Proposed COLA changes spark protests by veterans advocates

12/24/2012 | Stars and Stripes

Advocates for veterans are opposing a proposal that could cut cost-of-living adjustments for wounded service members. The White House and Republican lawmakers have backed proposed changes to how wage inflation estimates are calculated by the government that could trim as much as $100 billion in spending over the next 10 years. The move would cut disability benefits through the VA and Social Security, veterans groups say.

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