The ones on fixed incomes (SSI) have gotten the shaft. While their COLA (Cost of Living Allowance), has been denied the last 2 years, everybody else in Government has gotten a raise, from the lowest fed. worker to Congress. People on SSI are governed by the CPI (Consumer Price Index) is the formula if they are approved for a COLA increase or not. Since our economy has been in the toilet, that has been low or non existent. Here's the rub: The CPI does not factor in raising utilities, rent, or food prices. Everything that affects those on a fixed income. Here's something else....they are the only ones that must adhere to this outdated formula along with other agencies that aid the poor and elderly.
Congress voted down a one time payment to Seniors to help offset no COLA for the last 2 years, and then turned around and voted themselves another raise. Wake up people, we need to scrutinized who votes for what in the house and VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE!! That's the only way we can fight back. Thing is, so many people are so ill informed about how they are being sent down the river, that they are letting these crooks get away with it by default. We must get involved and start reading report cards on these people and make them give account on why they vote the way they do, and keep shafting the average American.
Our Middle Class is shrinking rapidly and the ever widening space between the rich and poor is getting wider. You need to ask yourself why, and educate yourself on the financial behavior of our leaders,and why they vote to keep lining the rich's pockets.