My Opinion

Misleading information and outright lies

This is the kind of thing that bothers me most about politics. Lies, misleading information,  and ignorance. Unfortunately, while the left is not immune to this kind of nonsense, it seems the most egregious offenders are on the far right. This is unfortunate because it demeans true conservatism and is insulting to common sense. 


The fact is what was voted on and quickly reversed was a reduction in future pension COLAs which is in no way a cut in pensions. Calling this a cut is like saying your pay was cut because your raise was 2.5% rather than 3%. 

In addition, as many Republicans as Democrats voted for the change. 

Of course, while this is far right nonsense, the same logic and misinformation was used by the left when a similar change was proposed for the Social Security COLA which was also called a cut in benefits. 

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  1. It is a cut. The change in Social Security COLA is a cut in the benefit legislators previously promised to buy your vote. That is how it works, they promise benefits and then send the bill to our children and grandchildren.

    The difference is that nobody in the military voted for anyone based on the promise of a pension COLA after 20+ years of military service.

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  2. This must be an old story from 2013 or 2014, CT must be rerunning this story because it is an election year. But the left does it too, the famous ad showing granny being thrown off a cliff, comes to mind. I wonder where all this COLA money is going to come from for SS and all government pensions, cuts will need to be made. The problem is these were not cuts in spending at all. The money saved was going to be used for other government spending. When will this madness stop????

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