Thursday, December 09, 2010

Republicans Filibuster Cost of Living Adjustment For Seniors, Veterans and Disabled

Sen. Bernie Sanders proposed legislation to provide $250 payments to some 58 million Social Security recipients, veterans and persons with disabilities facing a second straight year without a cost-of-living adjustment. The vote Wednesday in the Senate on Bernie's bill was 53 to 45 in favor of the proposal, but that was short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster.


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