Retiree COLA to Be Among Lowest in Years

WASHINGTON — For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

Preliminary figures suggest a benefit increase of roughly 1.5 percent, which would be among the smallest since automatic increases were adopted in 1975, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

Read more: Social Security Raise to Be Among Lowest in Years – NYTimes.com.

  • Michael Moon

    Well, it’s better than nothing…

  • Jimbob

    But what was the real cost of living, they took out energy costs?

  • common sense

    “Democrats have bad ideas”? Well, yes, they have ideas like Social Security and the federal retirement system. Not sure why you think those are bad. The Republicans wouldn’t allow either of them to exist if they had complete power in this country.

    • Dirt

      Social Security is nothing but a Ponzi scheme, and those not yet retired will continue paying into a plan which they will not be able to collect from. The Democrats always have great ideas that consist of giving free crap to the lazy, and letting the successful pay for it.

      • Reality

        Since you’ve declared folks who pay SSI are lazy… It’s no surprise you chose rhetoric rather, than facts, right wing nut ???

        As for successful, I’ll happily compare my investments to your “sour grapes” & blathering, faux snoozer….

  • john Joe

    With everything going on with the Government shutdown, health insurance shoved down our throat and now the lowest increase in SSAN benefits I only reiterate the next time you vote at an election down just fill a square or circle vote for the right person. Not one that smiles and says the right thing at that time check his references. See who that person has helped you and not how you can help him/her. Vote smart.

  • PJB

    WE ARE ALWAYS LOW GIVE FERERAL WORKERS THE MONEY COL