Commentary

Statement by Retiree Leader Richard Fiesta on the 0% COLA Increase for Social Security Beneficiaries

Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--October 15, 2015.  The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the government's announcement that there will be no benefit increase for millions of Social Security beneficiaries, disabled veterans and federal retirees in 2016:

“The Alliance for Retired Americans is deeply disappointed by the announcement today that there will be no benefit increase for millions of Social Security beneficiaries in 2016. 

“The announcement is particularly troubling because it triggers a premium spike and a major increase in deductibles for . . .

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