Did you know that people that get Soc.Sec. Checks~~~~

@marciascott (25563)
United States
April 6, 2009 11:26am CST
Will not be getting anymore raises, the ecomomy is so bad that they had to stop giving people a raise on the Soc.Sec. Checks, I don't get Soc.Sec. Check, but I think it isn't right, but what can you do about it? Give me your fews about this? I bet alot of people that are on Soc.Sec. are not going to like this. Ok, Have agood week!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
7 Apr 09
where did u hear this ?? we got a raise the first of the year like we always do. it's news to me that we want get another one next year. s/s/ belongs to the prople. we paid it in for years. i do have a problem w/people drawing ssi that don't deserve it. there are alot of them doing that. something needs to be done about that,
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@marciascott (25563)
• United States
7 Apr 09
My Husband told me yesterday that for the next 3 years it will be like that, He reads the newspaper all the time.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
7 Apr 09
that's just great. don't guess they care that our cost of living goes up like everyone elses'. well, i have always said where ther's a will ther's a way. guess this will be a test to see if that is right or not.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
14 Apr 09
i thought that was a little far fetched but who knows what will happen to us ol' poor folks.
• United States
6 Apr 09
Where did you get that information? Every Social Security recipient is getting another $250.00 automatic stimulus check in May 2009. http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/26/seniors.stimulus/
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@marciascott (25563)
• United States
6 Apr 09
My Husband told me that, he reads the paper everyday, and he said, people on soc.Sec. will not be getting a raise. My mistake he said for the next 3 years. I wan'snt talking about a stimulus Check.
• United States
6 Apr 09
I saw a few articles about it on the Internet but it is only projected. Until it is for sure I am not going to worry about it. There are enough things to worry about that are taking place now. Who knows what will happen next year. This year SS got the highest increase in many years over 5%.
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@marciascott (25563)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Yes I heard about this.I think everyone was happy about that!
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Social Securirty increases are based on Cost of living Increases or COLAS. If the cost of living goes up, then they get a COLA. If it goes down, they don't get a COLA. The Gov. does not expect the cost of living to go up for the next three years, so they say no COLA. Of course, the Oil People have other plans for us, so it will go up greatly in that area. When oil goes up, everything goes up because our whole lives are tied to oil. Those who are tied to SS should start writing now, because the decision is made before Oct. 2009!!! Shalom~Adoniah
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@marciascott (25563)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Oh, So you have heard this tto, i am glad someone agrees with me. have a nice day!
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
7 Apr 09
It is on the Social Security web site. You can read it for yourself. Shalom
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@coffeebreak (17827)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I have worked many jobs in my years and never got a raise except the last one.. after 3 years I went in and did a crying stint and got $100 a month. And I was a main stay at every company... gave 150% when others did next to nothing... I'd ask every year and was always told "we can't afford it" while I watched the company head honchos live in their huge homes and take long vacationsa nd cruises and such.. they could afford it.. they just knew I couldn't afford to quit, so I never got a raise. All these people complaining they are not gettig raises... be glad you had them in the first place.. many of us never got them to begin with. SS is a little different as that is all alot have in older years... but still...they always got them before. Teachers are complaining that they now have to pay half of their health insurance instead of getting it 100% in their contract.. be glad you got it all this time... some of us never had it for our kids muchless ourselves...our choice was we could either pay the high insurance premium or buy groceries for the month... Be glad you don't have to do without completely and know that you can always get it put back into contracts once the economy comes back. Just my opinion.. no offense to anyone...just tired of doing without all these years and now have to that those that might have to start economizing a little are complaining...sore subject with me!
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@marciascott (25563)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Thamks for your input I guess everyone has there own opionion about it.
@JoyfulOne (6243)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I think it stinks! They keep taking away from some of the people who need it the most. One thing is sure, I'll bet that the powers that be who issued this to happen got their own raises and bonus's for doing it. Senators and all can vote to give themselves these huuuuuuuge payraises, while the rest of the population has to suffer. There are people on social security who have to choose between whether they can even afford their medicines in any given month, and yet they aren't willing to give a cost of living increase. Everything around us is going up, up, up, yet S.S. will stay the same, which means tightening the belt even further. They say they want to stimulate the economy, hah! This will make people even more likely to NOT spend! (Just my widdle opinion lol)
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@marciascott (25563)
• United States
6 Apr 09
yes that is a Shame, some people can't even afford to get the meds, becaus the meds are to much. How are you today? good i hope i have to go and get some things done about my car ins. Company is not working fast enough for me.
• Canada
27 Sep 09
I did not know that. I'll have to forward this to my husband who does get soc sec. That is really depressing, since the cost of living is going to continue to rise. Fortunately for us, he's now in Canada, and the CAD is still a little lower than the USD, so in a way he already got a raise.
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@Shar19 (8237)
• United States
6 Apr 09
It's really ashame. It makes me wonder what kind of future we'll have and our children.
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@KrauseHome (28094)
• United States
15 Apr 11
Well, for anyone following the News etc. now, this was nothing compared to what they want to do to the Elderly and ones who have worked and now on Disability and getting Social Security, etc. They are saying they are going broke and cannot offer anything and need to cut some of these programs as well. Makes you really wonder when people are continuing to pay in and nothing will be left will we all get a Refund Bonus check to thank us for our time?
@Rozie37 (15508)
• Turkmenistan
11 Apr 09
I am on disability and I believe that this applies to us also. Next month we will be getting $250 extra, which is cool. I am not going to worry about anything, especially, something that is so far ahead. God is able.
@sanuanu (11241)
• India
8 Apr 09
No, I don't know anyone getting soc sec checks. As a matter of fact, in my town people don't use to get money for their old age. It is their kid's duty to look after them.