I am responding to Lt. Col. Leonard A. LaForgia’s Jan. 8 letter (“Military Retirees Must Share in Fiscal Sacrifice”). I couldn’t help but notice that the retired officer was willing to have the cost-of-living raises for retired veterans under age 62 reduced by 1 percent. I was wondering why he did not recommend that the same reduction be made for all military retirees, not just those under age 62.
Since our country is in such fiscal dire straits, why wasn’t a 1 percent COLA reduction for all Social Security recipients recommended? Could it be that those recommendations would have reduced the lieutenant colonel’s own retirement?
U.S. Navy (retired)