The chained CPI, a change in the inflation formula that would result in cuts to Social Security, VA benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and other benefits, as well as increases in revenue, has been on the table in deficit talks for months.
The sheer genius of wresting reality from the nation's senses is, if nothing else, an indication that the once boasted-about American spirit of innovation and enterprise is at least alive, if not the slightest bit well.
Medal of honor recipient Sergeant First Class Petry and his comrades provide a special transcendent example of service to our country that leaders in Congress might want to take some time to pause and reflect upon.
In slapping away the President's outstretched hand, the GOP seems to be in the grip of not one but two mass delusions. The first is that Americans are groaning under crushing tax burdens. The second delusion is that failing to raise the debt ceiling might have no repercussions.