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Old 09-30-2010, 10:37 AM
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Default HR 4667 "BOGUS" E-mail SCAM about VA Disability Pay Increases!

There is an "E-mail" floating around the internet about HR 4667 that is nothing more than a ridiculous SCAM that everyone should be aware of.

Please read the info below and check out the "links" provided that prove this "E-mail" is a "SCAM"!

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RUMOR CONTROL: THERE WILL BE NO ACROSS-THE-BOARD INCREASE IN VA BENEFITS!

Bogus email has disabled veterans thinking there will be a large, across-the-board increase in VA benefits for 2011. Wrong!
by Larry Scott, VA Watchdog dot Org

Veterans' Advocate Jim Strickland sent me the following information.
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SCAM Alert.

I'm getting emails today from a number of veterans
who are getting news that their disability pay will jump from
$123.00 to $406.00 (10%) and $2673.00 to $4646.00 (100%).

The headers make it appear as if this is passing around like wildfire.
From a VA employee (at VACO who should know better)
"Jim, My co worker sent me this today. I haven't been able
to confirm it. Fyi"

From a veteran, "Jim one more question? I just got a call from
a vet telling me that the VA is planning to give vets an across
the board increase. Not a cola just a one time increase.

Any truth to that???"

The emails cite House Bill 4667 and say this is not COLA but
an increase to raise our standard of living. Read 4667 carefully
and it is the usual year end COLA and this year is likely
0% increase.

The attached PDF is somebody's wet dream.

Veterans...if it sounds too good to be true, well,
you know the rest.

Read The Bill: H.R. 4667 - GovTrack.us www.govtrack.us
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-4667

Jim

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If you look at the document in the above PDF that gives dollar amounts, you will see that it has a "S" header ... that would be the Senate not the House. Also, there is no bill number attached and it is from the first session of the 111th Congress and we are in the second session.

If this bill, if it even is one, had been introduced it would have made big waves ... if it had passed it would have created tidal waves in the veterans' community.

So, there is no big increase coming for disabled vets.

And, as it stands right now, there will no COLA in 2011. Remember, VA COLA is tied to Social Security COLA.
Read this article for the latest information ...

http://www.vawatchdog.org/10/nf10/nf...nf092210-3.htm

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Hope this explains the BOGUS E-mail!

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Old 10-01-2010, 06:19 PM
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Since the Congress didn't even have the cajones to pass a Budget for FY 2011, they sure wouldn't give the vets a bonus, as bonuses are only reserved for representatives and senators, with automatic pay raises.
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They are the only people I know of that bribe themselves.
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They are the only people I know of that bribe themselves.
Actually, I think it's just their way of rewarding themselves for "working" so hard. Let's see - 3 or at most a 4-day work week, free perks out the gazoo, a pension program to die for, free this and free that.... poor hard working stiffs.

Can you spell 'term limits'?

Hopefully we'll fire a bunch of them next month...... heh-heh
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When we vote the old and put in the new nothing will change the old already have enough to live on with all the perks they voted for themselfs in the passed, Just getting the same-o-same the way I see it. have a nice day before they take that away too, razz
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Default Razz, YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!

"All the perks they voted for themselves (AS USUAL or as normal as sunrise here)"...sez-it-all.

Still that screwed-over: "UN-Connected" of Press & Public aren't ALL (especially Veterans & Elderly) screaming; "We're Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take this Any Longer" isn't occuring, does seem quite strangely odd. Usually Vets & Old Folks are much less timid & quite outspoken, to say the least.

Even more meekly subserviant overall & out of character is permitting Pompous Lordly Ruling Elite Gods posing as Liberal Representatives having their obviously Dictatorial Ways FOR 2 WHOLE YEARS!!! U.S. Constitution apparently valueless stopping "Them".

Besides being much too long a time allowing ANY Dictatorial Regime having Total Control & their way with The American People's Money,...as a Free (STILL?) American I personally find such Biased & Preferential Ruling Elite Thieveries VERY DISGUSTING.

Even more DISGUSTING than We The People: WAITING 2 YEARS to rightfully or righteously kick out a No Doubt (since obvious by now) Marxist or Communist Ideologic Ruling Breed,...is that apparently most in America's mainstream press/media ACTUALLY Admire, Adore & Love such Dictatorial Low-Lifes. Same press/media ACTUALLY BELIEVES such obvious Career-Liars, ALSO. Truly Amazing!

Same supportive press/media & even former presidents (as never before in history) greatly dividing Americans by perpetually demeaning, mocking & ridiculing ANY & ALL Opposition,...isn't very nice either.

But then, and since old Germans lived through Hitler's similarly press validating National Socialist Democrats & Russia's SIMILAR: "Share The Wealth" Progressives (SIMILARLY making: "Pie-in-sky pomisses) of ONE PARTYCommunist Rule,...maybe We Americans TOO Will Survive Such??? Hey, who knows?

Maybe: "The Cow" will actually: "Jump over The Moon", too?

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This is the same argument I had last week with this Vet at the Vet center that stays on the internet, have all the latest news. He was exited since He is 100% and getting this huge increase, so I said I'll believe it when I receive My first increase, so He says it's here in black , and white!! Well why haven't this made the news headlines, and why isn't it published on the VA web site, and why haven't this been in DOD news, Army times, etc.
Hell!!! I had to fight for 10% for tennitus of the ear, and even after granted it is still not an increase because My combined overall rating remained at 50%. He sort of got pissed when I said "Sorry Bro but sounds like BOHICA to me"!! I would almost believe it if there was a snowball chance in hell of getting a COLA increse. When I heard about this the first thing came to mind, how can this be when They don't even want to grant You a dsability rating to begin with. Thanks for the info!! Some things sounds to good to be true, this is no exception. Take care
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