Because there will not be a cost of living increase to social security recipients this years Obama wants the government to write 50million people a check for 250.00 dollars. Is there no end to what he will think of to spend money on. Where is this money coming from when we are running a deficit? I dont suppose he will claim that this will be deficit neutral like the health care bill. So just forget the rules and regulations that give increases to the recipients of Social Security, if it doesn't happen Obama will just write a check.