applied to vets. BTW, I also happen to be a vet, and nothing in my post indicated that it only bothered me when it comes to vets. That is a total red herring. Our COLA has been changed a lot over the last few years under the Bush Regime. Are you aware that the COLA's were changed to include the costs of an ipad? And that some of the basic food stuffs cost were omitted? You could save an awful lot of anger if you didn't read things into a statement that are not there.