Good try. Retirees that are on fixed income, means the retirement benefits do not go up, no COLA. Social security, military, federal pensions do have a COLA. Most retirees do not get yearly increases in their pensions. Retire today and 40 years later you receive the same amount. Put this on a moderate inflation rate say 2%/year and your purchasing power has decreased 80%. I know people that are in this class. Put something in the MW law that covers them and I might agree with you. MW creates a new group of poor every time MW goes up. Let's hope when you retire you are in the groups that get a COLA.