economy if all the people on SSI started spending $400 more amonth? I wonder what would happen if when time for voting came around noone voted?

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ab

I don,t think most folks can get to Washingto NO MONIES for ANY KIND of TRIP The wash. people saw to that .we are having choices now food or meds not even enough money to go around we can,t meet in the middle they keep moving the end for us .We do have one tool lets vote out whoever whatever party voted against we SRS.It is important that we stand together on this no matter what our party. My sen. voted agaist us he will no longer get my vote or support of any kind…I did write him and let him know how I felt no I don,t know if it will do any goood but at least he knows how one sr. feels. Maybe we can do hometown rallys and be nice but VERY VOCAL.

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June

Those of us who paid into the system and now are being repaid with no COLA, no stimulus check are getting a royal screwing. By what mathemajics are they coming up with a no-inflation status? This is a lesson in a) how to lie with numbers; b) hypocrisy–the very Senators who are driving the Cadillac Escalades don’t care if the rest of us WALK (or use a wheelchair!); anc c) limousine liberalism (“I care about the elderly and the disenfranchised. I just don’t want to see your FACE or confront you personally).

I am disabled, in no way able to work, and am in the process of selling my apartment contents to pay for groceries and out-of-pocket meds. When this computer fails, I’m SOL.

WHAT ABOUT YOU??? I say we march on Washington…or crawl, or roll, or whatever!!

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robert

you know all us veterans and seniors dont count to the politials or the gov. to them if they dont have pay the 250.00 to us it just a human hunting get rid of us so they can keep giving them selfs raise it from top clean down chain over popilated have war and kill off the young men and women and strave the seniors and veterans but one of these days the got anwser to god all there money and hurting people will do them no good

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jessica

Oh there was definately a rise in the cost of living in the past few years.It just didn’t show up that way on paper.Hmm,yeah the government fixed it so that the rise in COA would NOT show up on paper so that they could spend it on crap like expensive cars or whatever.I say they are sneaky.

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John M.

I totally agree with you. I will not vote for Obama. This last election was a complete farse..

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jeff

That’s good. Vote for the Republicans. You’ll get nothing and they won’t even try to pass anything and will work to take away the benefits you have. Obama is the only one fighting for you. It’s easy to blame him. It’s not his fault.

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Jessica

I completely agree with you John M,can’t wait for Obama to get out of office,the dems were all in office last year,and the COA was not approved then either.Instead they are more interested in crap like don’t ask don’t tell.

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jeff

Right, but the Republicans will do a better job. You have to be kidding. Unfortunately, they let anyone vote in this country even if they are stupid enough to vote against their own interests. The Dems may have been in office, but they can’t do it all on their own. The Republicans have blocked everything the Dems have tried to do including this payment. The Dems are the only ones who even thought about it. If the Republicans were in office, there wouldn’t even be any talk about this. The only talk will be if they’ll cut social security altogether. Keep being an ignorant fool. That’s exactrly why this country is in the shape it’s in.

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Jessica

That is exactly why this country is in such terrible shape,Obama has done absoloutely NOTHING for this country.How in the hell can anyone be ignorant enough to say he has?The people that were stupid enough to vote for him.Thanks alot.Oh yeah,since Obama has been in office there hasn’t been any increase in the COA.He has no business being in office,he has no idea what he’e doing.

jeff

It’s very sad that people like you get to vote. That’s who they prey on. Weak-minded, ignorant people who vote against their own interests. It’s very sad. There’s no talking to some people.

jeff

Also, I don’t mind you having a problem with Obama, but for anyone who collects Social Security not to vote Democrat and vote Republican is ridiculous. The Democrats are the only ones on the side of Social Security recipients. They always have been. The Republicans want to abolish Social Security and if it was up to them, we would all be begging for change on the street. So, if you’re angry at Obama and the Democrats, just remember what the Reblicans stand for. They stand for big business and the top 2% on this country. Sometimes it’s the lesser of two evils and the biggest evil in this country is the Republican Party.

Lynne Fahrne

What nerve of congress. They can drive around goverment issused Cadillac Escades.I say all the government vechiles be take away. Puchase your own vechile, pay your own car ins, pay your own repairs for your vechile. But you can’t give the poor people a $250 stimulus check. I was counting on this check. So I coud get my 1992 Pontiac repaired. I had to give up my Blue Care Advantage Ins. The monthly payments on that were $100 a month. Now I’m back to straght medicare. I’m recieving high medical debts now. My piss poor thought is. I’m not paying them. Let Drs , hospitals claim them on their taxes. Or bitch to the goverment. I live in a mobile home. Not $2-300 house. I sit home all month. Because I don’t have the money for gas to go anywhere. It’s a struggle to find money to get gas to go to medical appts. THE RICH NEED TO THINK ABOUT GIVING UP SOME OF THEIR MONEY. THE POLITICTIONS NEED TO START CUTTING THEIR BENEFITS. SO THE POOR PEOPLE CAN HAVE MORE. ISN’T THAT WHAT YOU ALL CLAIM IN YOUR LIES WHEN YOUR RUNNING FOR OFFICE?

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Margaret Cabral

Why don’t you apply for medicaid, it sounds like you could get it.
You should apply for Section 8 housing so the housing will pay
for some of your rent and heat.
I bet your paying rent for your mobile home to be in someones
lot, so you should apply for Section 8 housing.
Just a idea but don’t forget medicaid.
You should apply for food stamps along with medicaid, it is
worth a try.
It has been awful the last 3 years with the same Social Security
Check with no increase.
I hope all goes well, happy new year

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jeff

I couldn’t agree more, Lynne. They need to balance the scales a little. It’s ridiculous. That’s what the Republicans fight for. Giving the rich everything and screwing the poor. Anyone who votes Republican is nuts.

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Gary

As far as I am concerned Obama and Congress need not fight over a $250 check for my wife nor myself. The last time we got a $250 stimulus check we had to repay the entire amount at tax time. Not the tax on it, but the entire face amount. The guy who does our tax returns told us we were required to take the stimulus off our income tax return. Since the wife works a part time job we get the earned income credt. If the $500 had not been paid us to begin with, we would not have had to pay it back. And as far as no COLA? Everything we buy, from food to the city sanitation bill has gone up at least 4.5%, and is due for increase in 2011. When do we get a little relief?

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AB

Again reading eveyones posts as I stated earlier theres enough blame to go around reps. are out for BIG bus. BUT IT WAS A LAME DUCK DEM. congress who put off voteing for we SRS.
I really don,t think the people in Wash. don,t care about us. No cost of living no 250.00 and EVERYTHING FROM MEDS, INS, FOOD and don,t get me started about GAS 3.00 A GAL. UNREAL!!
I would like for them to live off what we get for JUST ONE MONTH that should do the trick oh wait THEY VOTED THEIRSLVES A BIG PAY RAISE WHATS WRONG WITH THIS PIC.

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Wayne

I would say Good Luck on them passing one for 2011- Only Hope if it is in the Obama Spending Bill- But they will see the Earmark and say No No No its 14 Billion the country will sink Noooo

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John

Its funny how 855 billion in tax cuts for the rich gets passed. Dont ask don’t tell for gays gets passed . 13 months of unemployment benefits gets passed . A food and health bill for kids gets passed . But 250 dollars for seniors on social security gets blocked. I don’t think the dems fought hard enough to get this passed if u noticed they sent this bill first so it could get blocked because the GOP told them they would block all bills till the tax cuts got passed. All i can tell u guys is to call and email your senators in your home state and vote them out of office this is the 3rd time i believe this bill has been blocked

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Wayne

Had to go back home and say they saved on something” Now they can have a good nights sleep knowing they saved 14 billion but have a 14 trillion Debt Billl”

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veronica

I agree with everything Jeff says . This country is in so much trouble and I can’t believe the people
voted the republicans in when they voted against the $250.00 stimulas last march 2010. They vote
against everything that is in the best interest of the poor and middlle class. I live in Massachusetts and the health program works.I am sick and have been taken good care of because of my health insurance I get from the state.My son also gets health insurance thru the state and pays a premium alot cheaper then if he got insurance thru his job.I know so many people who lost their jobs because their company moved their jobs out of the country.A big hotel here in Boston was bought out by another company and fired all the union help to hire part time employees with lower lower pay and no benefits.I could go on but I won’t just take a
look around and see what the big corporations and the republican party is doing to us and this
country. What does it mean to you when they want to give tax cuts to the rich. The fact that
they did not want to financially help the men and women who were the first to arrive and risk their lives on 911 what does that mean to you ?.Why are we in the Middle East? Why are we
buying products made in other countries?Have you seen the prices of oil to heat your house?
and gas to drive your car.Last but not least who the hell cares if the gays want to join the military. Help yourself if you want to put your life on the line for who? Your COUNTRY-THANK YOU!
Well some of those nobodies in Washington should be so brave. President Obama walked into
the mess and he is trying to clean it up and its too bad that on some days he has to do it alone.
And that’s that.
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AB

I POSTED A FEW DAYS AGO MY THOUGHTS AND HAVE BEEN READING WHAT EVEYONE IS SAYING JUST ANOTHER 2 CENTS WORTH FROM ME ” THATS ALL I CAN AFFORD” I think there is plenty of blame to go around dems and reps they are ALL out for self they talk the talk BUT do not walk the walk.I think WE SRS. have had enough and VOTEING THEM ALL OUT AND LETS START ANEW.IT really is the only weapon WE have. food, housing taxes, home ins, car ins and raising 2 small children does NOT leave any extra monies yet they say WE DON,T NEED A COST OF LIVING INCREASE . I would like for them to live on what i have to work with.that 250.00 was not much but it would have helped a little. my congress man voted agaist us getting an increase and the 250.00 he will NOT GET VOTE IN THE FUTURE I THINK IF THEY MAKE A PROMISE GET IT IN WRITING AND THEN SUE THEM IF THEY DON,T KEEP THEIR WORD AFTER ALL ITS A BUSINESS DEAL ” YOU VOTE FOR ME AND I WILL WORK FOR YOU” seems fair to me. vent time over

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Wayne

I see on the News Report says Billions Wasted in Afghanistan . This is another thing that gets me Upset we Toss Billions at Afghanistan Iraq and are own People of the USA cant give 250.00. But Billions wasted in Afghanistan – Gee Thanks

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Wayne

Mean Get 250.00 not give– Anyhow i know what you mean- Food and Car bills House Ins other Bills- I love to see them Live on Low Income for about 10 years then maybe we would get 250.00

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Wayne

I would of passed unemployment Benefits for 6 months then the rest to Seniors SSI Help for them- 12 months of Unemployment Benefits at 50 billion to pay that is way to much leaving Seniors SSI Out of the Picture for Help- Cant get over they did nothing for Seniors SSI- Understand the Debt needs something done on that- But you dont give 12 Months of Unemployment then Yawn to SSI And Seniors- Just My Views thanks

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Lynda

I am on disability because of two strokes and 2 heart attacks. If were not for my children I could not make it. I was denied food stamps because they say I make to much($532 a month), out of that I have mortgage payment, phone, lights and my meds,(did not quaifily for prescription drug plan) ususally have about $5.00 left a month for grocery. I go to the health department in town because I get medical care for free and the doctor there fixes it so I can get my meds on the $4.00 plan at Wal-Mart.
Those up there in Washington D.C.(government officals), should try to live off what some of get, they would not be able to make it. I know there are people that get less than I do and they are struggling also.
Some one up there needs to start taking care of the low income, and those on Social Security/Disability. WE ARE IMPORTANT ALSO,NOT JUST THE RICH.

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Wayne

I just Love the Foodstamps Pay Scale- They Count SSI As Income so they dont have to pay you- They are the only ones i know that Count it as Income- It is like they have things setup so you cant have a Normal Life- They want you living on Beans

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social security recipient

its time for a new revolution, our elected representitives only represent themselves and big business.

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Angela

i think we should get rid of all of those people that keep claiming that they are helping the people but keep ignoring the people in need

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jeff

There should be more outrage at what is going on in this country. The Republicans continue to block bills that would help people who are struggling in this country in favor of things like tax cuts for the rich. When are we going to learn that the Republicans are the enemies of the people. They work for the corporations who care about nothing more than greed. They continue to block things that would help the unemployed, the disabled, seniors, the poor, etc. They have created a country where the top 2% continue to get richer and richer while everyone else basically has nothing and can barely survive. Poverty keeps increasing in this country while the rich keeper getting richer and richer. That is all the Republicans care about. It is amazing that there are people who don’t realize this. The Democrats are the only ones who have fought for social security and programs to help those in need. We have these tea party wackos who have no idea what they stand for supprting the Republican party in the name of “capitalism”. What they don’t realize is that all that is is a mechanism to help the rich and keep the corporate greed machine going. Anyone who votes Republican is doing nothing more than voting for CEOs and Wall Street to make more and more billions at the expense of everyone else in this society. I am so disillusioned with this country it is beyond belief. The fact that seniors and disabled people, many of them who have served this country cannot get $250 to help get them through during hard times while these people are voting for tax cuts for the rich is a moral outrage. It is a disgrace and it is ALL the Republicans doing. Anyone who doesn’t realize that has spent way too much time watching FOX News and Glenn Beck. These people couldn’t care less about those who are struggling in this country. All they care about is their own greed and it is about time people were fed up with it. It’s not about voting ALL of them out. I hear that way too often. If you care about your own well being in this country and that goes for everyone, vote the REPUBLICANS out! That is all there is to it. The Republiucans do not care about the average person in this country and they certainly do not care about those who are striggling to get by. All they care about are the rich. They have proven that time and time again. The use this veil of capitalism and they call others “socialists” but it is nothing more than a ploy to get what they want, which is a society where the very few control all the wealth and that is how they vote in Congress. They’re getting what they want too which is a shame because people are too stupid to know any better. This country is in sorry shape because we have lost our moral compass, we have lost our priorities and we have allowed these people to gain too much power. The Republicans should be voted out. All of them should be voted out. I cannot emphasize that enough. Voting Republican is nothing more than a vote for millionaires and billionaires to buy more luxury cars and jet planes and it is a vote against yourself, it is a vote against common decency. Republicans have no soul. They don’t care about you or me or anyone else except the rich who buy their votes. This country has gone to hell because of it. I don’t have much hope that things will change. This is a disgrace and we should all be outraged over it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like many people care and the Republicans continue to ride roughshod over everybody except the very rich. It is a very sad thing that has happened to this country. Stop listening to these people. We all know what they’re about. Vote them out!

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Wayne

Dems and the Rep both are Awful in Debt 14 trillion this is under them all- Anyone who goes in Debt 14 Trillion Should be Fired get a new party- I give them Both a Grade of F”

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jeff

They are both awful, but there’s only one party voting for things like tax cuts for the rich and unfinanced wars and against helping the unemployed and social security recipients. That’s my point. The whole process is screwed up and it’s easy to just throw your hands up and give up on everyone, but there is a definite lesser of two evils. The Democrats at least care about the average person in this country and those who are struggling. The Republicans don’t care about anybody but the rich.

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Wayne

I dont think the Dem s Care” they just have a diffrent way of playing their own Con Game- Not what is Best for the Country all of this is for Votes then to keep them in power- How about the Love for the Country- How Much do you Love your Country when you Kill it with 14 Trillion in Debt- No Stop in them- I agree they should of Passed the 250.00 Help- We are at the Point of Debt” Swimming in Red Ink what is Another 14 Billion- Just Pass it All”

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jeff

Enough. You sound like a tea party nut. We’re not in debt because of the Dems. We’re in debt because of two unpaid for wars and tax cuts for the rich. That’s why we’re in debt. The problem is that the Republicans cure for fixing debt is cutting programs that people need instead of hurting their own which are the rich. You need to start understanding the way things are. If not, keep voting for more of the same. You’ll never get any help.

Wayne

Tea Party is not Nuts. Dont go in to Name Calling Just Silly- Do Agree they should of passed the 250.00- What is Another 14 billion just add it to the 14 trillion By the end of 2012 i bet it will be close to 18 Trillion- Let me Know when the Dems Pay that Off”’

jeff

This is the last time I’m going to respond to you. Do you realize that the reason why you’re not getting the $250 is because of the Republicans? Do you realize that or do you just enjoy being ignorant? It’s your choice. You can do what you want, but the reason why this country is in such sorry shape is because of people like you. You probably vote Republican because you don’t know any better and are deluded enough to think that they represent your interests, when they could not care less about you and if it were up to them you would get nothing and if they get the chance, they will further hurt social security recipients along with everyone else who is not the top 2% in this country. They depend on people like you who are ignorant and vote against their own interests, so keep doing what you’re doing. You’re not only hurting yourself, but anyone else who needs help from the governement. The tea party is nuts. It’s just a vehicle for the Republicans and people like you don’t even realize it. It’s a disgrace. I’m done talking to you. If you truly believe that the Republicans represent your interests when they are standing in the way of extending unemployment benefits and helping social security recipients than you are completely ignorant and you should not be allowed to vote, but unfortunately everyone in this country gets to vote even if they have no clue what they’re voting for. Maybe you’ll realize it when they completely take your benefits away and get nothing because that is what they want to do and why they vote against giving $250 to people who need it. Their answer is helping the rich get richer and turning their backs on everyone else. It’s too bad that you don’t realize that. They depend on people like you. It’s a shame.

tom

SEEMS THAT OBAMA THE GREAT SIGNED OFF ON THE TAX CUTS TOO AS DID MANY OTHER DEMS BOTH SIDES NEED TO LEARN ALITTLE COMPASSION AND REMEMBER WHAT THEY CAMPAIGN ON AND TO REPRESENT ALL THEIR PEOPLE AND NOT JUST TRY TO MAKE THEIR PARTY LOOK GOOD. AFTER ALL BOTH SIDES ARE AMERICANS AND SHOULD TRY TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF ALL.

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Wayne

You Need to calm down talk about sounding nuts. No i dont like the Dems are the Rep would not Vote for any of them- You have Con Game Number 1 with the Rep are Con Game 2 with the Dems- Take a Pass on them Both- I am a independent – I dont call people names like you do- you sound upset- then go to name calling- Must be a Young Teen maybe Seek Anger management Class- Have a Nice weekend Bye

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NorthSideGranny

I agree wholeheartedly! And we, the “little people,” the ones who produce the products, provide the services, the single most important asset these greedy, evil corporations have, need to realize our importance to these idiots! Slavery was abolished (or wasn’t it)? Do we really have to let these souless nimcompoops continue to use our talents, our time, our dedication to quality to line their own pockets time and time again while they look for even more ways to avoid paying us? Wasn’t that the way the plantation owners treated their slaves? (All the slaves seemed to get was their food, clothing and a roof over their heads while the plantation owners lived in luxury off the results of their slaves’ labor.) Isn’t it time that us “little people” started working for ourselves, retaining the profits from our own labor? I think it is long past time!

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tom

seems funny the dems are still in control as of now and yet the stimulus still didn’t happen, there is more than enough blame to pass on to both sides , as for millionaires and billionaires I am about as far from being one as anyone can get but I am not so foolish to be envious of them or blame them for our countries struggles, the problem stems from these politicians that go to wash, and forget the simple rules of economics do not spend more than you have.

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Sandie Tiner

I cannot express how disappointed I am in not receiving the $250 social security payment. I was looking forward to finally going to the grocery store and maybe buying something special for myself for Xmas dinner and what ever was left to put into a savings account. Why is this country now concentrates entirely on the rich and their issues. Wish I had their problems. Try living on Social Security alone, not able to find work and then having that even taken away from us. I read that the suicide rate for seniors is on the rise. No wonder. This government has not only put us below the poverty level but diminished our self worth and self esteem – Having worked all my life, I feel used, abused and ashamed. Thank you Obama for continuing to ruin my life. I hope you enjoy your holiday.

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jeff

It’s not Obama’s fault. That’s very simplistic. The problem is that he can’t get anything done. The Republicans don’t care about the country. All they care about is making Obama and the Dems look bad so they can get elected and the sad part is that if people don’t realize that, they will and this country will be in worse shape than ever, especially for those who depend on the government.

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tom

until Jan. the dems still are in control, why can’t the dems get things passed, they don’t want to either

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Wayne

Yeah Obama went off to Hawaii Must be Nice Do anything you want without Worry spend what you want- USA Debt is 14 trillion sure he is so so worried in Hawaii”

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Sandi

They decided no med no food just order us senors wooden boxes instead of the 250 it is cheaper and they can put more money in there pockets;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

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ab

Thanks to the person wholisted how they voted it helps me decide how to vote them out .THIS IS THE ONLY WEAPon we have it seemslike. 250.00 not much BUT A LOT TO WE SRS. Did you know our health premiums went UP??????????????????/ THEY DID and no increase in S.S. of ANY KIND .Cost of living so high now choices for we SRS. food or meds. they either want to starve us or kill of of by not taking life saving meds. JUST SAYING. i AM VERY UPSET ABOUT THIS TOTAL LACK OF CONCERN. THEY got theirs tho salery increase for the already rich.

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little beavis

858 billion dollar bill pass for the rich… and they can,t give the poor disable older people a cheap 250 dollars. this really broke my heart!

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Wayne

Think the bill for the 250.00 for each is 14 billion to pay for it- With all the Money they spend i dont understand myself why they dont ok this- They Act like it will break the Bank Oh Nooo its 14 Billion for that dont passs that- I find it Odd at this point might as welll what is Another 14 billion but they have some weird hang up with it””

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Beth From Louisiana

i think it is all wrong that there all so involved in the tax cuts that the seniors and disabled are being left out. my husband is disabled and it is hard making it on just his small paycheck a month after medicare gets taken out. this 250.00 would help. at least i could pay some bills with it.

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Sheree Johnston

I agree, They leave the broke even broker and they really do not care but it is alot of your old, disabled, sick people who give more back from buying there meds. & ect. After you get done you do not even have enough to pay the bills car Ins. things you have to pay but yet you cain’t even get your feet off the ground, So I do believe that they are bringing our world to a end. You know I understand war but I do see if America would keep there nose out of eveyone elses buisness and consitrate on our own country we could pos. accomplish something. You know we get a presedent who actualy really cares about our country and everyone fights and tries to makes it imposibale for him to get any accomplishment done. I think they should just kiss and get along. If they wanted us to help by spending more unless they give a stimulas to the SSI & SS will have not have enough to pay bills let alone buy extras. Look water, elec., trash, rent, car Ins. Everything goes up but nothing comes down, see what is wrong into todays world!!!

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Carla

I am on Social Security and the $250 would have meant a lot to me. I am grateful for what I have, so, I am not complaining about not getting the extra money. But, I believe that the COLA standards need to be re-evaluated. My rent, food, and light bill payments have gone up so how can it be said that there are no cost of living increases. The last time I checked, food, rent and utilities are all costs of living.

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Sheree Johnston

I agree

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david gouvin

These people in office that are making more money then they deserve have no compassion at all towards the poor people of this country,who have not recieved any increase in there social security They have no problem helping people in other countries They should take care of the people in need in this country first and then when that is done and only when that is done should other countries recieve help.

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De Ann Nemeth

And George you can do that throw them all out and start over the problem is you will only get the same liars with differant faces.

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De Ann Nemeth

So they want to spend 10,000,000 dollars for a memorial to some dead congressman or senator or whatever, but not a dime for the seniors. Good going there. And please Mr President, don’t tell me you can’t do anything about it.

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george simmons

throw all of them out next election they aare a bunch of liars

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jeff

No, just throw the Republicans out. They don’t care. The Democrats are the only ones fighting for us.

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tom

as of now the dems are still the majority, so the blame belongs to them also, I know the repubs are against helping but so are the dems, it’s all to have something to fight about politically and then vote the way they want and try to blame the other side, get rid of all the earmarks and give that to the seniors and disabled.

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Dave

Jeff, you really are a left wing loon.When Obama got in office they passed that $787 billion dollar stimulus package, which they didn’t even bother to read. It was supposed to create a lot of shovel ready jobs, which it didn’t. Instead, the unemployment rate grew. President Obama told us that unemployment wouldn’t climb above 8%, add one more lie to his portfolio, but you can’t confront Democrats with truth. They can’t handle the truth. Then they pushed the Health Care bill down our throats without even reading because that idiot Pelosi pushed it through too quickly. because it contained one heck of a lot of pork, thanks for the transparency Mr. President! I didn’t vote for him because he has absolutely no experience at running anything. Democrats can’t even balance a budget.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!!

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jeff

Are you kidding? That stimulus package you’re talking about had a $250 social security payment that you can thank President Obama and the Demopcrats for. The problem with the stimulus bill is that it did not go far enough. Same thing with the health care bill. There should have been a public option and there’s not because once again the Republicans who only care about the billion dollar drug companies blocked it. If you think the Republicans actually represent your interests than you are sadly mistaken. You may think it’s fun to hear the rhetoric and watch FOX News but in reality the Republicans vote against everything that most people in this country need, especially those who are struggling. If you collect social security and you actually vote Republican than you should not be allowed to vote because you’re voting against yourself. The Democrats are the only ones who have fought for social security and other programs to help people. All the Republicans do is fight for the top 2% in this country.

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Wayne

What i dont get they spend so so much money” why is it so so hard to spend 14 billion more so the poor can get some help with the 250.00- For some Reason they think lets cut this and all the Debt is Sloved- If you are going to spend like a Fool then Count everyone at the party then”’ Pass out another 14 billion the ship is sinking anyhow with all the other Junk they spend on””””’

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Johnna

It seems strange, that where my husband and I live, nearly everything has went up in cost, but according to congress, we don’t deserve an increase in COLA or the one time year stimulis payment. Examples: Water bills increased in 2010, and will go up again in 2011. Fuel is about the highest in our nation for both house and autos. Electric power jumped up just after the crash, and is going up again in 2011. We almost lost our home, trying to get our payments down far enough to survive, and now even that payment is such a burden that we can’t even get car parts needed to make our van run better in order to save on fuel, therefore we are limited to very few trips to the nearest town to buy groceries and other needs, because the one and only store in town is too expensive to buy needed goods.

Furthermore, I know that there are many more seniors in our Northern California area that cannot speak up for their needs, because they don’t have the ability to go online like myself and write in a forum like this one in order to let their needs be known. We are ALL STRUGGLING and NO ONE seems to care!

Therefore, I hope the richer congress reads these posts and become willing to help us in 2011. AFTER ALL, SENIORS ARE QUICKLY BECOMING THE MAJORITY, and WE purchase many of the commodities and pharmacy goods, but not if we can’t afford them.

We were really hoping we could finally get just a little help before the end of the year.

SO MUCH FOR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR!

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GJF

Congress is a piece of work… Who says that Congress is untouchable??? Get the members in the bathwater.
They stole from the SSA with an IOU note, give me a break. I wonder if I could buy some groceries with an IOU note. How about cutting foreign aid…period, they all laugh at us with all the corruption. Does not the foreign aid around the world add to the deficit, what about the war/s going on, what about all the frivolous earmarks, or is it just the Social Security Administration and Colas that count as a deficit, what a joke. Congress does what it wants under the pretense that it is good for all the citizens. I bet the Congress gets their raises…
Cut the Members of the House and Senate in half. Where does it say we need 535 members, reduce the numbers like all business and corporations. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, practice what you preach.

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jeff

Yup. They could spend all they want on unfinanced wars, but they won’t help those in need in their own country and rail against social security, a program which helps so many. It’s a shame. This country has become a joke.

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Wayne

Country is a Joke?? Not the Country’ it is the Leaders that are a Joke- Same Great USA For over 200 Years- People at the top that are Sinking it

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De Ann Nemeth

Low Inflation. That’s got to be the biggest joke yet. Well we know they don’t go to the grocery store, drug store. Not even tax brakes would help me. I don’t get enough ss to need to pay taxes. What a joke. Like the rich would put more people to work if they get their tax brakes. Every big bussiness has learned they can get one person to do the work of three, so why would they change that. This is a blow to us all, it shows us they really do not care for the elderly. When a country throws their elderly to the wolfs it is not a good thing.

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unknown disabled person

Starvation and dehydration to kill off all the seniors, and
disabled people then that would end social security need.
Terry S was the first with starvation-dehydration by court
order thats worse then being shot dead by a gun which
they do to animals in the slaughterhouses for meat.
They may try that next a very cruel way to murder
someone.
I do belive starvation-dehydration will come next very
soon to get rid of us.

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jimmy a faircloth

why not remove the income tax on S.S that would help us to ?

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andys2i

Congress has officially nixed a one-time payment of $250 in 2010 to Social Security recipients…see the latest update above.

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jeff

Thanx for the update. We can all thank the Republicans for this. They’re too busy fighting for tax cuts for the rich while they leave unemployed, seniors, and disabled out in the cold. Anyone who votes Republican should have their head examined. They are the reason why this country is in such bad shape and why the rich keep getting richer and the poor have nothing. This is a disgrace, but pretty much expected. There are too many people in this country who are completely ignorant and shouldn’t be allowed to vote. Our political system is a joke.

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ron

as someone on social security disability i agree with your comment. what happened to republicans who used to believe in social care for the disabled, vets, children, and the unemployed. class warfare has changed the focus from humility to greed, and i fear if people, or should i say sheeple keep blindly following the greed, it will be to our demise. a true society cares for it’s citizens, not for it’s politics, greed and one mindedness. as to those out there who are still humble to thy neighbor, keep giving, keep caring, and keep imparting knowledge-you are what this country truly stands for.

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jeff

well said

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ron

thanks jeff. i just can’t wrap my head around 58 million voters being told that 5 dollars a week will destroy our economy, and leave our kids and grandkids with an unfair burden. last time i checked, the unemployed, seniors, and small businesses spend what they receive immediately back into the economy. we are giving the wealthy and big business a huge tax break when they are sitting on 1.7 trillion in surpluses. very little job creation has happened since bush started these breaks, and most businesses have rewarded the middle class with huge layoffs, especially near the holidays, as well as setting up shop in other countries with cheaper labor. i feel bernie sanders from vermont to be a great voice of reason, but his message has been drown out by allowing corporations to be treated as individuals who will eventually buy all our elected officials vote. these newly bought officials will speed up the destruction of our government, the middle class, and all but wipe out the poor and disabled. i hope that all that read this comment take note and do something more than just watch it happen.

De Ann Nemeth

Hey guys I am going to get up a GRAY PANTHER meeting over my way and I suggest you all do the same. We need to let them know we aren’t going to take it anymore. We need to kick some political ass, show them our strenth. We need to march, write, shout it from the roof tops that we are old not dead and we still count.

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sandra

barocka obama are seniors disabled on social security going to get 250.00 rebate for 2011 sence there is no raise this year ihad and email wrote to me telling me if you thank obama is doing a good job thank again it does not hurt me a bit i dont care what people thank about you i thank you are doing the best you can at lease you are trying to getn things done and passed the best you can it takes more then you to get the job done just like the old saying says stick and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me i love your presidency love you your family and white house staff god bless all of you the end

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De Ann Nemeth

Well Jeff I am on ss and I voted for Obama and I don’t see any changes. What ever happened to “the buck stops here” ………I am tired of the buck being passed along. Oh it’s the rebuplican’s oh it’s the congress, oh it’s the last president. Well we all know that they get the full paycheck even after they retire, I bet not one democrate turned that down. I believed in Obama. I don’t beleive in any single lying, buck passing, piece of s…. politician in any area of the government any where in this country. They are all out for number one and that in no way includes the common person.

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jeff

I agree with you. They all stink, but if it were up to the Republicans we would get nothing and we would all be on the street. At least the Dems have a soul and fight for ss and other programs. The only reason we probably won’t get this $250 is because of the Republicans. They’re too busy fighting for tax cuts for the rich. The whole process is screwed up though, so it’s hard to feel good about any of them.

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Dena White

This NO 250 stinks, as usual the rich,and middle class get a break while the elderly get kicked to the curb. I am a 74 yr old woman raising a 16 yr old granddaughter.My husband and I thought we did all the right things,putting back for old age etc. but our insurance was so high we let it go 10 months before medicare kicked in. Then a heart attack took it all. Now my husbands gone and soc. sec. is all I have.The 250 would have at least gave me a choice of a small Christmas or stay warm all winter.

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jeff

What happened to the assurances by Pelosi and Levin? Just more empty promises. The $250 could have been combined with the new tax extension deal that Congress and the White House just completed. No such luck.

“Congressman Pomeroy introduced the bill, H.R. 5987, in July, and has since worked to ensure that this bill will be enacted before the end of the year. Congressman Pomeroy received assurances today from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Ways and Means Chairman Sander Levin that this bill will be brought to the House floor and passed when the House reconvenes in November.”

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robert rhorer

To the people who say stop complaining, you should be ashamed of yourselves!! There a alot of seniors that are surviving on JUST SS and it’s not their fault. Plus the disable veterans who risked their lives for all to live as we do, and the goverment won’t help them it with a cola or measly $250 one time payment. It makes me sick when i see politians on TV saying how we own vets. for what they sacraficed!! Talk is cheap, and i for one do not believe one word that comes out their mouth!! But when their day comes, they will answer…not to us, but to a higher authority. I’m on S.S. diss. and don’t care about the 250, but the eldely and disable vets deserve it,and they know that!!!!

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jeff

This country has gone to hell and the system is broken. Anyone who votes for Republicans who continue to support things like tax cuts for the rich while they stand in the way of extending unemployment benefits and help social security reciopients is crazy. Anyone who receives social security and votes Republican should not be allowed to vote because they don’t understand the issues and are voting against themselves. The Republicans are the only reason why we would not get this payment.

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Dena White

Right on Jeff -You said it all for me,Good luck and God Bless

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jeff

They need to give this money. They’re going to give tax cuts for the rich and cut unemployment benefits and not help social security recipients who are struggling to get by? This country is going to hell and capitalism has gone nuts if that happens. People have the nerve to talk about “socialism”. There isn’t enough “socialism” in this country. It’s a word that means absolutely nothing. Capitalism has gone insane and the rich keep getting richer while the poor keep getting poorer and the cost of living goes up. It’s a joke. This country has gone down the tubes and anyone who argues “capitalism vs. socialism” like those tea party wackos have no idea what they’re talking about. Capitalism has gone mad and this country is completely backward and if seniors and disabled people can’t get $250 while the rich fleece the system there is something seriously wrong with what we stand for. That is not “socialism”. It is the right thing to do. Case closed.

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Elliott

The Country has done Awful under both Parties Dems-And the Rep- Last 10 years has been awful under them both- Anytime you Run a Debt of 14 Trillion How can anyone keep Their Leadership Dems are Rep both are bad both should be Fired under this. And you cant just Give away Give Away Free Free Money noo Such thing is a Free Lunch. The Country is Sinking in Red Ink. We Need Order back Need Wise Leaders. Just my Views Thanks

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Justice4All

Congress doesn’t give a damn about us, why should they? Their too busy giving BILLIONS TO OTHER COUNTRIES and giving themselves HUGE RAISES. IT’S A JOKE.

THE DEMOCRATS STINK! It’s obvious they DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT AMERICANS. THEY ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN DESTROYING THE USA. BOOT THEIR LYING, TREASONOUS A@@ES OUT. THEY ARE TREASONOUS! AND, NEVADA DESERVES WHAT THEY GET IN THE FUTURE? BUT, I BELIEVE HARRY PRUNEFACE REID BOUGHT THE ELECTION. HE’S A ASS.

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al

spew your hatred for our country elsewhere, this is a discusion regarding if we will reeive a stimulus this year. It looks to me like some want to give it and some don’t but we are surviving and that is the proper way to look at it. Can’t miss what we never had and some is better than none, we did get some, the qualifired anyways. Let them do as they please and thus live with the conciquences either good or rotten is my opinion.

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jeff

That’s not hatred. It is 100% correct. There is something wrong with this country if they give tax cuts for the rich and don’t help social security recipients who are struggling to get by. Everyone should be upset about that. This country has its priorities completely mixed up.

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jeff

Justice4All, You’re wrong about one thing. It’s not the Democrats fault. It’s the Republicans fault. They’re voting for tax cuts for the rich while they vote against extending unemployment benefits and helping social security recipients. You don’t know aht you’re talking about. The Democrats are the only ones sticking up for Social Security recipients and people who are struggling. If you vote against them you’re voting agsainst yourself.

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Elliott

What Hacks me Off they all got a big Rise in Pay in the Goverment the Congress did and thats not Right. Most of them are very Rich in Leadership Noo way they need a Rise. Tax Cuts are for the Rich that Hire People and Jobs we Need Jobs that dont Make me Upset. Its this Goverment Waste All the Little Wars the USA Pays For. So So much Waste. At this Point i do think they should give the 250.00 Might as well they have Spent 14 Trillion so what is 14 Billion more Drop in the old Goverment Bucket. My Views thanks

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dot

We went to buy a car. And we couldnt get one. We try to get a a loan and we couldnt get it either. I am on SSI and they cut me down to 324.00. Then you quit giving our rise in SSI and Social Security every year. And the price of food keeps going up. We need a car bad. We had a good car until some early in the morning took it for a joy ride. Where we cant drive it anymore. The car we got now is junk and it is falling apart. And I didnt vote neither.

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Justice4All

I think you’re a liar!

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al

I’m a 53 yr who has received SSDI/SSI for many years now, before which I tried to work. (27 jobs where I was gainfully employeed but each and every time could not handle the pressures of employment and the stress of needing to get ready and commute there-drove me nuts and none of the benifits of work could eliviate the distraughtness felt or I’d be working right now). If I was to list some of the labor attempted it would briefly state: Upholstery(auto and furniture), paperhandler(rotogravure press-graveyard), seafood cook, truckstop manager(graveyard), forklift operator(lumberyard), store security, Alarm agert(dispatcher-police, fire, patrol, and medic), desk clerk(YMCA), sugar refiner(beets, not cane), floor care mantainance(Kmart), construction(demolition,etc,) ,groundgkeeping(you name it), bridge mantainance(grinder, primer/painter), tire repair(Winston/Delta), and golf club manufacture(Jerry Barber) so I have tried to work but never really made it to the 3-4 month point.

This is the first time I might have to disconnect my phone service. I always try hard to pay my bills on time, rent comming first, and do not extend myself with luxuries such as cable, but I do choose Internet service so as to keep up with loved ones in far away states as well as what I’m doing now, which is its own ‘stimulus package’.

But lately I’ve felt the finantial hardship and lost control with my bank account and am overdrawn so much that I have rent only after receiving Decs’ benifit, food,etc. will have to arrive of faith.

Still, I went ahead and drank it all up so it’s my own fault,(For a while at least I could forget my situation and laugh and joke with my couple of friends.) Sobriety has settled in. I have no other choice now and with sobriety came the realization that all is NOT as dier as it seems and I will keep my hope and faith more secure and away from my self-disipline, (which went out the window this month due to Moms’ Maine maple syrup birthday gift needing to timely send and the aproaching Christmas gifts wanting to send-(yes, some on disability use some of their benifit on something other than self, at least at times), but a very small income makes for worries in that regard, though sharing of oneself is actually a recognized legitimate expenditure to me; I can not feel right with receiving from them only.

Now, I should never have changed my checking account to alow me easy ATM $ from it..,read: new banking law that pointed out I could do so. I will change that dicision after logging off this comments page.

You wanna talk “president”. How about ‘ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country’. Remember? Though times get rough, tough and I’ve now not enough I will be very thankful for the benifit I receive and qualify medically for(without a need of an atterney, in my case). I might lose my phone I’ve had for 12+ years but like I said..,it’s my own fault.

Please everyone, try to have a happy, merry Christmas or if you’re not Christian, please just allow us to have one without holliday controversies regarding same.

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charles voigt

please do not kick us seniors when we are down……..

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Justice4All

THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT POOR SENIORS. THE WANT US TO BELIEVE ‘THEY DO’ BUT WE KNOW THEY DON’T. THEIR TOO BUSY LINING THEIR OWN BANK ACCOUNTS, FUNDING OTHER COUNTRIES. THE AMERICAN DEMOCRATS DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE POOR. IT’S A PRETENSE ONLY GAME TO DESTROY AMERICA.

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julia

I wish all of u will stop all that complaining and Thank God for the things that we do have because because its more people out there thats in a worser position than you are God Bless

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elliott

Well its no Darn Joy to be Dirt Poor- I do get it we all Sined- But the Leaders in D.C. Live it up they can Party it up- With the Rest living on Dimes- You think they Cut back take a Cut in their pay well heck Nooo- But when they talk about lets cut the Debt who do they cut- THE Poor sure not them- Why dont they be Thankful with a nice Big Cut in Their Pay- Dont take it out on the Poor and say not thankful””’

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Justice4All

don’t worry Julia MOST OF US will be living in a box soon IF THE DEMS DESTROY USA. AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO VOTED FOR DEMS? WHATS WRONG WITH YOU? THEY ARE THE REASON WE’RE CLOSE TO BEING 3RD WORLD. AND, WE’LL ALSO BECOME A 58TH MUSLIM STATE! DON’T YOU GET IT?

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jeff

Are you kidding? The Democrats are the only ones keeping us from living in a box. The Republicans are voting for tax cuts for the rich and holdng up extending unemployment benefits and helping social security recipients. You don’t know what you’re tlaking about obviously and you shouldn’t be allowed to vote if that’s what you think. The Democrats are the only ones sticking up for us and if you vote against them you are voting against yourself.

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robert mckague

The president should do what Nixon did freeze everything across the board. people would
fell like every body is helping.

Why should the congress men get araise when weget left behind. I do not cae how expensive it ia to live in DC.

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Justice4All

they have no expenses, they make $175,000.00 per year and get kickbacks. Nothing but liars and thieves. Oh and I believe they GAVE THEMSELVES A $17,000.00 RAISE IN 2009.

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richard

I am eighty-one years old and in very poor health. My health conditions dictate that I should stick to a certain diet, but I cannot due to my limited inccome and other expenses such as rent, gas, and electric bills among some of my requirements to stay alive. I am also on life support equipment 24 hoursa day which requires using electricity 24/7. I know that $250 will not increase my pressing monetary need much, but it will help some. As they say, every little bit helps. Thanks in advance, rich

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jeff

I’m on disability and get $927 a month. I’ve read some stuff from others who are in the same boat. I think it is awful that there is no increase whatsoever. They need to do this for people. That $250 could be vital to a lot of people and I don’t think the politicians realize it. An extra $250 could really help get me by for a few months. I’m 39 years old and I’m disabled, but I’d like to get off disability at some point and by helping people with this money, they give them a chance to do a lot of things for themslves and feel a lot better and help themselves a lot more. It’s really worth it to help those in need. The way things are now, beyond my rent and bills, I have very little money like a lot of people. It’s not “socialism” to give this payment and help people. It is the right thing to do. There are 60 million retireees, disabled, veterans. etc. and we are all people. I served my country in the Army and now times are tough and it would be nice if the government recognized and started helping out. I think it’s ridiculous that we have not gotten any help in 2 years. Everything has gone up and keeps going up. These are desperate times for a lot of people and the politicians in Washington need to realize that. Just had to say that. Thank you.

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JEAN

PRESIDENT OBAMA, WHO HAS DONE NO NE OF THE THING HE PROMISED, NOW THAT
THE LOBBYIST ARE IN HIS POCKET, AND THE THIEVES IN SENATE AND CONGRESS, CAN GO
GO DUCK THEMSELVES AS THE 58 MILLION SENIORS WILL CONTINUE ;;; NO INCREASE
FOR TWO YEARS AND NO 250 STIMULUS CHECK, STICK THIS WITH THE MEDICARE GAP,
AND SHOVE IT RIGHT UP OBAMAS RASS….HE IS TRULY A DO NOTHING PRESIDENT WHO TALKS
A GOOD BALL GAME BUT WHEN IT COMES TO HAND OFF THE BALL HES NEVER AROUND FOR
THE HANDOFF…U WILL BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE AFTER ALL YOUR BULLSHIT HIT AND U
PROCEEDED TO DO NOTHING, U AND PELOSIT WITH THE BROWN STUFF ON HER NOSE…

DEMOCRACY AT ITS BEST IS NOT WORKING AND MORE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO FALL BY THE
WAYSIDE…..LET OBAMA TRY TO LIVE ON HIGHER GAS,HIGHER FOOD, HIGHER DRUG AND
THE GAP, WHOEVER MADE UP THE GAP DESIGNED ONLY TO HURT SENIOR CITIZENS SHOULD
BE HOT U ADD IN THE WORD……I DONT KNOW HOW SENATORS, CONGRESSMAN, AND
OBAMA WITH THAT WITCH PELOSIT, CAN LOOK AT THEMSEVES IN THE MIRROR AT NI9GHT
BEFORE THEY GO TO BED….ESPECIALLY THAT DO NOTHING PRESIDENT……

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tom

not sure why u are so upset – they have not even worked on the possible one time payment of $250 – so its ‘not’ a done deal, and it is likely it will pass, since there is no cost adjustment increase in ssi

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jerry

Tom, I don’t know why you would say that it will pass, the likelyhood of passing is minimal, the House will certainly pass it, but the Senate probably will not.

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Mo

from what I understand, it is a done deal, the republicans voted it out once again. Apparently there will be no $250 once again.

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Holly

You must be kidding right?? President Obama has done more than any other president. Type in your Google bar what has President Obama done and see what all he has done since being elected president. THE AS*HOLE CONGRESS ARE THE ONES THAT HAVE NOT ALLOWED YOUR PRECIOUS BILLS NOT TO PASS. DON’T BLAME OBAMA BLAME CONGRESS. IF YOU REMEMBER OBAMA ALLOWED EVERYONe A STIMULUS RAISE ON EVERY PAYCHECK. IT IS ONLY AROUND 13 DOLLARS A WEEK BUT THAT IS AT LEAST A COUPLE GALLONS OF MILK OR GAS FOR YOUR VEHICLE. NO IT IS NOT A 500 DOLLAR CHECK BUT WHEN HE IS OUT AND THE NEW PRESIDENT IS IN YOU WILL MISS THAT LITTLE 13 DOLLAR CHECK ADDITION. SO BEFORE YOU TALK SH*T PLEASE CHECK OUT WHAT YOU ARE STATING. HE HAS DONE ALMOST EVERYTHING HE PROMISED YOU ARE JUST UNGRATEFUL TO SEE WHAT HE HAS ACTUALLY DONE. BUSH IS THE ONE THAT FU*KED THE US UP NOT OBAMA,

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melissa

well i feel that if they cant give us rasie for two years now least they can do give us one time payment of 250.00.. there talking about how much going to cost them to give us on time payment. why they talk about how much there saving not giveing us rasie for two years. yeah they give us are 250.00 think about it is really going help us out for the whole year no its not. i would rather get a raise on my ssi.everything goes up every year but not are checks how is this fair????????????

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cookie527

last year the 250 was for part d if you only have part b you did not get it

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tom

i got $250 and i do not have part d

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barb erkan

Well, looks like seniors were really mad. No democrats had an easy slide into office. Glad to see that everyone stuck together and voted these people out.

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Sue

I make $912 per month, and I feel like the government just doesn’t care about those of us on disability – or – the senior citizens. I can’t afford my bills – I’ve cut everything I can, taken a roommate, and there’s nothing more I can do to LOWER MY COST OF LIVING…other than to stop living… which really isn’t what I want… I’d like to have some quality of life, I’m only 40. — I may be disabled, but I think all of us deserve to live a life. Sometimes I feel like the government who decided to not give us a raise this year, and / or voted down the $250 – should be forced to live off of what we have to live on. Once I pay my rent, utilities, groceries, and medications that aren’t covered by medical or medicare — I literally have 28 cents left to my name for the rest of the month, every month, (starting from the 4th of each month)… I am so distraught, I don’t know what to do. I don’t qualifiy for other programs, because I “make too much money”. — I’ feel like I’m being FORCED to go back to work and yet, I am not okay to work, nor can I even find a part-time job that is willing to work with me and my needs.

I have had dental problems, – which Medicare doesn’t even cover — and I cannot get help, yet the people on welfare here in California can… I don’t understand. I stood in line in tears begging for help for my teeth, in severe pain, because three of them have chipped and nerves have been exposed… Medical would only pay to pull them. I look horrible now, with three teeth pulled. I look homeless. I spent a lot of money on my teeth when I used to work, literally thousands of dollars… all wasted – and now, am left with problem anfter problem because of my teeth.

I know the “cost of living” is not based on actual cost of living, and from what I understand it has something to do with oil or something — regardless of my memory — it should be based on the real and actual cost of living. Gas prices are at 3.30 a gallon here in Los Angeles, rents are sky rocketing, grocery prices have recently nearly doubled… and our government just doesn’t seem to care… why is it that I feel like they really do not care if we live or die? I guess because they don’t have to live this way. They don’t have to live in their car when they get evicted or a three day notice because they can’t pay their rent… honestly, I’ve done my best to get by, but I just cannot make it on $912 per month with all of the medical needs I have as well as the cost of living and everything else.

I really thought there was hope in the future … when I voted for Obama, I was sooooo hopeful… I thought things were going to get better for those of us on disability and … maybe just maybe we’d have a “New Deal”… kinda like back in FDR’s days… but, I guess it’s more like no deal. — I’ve been hospitalized twice in the past year because I cannot deal with all the loss and difficulties financially – and the hopelessness of it all. I’ve kept my chin up, but it’s just not possible to do much longer.

I just wish President Obama would READ THESE POSTS and actually take them to heart, and hear our pain, and hurt, and heartache. — Because seriously, it seems like we mean nothing to the government, and they’d like us out of the picture completely.

:( I’m tired of not having money to keep the food stocked all month, the gas tank full all month, and the phone getting disconnected or something else getting left behind and disconnected or unpaid – every single month. It’s just too much.

Sorry about the rant. I just need some support.

Sue

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andys2i

Sue – Wow, I really felt moved by your comment and inspired an upcoming post I am going to write called the The Working Class Poor. It is rough out there for people like you and the politicians do seem to be out of touch with reality. I wrote this post about ways to generate passive income and given the way you write I do believe freelancing or even starting your own blog could provide a way to make a few hundred dollars a month. Check these sites out for more detail:

http://www.savingtoinvest.com/2010/10/how-to-make-money-by-as-a-freelancer-by-starting-your-online-business.html

http://www.savingtoinvest.com/2009/03/10-ways-to-quickly-improve-cash-flow-by.html

Maybe some of the ideas in these posts can help you. Also, in regards to Dental work you should look for pro-bono dental offers. Otherwise I would seriously consider going to Canada (or Mexico if desperate) to seek dental treatment since medical costs in those countries is much lower.

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Coco

I think that it would be very nice thing to do for our government to send out the 250.00 to the people that need it the most, were all on the same planet and to do one good turn deserves another, we dont need all thoses bad feeling coming from the populus, about our government, some of the people in our government really try very hard to make things good for all of us, when you give you receive and that is the truest statement of all time. Coco

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Lynda

Sue, I know how you feel. I get $580 a month and like you, I make to much to get any extra help. I also feel, that our government has forgot us. We, are not in the same class and we are just numbers basically. I agree I would like to see some of them live off what we do and wonder how to put food on the table and pay our bills. I have had 2 strokes and 2 heart attack.People will not hire me because I am a liability.

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tom

stop complaining – all of you!

i like how ‘you all’ (those who complain etc…) complain about ‘not getting your fair share or extra funds’ etc.. yet, when it comes time to “obamacare” the most people have been saying is: “this is socialism” well, the fact is, if those who are ‘complaining about not getting yr fair share in ssi and then complaining about ‘obamacare’ let me remind all of you, about the so called “socialist conuntries that people seem to hate or ‘not’ want to be like: “denmark, france, italy, canada, uk, sweden, norway, et lots more that come with that” etc.. ALL THESE COUNTRIES HAVE: FULL COVERAGE HEALTH CARE, NOT ONE PENNY OUT OF POCKET, “EXTRA FUNDS TO LIVE’ IF YOU ARE DISABLED, AND OR CHOOSE ‘NOT’ TO WORK, AND HERE, YOU ‘ALL’ WHO DISS THIS KIND OF GOVTS ARE NOW SEEING ‘THE LIGHT’ OF HOW GOOD THESE OTHER COUNTRIES REALLY HAVE IT!

well, let me also add; since the stupidity of americans just voted in the ‘tea party republicans’ I CAN PROMISE YOU, WITH OUT HESITATION, THAT IF YOU THINK THINGS ARE BAD NOW, JUST WAIT TILL A WEEK LATER FROM TODAY, A MONTH LATER, 3 MONTHS LATER, 1 YEAR LATER, AND 2 YEARS LATER, AND IF A REPUBLICAN WINS IN 2012, IT WILL BE 2000% WORSE – THEN TODAY!!!!!

so, please – spare me this ‘whinning’ – be thankful you have obama in office – because, frankly, if there ever were a president in office who DOES CARE FOR THE SMALL GUY, IT MOST CERTAINLY IS: OBAMA AND PELOSI!

THANK GOD MY FAMILY IS SCANDINAVIAN, I AM PROBABLY GOING TO MOVE TO SWEDEN, AND FINALLY HAVE WHAT YOU CANT GET HERE: FREE HEATH CARE, EXTRA FUNDS WHEN YOU NEED HELP, AND A HELL OF A GREAT LIFE!!!! TALK ABOUT : TRULY A BETTER LIFE THAN USA COULD EVER DREAM OF!

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Michael

Your right in many ways tom, but none of the socialist country’s you mention have 300 million people!! Its a different ballgame!! We are lucky to have a president that cares, but one man does not a team make. I would give my left arm (i’m right handed) to move to sweden with you, but some of us LOVE OUR COUNTRY!! Were just frustrated with all the red tape. We need less bull and more brawn in our senate and house… and your better life in sweden comment just is not right.. we may all bitch and moan, but in the end, we love our country, and what it means to us to be AMERICAN’S…. sweden doesn’t come close… FREE TEETH or FREEDOM?

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Mo

People have a right to voice their thoughts and concerns. Who are you to tell anyone to stop whining. You B*tch more then anyone else I have ever seen!
You think you have all of the ansswers, you better guess again, because you are SO wrong. Are you also aware of the fact that if Obama care went into effect, MANY Specialists are closing up their practices ?? So what good would it even do if you can’t get the kind of care you actually need! I would rather be able to see my specialists, and be cared for properly, then to be taken care of by these ones that are just coming out of “Speedy school “, the majority of them have never even held a hyperdermic needle in their hands ! NO THANKS !
This Country will ONLY stand a chance once Obama is out of office.

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elliott

Gets me upset now they are talking about Cuts Now they are Worried over the Debt- So After they get alll what they Want Big Rise Party Trips Living Big In D.C. Spending Money they dont have- Now they want to Cut on the Poor so they can Balance some of the Debt- All the Waste so so much Waste now lets Cut spending Rise Taxies on the Poor put a Gas Tax of 15 cents per Gal- Some Dumb Vat Tax- It dont Hurt them they are Rich they can Soak it all up- Then still Live like Kings- But the Poor has to live through Harsh times for their big big Trips big big parties- Then they take even more from the Poor- It is Sick- The USA Is so so Rich with Oil but they wont let them Pump the Oil they close it down- All this trouble is the Goverment all of it from Dumb crooks stealing living like Kings- Making Sweet Deals because they Can they have the Power they get these Sweet Deals- All these Dumb Little Wars they have that Run 200 Billion a Year- For what- Awful Awful Leaders- Makes me so so Upset

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Eric

Sue I feel ur pain but if everyone took a moment and really looked at the big picture theywould see that the republican party has blamed president oboma for all the misfortune that this country is going through when we all forget that it was president Bush and the republicans who put us in this mess. Change takes time. Some people have no patients but if u believe in god change is on the way. Now that these republicans have been voted back into the house mark my words how they will really be out to screw us because if ur not part of the rich and wealthy then u won’t count in there book. They don’t care about us poor folk!!! Eric

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dottie

WHY IS IT THAT WE HEAR NOTHING ABOUT CUTTING THE WELFARE, SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS, WHICH MOST OF THEM ARE FRAUD. I KNOW PEOPLE, HAVING MANY BABIES JUST TO GET MORE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT. THEY GET FOOD STAMPS AND SELL THEM FOR DRUGS, GET FREE MEDICAL, DENTAL, DRUGS, AND MUCH MORE, BUT NOTING IS EVER SAID ABOUT CUTTING THIS FRAUD, ONLY THE POOR SENIORS, SS. PLEASE REPLY.

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harry austin

when i willl get my rebate check

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fonda

they do not care about us we put these jokers in office and they have taken it over i do not belive in the goverment i belueve in the lord only

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tom

WELL OK – BELIEVE IN THE LORD THEN!

AND HEY, WHEN THE “LORD” SENDS YOU AN INCREASE IN PAYMENT CHECK, LET ME KNOW!

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FRAN CROFT

Well, I am at the bottom of this comment page. I have read every post, and needless to say most are depressing. I know my situation about the lack of money; however, it does amaze me that so many are in bad shape financially all over the country. Since most of us share the same common problem of bills. Plus, not enough money to pay the bills and live on for a month. The bad thing about all of it is that unless it affects the higher up’s in Washington, they don’t even hear us. They live in a life of luxury with money, not having to worry about necessities in life. They have stocks, bonds, CD’s savings….things we don’t even have much knowledge of or have in our life. It is a check to check process, with no back up money. But, we are honest! We are the true American! We don’t sit in Congress or the Senate…we don’t eat a $100 meal at a time, but we do appreciate everything that is ours in this life. The rich probably will never know what is it to be poor, but they should just for then they might understand the plight we all are in with living on a fixed income, with no reserves on hand for any emergency. But, poor tho we be, rich in heart we are for all people. We wish everyone happiness in life!!

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Michael

Could not have said it better myself… we may be poor, but we are happier than most of the people eating those $100 Steaks!!

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jeff

Ditto, baby! Best comment I’ve read. I could not agree more.

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Kathy Lane

I can’t believe they want the disabled to live another year without an increase! They say the cost of living has not gone up? EVERYTHING has gone up. We can’t live without food and postage stamps and gas or paying for transportation. Many are not turning on their heat and going without just to survive! While 250.00 may not seem like much to a congressmen that voted themselves thousands dollar a year raise.. to us it is a lot of money. Something if very wrong with this country that makes its sick and disabled suffer. I don’t know how those that voted against it can sleep at night, but I am sure that they don’t even think twice about it while they go shopping for a 1000.00 suit or purse. Congress get into reality! A person can hardly buy the basic food staples for 250.00! I am very upset about this. Taking money from the poorest of the poor and sick, that can’t work. They should be ashamed of themselves. Those that voted no should be forced to live on it for six months.. they would change their tune fast! Anyone in congress that voted no is out of reality of what it takes to survive out here.

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donna

you are so true this is just bs . everything is up we cant live . oh but they all can y do you think they can i will tell you y they can they get the money we get shit . they eat good we eat shit or dont get to eat . yeah let them all live on what we have to live on .. lol they wont . thay all say i cant live like this . oh pleas. help the ones that need it stop giving to the ones that dont need it . .the rich get richer and the por get poore. we must all bitch about this maybe some one will help us . if you wont up us then drop gas / meds / food nimo/ phone/ so we can live. we all had jobs at one time and we are old or disable . not lazy

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unknown disabled person

Kathy they don’t care
They may start starvation-dehydration to get rid of us sick
humans so that ends SSI, Social Security for disabled and
seniors. Terry S was well known but their are thousands
of unknown cases who are never heard in the news.
The nursing homes make the money and they rather pay
more to a nursing home then Community Choice Act
which is cheaper but in reality the nursing home is much
cheaper because a disabled only lives 18 monthes in a
nursing home while a disabled with same disability lives
18 years in the community.
Starvation-Dehydration is the cruelest form of murder
even worse then animals shot in slaughterhouses for
meat which lasts a four minutes but starvation-dehydration
lasts 15 to 30 days of pain.
This is what they will use to get rid of us with.

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anglea

I no that Presdient obama say that we were going to get the $250.00 stimulate check but why he can’t demand that congress pass the bill they pass the bill to give to the dead and thes in prison but can’t give it to the ones that are living. I don’t think it is right we work just like the next person did and they took out ss and medicare out and everything else that need to take out.so President obama u need stand up and the unite state the american we need you to heep us from the republican because they don’t care about us and no else so please make them pass the bill for $250.00 stimulate checks we having had a raise in 3 years and we need help so please President obama show us that u are for us do the write thing ok. Because everything have gone up we get help from noboby the food stamp don’t give us nothing for one person.

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phyllis

when do we get the 250.00

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Eva Christian

I and other people who is on Social Surcurity and we get monthly Benifits of 674 our place were
pay rent the amount of our monthly benifits 674 and up if we did not have section8 we could not
live there the cost of living ajustments we need this to help us live the gov cuts the poor and the
rich gets no taxes the poor in America gets two steps back and why?what is congress going to do
about the poor ? middle class is what I am hearing about the poor is step on and not brought up
in the congress in this nation its the rich, middle class, and the poor the sick, the seaniors , but in
the speaches of congress its the rich and middle Class what about the others who vote do our
vote count our are voices heard in congress?

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lynn

WELL I GOT WORD FROM MY TAX LADY TWO WEEKS AGO, THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE VOTING ON THE $250 ONE-TIME PAYMENT FOR US AGAIN FOR 2011..I KNOW YOU WANT PROOF OF THIS BUT I HAVEN’T HEARD NO MORE ABOUT IT..AS SOON AS I DO ,I WILL LET YOU KNOW MORE…I MYSELF ARE ON SSI/AND SOCAIL SECURITY AS WELL AND YES IT IS JUST A DROP IN THE BUCKET, BUT SINCE WE AE NOT GETTING THE COLA RAISES, EVERY LITTLE AMOUNT WILL HELP, EVEN THOUGH ITS A SMALL AMOUT TO ALOT OF US…SO AS SOON AS I HEAR FROM MY TAX LADY ON THIS SUBJECT..SHE SAID SHE WILL LET ME KNOW WHEN SHE HEAR’S WORD…..

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thomas odaniels

i have read and read for the past year comments and absurdities and everything man…
now maybe just maybe when congress convenes for november something will finally happen
towards that $250 one time payment…we got lucky in 2009 and 2008 what about2010??
thanks
tom

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ab

keep the 250.00 they can VOTE THEMSELVES RAISES BUT NO INCREASE in S.S. Whats WRONG with this picture????????????????

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andys2i

[Update] Seniors Protection Act – Ways and Means Social Security Chairman Earl Pomeroy recently announced that the House will take up the Seniors Protection Act when Congress reconvenes later this year. The Seniors Protection Act of 2010 will provide a $250 payment to about 54 million Social Security recipients. Congressman Pomeroy introduced the bill, H.R. 5987…..see this post for more details and 2011 limits: http://www.savingtoinvest.com/2010/10/2011-social-security-income-ssi-contribution-retirement-earnings-test-and-benefit-base-limits-changes-from-2010.html

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carolo43

Doesn’t matter if it comes up again or not, most likely. The Republicans keep voting it down and even 14 Dems voted against it the last time.

I happen to think that little bit helps the economy. It might give me a chance to actually buy a winter coat and a new pair of boots rather than heading for Goodwill for a change. Working people get several tax cuts but guess they figure we don’t deserve a break.

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carolo43

These are how “OUR” politician’s voted on the $250 Payment that did not pass.

Akaka (D-HI), Yea
Alexander (R-TN), Nay
Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Bayh (D-IN), Nay
Begich (D-AK), Yea
Bennet (D-CO), Nay
Bennett (R-UT), Nay
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Bond (R-MO), Not Voting
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Brown (R-MA), Nay
Brownback (R-KS), Nay
Bunning (R-KY), Nay
Burr (R-NC), Nay
Burris (D-IL), Yea
Byrd (D-WV), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Nay
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Nay
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Nay
Collins (R-ME), Nay
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Nay
Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
Crapo (R-ID), Nay
DeMint (R-SC), Nay
Dodd (D-CT), Yea
Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Ensign (R-NV), Nay
Enzi (R-WY), Nay
Feingold (D-WI), Nay
Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
Franken (D-MN), Yea
Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Nay
Grassley (R-IA), Nay
Gregg (R-NH), Nay
Hagan (D-NC), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Nay
Hutchison (R-TX), Not Voting
Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Not Voting
Johanns (R-NE), Nay
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Kaufman (D-DE), Yea
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Nay
Landrieu (D-LA), Nay
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
LeMieux (R-FL), Nay
Levin (D-MI), Nay
Lieberman (ID-CT), Nay
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Nay
McCain (R-AZ), Nay
McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
McConnell (R-KY), Nay
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Merkley (D-OR), Yea
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Nay
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Nay
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Risch (R-ID), Nay
Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Sanders (I-VT), Yea******
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Nay
Shaheen (D-NH), Nay
Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Snowe (R-ME), Yea******
Specter (D-PA), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Tester (D-MT), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Nay
Udall (D-CO), Nay
Udall (D-NM), Yea
Vitter (R-LA), Nay
Voinovich (R-OH), Nay
Warner (D-VA), Nay
Webb (D-VA), Yea
Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
Wicker (R-MS), Nay
Wyden (D-OR), Yea

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carolo43

45 Dems voted yea/ 1 Republican/1 Independent =47
12 Dems voted nay/38 Republicans/3 Republicans refused to vote=50

The only Republican who vote yea was Mary Snowe R-ME.

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unknown disabled person

Thank you for the information on their votes

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Rodney

“President Barack Obama will press Congress to approve 250 dollar stimulus payments to seniors, veterans and the disabled…” If I’n not mistaken the stimulus payment is equal to the burial benefit we get from Social Security. So I can have a $500.00 funeral! Big deal, The best thing Mr.0bama could do is get real; cut the pork and give the proceeds to Seniors who need it and deserve it! $250.00 is a paltry excuse for next to doing NOTHING; which the current administration is well known for on so many issues!

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Daisy

Who will be paying tor the $250 the Seniors will get? The $250 that was given last year, there was strings attached, SSI under $700 a month or you did not qualify. This fact was not given the public but there was a lot of news about how the people were helped with the $250. I know, because my SSI is $800. I was told I earned to much to qualify for the money. My friends that got the $250 used it to pay for basic needs, gas, electric. Tell me how did that stimulus payments to seniors, veterans and the disabled, help the US economic recovery.

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Kenneth

A 250 dollar one-time ‘stimulus’? That isn’t even enough to buy groceries for the month. I guess the government thinks they would do us a favor to give us this amount. I say, ‘ keep it, it’s not worthwhile'; it would only put us in a higher tax bracket.

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Gail

I heard that Obama will press Congress to approve 250 dollar stimulus payments to seniors, veterans and the disabled? Apparently this is an official release from the White House, amid persistent worries about the US economic recovery.

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Dameian

Reading today’s paper was so frustrating. I am still waiting for my 2009 SSI check, yet DEAD people are getting there’s already. So do I have to die to get a check – not much of a stimulus payment then.

From CBS (http://iphone.cbsnews.com/site?t=jBQEA0Ug0qV0J9ivIhf30w&sid=cbsnews_ip) for those like me who are frustrated!!!!

More than 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each went to people who were either dead or in prison, a government investigator says in a new report. The payments, which were part of last year’s massive economic recovery package, were meant to increase consumer spending to help stimulate the economy. But about $18 million went to nearly 72,000 people who were dead, according to the report by the Social Security Administration’s inspector general.

The report estimates that a little more than half of those payments were returned. Inspector General Report An additional $4.3 million went to more than 17,000 prison inmates, the report said. Most of the inmates, it turns out, were eligible to get the payments because they were newly incarcerated and had been receiving Social Security before they were locked up.

In all, the $250 payments were sent to about 52 million people who receive either Social Security or Supplemental Security Income, at a cost of about $13 billion. Other federal retirees also received the payments, but they were not part of the inspector general’s review. The inspector general for the Social Security Administration has been performing an audit to make sure no checks went to ineligible recipients. The latest report was dated Sept. 24 but was just recently posted to the agency’s website. People were eligible for payments if they were getting benefits during any one of the three months before the law was passed in February 2009. Dead people were ineligible to get the payments. But, the report said, there is no provision in the law to recover payments incorrectly sent to dead people. “Based on the failure of the SSA to properly check its records, and Congress’ failure to fully think through the provisions needed to govern these payments, SSA lost $22.3 million in American tax dollars,” said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. “These findings are yet another example of congressional stupidity and a lack of accountability.” The Social Security Administration said that despite tight deadlines, workers accurately processed more than 99.8 percent of the 52 million stimulus payments. “We worked with Treasury, developed new processes, and began issuing (payments) about 30 days earlier than the legislatively mandated deadline,” the agency said in a written response included in the inspector general’s report. “This was a major accomplishment for our agency.” The inspector general’s report said that if similar payments are authorized in the future, prison inmates should be ineligible and the government should be able to recover payments made to dead people. The Social Security Administration agreed with the recommendations.

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Pat Case

Well, what a surprise!!!! $250.00 stimulus sent out to DEAD PEOPLE AND PRISONERS but I never received one and I still work full time at 70 years old because it is neccessary to live. Typical inept government workers.

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anna marie

i’m 67. my brother in law age 72 got a check for 250.00 a month ago . why haven’t i got one????
these people are making big money. what do they want from us, are they waiting for us to die?
(age 62 and over, and all disability)
president obama don’t listen to these people (house and congress) i like you very much and you don’t have too. cut their paychecks to 800.00 a month see how they like it!! i didn’t get a lousy 2% increase for this year and i wonder if we will get one next year!

i’m sorry if i said too much but i don’t regret it. thank you

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Doug

I just read online that there is to be a 2011 stimulus payment for individuals and couples. When and how do we apply? Also, what happened to the $250 pament that was to be made to all social security recipients due to no COLA this year?

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melva r. sells

i would like to know also what and when do we get our 250.00 stimulus check i have been on social security fpr almost 8 years. Will you please give me an answer.

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andys2i

You should have got one for last year. No new payment has been approved in 2010. Check at ssa.gov for missing payments you are entitled to.

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sandra

barocka obama i keep here on the news that social security is going broke i cant belive that social security is going broke there would be pklanty of money going in to social security if they would cut most of the medicade progrom out and put it in to the social security would not be going broke keep food stamps medicade plus ssi cut all of the rest of it out put it into social security it would save it to minnie of these young folks are on the medicade progrom that should be working they need to cut all of these people who are on drugs and alchola off untill they get dried and clean give there check back to those who are only handicaped drugs and alcahol is not a disabelity it is a decise love you your family and all of your white house staff you are doing a very good job keep up the good work god bless all of you

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mary

you must be rich, because you sure aren’t very smart in spelling. if it were not for medicaid, there would be a lot of people suffering. i’m not talking about the ones who could work for a living and just won’t, but the poor people that are actually disabled or just too old to work any more! and i never use capitals when i type so i know there are some here that should be. another problem why there is no money for the people in the U.S. is because there is too much sent to other countries…well boo whoo, they should take care of U.s. citizens (and i DO mean the legal ones) before they try to dish out all the billions to others!

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jenna lucas

First off learn how to write,2alcoholism and drug addiction are diseases according to the DMM4,5 for which couses a disability,therefore they have the same right to apply for SSI or SSDI it is a proccess with lawers getting a atleast 40% of the persons babckpay and it is a Judge that makes the final determination as to wether the benefits will be recieved. it is not up to you to decide who gets what and why! that is all!

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kenneth

i am a disabled vietnam veterans i worked in the private industry for 42 yr. always paid social security i find it sad that my raise for railroad retirement is held up because of some cpi everything in ky is going up i am ashmed to say that mitch mcconnell is from ky he lost the 2008 elections to jefferson county and fayette county but got voted back in by the hillbilly counties he does not agree with any thing president obamu wants i think the repulian think they are in a another country they do nothing for americans

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alina m

is the 250.00 in the new jobs bill?

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rick

DONT KNOW WHAT THE MEAN BY MIDDLE CLAS WHEN THERE IS ONLY BROKE AND RICH LEFT MIDDLE CLAS HAS BEN GONE FORE !) YEARS NOW ?????????????????????????????????????

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tim

I’ve been saying that for almost 10 year. the change happened in good old CA when Grey Davis Said “we’ll pay any price for power to keep the lights on and then just open his wallet saying it won’t hurt anyone in CA.
The second time is when gas hit 3.50 plus. According to a lot of people in politics that won’t hurt anyone……
God9 , according to them) , people in England are paying 5.00 a gallon.

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tom coyne

very informative. Thanks

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Alice Dail

yes i live off $48.00 a month they say my spouse make too much and i can,t see it.

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lissie y jones

How would any of you in government like to try to live on $449 a month? That is my only question. Think about it!

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Lydia

We all complain but don’t do anything to change this mess. First thing is to stop electing these crooks. We need to band together, the middle class especially, and form our own power party. It may just start with a few people at first, but as taxpayers and citizens, we can start standing up for our rights.

I’m sick of these corrupt legislators, corporate bigwigs, and greedy politicos taking our money and making things better for themselves. They are slapping the people in the face and they need to know that if they continue to screw around with the American people, they will be kicked out of office and they can also kiss their ballooned up pensions goodbye. This is also where alot of our money goes.

We can no longer be meek little sheep and not take action. By remaining silent, we are now in the middle of a horrible recession/depression. And do we really need to keep sending billions of our hard-earned tax dollars over to Afghanistan and Iraq? It’s laughable at this point but what isn’t funny is our men and women in the military being wounded, maimed and killed and then not even the media bothers to publicize these brave people giving up their lives. The government doesn’t appreciate the job these soldiers are doing. They treat them horribly when they return home and basically spit on our veterans. It’s disgusting. Look how more and more of our soldiers are suffering from depression and even the numbers are going up on suicides. What is our government doing to help these brave people?

It truly is time to take our country back. It’s OUR country – we pay these legislators. These greedy corporate executives also need to resign or be fired and NOT be given fat retirement packages and pensions. These people would have no jobs without the consumer and the taxpayer.

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Lydia

Oh and by the way, I reside in California which is one of the most corrupt states in the country but people are starting to get wise to these crooks, the high taxes and the taking advantage of the middle class.

I thought New York was corrupt – California is right up there!

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Bill Idaho

YUP. If 57m get 250$ they will spend it. But that will not help us. We need to STOP sending our wealth abroad/

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kevin massimino

yes everyone is correct;what has happen in pennsylvania is the goverment has frozen the raises and the federal should do the same,,it is hard to compair someone making 180k to some of the above making 12k ;;;and raising family with EVERTHING going up in price///the ronald regan factor has now taken effect–happy???no unions-everyone working doing a job that last year took 4 people/or get fired!!working on sunday has become a privaliage;;go ahead mine coal everyday-make air trafic controlers work with bad conditions//but it was the democrates that once stood and helped the working class;;where is bill//we need him;;;obama is busy fight discrimmation and the radical are on every corner;;but democrates must unite and show the people what is right;;;the polical must give up the job if need be to stand for what is right no matter if they get voted out;;senate should have stayed in session till this 250 was resolved!we were democrates;;i’m not doing too bad but i ‘min touch with so many that need the 250//lets vote for good democrates and for the people like BILL would have done;;;i still think Bill was the greatest;;;he would have fought for the per-centage raise;;;keep in mind the republicans want to raise or elimate the whole thing;;;elimate the unemployment;;make more slaves;;we would have been crossing the Mexican border if we republicans were in charge!!thank you

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anonymous

How does the government tell the seniors that have paid their taxes,worked hard all their lives and paid into social security [ the amount that the government asked for] that there will be no raises because there insn’t any cost of living increase. I think that every politician should go to their supermarket,clothing store etc etc etc and see what the real world is all about. THERE SHOULD NOT ANY RAISES FOR ANY GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL UNTIL THE SENIORS GE THEIR RAISE……………………

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carol

what ever happened to goverment, for the people and by the people and in GOD we trust! this nation has seperated itself from so many of the ideals that our forefathers founded this nation on that it’s no wonder the USA is going to HELL in a handbasket! our elected officials for the most part vote on bills pretty much the way they want and who pays in the end, the little guy! again seniors and disabled are getting screwed! no cost of living increase, are they kidding, everything has gone up in price! very often it boils down to do i eat or do i get my scripts refilled! in ct. there never was a co-pay on medications if you were on medicaid, now there is which they claim will be for the next two years, yeah right! i think it’s about time that the american people let their elected officials know that we’re not going to take it anymore! i believe that perhaps a organized march on washington, dc. is in order! i’m ready, how about you?

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Niaz Ahmad Khan

SUMMARY

HOW TO REVERSE WORLD RECESSION IN MATTER OF DAYS
A Method to Address Economic Recession, Remove Poverty, Terrorism, Improve Law and Order, Reduce Drug Abuse, Inflation And Taxes in an Interest Free Based Economy.

By: Dr. Niaz Ahmed Khan, FRCS, PhD

ABSTRACT:
I have developed a new financial instrument which will be much more valuable than the bonds or the treasury bills government sells in the open market to raise much needed funds to run the country. These are all interest based instruments and can only be used by institutions. The instrument I am proposing is without interest and will be used by everybody to purchase goods and services in the government and private sector resulting in up to 60% discounts. This is why these will be massively bought up front in large amounts in the shortest period of time of one month to run the country for at least a year and much more by the end of the year.

SUMMARY OF THE BOOK:
The world is facing many challenges with no solution in sight.
The main cause of all these ills is the POVERTY. Float bonds which can be used by everybody rich or poor and are not debt to the state so there is no question of interest.
How: Take the example of USA which is going through a great recession.
USA borrows money by selling treasury bills and the interest based bonds. The suggestion is to sell these bonds on non interest basis.
1. Buy all goods and services under govt control with these bonds and these bonds will replace dollar with bonds.
2.10 million duty waved off.
3.100 million dollars prize draw from the bonds held by the public every day.

EXAMPLE: ONE dollar buys 5 bonds on the condition that the amount should be $100,000 or multiple of it. Fewer amounts will get the rate of four and three. This massive discount period is only for first month at the start of the implementation of this system. In the second month the rate will be 4 but the rate of 3 will apply to subsequent months for the same amount.
WHERE THESE BONDS WILL BE USED?
1. All state controlled services and commodities.
EXAMPLE: A bill of (any service or Commodity) $100 can be paid with 200 bonds and there will be no exception to this rule. A NET DISCOUNT OF 60%.
A simple formula will apply: Total bill in dollars x2 is the number of bonds surrendered. Price in bonds will not be less than the cost price but without the direct indirect taxes and the duties which are added to the present cost to make it very expensive.
It will attract at least 50 million people to take this opportunity as early as possible. And if one is sure of making 100% profit within 30 days there will be many more that will help themselves.
RESULT: Government gets at least $5 trillion within a very short period of time of few days and much more in the rest of the year. THIS IS NOT A DEBT AS STATE HAS SOLD BONDS (Commodity) WHICH IS AN ALTERNATE CURRENCY AND DO NOT CARRY ANY INTEREST. One immediately thinks who will bear the loss and this loss to the state will not be more than total year budget of $2.5 trillion which it collects in one year with all the taxes and the duties but the bond price is simply a cost price without any kind of tax or duty. So there is a net gain of approximately 2.5 trillion within a short period of time. First floodgate of money has been opened.
WHO WILL SELL THESE BONDS?
State will float tenders to select a private agency (USMF) UNITED STATES MONITORY FUND JUST A NAME GIVEN TO THIS ORGANIZATION with the lowest bid WHERE AS second, third and fourth bidders will be auditors of USMF. This agency will employ at least 20 million unemployed on 10% commission basis and without any salary. These agents will have to pay $500 as an annual fee to USMF in order to build the infrastructure for the sale of bonds. Agents’ quota will be $300,000 per month or they will be allowed to sell their whole year quota in one day or in a month. This will only materialize if the agent shares his commission with the buyer. Greater the share of commission quicker the sale. The investor or a buyer will sell these bonds at the same rate of 5 per dollar and his bonds will sell like hot cakes every day as there is no condition of the amount of money to purchase the bonds. In this way even the poorest person will get the same or near the same rate as the investor earns a profit from the commission which he takes from the agent and makes almost 100% profit by only investing $100,000. He will sell these bonds repeatedly and will keep almost 6% profit every day till the demand lasts. NOW THINK HOW MUCH FUNDS STATE HAS ACCUMULATED Much more than few years budget in matter of only one month.
FLOOD GATES OF MONEY AND TURNING POINT
This is the second flood gate of money and there are still four more floodgates of money yet to open. So at the end of 30 days or even much earlier the government declares tax free country for ever. With the removal of all kinds of direct and indirect taxes and duties the price of oil electricity telephone and of all other services under government control is now almost 60% less than before as these are being purchased by bonds (which is the cost price) and not with dollars. The production cost of everything has come down tremendously.
SECOND OPTION
STATE ALSO OFFERS 10 MILLION DUTY FREE IF ONE DEPOSITS $100,000 NON REFUNDABLE. THIS BRINGS OUT ALL THE BLACK AND SPARE MONEY WHICH STATE WAS NOT ABLE TO GET BEFORE AND AS THERE IS NO TAX AND HENCE NO TAX EVASION SO ALL THE MONEY IS WHITE AS IT IS BEING GIVEN TO GOVERNMENT.
This was the third floodgate of money which is even bigger than the first one and the exact amount is impossible to asses unless the system is implemented.
In order to provide cheap bonds throughout the year government offers three types of registration fees.
1. Pay $100,000 in the start of the year and get the rate of 5 for the rest of the year and this will suit the professional’s and salaried person’
2. Pay $10,000 yearly and get 20,000 new bonds at the rate 5 every month but one has to collect 10,000 bonds (equal to fee) to get this cheap rate throughout the year. Higher the registration fee more the entitlement of cheap bonds. This registration will suit any small time business who will sell his product cheaper provided 15% bonds are also paid with rest of cash money by the customer SEE THE NEXT REGISTRATION FOR FURTHER EXPLANATION OF15%BONDS. This will apply to all goods in private sector and does not apply to the government sector. This is a big incentive to accept bonds in the private sector as the business accepting more bonds will have more business than the trader not accepting the bonds so the bonds market will multiply and there will be a constant need for bonds in the open market.
3. Third type of registration will be of $100,000 which will entitle the business to sell its products through USMF. The value of merchandise sold through this source will help the business to get the 5 bond per dollar rate or opt for the duty free option equal the amount sold. But with one condition of surrendering 15% bonds at each sale in dollars.
EXAMPLE:
MERCHANDISED SOLD THROUGH USMF $1000. BONDS SURRENDERED 150 ARE DEPOSITED IN STATE ACCOUNT TO BE SOLD AGAIN SO THE CYCLE OF BONDS IS ESTABLISHED .A receipt of bonds surrendered is obtained from USMF for evidence of sale of merchandise and this receipt will entitle the traders to get cheap bonds or the duty free option throughout the year BUT THE SAME RECEIPT CAN BE USED ONCE ONLY.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT TO BUSINESS?
1. CHEAP BONDS THROUGH OUT THE YEAR
2. DUTY FREE OPTION WILL HELP INDUSTRY.
3. The quota which can be sold is ten times the amount of Registration but not more unless the registration fee is increased. Now all the business will opt for this registration in order to reduce the cost of production. These 15% bonds the business will get back through a chain of dealers sub dealers and ultimately the customer will pay this bond portion as he will get the end product very cheap because of tremendous cut in the cost of production by the factors already mentioned. This will replace the GST or the VAT or the two price system seen all over USA. Almost everybody will sell their product through this channel as it will be much costlier to sell the product outside this system as cheap bonds are not available otherwise.
According to rough estimate at least $10 trillion transactions are carried out every day in US and at each transaction 15% bonds are being surrendered, the price 15 bonds is $3. So 3% of 10 trillion will be $300 billion which goes into government account without any compulsion every day (UNBELIEVABLE). This is the fourth floodgate of money AND IS CALLED THE GOLD MINE. Now the state is sitting in the driving seat and all the money in banks of private sector has been transferred into government account and banks are no more the lenders but are borrower from the state which is the only source left and will invest in business with sound feasibility study checked by the state bank. The state will offer to invest 80% and the bank will bring investor who is willing to pool rest 20%. This 20% will be deposited in the bank and the bank will oversee the running the business, running expenses will be given to the investor from its share of 20%. There will be no collateral and share of the profit and loss will be shared in the ratio of 60 and 40. The bank will share the 60% with the investor and 40% will go to state funds and the state will provide everything under its control below cost which will farther reduce the cost of production and at the same time will MARKEDLY improve the profit margins OF ALL THE BUSINESSES. No major business can refuse this offer. Any bank showing repeated loss will go out of business as there will be no more funds available from the government source and all other interest based sources are not available any more. Interest based banking is gone forever or it may be at a very small scale and the state will not offer loans on interest as these are not any more profitable and risk free as there is no collateral. The amount of profit government will share will be unimaginable and this is the 5th flood gate opened.
THEN WHY NOT INVEST ON PROFIT AND LOSS SHARING BASIS
Last but not the least government will acquire all the land on lease without any force and will provide all the needs to the formers THROUGH CORPORATE FARMING SECTOR HIRED BY THE STATE below cost and will become the shareholder according to the mutual contract with the land owner this is the 6th flood gate of money opened.
DRUG ABUSE ELIMINATED
When all the possible land is being cultivated by best agriculture engineers there will be much better yield and much more profit to land owner then who will not join hands with the government.
THE OBVIOUS BENEFIT WILL BE NO MORE POPPY CULTIVATION IN COUNTRIES WHICH ARE POOR AND LARGELY DEPEND ON THE POPPY CROP. NOW THERE IS NO MORE POPPY AND NO MORE DRUGS.
All the above claims have been proved to be true except the terrorism.
HOW TERRORISM WILL BE ELIMINATED?
We have to look at root cause and it is POVERTY and NOT the religion which is being falsely blamed. The going rate for a suicide bomber is $1,000 in Pakistan, Iraq and in Afghanistan. Can one believe that anyone having at least two meals a day will blow himself? Never the areas of the countries where these attacks are happening are extremely poor and the extremist elements who themselves are or were poor exploit these very poor people to carry out attacks for money to save their families dying from hunger and this is an open secret. Extreme elements has large force that is recruited from poor areas as there in no job anywhere and they provide these raw recruits with only food and shelter and at same time brainwash them and train some of them to carry out these attacks by giving them enough money in their lives to support their dependents. You might mention few isolated cases of being well to do and still carried out these attacks. Once the poverty is removed in these areas by implementing this system these attacks will come to an end immediately. This system is not only meant for USA but will be easily applicable to every country.

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dewey tomblin

Here is the way i see it if big oil makes billions on oil then why don’t the gov. spend some of our tax money on building some refieneries and fund social security with the profits this will and can work , or are they affraid they will lose campain funds. it is time we put the pressure on them for a change . my wife and i are raising two grandchildren on my dissability and i only make 792 a month and let me tell you it is very hard. to even keep the electric paid and all of the other bills.

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stephanie

does anyone really know if there is going to be a economic recovery check in 2010?i called the social security 1800 number they are not even sure on there website at ssa.gov there are updates about it but i hear yes and no which one is it

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andys2i

Per the article, no economic recovery check has been approved for 2010. Some people are still getting 2009 payments paid this year based on tax returns and qualification criteria.

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stephanie

so on the website its just that ppl who do dnot get it are getting it no then

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mary maher

Received a letter from IRS saying we owe them the $250 SSI payment plus interest. Our accountant says we have to pay it. Was this just a loan? Hard to believe!!

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mary lowe

I know ,as our seniors have worked for years until retirement,paid into Social Security.and those people in Congress think we;re getting handouts,we did’t get a raise because of theeconomy , but we cn’t get the one time check of 250.00 , is really crappy. is simply because they don’t care.Ihave written to our Congressman. If some of these same people get back inoffice,heaven help us ,we must make sure we vote.

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jean

if i was obama i would start packing my bags from now, and dont think you are getting another
this country is so messed up and all your promises u made were bullshit, u did nothing…

get your bag and get the duck out of town which u were suppose to change what a joke…

im going to change wash d.c. lol and there will be no more payoffs ;;;;what;;;u r a joke

there is more of that going on now…..get your bags and get out….immigration, nothing

change d.c. nothing, withdraw troops,;;nothing,,,,jobs;;;nothing your rating as pres is f-.

what a joke i doubt that chicago would take u back….

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Sharon

I think Obama is doing a great job. Considering the mess he walked in to . Were were you when all
the mess of the pass 16 years was being created by the Bush administration.?

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stephanie

u think he is doing a good job bullcrap

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Sandra

You think Obama is doing such a good job than maybe you better think again or are you rich because I’m disabled my wife worked 12 hour days until they closed the plant where she worked ( left the country) now all we have to go on is unemployement and my little Social Sercuirty check and wait for our goverment to deciede if we are going to get a raise when My wife and I both in the past have paid our share of taxes now we must wait for the goverment to deciede if we get a raise want a crock this is wrong want happen to all the money we gave to big corporations were are the jobs they were going to create the money given to big corporations would have been better spend given to the American people instead of corporate America at lest we would have jump started the eccomony by paying the bills instead of it satting in a bank and loan to the american people but only if they approved a loan want a bunch of bs

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Chris

I got the $250 then had to pay it right back when it came time to pay taxes! What a stimulus…

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james douglas

i am a 72 year old male who receive ss am so disappointed at law makers the way they voted on giving
senior citizens that small amount of 250 dollars, trillion of dollars has been handed out to large business
but could not find it in their heart to give that small amount to seniors.

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yooper

if i get a 250.00 check in the months ahead, i will buy groceries, fill my rx, gas the car up, change the oil in the car and save a little bit for a small bag of pot.

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cactus

I bet if all people on ssi ssa would vote not to give congress a raise instead give there raises to us

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jameswillis

does my socialsecurity really go up in 2010 on july for250

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Barbara Cox

Are you kidding me…you are blaming this on the Democrats for not passing the bill….it was the filibuster of the Republicans… they want Obama to fail so badly they are kicking the regular people in the face by voting ‘no’ on everything… Why don’t you tell it like it is!!

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stephanie

only the republicans tried to help us not the democrats they suck sorry to tell u that it states on websites they voted NO on the 250 dollars on the economic recovery checks this yr unlees stupid president does pass it somehow he better i have 3 disable kids that need it i pay taxes out of my paychecks sor social security so why not should not my kids get that 250 dollars this year in 2010 thank u

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cookie527

where are you in what state

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james davis

you are right tell it like it is obama want to help use the republicans are stop obama from help the people. look stop it you no and i no the republicans got the people in that mess for 16yr the bush and regan put the usa in the trash.

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LADY LYNN

I AM A 69 YR.OLD SR. AND HAD 3 GRANDCHILDREN DUMPED IN MY LAP. YOU TRY LIVING ON 900.00 A MONTH AND RAISING 3 KIDS. Y0U DON’T KNOW WHAT SCRIMPING AND SCRAPING IS. I WOULD LIKE TO GET ONLY THE FIRST STIMULAS THAT I HAVE NOT RECEIVED YET. THIS WAS FOR 2009 . WHEN I GET 2009 , THEN I WILL START WORKING ON 2010. AT LEAST YOU GOT YOURS.
AS FOR THE PRESIDENT, BOOOOOOO. PUT HIM BACK WHERE HE CAME FROM. PUT HILLARY IN

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mike kluckhohn

surprize,surprize–they lied again–premier krucheve of russia was right thell take us from within-obamas word is noooooo good

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Poor Hillbilly

Obama needs to get off is ass an stop spending an start giveing !

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Buddy

hell i cannot even pay the co-payment at the pharmacy they let me charge every month i was going to use the 2010 stimuls check $250 to pay the pharmacy bill i just hope and pray they don’t cut me off if so i will have to do w/o my meds i feel ashamed because i cannot pay the bill what a country i am os ss i was told i do not qualify for the medicare rebate check – groceries prices soared we need a president like ronald reagan in office atleast he cared

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Maggie Smith

No kidding…when will the consumer start getting a break …. Congress gives themselves raises “we the people” don’t vote for their $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ do we?

Well, it is about time someong stood up for the “American People” BORN HERE AND DESERVE THEIR RIGHTS AS ” UNITED STATE CITIZENS” AND HAVE PAID THEIR DUES”
How about that “congress” Bet your all eating fat and happy while the basic consumer’s are out here struggling day after day after day…while all you BIG BOYS cut deals with all the countries around the world to PAD you POCKETS and that’s NOT enough is it….you want MORE and MORE! When is it going to STOP? WHEN? MOST LIKELY never!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
eXAMPLE: BP IN THE GULF OF MEXICO….WHILE YOU CRY ALL THE BILLIONS LOST….ON THE OTHER HAND….PEOPLE……………….THINK……………..WHO WILL PROFIT FROM THIS MESS………….BP CAN’T SEEM TO STOP…. “WHO IS MAKING THE MONEY OFF OF THIS….?” Political black mail! THINK about it.!!!!! at the cost of beautiful sea life….animals and our shores of the United States…who is really profiting from this mess INstead of the news talking about “How much money it is costing BP” Ask who…..is will profit the most from the mess. It sure won’t be the consumers or anyone else who has paid their dues…waiting for $250. 2010

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shelley lumpkin

oh people, contact your state senators and congress people and representatives enough e-mails and phone calls from us will help just look under government for your state and there are the phone no. and e-mail addresses this is the only way we will start getting action with any issues we have

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shelley lumpkin

all senate that decided that we do mot deserve a 250.00 rebate this year need mental help badly oh never mind they are in worst shape than i am i get 700.00 monthly ss disability i really dont need it i guess would the ga. democrat senate and congress need my check contact me at my e-mail i was taught to help those who are suffering

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sweet

MY FRIEND GOT A 250.00 CHECK IN THE MAIL TODAY SAID IT SAID IT WAS A STYMLUS CHECK … THEN I CALLED MY OTHER FRIEND HE GOT ONE TOO????????????? IF NOT PASSED Y DID THEY GET THIS?

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andys2i

It is most likely the medicare gap payment check of $250…or a late SSI payment from 2009 after your friend filed his taxes. Can you send me a picture of the check (you can hide the name and other personal details. I checked the SSA website (which administers the SSI payments) and no new 2010 payments have been approved.

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stephanie

i see on the website at ssa.gov that checks are gooing out for what though do u know on the weeekly report section under the recovery act

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LEE

who is making the decision that the senior and vet does not deserve the economic checks?
the big wheels who live in big houses, have elavorate parties. those who owns yachts
where do they get off telling the poor their not worth it. the vets who fought. so you can have the easy life. live on our income for one year. see how hard it is to pay rent, ultilites, pay for clothes the medicine. pay for the food
on 700.00 a month. then tell us AMERICAN PEOPLE. were not worth it. sorry we don’t wear fancy clothes.
we lower class people goes to thrift stores and wear other people hand me downs. But No WE DON’T NEED
HELP.THANKS POLITICANS FOR YOUR DECISION.

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Nana

YOUR RIGHT LEE, THE POLITICIANS (WHO WE ELECT) GET TO WASHINGTON D.C. OR WHEREVER AND GET CAUGHT UP IN ALL THAT PRIVILEGEALITY PERKS MUM-BO JUM-BO BIG HEADED I’M FOR ME AND NO ONE ELSE A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E!!! SHAME—SHAME—SHAME MR. POLITICIAN. I NEED THE STYMLUS CHECK AND SO DOES LEE AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO IS WRITING IN.
(S)pending
(T)he
(Y)ummy
(M)oney
(L)ocally and
(U)sing
(S)marts!

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Maggie Smith

Lee, you HIT the NAIL on the Head……………..What are we all “Americans going to do about! There is ONLY one way…..get it out over the Internet “that we have had enough” and we Americans’ WILL have to stop spending anything….and hit them where it hurts……………..(is this possibly_ Most likely NOT American’s need “we the people” want OUR country BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BIg business…………..Corporate America…….etc., STOP….living off our backS!

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SANDRA

ALL I KNOW IS THAT I AM A CANCER SERV. AND HAVE TO TAKE MED…THAT IS NOT COVERED…LIKE V-D AND V-B SHOTS LIVING ON SS DOSE NOT LEAVE MONEY FOR PAYING FOR MED. THAT ARE NOT COVERED….IT IS AS IF THEY ARE SAYING YOU HAVE TO DECIDE BETWEEN MONEY FOR FOOD OR MONEY FOR MED….WE IS ALL THE HELP SENORS WERE PROMISED…IN MY BOOK ALL THE HELP WE NEED DIED WITH SEN T. KEN…..SEN KERRY CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH ON HIS OWN WE NEED HELP NOW NOT 10 YEARS FROM NOW….THANK YOU……

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kara

I think all of your anger is pointed in the wrong direction. The President is one person among hundreds who have to approve things. Obama didn’t vote the stimulus bill down. He’s trying to help us all. This is the most recent president we have had who has been poor and knows how it feels to struggle. Blame all tose big wigs in congress, who were born with silver spoons in their mouths and families made their fourtune on the backs of all of us. My husband is diabled, by no fault of his own. 36 years old and a very hard worker. We have 2 kids, 16 and 8. I am going to school currently to help our family. I am going to be a teacher. Obviously not trying to get rich, but to help us all, not just my family. Just think about how long we have to live with this crap. So, I think we should all stop laying all the blame on the President all the time. There’s only so much he can do.

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VaNessia

Amen! There is such thing as ” A CHAIN OF COMMAND “! Everyone has his or her own job ( The President, Congress, Governor, Mayor, Senators,etc) and with each there are expectations as well as boundaries and limitations. I agree that fingers are being pointed at the wrong person, The President I believe is doing an exceptional job considering all that he had to deal with coming into The Presidency, from health care issues to a left-over WAR, that still have millions wondering why are we there and how will we get out!

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Becky

the preident is not been poor,him and his wife were living like king and queen’s before he came into office, and yes he is among the dems. turning down unemployement which our 250.00 dollars is figured into and if that doesn’t pass we won’t get the money this year!!!

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carla

yeah yeah yeah more and more lies so another stimulus payment bites the dust but we all got to pay for lady obamas fancy wardrobe and thier kids nannies and thier new dog and all thier big parties and fancy chefs well apparently goverment workers are the only ones intitled to the good things in life but then if you are not a crook you can’t get in office so send are money over seas let all the illegals live off the hard work of all the american people and do nothing for our seniors who have worked thier asses off all thier lives but come november the stores will sale out of kleenex because you will be crying like babies when you get your crooked asses kicked out of office ………………..

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Maggie Smith

Exactly….are you kidding me do they think we American’s are just plain Stupid! Think about it…pay: pay: pay: that’s all we do and NOw….not BAIL OUT….JUST ADDING 1% TAX ON TOP OF ALL THE SALES TAX WE ALREADY HAVE PAID TO BAIL OUT …. ALL THE COMPANIES THAT GOT THERE MONEY ON THE FRONT IN AND BACK END AND WHEN IT CAUGHT UP WITH THEM noW we pay again with this additional tax….those BIG oil BOYS “BUSH” and alike should be paying all the HUGE debt United States is in they cut the deals that put is here….! I pray, our LORD has his hands on this Nation the way the Framers wanted it in the begining….If NOT well “the Lord only knows’ where this will all end…Howeve, in my opinion…we “American’s ” are sick of all OUR money….bailing out Corporate America and NOw TAX US AGAIN…1% ON EVERYTHING WE BUY UP AND ABOVE SALES TAX ETC., PRETTY SOON WE WILL ALL BE LIVING ON PEANUTS AND “CONGRESS” AND SENATE & HOUSE OF REPRESENTIVES AND PRESIDENTS’ ….FAMILIES AND ALL THEIR FAMILIES ….. WILL KEEP TAKING AS LONG AS WE VOTE THEM IN AND GIVE IT TO THEM…”THINK” “THINK” WE AS A PEOPLE need TO BECOME MORE AWARE OF OUR ELECTED OFFICALS….gO GET THEM THE NEW GENERATIONS UP AND COMING AND MAKE “AMERICA” THE “AMERICA” BECOME WHAT IT ONCE WAS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> IT IS UP TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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kim paulsen

Well guess what he is an indian giver that 250
stimulus we got well I was required to pay it
back when I filed my tax return for 2010

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joan

pelosi, can go duck herself,get another face lift u san fran scumbag….u deserve what u get this
country hates you….lesbians as you are should be seen but not heard./…to vote against the
senior block is a fatal mistake and you as the head, i cant wait to vote you and your crooks out
of office…help the other countries but duck the citizens seniors that they may be of the usa.

u r out of office so steal as much as you can before the election, u and your cronies have done
nothing for the people, no promises were kept and scum like you ought to head back to san fran
where the lesbians and homosexuals live…..next time you march for the benefits show a picture
of what lesbians do and make it clear, a bunch of dirtbags..the senior block is large…and
we cant wait to vote you all out….

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Maggie Smith

Joan,

Absolutely,,,,,exactly right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s all get them OUT of Office as soon as they can be voted for and the younger generation……need to get involved to HELP STAMP out the legal Crook’s that’s all they are…..again, do they think we are all just plain stupid….What about all the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ the past WWII and WWI vets….and so on have paid their dues and all the other American’s working in the United States to “Pad their back pockets”

Voting is the only way………………cast you Vote and get them out!!!!!

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jean

the congress and senate are a bunch of losers everything they do is slow as shit.

i cant wait to vote them out, as a senior, who was turned dow by their 50-47 voting

against the stimulus payment, after we did not get an increase this year they can

go duck themselves as they are going the way of obama, the senior voting block

is very large and they are going to pay for it….they do nothing they say before

the election, unless it lines their pockets…they duck and i will be proud

to vote theim out of office so they can get a real job…i have had it with this scum

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alice

thanks jean you said it allthe sooner we vote them out the better off we.what would do 250.00 do for us when they are making millions democrats you are finish

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m brown

My husband is a disabled retired veteran. We live on s.s. and a small retirement check. We are both seventy years old and i am still working parttime to help pay for prescription drug that the government is supposed to be paying for. Our drug coverage stinks. You would think after twenty two years there would be a better system for our veterans. Our congress need to be in the position that we are in.

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Linda

I think it is really sad that it is so difficult for the citizens of this country can not received a $250.00 stimulus payment when we the citizens can not afford to go in the supermarket and afford a deceit meal because the prices in the supermarket are so very high. The stimulus payment should be for all that are affected from the cost of living increase which includes house payments, rent, utilities, gas, food, medicines, doctor visits,so many things that is affecting our way of life. I feel that when President Obama says or puts things life the stimulus payment before the Senate and or Congress it should be passed without a doubt as quickly and easily as possible. The people really need it. If you are receiving SSI. Social Security, Veterans benefits Railroad Pension, etc that you should receive the stimulus one time payment because what is already received is not enough to live a descent life. The cost of living is sky high but we are not receiving enough pay for working nor benefits to make it. Something needs to be done now.

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Terry

Yeah, Pelosi can move into a new office that cost the taxpayers over $18,000 per month but they won’t pay our COLA or this $250, what a crock! Come on November!

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StrugglingAmerican

Why do we even need a president when Congress pretty much runs the country themselves regardless of what our president says or how he feels?

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ROB LEFT FOR THE CROWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was going to be rich the Americian dream? I studdied a reputable field for 21 years thinking I was the Exception and not the rule. I love my job making a lot of money. Future looks great, guess what I got hurt on the Job. Now I’m a carrept Bagger!!!! unbeliveable??????????? This is not my fait I promise theirs a mistake this can’t be happing. I have three state licensed from the state this is my fait ? This has got to be a big mistake. But over time the truth settles in you are where you are and my god have mercy on our souls because our fellow man does’nt.People in my field are million-aires. Was I looking forward to our simulis, yes I was but this is not a big surprise, lets face it were at the mercey of men. they do what they want inthe name of justice,overspending by big goverment we are just flys, Something they ratter not deal with. If your young for your own cause dont’ get hurt God forbid. I plee the First Amendment. In this opening and closing of this comment. And do more about Blocking our boarders . And Arnolds promise of resiviors he promised in term as govenor and then he would not open the water ways to san joaquin vally so those poor people could grow food ,for the bread basket of caifornia also Fresno.he was suppose to catch the water going in to the OCEAN my fellow friends, Hang on it’s Going to just get STORMEY STAY TUFFF AND SHOP MORE SALES, THE STORES HERE US ,WHEN WE ARE ONE .LOVE R.S. KEEP FIGHTING WE WILL BE HEARD. LOVERS OF THE PAST.

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annonymous

Please go to Petition2Congress for $250 stimulus checks for social security recipients.
There have been 703 people to sign up so far and the more the better.
Once you sign up, a letter or e-mail is also forwarded to your congressmen, senator and the President.
I think this will be most productive, so please go there and sign the petition. Maybe something
will materialize from this, hopefully.

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maureen morrissey

It is about time the seniors of this country got out and voted this november and in 2012 and let these people know how you feel about being lied to again. Vote now democratic or republican but independent and be heard for a change

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kayanti williams

I BELIEVE EVERYONE WHO RECEIVES SSI,SOCIAL SECURITY,AND ETC.SHOULD BE GETTING A ONE TIME PAYMENT OF $250.00 AND NOT JUST PEOPLE WHO ARE ON MEDICARE,IF I WAS THE IN CHARGE I WOULDN’T BE MAKING A DECISION LIKE THAT SO I THINK EVERYONE WHO RECIEVES THERE INCOME SHOULD BE GETTING A PAYMENT OF $250.00,SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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wanda

THIS IS A DISGRACE REALLY I AGREE WITH EVERYONE HERE IM A DIABETIC HAVE NO DOCTOR THEY REFUSED TO GIVE ME ANY KIND OF MEDICAL CARD…IM A US CITIZEN BORN IN THE STATE OF QUEENS NEW YORK AND WHEN I GO FOR MY WAYS TO GET A MEDICAL CARD THEY DENIED EVERYTHING BUT IF A MEXICAN ALIEN ETC…. COMES WITH A GREEN CARD THEY GET BETTER JOBS WELFARE FOOD STAMPS AND WE GET THE LEFT OVER…THIS IS REALLY A DESCRIMINATION ON US THE US CITIZEN…WE SHOULD BE SERVE FIRST NOT THE OUTSIDERSAND THE RICH PEOPLE SHOULD UNLEASE HELP THE POOR WHEN THEY DIED THEY AINT TAKING NOTHING TO THE GRAVE…THIS IS REDICULOUS BUT WE SHOULD BE HEARD………….

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shelley lumpkin

look under state government and call your sators and representatives e-mail them to we have to start fighting back wow i am sorry maybe we all need to denounce our citizenship to get help one way about it they can’t send us anywhere else lol

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Jean

This country is so messed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We always help everyone else, but the hell with US citizens. You almost have to leave the country, come back on a boat or get a green card in order for the US GOV to help you.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! US Government please put your people first

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benjamin

I’m 28 yrs old and i am on disability i am on 674.00 a month because i have asthma and i am kinda of slow learner and this goes to this richard person one of these days you will be just like us and what the different them damn over sea people come over here get are all of jobs and food stamps and mexican people get most of all are jobs food stamps and disability check they get help it’s not easy for us white people and if you go to mexico they won’t help any white people out to get disability check or food stamps we all need get rid of mexican come over here take are jobs and disability check or food stamps

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Marty

Straight republican for me

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patricia

iwander what happens to my mother and fathers social security when they didnt get to draw theres for very long . m mother and dad worked when we were young children we had to take care of the home the farm the animals and go to school our work was unseen.the jobs took a mother and dad away from use at home.but no one cares welost our mother and dad my mother was 68 my dad at 67. we loved them very much. and thers a lot more people out ther thats lost moms and dads at early ages they worked hard all there lives then didnt live to draw very little of there social security so what happened to theres.

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tonya

It’s disable people that has worked all their lives.They worked and paid into social security.Okay maybe they have grown old or perhaps have an illness now.And has to rely on social security.They paid taxes to when they were working and still paying taxes now.So who ever dont agree to the $250 stimulus check need to think twice .One day you to can grow old or maybe get sick while you are young.It’s people that really need that money for a bill.So who ever dont agree need to go to h……

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mary joe

has our 250 SS checks been stolen from Washington Democrats; MAY BE WE SHALL VOTE ALL DEMS OUT OF WASHINGTON FOREVER THAT CAN BE EASILY DONE! ….what else will be stolen from us the next 2 years…our shoes, socks and shoe laces mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm also we will have many many tea parties…thank you very much

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JohnT

Actually voting the Democrats out is possibly the worst outcome-if you think the Republicans are concerned about the elderly, disabled, etc. let alone the debt owed to the American people, study the policies of George W. Bush and his wretched father. Secondly, the Congress borrowed from Social Security and owes the American People over 2 trillion dollars! It was borrowed without our knowledge and for purposes that have nothing to do with Social Security – They never asked the public “May we borrow money from Social Security?” The question is when will they own up to it and what did they spend it on? Think about this…seriously.

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leona jennings

Irealy need this money because things are so bad right now. trying to make it just on the ss check.

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Margaret Cabral

What is up regarding te $250 Social Security Stimulus Payment in 2010 for Retirees, Veterans and the Disabled.

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andys2i

Still waiting to hear on any udpdates for a 2010 payment. Will update the post as soon as I hear anything.

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T. Diekneit

If this doesnt tell ya its time for a major shakeup nothing will . This November go to the polls and vote ALL the incumbent A-holes out . They voted themselfs a pay raise and took away OUR C.O.L.A. , they said the cost of living hasnt gone up . Ya talk about bullshit , their full of it ! There is no longer a 2 party system its become a matter of THEM against US and they hold ALL the cards. WAKE UP AMERICA and bring back the country I remember , where the MAJORITY rules and the PEOPLE have a voice . One thing for sure WE the people cant take many more setbacks before REVOLTING !!!

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JohnT

I don’t where you’ve been at slick but “…the country I remember , where the MAJORITY rules and the PEOPLE have a voice” hasn’t been here since the ’40’s, possibly the early ’50’s. You better forget that idea.

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Richard

You poor people who depend on Social Security. You should have known when FDR did his bait-and-switch that you couldn’t depend on Social Security. He sold it as a Trust Fund but implemented it as a tax rather then an savings plan. So, why should I pay for your foolish faith in the Federal Government’s social progam when I knew in my early twenties not to include Social Security in my retirement portfolio.

Cheer up – Compared to the global average standard of living, most of you are rich! Cancel your cable/dish TV, sell your second vehicle, reduce to one phone service, stop over-eating, quit drinking, stop smoking, eat in instead of out, terminate your internet subscription, cancel those silly magazine subscriptions, and stop wasting your money on lottery tickets, etc. I grew up more destitute than what I’m reading in these posts and have still got my belt tightened so I can fund my own retirement without Social Security. The $250 would only be a one-time check and is Obama’s way of buying your votes for his cronies in November. I still pay taxes. DON’T PROSTITUTE YOUR VOTE AT MY EXPENSE!

Did you vote for Obamacare? All of the spending and entitlement programs the socialist congress is pushing further doom Social Security and Medicare. Let’s vote these big-spending fools out of office and kill Obamacare and other wasteful programs so Social Security and Medicare can be preserved!

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Samuel

You’re an ignorant emefr. Many of us who are disabled also pay taxes. You could be in an accident that would change your life forever. So, before you start judging us..go EFURSELF. And, if something horrific happens to you oneday..you won’t be so damn quick to judge.

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Cindy

Richard, You are one arrogant ass that needs to be knocked off that high horse you’re riding. Just who do you think you are? I would sure as hell like to buy you for what you’re worth, and then sell you for what you think you’re worth. I would have more than enough money to fund the whole damn country getting a stimulus check.

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JohnT

Richard,
there are a lot of disabled American Vets out there who still pay taxes (like me) and work part time as best as they are able. These Vets did a whole lot more for this country than your sorry punk ass ever will. If you lived next door I’d stomp the shit out your ass, and staple a chinese flag to your forehead, and sew your eyelids and mouth shut !!

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alice

we all over look the fact that this country was in a mess when obama took office how can you blame him for something that was already mess up we all need to prayer and put the the blames where it lies obama did not created this mess so stop blaming him

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Larry S.

Wow.

Imagine that.

An a**hole spewing (obvious) Republican rhetoric while he denegrates the Democrats who are trying desperately to undo the untold billions (trillions?) in damage that this country has undergone at the hands of his crooked RepubliCANT Mommys and Daddys.

If, indeed, you did grow up poor as you state (instead of making false statements to that effect – also a very Republican thing to do, I’d like to point out), then the biggest detriment to your life is the fact that you also grew up ignorant.

You point to Social Security as “part of (people’s) retirement planning” as if that broad assumption covers everyone who suffers from the current S.S. crisis. You failed to include disabled Veterans who depend on S.S. (along with their disability pensions) to live. Well, ‘live’ might be too strong of a word, nowadays…how about ‘survive’…and just barely at that. That category is the one, lamentably, that I fall into.

I’m only 33 and yet am rated as 110% disabled according to the VA. I began work, tax paying work, when I was 11 and living in rural S.C. I, too, had “planned for my retirement” by working hard and not even considering S.S. as a reliable crutch for that period of my life. However, after serving my country (in Iraq, amongst other places), I was diagnosed with a host of service-related problems that make my life almost unmanagable and completely negate my ability to work towards the retirement I had always planned for. Now, I’m stuck with a subpar standard of living based on what jack-a** Republicans like you have decided is “fair” for disabled service members.

How would you like to live on a meager percentage of what you could be making as a gainfully employed worker, simply because some other idiot (much like you, you judgmental prick – let me guess, you consider yourself a hardcore ‘Christian’, don’t you?) has decided that you shouldn’t have to ‘bear the burden’ of supplementing their existence?

Your unbearable self-serving attitude is what is REALLY wrong with this country, not social service programs that enable the truly needy (and their families) to avoid living on the streets and panhandling for enough to buy a can of soup and a cot in a homeless shelter on a day-to-day basis.

Your run-down of what people can do away with (bills like Internet, phone lines, and food) only goes to show what a monumentally judgmental and finger-pointing b*stard you truly are. However, those types of suggestions are right in line with the Republican ideal though, aren’t they? Hell, without Internet, the poor and disenfranchised can’t voice their opinions and hopefully affect a much-needed change with those in power, and isn’t that exactly what you and your lot are hoping for? Powerless and voiceless segments of society subject to your tyranny of thought and opinion?

“Don’t prostitute (my) vote”? If nothing else, this one statement identifies the depth of your ignorance more than any other arrogant and out-of-touch codswallop you set forth in your disgraceful treatise. It’s not YOUR vote if someone else makes it, genius. This world isn’t about others doing only what YOU think they should do. And, you wanted to make a statement about other’s leanings towards Socialism? Take a look in the mirror, fellow.

The fact that you’ve swallowed the ‘party line’ (including the hook and sinker) when it comes to ‘socialized medicine’, is another way I can readily identify your idiocy. Just because private insurance companies in the 1950s spent today’s equivalent of hundreds of millions of dollars in scaring the general public out of guaranteed medical care and coverage by labeling it as ‘Socialism’ doesn’t make it any more ‘Socialist’ in fact than your presentation as a ‘learned’ individual makes you less of a idiot.

Finally (as I’ve wasted far too much of my time already in acknowledging your ridiculous ramblings), you were right about one thing: we do need to oust the “big-spenders” from office and kill wasteful programs.

No one should ever vote Republican again.

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P. W.

Well Larry S. that was quite a speech, but I think you forgot about a Democrat congress that voted themselves a raise recently. A Democratic Speaker of the House that has a new office that cost more a month than at least 3 people on most SS incomes. What are you thinking, or are you thinking at all?
Get real !
PW

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Connie Hall

wouldnt all of us like to have the mrs.obama spends on herwaldrobe,haircuts and everything eslse she can spend all those big bucks.hell if she would live one week like i do on 674.00 a month raising two grand kids with no foodstamps or welfare or any other help she would starve. get real mrs. obama. just like bushes wife spending all that money at christmas for her parties and flower with fruit arrangments that wilted a little andthrew away. i would of loved to been their dumpster to eat.

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Frankie-disabled mother of six grown children

Here is the phone number for the White House 202 456-1111. When prompted option to make a comment to President Obama. A real person will take your response. I call the White House often. The wait time is normally short. The only time that it was longer was when it was announced that there was not going to be a COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT. The more people call and complain to the White House about not geting the stimulus check and the fact they are disabled and can’t work, the more the White House will pay attention to us. If your power or heat is about to be shut off tell them you have a HARDSHIP and they will contact someone on your behalf. Last year my power was about to be shut off and within 3 hours my past due bill of $810. was paid by a non-profit. I had a letter faxed to the White House and also to my Power Company. Check with your local homeless non-profits to also get help keeping your heat or power on. Also check with your senior centers for help. You don’t need to be a senior to get help. Does everyone know about freecycle.com? Everything is FREE for pickup in your LOCAL area. Does everyone know about coupons.com? You can save money on groceries and other items. You are allowed to print a certain amount of coupons on your home computer. Hope this helps.
I have worked 38 jobs in my lifetime and raised 6 successful adult children. The money I receive from Social Security ($805. per month) is from what I paid into Social Security on MY SOCIAL SECURITY RECORD, not my ex-husbands!!! So it is MY DIME!!! Check into grants in your area for weatherization. Both my attic and basement were insulated for FREE. I also received a FREE water heater, 7 FREE double pane windows, a FREE door, and a FREE electric panel. There are a couple of grants coming up that I will also qualify for for a FREE electric heat pump, and a $7,500 grant to repair my front porch and sidewalk. Sometimes it’s difficult to find some of these resources but they do exist. The best way to find them is to check locally. Although churches are supposed to be the place to go to get help where I live in Oregon I haven’t gotten help from a church even one time. Local non-profits and the senior center are a great resource. This year I have received so far over $1,200. in help from both the senior center and local non-profits to keep my heat on. I am so grateful that they were able to help. Being the end of the month I have .48 cents in the bank. I had to recycle cans to eat today. Someone left $5.00 worth of plastic bottles on my porch. I got $2.00 in gas, some milk, and a bag of potatoes. I will make it to April 30th when my check for $121. comes in from the VA-my estranged husband is a vet. We don’t live together-his choice. I TRY TO JUST TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND MAKE IT THROUGH THE DAY. I SELDOM ASK MY GROWN ADULT CHILDREN FOR HELP. A FEW TIMES A YEAR THEY WILL HELP ME.
A week and a half ago I called Social Security to see if they heard anything more about the $250. Stimulus check. The person there said it was on the calendar for the next day to come out. I kept checking with my bank and no check!!! I called Social Security back and was told I was given wrong information. She stated that nothing had been approved yet. That is the latest that I have heard.

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anonymous

I just heard people on ssi will recieve $250.00 in the 2nd week of June for it was in our paper here. So hope this is true and if it is it should be here anyday now will let you all know if I get it.

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andys2i

Anon/Cooley – You are mixing this payment up with the $250 Medicare Gap payment. The amount is the same as the SSI payment, but it is for a different purpose. Unfortunately (and I even checked the SSA website) there is no further update on a $250 SSI payment for 2010. Please send a link to your paper if I am wrong.

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shelby

Well what a surprise! The statement “he who owns all the gold rules” is totally true. VOTE THEM OUT THIS FALL! Who has the power then rich fat cat Washington thieves! Wake up America! Stop being apathetic!

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cheryl gandert

for the people sitting in the office making all kinds of money and then say we dont need a raise well you go out there and try to live on 674 a month if i could work i would and also tell me the prices are not going up where do they shop because i really cant afford to on that much money and eveything keeps going up and they say its not go shop at wal-mart

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msmith

All I have to say is WHERE is congress this evening at the White House Press Conference Dinner at 25,000.00 a plate….or in their prviate jets to Europe and anywhere else they can spend our money…or are they just voting on a raise for themselves….50/47 what the _ _ _ _ does Congress care….absolutely NOT @@@@@@@@@@@@@ with out question it will NEVER matter to any of them they tell their lies to get elected and then smash us all like BUGS! so they can keep their Riches right in their pocets…a block of chees at the grogery store is NOW $7.87 for 1.5lb we will be starving but NOT congress/ house of reps’ oh no and NOT our President or his family either….we all keep drowing in the American Dream! “What was that again” ?

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SHADOWRUNNER

WHEN VOTING TIME COMES AROUND ALL THOSE ON SSI OR SSD ORSOCIALSECURITY NEED TO ALL REMEMBER EXACTLY WHO VOTED THE 250.00 OUT THEY SAY YOU CAN FIND OUT ITS NOT A SECRET AT ALL WELL THEIRS 50 OF THEM WHO NEED TO GET AXED IN PLAIN ENGLISH, AN THEN THEY NEED TO NOT ONLY GIVE 250.00 BUT PUT COLA BACK IN PLACE . OBAMA CAME IN COLA GOT AXED GRERAT SCENARIO TOTALLY, MAYBE WE CAN GIVE THE ONES WHO VOTED AGAINST THIS TO THE BP PEOPLE THESE 50 ARE AS BAD AN AS WORSE AS BP IS I LIVE IN FLORIDA I HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE OIL WASHING ASHORE IN OUR COUNTY WE ALL SUFFER WHETHER ITS BY OUR SENATE AN CONGRESS OR BP THEIR ARE NO WINNERS HERE AT ALL, BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE WE ARE ALL LOOSERS HERE TOTALLY ! VOTE THEM ALL OUT IS THE SOLUTION , ANY ONE WOULD BE BETTER THEN THE 50 RESPONSIBLE FOR VOTING THIS OUT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED THIS 250.00 STIMULUS I NOT GREEDY NEITHER SHOULD THEY BE GREEDY EITHER HELP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO NEED THIS MONEY NOW NOT TOMORROW OR NEXT MONTH NOW IS THE SOULTION TOTALLY

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mary

I know the Lord will provide for His people

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mary

WELCOME TO THE UN UNITED STATES WE ARE NOW IN THE LAST DAYS ON EARTH SO COLLECT ALL THE RICHES U CAN THE PROBLEM IS U CANT TAKE THEM WITH U IF ANY OF U HIGH OFFICIALS KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT THE HOLY BIBLE YOU WOULD KNOW THAT WE SHOULD TREAT PEOPLE LIKE WE WOULD WANT TO BE TREATED THE TRULY SAD PART IS THAT OBAMA CAME IN UNDER FALSE PRETENSE CLAIMING TO BE A CHRISTIAN WELL IF YOUR CHRISTIAN THEN IM MUSLIM BECAUSE WE DONT ASK OUR TROOPS TO BURN THE HOLY BIBLE BECAUSE IT OFFENDS THE IRANIANS THE TRUTH BE KNOWN IT OFFENDS OBAMA AS WELL OUR FIRST CLUE SHOULD HAVE BEEN HIS NAME WHEN THE WORLD GOVERNMENT TAKES PLACE AND WE HAVE ONE RULER ITS TIME TO WATCH OUT HE IS THE SO CALLED MESSIAH MOST PEOPLE WILL BE FOOLED BY HIM HIS FIRST 3AND A HALF YRS WILL BE FOR PEACE PROPERITY AND PATRONAGE THEN THE VERI-CHIP WILL COME OUT ITS THE SIZE OF A GRAIN OF RICE WITH A 16 DIGIT NUMBER INT IT IT WILL BE INSERTED INTO THE HAND IN REVELATION CH.13 VERSE 15-17 HE WILL CAUSE GREAT SMALL RICH POOR TO RECIEVE THE MARK IN THERE RIGHT HAND NOONE WILL BE ABLE TO BUY OR SELL ANYTHING WITHOUT THIS CHIP LOOK UP THE VERI-CHIP THEY CLAIM IT WILL BE USED FOR IDENTITY THEFT AND OTHER REASONS AND U WONT BE ABLE TO BUY OR SELL ANYTHING WITHOUT IT THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HHMMMM COICIDENCE I THINK NOT ITS TIME TO TURN BACK TO GOD EVEN IF THE GOVERNMENT IS TAKEN US TO THE PATH OF HELL MAY THE LORD BE WITH US IN THESE LAST DAYS IM SO THANKFUL I DONT CARE ABOUT MATERIAL THINGS AND WHAT I CAN GET OUT OF THIS LIFE BECAUSE WHERE IM GOING WILL BE FAR FROM HATE GREED/ENVY/LUST ……I PRAY THAT THIS OPENS PEOPLES EYES TO THE TRUTH GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL

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Barbara

YOU ARE SO RIGHT. I PUT ALL MY TRUSE IN GOD, YES HE IS IN CONTROT AND I HOPE PEOPLES WILL SEE WHAT REALLY IS HAPPEN.

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Ken Muller

Well Congress….. 57 million seniors are a lot of votes. I urge all seniors to find out who voted NO on the $250 payment to seniors.

Then come November VOTE THE BUMS OUT!

They don’t care about us, they don’t listen to us. Lets get rid of them NOW.

Don’t forget 2010 or 2012. Lets Take our country back !!!!

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mary

its like the prince and the pauper. all the gov people live inside the castle and all of the rest of
us live outside trying to gather as much food to live on and all the people in the castle live well,
eat well, sleep well, dress well, and when they are done with what they have, they throw the
scraps over the wall to the rest of us. so, that’s what we are being treated like,,,,,,just getting
the scraps. it would be nice when they sit down to their steak dinners at the white house,
they got the scraps -the FAT they trimmed to give US—and we got the good meat for a change.
they can’t see that because when they look in the mirror—-they seem themselves as the
fairest of them all.
God WILL have vengence—He said in His word, “Vengence is mine, says the Lord”.

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rowena

keep your damn stimulas,and we will keep our votes!congress dont have SS#.I will vote that they will have to live on it like us.( yeah right!) in my dreams or next life.it must be nice to vote for your own retirements,and holiday bonus.and winter/summer/spring breaks at our expence.hope ya choke on it! God is watching.play nice.

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Irina

It would be interesting to know if those 50 senators were able to receive their annual increase?
The rules state : “A cost of living-adjustment (COLA) increase takes effect annualy unless Congress voted to not accept it”.

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Madam

WE should be united, not disfunctional AAARP, but in our rights, apply in civil rights court for our rights,
ask help in International Human Rights Organisation, reduce foreign financial aid, especially annual 6 billion dollars payment to Israel from 1949 untill know. There is 19 social group with this domand, we must to join them. That what we expected to do in our senior age? To struggle with our democratical
government for living wage?

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shania

I think that the government needs to make a freeze on rent.as to how much landlords can
charge..and give them a credit of somesort..
I also think that they need to raise the food stamps..and medicare more then 20 dollars a month.
Offer employers to employ more americans with a tax credit for so many only.
and most of all the government needs to get rid of AFDC…and giving the people whom are not full citizens off all programs except for the kids schooling/medical and food programs in school.
so their parents cant profit from it.
Mostley I believe that all government agencies and thats goes for those that run our government
a pay cut..and all banks can not give out bonus’s anymore..or extra anything..just like they
were a paying pro player..and about sports…they get way to much as in the actors and actresses too.
How about getting rid of grants for stupid stuff…we all read about those.
Grant vets more help..cause they deserve it..and elderly a pay out when you reach a certain age of 70
you dont get a ck every month you get 25 percent of what the goverment spend on tolit paper..
cause theres a lot of crap going around!

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Irina

Dignity of society defines the way it treat their seniors and children.
This moral principle human been elaborate for centuries.
But not for us.
“No cost of living increase”? When last time our senators visited
the alimentary store? We should know every name voted against
care of seniors . In the same time those senators sent to Israel”s
seniors every year 6 billion dollars. Shame on them.

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Ellen

I think the the people that voted against this should TRY to live on what we the people live on for a few months.You have to wonder if you have enough money to not only pay the rent or house payment but the lights,gas and food.Most of us on this “fixed income” make a dollar or two to much to be able to get food stamps or heap,Yes I do mean Just a dollar or two, that’s all.Hell we can’t afford to buy things like meat or milk.Forget about the things we need like our medicine because of the spend down. Our government is so-pose to protect senior citizens but by voting against this is a crime to every one on social security.They take away from the very people that need it the most.We worked hard to get to these “golden years” the only thing is golden is the pockets if the people that voted against the people on social security..They take from the poor and give to the rich

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Georgie Girl

This problem is everyone’s fault that has ran our Government and those whom ran Congress with all those that are in it now. You all should read about the trips these people and the Obama’s whom have had already since Feb in 2009 to Jan-2010 330 HUNDRED PARTIES GUESS WHOM PAID FOR IT AND ALL THHE SOCIAL EVENTS THEY HAD IN BETWWEEN AND THE VERY EXSPENCIVE NIGHT OUTS THEY TAKE PLUS THEIR VACATION AND OTHERS THEY BRING ALONG.pLUS THE MONEY CONGRESS SPENDS. tHEY ARE TAKING FROM OUR SSI FOR THEIR AGENDA’S AND GIVING IT TO ALL THESE ILLEGALS AND THIS MEANS EVERYONE THAT HASN’T PAID OR HAD BACKGROUND CHECKS FINGER PRINTED-NO PHOTO’S ANO HEALTH RECORD’S NOR SPEAKING reading writing are English,do you people relaize how much money we’d save if they all did the above. It dosent matter what color or race they are ,as long as they work to take care of their own others shouldn’t have to support people we don’t know and arn’t following our laws what happened to the Whites in all this screaming the black mexicans arn’t being treated fair and Obama isn’t doing what he said he would for them,well the man took an OATH to protect America and it’s People,IS HE DOING IT NO take a look at who took our Job’s Blacks should of been working a long time ago,but all of a sudden they came out of the wood work to make Obama look good,that is well and good,we’ve been supporting them a long time and all the mexican’s that have been here for years and all the rest that came in with jobs or like the others Amnesty it was started years ago for the American Indian’s and they had to speak read write English and for the salves not all the time some one whated them in,that’s why are America is falling apart,so don’t blame it on one Party it’s all. Even are ex-President took from our SSI WHICH WAS TO BE KEPT IN A TRUST fUND AND THOSE WERE BUSHES-CLINTON-REAGAN’S-CONGRESS EVEN THEN AND NOW IT’S CONGRESS AND OBAMA AND WHO EVER ELSE THEY MIGHT HAVE DONE SO THEY HAVE TAKEN TRILLIONS FROM IT AND NEVER PUT IT BACK WITH INTREST,SO STOP AND READ WHAT OBAMA SAID ABOUT OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM OUR PLEDGE- AND THE FLAG PIN HE WEARS. HE AND H.CLINTON WANT OUR MILITARY TO GO UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS ARMY CONTROLL THIS IS VERY WRONG,THEY TOOK AND OATH AND PLEDGE TO PROTECT THE USA AND IT CITIZENS,NOT THE UNA. THEN NOW THEY THINKING OF HAVING CHINA BUILD ARE FAST TRAIN,GUESS OBAMA THINKS WE HAVE NO ONE THAT KNOWS HOW TO DO SUCH A BIG TASK. THEN THERE’S SOME SENATORS THAT DON’T THINK THESE PEOPLE THAT TAKING OIL IN THE OUR SEAS OR THE GULF OF MEXICO SHOULDN’T HAVE TO PAY FOR IT IF SOMETHING GOSE WRONG LIKE THE BP DRILLING THEY SHOULD BE FULLY RESPONSIABLE FOR IT IF WE WENT IN THERE WATERS WE’D HAVE TO PAY FOR IT ALL,GETTING TO WONDER IF ANY ONE IS FOR AMERICA AND CITIZENSHIP. AND CHECKING ON ALL THESE MUSLIM THAT HAVE BEEN LET INTO AMERICA AND DON’T LEAVE THEIR ROBES AND HEAD GEAR AT HOME,AFTER SEEING THESE PEOPLE ALL COVERED UP KILLING OUR MILITARY WE DON’T WANT THEM HERE COVERED UP OR KEPT IN THEIR LITTLE WORLD EITHER BE A USA CITIZEN AND PAY AND WORK WITH US AND LEAVE OUR HISTORTY AND CUSTOM’S AND IN GOD WE TRUST ON OUR MONEY AND IN OUR COURTS AND ONLY ONE FLAG IN LANGUAGE ON NATIONAL ANTHEM AND TEACHERS THE TEACH NOT PREACH ABOUT WHOM THEY SHOULD VOTE FOR OR HEAR SONGS ABOUT THOSE IN CHARGE OF AMERICA. IT’S GETTING BAD AND IF EVERY AMERICAN CITIZENS DON’T STAND FOR THE TEA PARTIES AND WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TV AND RADIO STATIONS AND IN BOOKS AND PAPERS IT WLL BE ONLY ONE SIDE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN GOVERNMENT CONGRESS AND THE WORLD THATS WHAT OBAMA WANTS. WE WERE DEMS FOR 56 YEARS AND WHEN WE READ WHOM HE HUNG WITH AND THE LIE ABOUT NOT KNOWING BILL AYERS WHEN HE AND HIS WIFE HAD A CELEBRATION FOR HIM IN THE WEATHMEN TERRORIST ROOM FOR SENATOR AND WHEN HE WORKED WITH ARYES HIMSELF AND HE WAS OBAMA’S BOSS THAT DID IT FOR US AND TO THIS DAY WE HAVEN’T SEEN A REAL BRITH CERTIFACATE AND ALL THE NAMES HE USED,LOOK THEM UP. WE GIVE OUR BRITH CERTIFCATES TO ALL THAT HAVE BABIES HERE THAT IS WRONG SO IS OUR DISABILTY THEY GIVE TO ANYONE AND OUR SOCIAL SECURITY THAT THERE JOB PROABLY DIDN’T PUT INTO FOR THEM, THATS WHY WE’RE BROKE AND ALL KINDS OF PELL GRANTS AND OTHER KINDS OF HELP. LOOK HE HAS PEOPLE HERE THAT GET HELP TOO, THIS IS WRONG THEY ALL SHOULD BE CHECKED OUT EVERYBODY THATS JUST TAKING FROM ARE CHILDREN, WILL BE THE ONES TO SUFFER IN THE DAYS AHEAD, PEOPLE AREN’T TALKING TO THEIR CHILDREN ABOUT ILLNESSES THEY CATCH FROM FOOLING AROUND OR PILLS THEY MIGHT TAKE AND THEY ARENTFINDING OUT WHOM THEY HANG WITH EITHER. AS YOU CAN TELL BY THE WAY ALL CHILDREN DRESS NOW ADAYS EVEN ADULTS DRESS WITH TOO TIGHT OF CLOTHING OR TOO DAMN SHORT AND GUYS HOLDING UP THEIR PANTS IT’S GETTING PRETY OLD. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND CITIZENSHIP AND ENGLISH AND OUR TROOPS.

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eugene

I heard that not everyone will receive them, but only those who have not received them during Bush presidency! Is that true?

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shania

I am disabled and like everyone eles..cant make it till the first of teh month agian..
The 250.00 new payment is for seniors who hit the donut hole no others will recieve it.
Not the vets ..not the disabled…only seniors who hit the donut hole only..
so that leaves me out..however I still have to pay so much for meds till my
deductable is meet…thats to crazy.
And Social services in Indiana has been so screwed up due to our great senator..
and now he wants to kinda go back and hire more people..to feel in the jobs of those they laid off
earlier in the year..make up our minds will you..give everyone the vets ..disabled..seniors
250.00 …plus cost of living…

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Theresa

I just wanted to say, that the republics should listen to the demoncrates for once. We didn’t ask to be put in this situation that we are in, and didn’t ask for a hand out from no one. We couldn’t get a raise because our country is always helping other countries that really doesn’t care about us. I agree with some of the others. We have people here that needs help just as much as other countries. We need to stand up for our country and do what we can to bring it back alike it use to be. We didn’t cause the problem that we are in, and why should we have to suffer for it.

As for the republicans, yes they may have bought grocies, gas, and other things. They can afford them because they get these big raise that they shouldn’t get all the time. Why don’t you take some of your money and help them over in the other countries. Do you think they would help us if we were in their shoes? I know that you don’t agree with everything the demoncrates say or do, but it should be equal rights, and decisions. Our President, is doing what he can for the elders and the poor. I feel if he says that we should get the stimulus check, then it should so be it.

Did the republicans forget who gave us this world? It wasn’t man kind, it was God. They wouldn’t have what they got now, if it wasn’t for God. He created everyone equal, not one better than the other. So just stop and think, you have parents or family members that are eldly that could use the money. You need to stop and think about all this, because one day, you may not be able to work, and be an elder one day. So put yourself in our shoes, because one day, you will be and then you will know what it feels like. God loves everyone, not just one kind, and he didn’t expect this to happen. Man kind put us in this situation, and about the cola situation, were not needing the money for that, and why would it matter. I hope that someone stops and think about this and reconsider.

So please think this over and help us. Were not asking for much, just to be able to live.

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kmc

what do you think people can live on the little bit of money you give us now well we cant after paying all the bills 674 a month is not enough money

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BANMAN

YOU ONLY GET 674 A MONTH GEE I GET 675 I AM RICHER THAN YOU LOL. PLUS I GET A WHOPPING BIG 19.00 FROM SSI AND I CAN M AKE IT A WHOLE 3 WEEKS OFF MY CHECKS .. AT 674.00 A MONTH YOU SHOULD OR WOULD QUALIFY FOR SSI AND YES YOU CAN DO THAT. MAYBE ONLY 19-20 DOLLARS BUT WITH WHAT WE MAKE EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS,,, PLUS IT QUALFYS YOU FOR MEDICAID!!!! WHICH WILL MAKE YOUR MEDICARE PAYMENTS!!!!

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Ashamed

To those of you who have no idea what its like to stretch less than 900 bucks a month so far that you can hear the last penny scream……WHAT WERE YOU THINKING WHEN YOU TOOK THAT MONEY FROM US WHO NEED IT SOOOOOOOOO BAD!! I’m only in my 40’s and sure as hell didnt plan on being disabled. I like all of us had already made plans to use it to catch a power bill up or maybe put extra food in the house, the list goes on and on. Ya know im not so sure there is any such thing as american pride anymore. This on top of everything going on overseas makes me ASHAMED TO CALL MYSELF AN AMERICAN!!! Mr President somebody better do something and do it fast before we loose this country.

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queen of hearts 1717

I kno that’s right. That’s pretty messed up how they raised the cost of our living but not the amounts of our checks… terriable… america land of the free and struggling…

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joann black

i think it is sad when those on social security,those who have worked and paid into the system pay nearly 100.00 per month for our medicare and when we must see a doctor we must pay 20%. forget about going to a dentist.,not covered and not affordable. my husband just had open heart surgery and by the time we got through our deductibles and co pays were three thousand dollars. on ssi,those that did not pay into the system,get medicaid. they get their teeth pulled with new dentures,all their medical bills and surgerys are paid in full.they get food stamps,free utilities,free phones,and the list of freebies goes on. why is it that the working stiffs get stuck for the generous ride the lazy people on ssi are on. and the food stamp program is also a joke.i know a family of five getting over $600.00 a month in food stamps.of that amount they spend around $400.00 on soda pop. why is the food stamp program allowing junk food purchased on stamps? dont they realize they will be paying for obesity diabetes,and of course new teeth for these people. revamp the intire welfare program PLEASE. and as for the stimulas for seniors.i guess my hospital bills will just have to wait or maybe i can give up eating a couple days a week thank you for listening

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shelley lumpkin

i am on social security and medicaid i get 750.00 a month when the next senate election and representatives and legislatures and congress come up for vote, the ones that are in there now will not be getting my vote do not vote for these same people again as well as our president we the disabled, the vets, the senior citizens we have enough votes between us to make these people take notice, don’t vote for these same people and impeach the new ones that don’t follow the constitution and take care of us the American citizens

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wizzie

I’m disabled and was looking for the extra help on the 250.00 check , who ever said the cost of living didn’t go up needs to look again, It’s not fair if they wasn’t going to give the stimulas check they should have giving ss a increase at the first of the year instead of making us think they were going to help us later on .Wizzie

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SHADOWRUNNER

DID EVERY ONE NO THAT THE CONGRESS AN SENATE AN GOVENORS ALL GOT A PAY RAISE THIS YR IM TOLD BETWEEN A 6%&13% PAY RAISE WELL SOME WHERE THEY FORGOT ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED THEM GET THEIR JOBS! THIS IS SAD WHEN OUR GOVERMENT WOULD NOT HAVE THEIR JOBS IF ALL THE PEOPLE DIDNOT VOTE THEM IN ITS TIME TO GET SOME DOING THEIR JOBS WHO CARE ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FIRST NOT LAST, OUR COUNTRY CAN FIND THE MONEY TO HELP OTHER COUNTRIES BUT CANT HELP ITS OWN UNREAL TOTALLY EVERY ONE NEEDS TO GO TO FACEBOOK AN GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE ACCOUNT AN EMAIL THEM TILL THEY GET TIRED OF SEEING YOUR EMAILS IT TAKES EVERY ONE TO DO IT NOT A FEW I DO IT EVERY TIME IN ON FACE BOOK I THINK THE ONES WHO NEED THE 250 NEED TO GET IT CONGRESS AN SENATE NEED TO GET OFF THE ASSES AN START HELPING THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES FIRST!

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little people

i am disabled like a lot of people and alot of my family are vets i think its bad when the united states call for our troops to go to battle we dont even blink we go put when its time to give us all a cost of living raise or a 250 doller check the congress stops and blinks what has this world come to we stand up and fight for our country but congress thinks we dont need a raise or 250 dollers i say we make all of congress live just one month on a disabled check and try to pay there bills then i bet they would not even blink at giving us our raises

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bbarton

I was really looking forward to a little help this year. No increase in social security, but increase in rent, electricity, food, water, gas, and you name it. Without the increase the little bit of money that I had put away disappeared, and now I struggle day to day to keep a little bit of finance going so that I won’t be completed funless at the end of the month, which is very embarrassing. I’m already disabled and depending on a monthly income, but to be completely broke without any other means of income, (I can’t any find work because of my disability). Thanks a lot for the belief of the $250.00 stimulus I was looking for to help out this year, I guess the joke was on me believing that my vote counted.

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RAQUEL SANCHEZ

I THINK IT IS VERY HARD NOW A DAYS.PEOPLE LIVE ON CHECKS ONCE A MOTH AND VERY THING IS GOING SKY HIGH.BECAUSE MY HUSBAND AND I ARE DISABEL NAD WE GET 505.50 A MONTH, BUT BY THE TIME WE PAY BILLS AND GET OUR MEDS WE ARE BROKE.SO WE REALLY NEED THAT STIMULUS CHECK. WE ALSO GET 170.00 IN FOOD STAMPS, BUT SINCE EVERYTHING IS SO HIGH WE CAN’T GET NOTHING WITH 170.00. SO I HOPE AND PRAY THAT WE DO GET THAT CHECK.

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Gunner

Its amazing that the government deemed no COLA is justified for SSA recipients, however, SSA employees and governmet other federal emoployees get a 2% COLA increase. Go figure..

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Kathleen

After reading your recent post regarding the defeat of the bill extending a second $250 payment to Social Security recipients, of whom I am one, I contacted the SSA. I was terribly upset by the news that this payment had been defeated in Congress and by the fact that the SSA had not posted this information on their website.
According to the reps at Social Security this issue has not been decided in Congress one way or the other. They reiterated this statement when I challenged it, sending them a link to and copy of your post on the subject. Can you point me to the exact legislation (i.e. HRnnnn) in which Congress defeated this payment so I can send it to the SSA? Seems like someone is being less than honest over there, too.

Also, in your post stating that Congress was reinstating this payment as part of the health care reform bill, you state that the Medicare part D doughnut hole starts at $896.00 and does not “Close” until $4500. That is incorrect..If it were true most Medicare recipients would be dead by now due to a complete inability to pay for their medicine. The doughnut hole does not start until ~$2600 (I don’t know the exact amount for 2010 but it didn’t drop to <$900, I assure you. I would already be paying 100% of my medication costs, which are about $500/month if it had. I would notice-trust me. ) Please correct this misstatement in one of your posts on the subject before a lot of people get really upset for no reason.

I would also appreciate it if you could direct me to the section of the Health Care bill that addresses this issue. I would like to know if they have come up with a time line. Quite honestly, as I told the folks at SSA, I doubt very much that the government is going to be able to get anything out to the people who desperately need and were counting on this money before Christmas. In fact, I am beginning to believe that this whole thing was a sham from the get-go….something to keep these 50million voices quiet until the furor about the loss of the COLA died down. Now, if they do manage to get the $250 out to us by the end of the year they are probably going to use IT to deny us a COLA in 2011!

Do you ever wonder why Congress did not just pass emergency legislation to waive the requirement that the Consumer Price Index be higher than the previous year for a COLA to happen? ? After all, we were on the verge of a depression in 2008, 09 and the Fed was manipulating interest rates to decrease the likelihood of runaway inflation. Plus retailers were literally giving stuff away just to get people in the stores! It seems like even the morons in Washington could have figured out that these were extraordinary times, and therefore called for extraordinary measures.

Any comments?

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THE RABBI

TO THE WHITE HOUSE DO YOU KNOW WHAT MILLIONS OF SENIOR CITIZENS FEEL ABOUT THE DENIAL OF THIS SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU DENIED US? DO YOU REALIZE THAT THE SENIORS PAVED THE WAY FOR THE WHOLE NATION TO GET HERE? WE HURT DEEP INSIDE, AND MORE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE WE WORKED FOR A SMALL INCOME IN OUR DAY. AND NOW YOU MAKE MORE MONEY IN A YEAR THAN WE MADE IN MANY YEARS OF OUR LIVES.
BUT IT IS OKAY, FOR THE DAY WILL COME WHEN JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL AND I WILL NOT FEEL LEFT OUT. JUST THINK ABOUT THAT AND BE AWARE THAT IT WILL COME. LOVE YOU ALL THE RABBI.

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Irina

It is demagogy. My sister is living in Italy. And this year their government madea redaction of foreign aid to give own senior decent increase . Our government did not do that, continue send to Israel, for example, 6 billion dollars from taxpayer’s money.
If you can read magazine “New York” May 31,2010, page 7 you will learn how much jewish people
give as a grant( bribe) to politicians. Why jewish do not send this money in their Israel instead of thise 6 billions?

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robert

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social security is not going broke. they pay us our money then put the rest in general fund. they owes us two andhaif trillion dollars in i owe youes. why don[t we orgsnise ago to washing like jon stewart did.

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eugene

What I heard is that those 250 dollars checks will only receive those recipients who did not receive them during Bush presidency!

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THE RABBI

Babylon, Rome, Greece, and Persia what happened to these world kingdoms? They fell. Look out America I see a pattern. All you need to do is find out why.

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anonymous

Obama is the antichrist!!!!! All his votes came from African Americans who never voted before his election, anlong with other uneducated people that voted just because they liked what he said, but had no clue he couldn’t follow through with his promises. people had no clue about politics and made a bad choice. Im middle class and african American and still would choose Bush over Obama intrellectually speaking. Maybe next time before people vote they will educate themselves first.

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JohnT

“…people that voted just because they liked what he said, but had no clue he couldn’t follow through with his promises” THAT HAPPENS with every single administration !!! Get a grip !!!!!! Are you thick headed ?? This happens EVERY election __ people vote just because they like what the candidate says. And the candidate never follows through !! Secondly if you chose Bush you’re an absolute retard. He cared so very little for the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged, just like his wretched father. Wake up !! Are you retarded? Gawd! Use your friggin brain, birdbrain!

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ellen

in my own opinion, mr. obama, needs 2 quit making all these empty promises 2 all these families of low-income, senior-citizens,and ,the disabled ,people of the U.S.,he has never kept 1 promise/or word that he made since he came in2 office.i have the upmost, respect 4 his, wife- kids, but, he, should, have never been elected president.he couldn’t even keep his word about bringing our troops home. they r still at war, and dying by the 100’s everyday. come on,mr.obama, ur wife, michelle, would’ve made ,definately,abetter president.she shows more strength,courage,power,leadership,and most of all,beauty,style, and,grace.even,hillary clinton,would of worked as president compared2u.allu r doin’istakin’from the poor -n-makin’rich,richer

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anonymous

Its always the people on social security that get the shaft .they havea hard time making it now.If the president says give them $250.00 they should get it. We need to stop helping other countries and help our own.And the economy is not getting any better,food is high ,gas is up and the wages stay the same.no new job are out there.The president and the congress and senators have nothing to worry about cause its the peaons ( tax payers) that pay for ther gas and wages so they can live high off the hog.

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stosh

if it was not approved how did they get their checks ?

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Anonymous

>A warning to seniors getting social security: A friend of mine had his AND his wife's $250 "stimulus" money ($500 total) taken BACK out of his bank account and THEN received a VAGUE notice from the IRS that they were taking it back, no explanation, NOTHING. Be sure to keep a close eye on your bank accounts as this may also happen to YOU!

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Anonymous

>It should also be pointed out that in the Democratically Controlled Senate the final jobs bill passed with 57 Democratic votes but only 11 Republican. Perhaps you can tell us what roll the removal of the $250 stimulus played in getting these 11 Republicans to vote with the Democrats.

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Anonymous

>I think it is a shame that seniors are not going to receive the 250.00. You can bet a lot of democrats will not have a job in the next election. It is also a shame that Congress can give themselves a raise and leave the seniors almost starving. If anyone is re-elected that holds a seat now it will be very surprising. I am ashamed of the way our country is going and the seniors have to pay. I guess if we die one by one it is just more SS in the goverments pocket.Shame on the greedy politicians out there.

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Anonymous

>They don't care about gas prices, half them get a cut from it anyway and they get vouchers to fill up their tanks…that makes us of no consequence

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Anonymous

>Here is how I feel about this whole mess our gov. has made. I agree we feed to many other out of country people and not enough of our in country born. We have people here born and raised who have fought hard and right for these jokers to make a decision that turns their life and their families into laughing stock at fighting for those d*cks on the hill…well they fought for us all not you ungrateful craps. Give to them if no body else o.k. . Then look to the person you pass on the street, can they walk or is there a homeless person there that you help put there? Give to them instead of other worlds who don't care about our well fare. Now look around and imagine what if that was your flesh and blood…sorry it's mine cause I care…not yours cause they didn't come from a privileged family and wonder how you would feel then. I have disabled family members from the wars and such that through not fault of their own now can't support themselves…imagine sleeping with that ever night cause you can't afford to help them for the economy and where you on the hill put us…

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Melissia

>politions be where no stimulus no vote from me and people like me.

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Slim1079

>Everybody is up here complaining anonymously….We all need to take a stand and really make some noise…I didn't receive a stimlus check for the year 2010, but however I do feel that I am in great need of one…I completely agree with the ANONYMOUS writer in regards to us not getting an increase in our benefits this year although the cost of living is increasing…I notice the difference in everything I do that involves my finances…For example now when I do my grocery shopping I walk out less and less items but im paying about the same total if not more…I feel that we are in desperate need of a raise…I am on disability andI a not suppose to be working but I took it upon myself to get a side job, just to keep up with my rent, bills, school clothing for my kids, groceries, ad the list goes on…With all this being said, I beleive that if more civlians stood behind Obama and protest, maybe we'll have better outcomes for the PEOPLE….

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Anonymous

>Id Like to Know how they Expect those of us who actually Live on Limited Income & Can't work to actually Live off of as little as $600 a month some Draw alot more but at the same time It is stretching the money from Month to month…Id like to see them take the $679 a month I draw & Actually have a descent place to live & Pay bills out of that… Some of us cannot work or Have retired then They'd think twice before the Cut out the Cost of Living expense & or the $250 stimulous Payment… How can they say The cost of Living hasn't gone up? Gas has gone up Food has gone up Properties have gone up EVERYTHING Except the wages.. Working people are getting a Weekly stimulous when Most places to Rent if you dont have your own home are at Least $500 + Utilities & Some of us dont even qualify for the Low income Housing due to our Credit.. I guess they'd like to see Us all out in the Street.. maybe We should all ask for a Room to stay in in the Whitehouse!!!

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Nancy

>If Obama can extend the unemployment(is that the jobs bill), then he surely might want to go ahead and find a way to give social security recipients the $250.00 that we all need so badly. Most of us don't even have enough to run us for a week after we get paid. How do you make it last a month after you pay all your bills?Not quite fair, is it? Politions just better remember that election time will be here again!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous

>Where is all the money coming from
for cell phones?
It seems that there is no shortage
of money for low income families when it comes to this!
Why doesn't the government invest in these companies to retrieve some of the welfare money?
There seems to be monies for cell phones, cigarettes, booze, and drugs.
Unfortunately there are some who need help and never qualify.
The stimulus mony needs to be controlled better!
As far as Congress and the Senate,
THEY ARE A JOKE!, no syncronization. Two Partys, each sticking together with a few turncoats.
It makes me wonder if it pays to vote anymore.
I am disabled on SS and could use the extra money, but not counting on it.
LOW INCOME, ENJOY YOUR CELL PHONES

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Anonymous

>ANONYMOUS
i think that if you stop
making welfare so easy for the people that dont want to work.by keep making babies that we pay for. thats where you should cut. I am disabled and i cant get the help they get is wrong.stop putting up signs up that say pregant and scared maybe these girls would think.have there parents support them if they are under 18.welfare is only for spanish and imagrants not for the white people that work. wake up you are handing them everyting free .STOP and help other people that are not spanish. like the french, Irish polish.Its all about color that gets help i would like to have some of there luxuries .no i cant afford it .so i eat food from food banks. and cant have a car because of not enought money to pay bills and things that i need .not what they get. help us and stop making it so easy for them .i get so depressed seeing what they get and do and i sit at home with nothing. give us the money.and help us out so we can live to.PLEASE STOP THE WELFARE OR CHANGE IT .SO THAT THEY ARE ON WELFARE FOR A SHORT TIME , AND LET THEM SEE HOW IT IS FOR OTHERS TO LIVE WITH NOTHING .I THOUGH THAT YOU WERE GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE NOT!!!!!!!!! WHAT A WRONG VOTE MADE HERE .COUSED

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Anonymous

>total friggin insanity. I feel bad for Obama having to deal with Bush's gay mess but he has not done what he said to help people. I think he is being ill-advised by politicians out for themselves. I think they should let the people vote for some of this stuff.That's a DEMOCRACY. So there.

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Anonymous

>Not voting for the 2010 Stimulus Payment of $250 is a slap in the face — to the Retirees, Veterans and Disabled…..Our outrage, I believe, will be reflected in the next election…..As an Older Senior Citizen….I feel not passing this Stimulus Payment is a disgrace to the Senate….

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Navin

>I totally agree with you sir. If the payment of social security settlements was reliant on people paying into the system, I would have thought that the more sensible approach would be to work on job formation by stimulating the manufacturing sector and tightening the purse strings when it comes to Wall Street.

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Anonymous

>I WISH THAT ALL THOSE PEOPLE UP THERE ON THE HILL WOULD TRY TO LIVE ON A LOT OF US INCOME….THEY DONT THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED HARD FOR SO MANY YEARS TO GET TREATED THIS WAY…IT WOULD BE REALLY NICE FOR ALL THOSE UPPED UPPED PEOPLE TO GIVE UP A $1000.00'S OF THEIR MONEY, JUST TO LET US LITTLE FOLKS PAY MED. BILLS, BUY FOOD FOR OUR TABLES…BUT I GUESS ALL THESE OTHER COUNTRES (WHO HAS NEVER HELPED US OUT) NEED IT MORE. THEY SHOULD HAVE TAKEN ALL THAT MONEY AND GAVE TO THE USA'S PEOPLE..BET YOU THAT WHEN WE GET HIT HARD AGAIN, NOT ONE OF THOSE COUNTRES WILL HELP US OUT.

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Anonymous

>This whole economic recovery plan was ill concieved. The money went to the big companies…I.E. The already wealthy. If, instead, they had given $1,500. one time checks to the homeless, the worst of our poor and those on fixed incomes, within 2 weeks every dime would have been spent to catch up bills and purchase food, and would ALL be right back into the economy. As a disabled Veteran and unable to work as 100% disabled, my pension just does not make it. My direct deposit arrives and in 3 hours I am again broke for the next 30 days…and not ALL the bills even can be paid with this income and my level of debt is steadily increasing. America is going downhill fast.

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Anonymous

>As of March 4, 2010 – There is no $250 stimulus check for SSI or anyone under social security. However, they will provide $250 to cover "Donut" hole (gap between when you meet your drug expenses and then you pay more, once you reach their set amount, then they pay %100, but you get $250 to help you while you are in the gap… what a crock! Again, many of us are left in the gap..often many of us don't buy the drugs we need, no matter how low they are, just to buy groceries or pay that utility bill..so we never meet the criteria to receive the $250 "donut" hole coverage.

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Anonymous

>On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 12:48 PM, Rae Wilson wrote:

Congress should be figuring out a way to pay back all the money they stole from Medicare to pay off debts that had nothing to do with Our Medicare System that we worked for. Instead they think we will be happy when they tell us they managed to "extend" Medicare a little longer…This should never have been an issue…Medicare was doing good until they stepped in and decided to take a bite of the cake until it was nearly all gone. In otherwards, borrow now, pay later, but the pay went out the door with all the other stupid risks they took with OUR MONEY! Our Elected Officials have played Russinan Roulet with our money and our lives!

Now we are in debt to China forever! We are no longer a Free America…we are in bondage to other countries because of poor leadership going back at least 40 years! The Democrats and Republicans are too busy trying to show each other up and in the process have forgotten what they were elected for, to preserve this country and protect the people that put them in office! Not rob us blind and then borrow to try and cover their butts! The mess is so big now, all we can do is pray we have a future….because right now we are in so much debt to other countries we don't stand a chance to get out of this 'DEPRESSION"!

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Anonymous

>I myself,would like to know,how would the people in Congress would like to live on 781.00 per month.It seams to me that they are allways looking for raises to line their pockets, not careing anything about us seniors!! All of them, have parents. How would they like to see them living on our income!!

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Anonymous

>You know, I have read a lot of these comments, and I have to say that I agree with a lot of them, sure he is not to blame for the current economic crisis that we are in, but he is the one who said that there would be a stimulus for 2010. Now who do you think the American people are going to blame for it now coming. And all this helping other countries, since when do you care more about the outsiders than our own people. This is supposed to be the land of dreams not nightmares. Now I am not racist in any way and if I would of voted, probably would of voted for Obama but I see that the people of other races are taken care of more than we are. I see it everyday, everywhere. There are minorities everywhere who get better treatment, more food benefits, and all and where are the rest of us, left to deal with what some are talking about getting little to nothing a month. This is not right. I think that this country needs to say the heck with trying to take care of other countries and take care of the Americans. It is going to come down to people picketing the White House and other capital buildings. I think that may get someones attention, or maybe not, who knows.

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Anonymous

>I don't believe that our President fought hard enough for our stimulus payment, as he did for the bailout monies for the auto and banking industries. If he were that interested in our well being, he would have gotten his way. Case in point, the health care bill he shoved down our throats. Need I say more?

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Anonymous

>HEY–I'VE GOT AN IDEA!!!!! WHY DON'T ALL THE POLITITIONS TAKE A 50%, OR AT LEAST 25%, PAY CUT AND MAYBE THEN THE U.S. WOULDN'T BE IN SUCH BAD SHAPE. WHY ARE THEY ALLOWED TO MAKE SO MUCH MONEY? THE SAME GOES FOR ALL THE BIG EXEC'S AND ANYONE WHO MAKES OVER $100,000.00 A YEAR. WHY CAN'T ALL THE MONEY FROM ALL THESE PEOPLE BE PUT TO GOOD USE!! LIKE HELPING THEIR FELLOW AMERICANS!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO "CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME?" ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ON SOCIAL SECURITY HAD TO TAKE THE CUT OF NOT GETTING OUR COLA….ARE THEY BETTER THAN WE ARE?

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Melissia

>you are right.people should get more $16.00 in food stamps.it is sad to see elderly people begging for food because they do not get food stamps or little.so we need to stand up and help the ssi an social security get what they desevre.they deserve more than what they get.

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Anonymous

>I think people need to stop blaming Obama for the economy being messed up some of you republicans need to THANK YOUR FORMER BELOVED PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH THIS COUNTRY WAS HANDED OVER TO OBAMA JACKED UP. People who live on a fixed income should receive more than $16 in food benefits what can a person do with $16 that's not nothing I know younger people with tons of kids that get way more than that and they don't even need them. I think America has gone out the world butt backwards, we should be taking care of our elderly and making sure they are well feed and have everything they need medical wise. I work for a charity and its sad when so many of our elderly call in requesting food because they either don't get foodstamps or they get anywhere from $10-25 and that's just flat out ridiculous.

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Melissia

>I do not know how they you can live on $16:00 in food stamps.that is not very much.they should give a raise.

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Anonymous

>I think its very sad that they did not pass this for the people that are on disability and retired. They don't realize that we live on a fixed budget, and that it's very hard to make ends meet in this rough economy. I know I sure could have used that extra money for my medication. Hopefully they will do something this year to help us. I worked a lifetime and now I am disabled, they don't realize or can even begin to imagine what we go through on a daily basis.

Bill – Orlando FL

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Anonymous

>They, the Feds didn't flinch at raising our Medicare Part "B" premium increase from 96.40 to 110.50. and NO help for 2010. I called SSA when I rec'd my 2010 SSDI benefits letter. AND yes they increased the part B premium.
Slipped it right in with no warning. She told me it was posted on SSA.GOV. I finally found it about 3 or 4 pages in the site.
Unless I am out of it, I never heard it in the news media.
Does anyone know if it was broadcast that I just missed.
Sadly here in Wash State I make 55.00 too much for any help from state assistance.
With a gross bene of 1290.00 a month and net after part B and medgap ins I get 1125.00 and 16.00 in food stamps.
We all worked decades for this sad amount of money and $$16.00 in food stamps.
Thanks for letting me Rant!

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Rae

>They keep telling us that things are getting better, for who? They tell us unemployment is looking up, where?
They tell us they are there to help, when and how? By turning down stimulus checks for those who really need it, especially since the medicaid and food stamps guidelines are a joke. If you need medicaid to supplement Medicare, you are put on a spend down if you earn even a few dollars more than their guidelines, the same goes for food stamps. Spend down? In otherwards, your medical bills have to "far" out weigh your income (SSI, SSDI, etc.) to receive any kind of help. Qualifying for $8.00 or $10.00 (me) is really a joke. What is the point in voting if the Senate can shoot it down at will? Why do we have a president? When will they really walk the streets and see how many people are hurting. They go by statistics, not reality!

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Rae

>We need COLA and not just %2 or 5.4%. We can not survive on this. We need at least a 7% increase. Although it will not keep up with the cost of living (have you seen the price of groceries)but it will help. Anything less is a joke. Obviously no one in the senate has a relative that lives on disability that is less than $1100.00 a month.(deduct medicare and drug premiums and you have even less. Not everyone qualifies for assistance either because they make a hundred dollars a "year" more than is acceptable. Rent, groceries, utilities, doctors, medicines, etc. etc. etc. They should try living on what a very large number of retirees, disables, veterans live on. Not everyone made "money" through the years. Most of us lived from pay check to paycheck.

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Anonymous

>i am on ssi have 3 teenagers who are all graduating this year. i get 594.00 a month, i cant even afford a tassel.. was so depending on this 250.00 payment its hard to raise kids on the amount i get, plus pay bills. doesnt anyone care anymore? what has this world became? we need that money, why dont they cut congress paychecks? im sure they would still live in comfort, they have no clue what its like to walk in our shoes, if we can even afford them…..

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Anonymous

>Anonymous says….

All the disabled people should flood the Democrats who voted down the stimulus check with emails. Asking them by they did what did and do you sleep at night knowing you are taking from the poor to give to the rich.
Also let them know that come Election time, they will be forgotten.We must stick to our guns and fight for what we believe in. We live in the most powerful country in the world,( as they say) but we can't even care for the ones who need the help. Instead the Democrats take away what we need to give it away. Only in America can you be disabled, poor, retired and still be left behind in the dark. Time for a new move in the political world, spring cleaning and a fresh look is needed. Lets work together and fight for our rights.

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Anonymous

>You just remember buddy who states "try to remember it was 40 republicas and 10 democrats that voted it down. mostly what doesn't get passed is because more republicans vote everything down just because they can. but blames get put on the democrats because of it." And all of you who want to play the Blame game on a party.Our Mr. President was not looking out for you little one! Let me remind you!!! All of this money he has been blowing!!!! You were not even thought of. Oh maybe you were. You didn't get your cost of living raise!!!! HMMMMM, guess he did think of all of us little ones. So instead of sticking up for this guy and his party who couldn't even begin to walk in our shoes. Stand up for yourself and stop being an Obama follower and face the facts. He was only trying make us all forget the truth and that is that we are all so in need that he knows that we would take anything and forget that he is not Mr.Wonderful.

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Melissia

>I think the congress just thinks hattie needs the money more than we do.they do not the people on social security need it more.gas and food is going up and so is everything else.

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Anonymous

>You know I think that it is a bunch of crap that the Senate knocked down the Stimulus, and they say that the cost of living is not up. Have they been to the grocery store or a gas station lately. Apparently not, and I feel that they would rather take the US Money and give it to other countries when there are people here who need it more. That is crazy, why should we bail out everyone else when there are kids HERE that need it, who do not have the money to eat, have a place to live, or cloths on their backs. If they would just open their eyes and keep our money here then maybe just maybe this country would not be in the shape that it is in. I along with a lot of other people are going to protest this. I mean if Mr President can say one thing and then it should be. That makes him look bad, real bad.

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