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P.L. 113-52, The Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013 (14 comments ↓ | 9 wiki edits: view article ↓)

S. 893 would provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2013, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.

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May 17, 2013, 4:05am (report abuse)

Same old $hit.

"GIMME GIMME GIMME!" is the mantra of the veteran.

Now is the time to tell these scammers and scumbags "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH" and push then away from the trough.

Fat little welfare piggies already have more than they deserve.

HOO HAH!

June 19, 2013, 11:25pm (report abuse)

Well, I see the Great Turnip of COLA - aka Survivir - over at VBN is at it again. Seems like this particular idiot loves to impress his sycophants, like vetforus, Hutsky and the particularly stupid Ruiz, by puking out streams of meaningless numbers. All he really does is show his ass.

Too bad he can't find something useful to do with his time, like maybe shoveling $hit or some similar endeavor more fitting to his level of intelligence

YEP!

June 21, 2013, 4:11am (report abuse)

Hey there all you fine American taxpayers, I'm back once again.

It has been really nice of all of you to give me the wonderful free raises in my military retirement check and my VA check and my social security check over the past years. That's how I've been able to buy a new bass boat and a new pickup to pull it. And there has been more than enough money left to pay for gas and fishing gear as well. Me and all my family sure do enjoy being able to go fishing and waterskiing with these new toys you folks paid for.

It's really a shame that all of you fine taxpayers can't afford all these nice shiny toys too. But then again someone has to sacrifice so all us veterans can have our toys and such.

So please make sure you tell your representatives in the congress to vote for us to get another raise this year. And you all just keep sending your tax money in so I can keep getting these raises and I'll keep spending it for you. I love it.

Great Turnip of COLA

June 21, 2013, 11:15am (report abuse)

HOW dare You! Only I KNOW how to CALculate the COLA. No one else has the REQUISITE knowledge to come up with the GARBAGE I spew.

DO not challenge ME for only I KNOW how it Works.

And yes, I do HAVE digital Tourette's. That's WHY I TYPE like this.

NO MOMRE FREEBIES!

June 28, 2013, 2:38pm (report abuse)

Same old $hit. Bunch of scumbags trying to get on the gravy train.

YIPPEE - FREE MONEY!!!

GIMME! GIMME! GIMME!

This whole thing is nothing but a ripoff by a bunch of welfare whores. Over 44 BILLION dollars in welfare payments last year to whiney crybabies. And they want MORE MORE MORE!

YEP!

July 17, 2013, 4:37am (report abuse)

Hey there all you fine American taxpayers, it's me again.

Next month we start calculating what this year's raise in my checks will be. I think it's really great of you to give me all these free raises in my military retirement check and my VA check and my social security check. If it wasn't for all that extra money I wouldn't to buy beer, gas and other goodies for the new pickup and bass boat you all bought for me.

Me and all my family have sure been having a good time at the lake this year, fishing and waterskiing with these new toys whenever we want. The only way we can afford all that is with the money you hard-working folks give us every month. Too bad you folks can't afford all these shiny things too. But then again someone has to sacrifice so all us veterans can have our toys and such.

Once again I want to tell you to just keep sending those raises and I'll keep spending them. I love it.

YEP!

August 15, 2013, 11:58pm (report abuse)

Hey there all you fine American taxpayers, it's me again.

This month we started calculating this year's raise in all my checks that you pay for. So far it looks like we will get a small raise but it will make it possible to for me and mine buy some more goodies. I really do think it's wonderful how all of you pay me all this money in my military retirement check and my tax-free VA check and my social security check.

Me and all my family have sure been having a good time at the lake this year, fishing and waterskiing with these new toys whenever we want. All that money has been used to buy beer, gas and other goodies for the new pickup and bass boat you all bought for me over the past couple of years.

It is really too bad you folks can't afford, or don't have the time for all these shiny things too. But then again someone has to work and pay taxes so all us veterans can have our toys and such.

You all just keep sending those raises and I'll keep spending them. I love it.

Deano

(logged-in user) September 3, 2013, 2:06am (report abuse)

It's no wonder so many people are turning against veteran compensation programs. With people like our friend YEP above bragging about everything we get from the taxpayer they are bound to get fed up with the constant cries for more from our group.

Perhaps it is time to lay back and keep a lower profile for a while.

YEP!

September 20, 2013, 3:40pm (report abuse)

Hey there all you wonderful and generous American taxpayers, it's me once again.

This month we added the second number to the calculation of the annual increase that you pay for. It still looks like we will get a small raise, possibly 1.5%, but even that will make it possible for us to enjoy life even more. It's wonderful how you give me all this money in my military retirement check, my tax-free VA check and my social security check.

We have certainly enjoyed our times at the lake this year, fishing and waterskiing with these new toys whenever we want. Your generosity has allowed us to buy goodies like beer and gas for the new pickup and bass boat you all bought for me over the past couple of years.

It is really too bad you folks can't afford, or don't have the time for, all these shiny things too. But someone has to work and pay taxes so all us veterans can have our toys and such.

You folks just keep sending those raises and I'll keep spending them. I really do love it.

NO MORE FREEBIES!!!

September 29, 2013, 5:31am (report abuse)

Same old $hit. Bunch of scumbags trying to get to the free money trough.

Just listen to the sound of the little piggie's feet scrambling to get to the trough to suck up that free money.

YIPPEE - FREE MONEY!!!

GIMME! GIMME! GIMME!

SOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEE PIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGG!!!!!

This whole thing is nothing but a ripoff by a bunch of welfare whores. Over 44 BILLION dollars in welfare payments last year to whiney crybabies. And they want MORE MORE MORE!

YEP!

September 29, 2013, 6:37am (report abuse)

Hey there all you American taxpayers, it's me again.

I need to make some things real clear to all you folks. I've been chastised by other vets, and even called a liar by somebody here, for speaking out. But I'll tell you straight out - everything I've said is true and it's only fair that you know about it since you are paying for it.

I'm not bragging but I get checks from the government that total $5650.00 every month. That includes my military retirement (half of that is tax free), VA disability check (all of that is tax free), and social security. I don't know how much you make but that sure is enough to keep me happy. Next year it looks like that will go up about 1.5% or somewhere around $85.00 a month. And you are the ones who pay for that with your income taxes and social security taxes.

I just want to thank you for everything you give me and I know it is hard for some of you to get by. But someone has to work and pay taxes so all us veterans can have our toys and such.

OOOOOHHHHHHH!!!

October 3, 2013, 3:35am (report abuse)

It must be scary in Piggyland. All the little piggies worrying about the trough going dry.

Oh my, little piggies, what ever will you welfare whores do when the money runs out?

TOO BAD!

SO SAD!

NO MONEY FREE FOR YOU!

ODE TO A TROLL

October 13, 2013, 3:06pm (report abuse)

Trolls

Trolls are a pesky obnoxious sort.

They grunt and growl and drool and snort.

They constantely look for a place to play,

while sitting their sights on their very next prey.

Trolls will sing and dance and prance,

when causing a forum avalanche.

They yell and squak and talk bass-ackwards,

hoping to score your favorite passwords.

Trolls don't care about your feelings.

They want your heart and head a' realing.

They will say most anything,

A quick wit howl, does joy it bring.

Most trolls are usually just a jerk.

Around the forums they watch and lurk.

They come to know every member,

and pick out the ones to closely remember.

The troll will invest every attentive ounce,

to plan the perfect time to pounce.

They will reek havoc when they attack.

While hoping someone will try to swing back.

I'm sure you know, it's needless to say,

A troll will be here everyday.

The trolls who read these words of wit,eat those little balls of $hit.

BWN

YEP!

October 31, 2013, 3:47am (report abuse)

Hey there all you hard-working American taxpayers, it's me again.

Just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the raise you are giving me in my government checks next year. I found out today that my checks will go up about 1.5% or around $85.00 a month. It isn't a whole lot but it will fill the pickup and fishing boat gas tanks one more time every month. That means me and mine will be able to make another trip to the lake every month on your dime.

I've been chastised more than once by other vets, and some even called me a liar, for speaking out. I don't care - it's only fair that you know about it since your taxes are paying for it. A lot of us veterans don't worry too much about taxes since so much of what we get every month is tax free. Sure is nice.

Once again I just want to thank you for everything you give me and mine. I know it is hard on some of you just to make ends meet but somebody has to pay those taxes so all us veterans can have our toys and such.

Thanks again.

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