Hi all, A shout out to all retired military vets. Did I sound like Obama? yukkkkk. Anyway, I received my cost-of-living statement today, and I will be making $6 less than last year. I've been retired for 8 years now and this is the first time I've seen my retirement go down. I know it is based on the CPI and I really haven't looked at this to understand how it works. But at the surface it is a COLA and I truly don't see where anyone living in the USA saw a benefit in last years cost of living. DO I have a wrong perception of this? Now I'm very afraid of the reduction in taxes withheld earlier this year by Obama. Will he now want this money back come tax time. Sure seems like the little guy is starting to get squeezed.