Not everyone is happy with this budget as it is written, and we are told it's too late to make any changes, it's either pass or fail. Failure to pass would, or course, shut down the whole mess we call the government AGAIN!
The biggest objection, this time, is that military retirees in the future, 01-01-14 and beyond, would have and COLA reduced by one percent, if they were under the age of 62 when they retire (that's almost 100% of retirees). When they reach the age of 62 the full COLA would be reinstated in a sort of piece meal manner. A fine salute to the people who protect us, sometimes with their life.
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This is "I can't have a Merry Christmas, Mary without you" by Jerry Lee Lewis. Jerry Lee is one of my all time favorite musicians, but his holiday music was ah, meh.