What Happened? The cost of living adjustment for Social Security would actually be a negative (if the law allowed it) but since zero is as low as the law allows - that's what the COLA is. I also remember a lot of dire predictions about how drone raids into Pakistan are foolish and would only alienate the Pakistanians. Oops - the Pakistanians are cooperating with us more now than ever in this Afghan conflict. It's easy to gin up a bunch of sky-is-falling predictions and the NeCons declare them "absolute certainties" problem is - they're full of crap. We have plenty of things we need to be focusing our attention on without wasting a moment on the fantasies of those who are hoping and praying for us all to suffer a disaster just so they can crow, "I told you so."