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Arthur Delaney

Obama To Drop Social Security Cut From Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will not include cuts to Social Security and other earned-benefit programs in his upcoming budget, the White House confi...

Amanda Terkel

New GOP Plan Would Save Military From Sequestration By Cutting Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of House Republicans have a new bill that would spare the military from sequestration by cutting the Social Security benefits of ...

Arthur Delaney

Social Security Cut Would Put More Money In Seniors' Pockets, GOP Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A controversial proposal that would save the government billions by changing the way Social Security benefits are adjusted each year wou...

Chained-CPI Supporters Believe This Year's Tiny Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Is Too Generous

Nancy Altman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nancy Altman

No one is getting rich from Social Security. Social Security beneficiaries have little flexibility in their household budgets. They paid into Social Security throughout their working lives, and have earned a COLA that should keep their benefits at pace with inflation.

Don't Get Complacent About Social Security. They Still Want to Cut It

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In every successful struggle there's a time to celebrate a hard-fought victory. When it comes to Social Security, this is not that time.

The Chained CPI: A Bad Deal for Our Seniors and Veterans

Camille Rivera | Posted 07.07.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

We must stand up for our seniors and veterans -- in New York and across the country -- and urge our lawmakers to reject any cuts to the benefits on which they rely, including raising the retirement age or slashing cost of living adjustments.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democratic Senate Candidate Distances Himself From Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey is the latest Democrat facing an election to oppose President Barack Obama's proposed cuts...

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Split With Obama On Controversial Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The majority of Senate Democrats running for reelection in 2014, including three running in red states, have broken with President Barac...

What's Wrong With Social Security?

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

For 58 million Americans, the Social Security system works satisfactorily. Therefore, many were surprised when President Obama suggested a fix, using the chained CPI for the cost-of-living adjustment. What's wrong with the Social Security system?

Chained CPI Cuts Average Social Security Benefits by $15,615 - Even With Bump-Up for Older Retirees

Ben Veghte | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Ben Veghte

Seventy-seven million baby boomers have entered or are approaching retirement. Social Security will make up the bulk of the income most of these seniors will have at their disposal. As our private retirement system continues to underperform and Medicare premiums rise, cutting Social Security COLAs based on a false premise is bad policy.

Chained CPI Is a Fraud: Set Constant Dollar COLA, Not Percent COLA

Susan Rhea | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Susan Rhea

The president is asking Congress to change the way cost of living adjustments are determined so corporations, Wall Street financiers, and others in the top 10 percent don't see an income tax increase, closure of tax loopholes, or reduced income deductions.

On Friday, Kill the #ChainedCPI Cut to Social Security & Veterans' Benefits

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The bipartisan deal we should be seeking would leave Social Security and veterans' benefits and taxes alone and cut the bloated Pentagon budget instead.

Pelosi Attacked Over 'Hideous Betrayal'

Daily Beast | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

President Obama is an old hand at absorbing attacks from his left flank. He got plenty of incoming hostility Wednesday during a conference call staged...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Budget Divides Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's budget proposal divided House Democrats on Wednesday. The budget blueprint includes a Social Security benefi...

Jason Linkins

Elizabeth Warren 'Shocked' At White House Plan To Cut Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made it clear Wednesday in an email to supporters that not only would she oppose President Barack Obama's plan to c...

Grover Norquist Says NOOOO To Chained CPI

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress who have pledged never to raise taxes will be breaking their promise if they support changing how the government mea...

Arthur Delaney

Bernie Sanders: Obama Owns Chained CPI

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If President Barack Obama keeps on signaling his willingness to cut Social Security benefits, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) warned Tuesd...

Obama Budget Is A 'Betrayal Of Women': NOW President Terry O'Neill

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

The National Organization for Women, which has supported the vast majority of President Barack Obama's policies, lashed out at the president Tuesday o...

Could Democrats Be Rebranded As the 'Anti-Social Security Party'?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's time to think the unthinkable: The leader of the Democratic Party is about to submit a budget which cuts Social Security benefits. Party officials are reportedly promoting candidates with no track record on key issues and no apparent interest in politics.

Bernie Sanders Vows To Fight Entitlement Cuts In Obama's Budget

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday aggressively pushed back on President Barack Obama's budget proposal, calling it a "bitter disappointment" and p...

What's the 'Chained CPI,' Why It's Bad for Social Security and Why the White House Shouldn't Be Touting It (VIDEO)

Robert Reich | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

2013-04-04-Screenshot20130404at2.36.32PM.jpgDemocrats invented Social Security and have been protecting it for almost 80 years. They shouldn't be leading the charge against it.

Mr. President, Please Define 'Slash'

Max Richtman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Max Richtman

President Obama's proposal cutting Social Security benefits for both current and future retirees has once again become a deficit debate bargaining chip. However, as a consolation, the president promises he won't "slash" benefits. Mr. President, please define "slash."

Sabrina Siddiqui

As Sequester Looms, Progressive Coalition Warns Democrats Against Entitlement Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress continues to debate a possible replacement to the $1.2 trillion in sequestration-related cuts set to kick in on March 1, a c...

Arthur Delaney

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Social Security Haters

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seventy-three years ago to the day, Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vt., was issued the first Social Security check. "It wasn't that I exp...

Senator's Denial of News Story Reflects Deep Resistance to 'Chained-CPI' Social Security Cut

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Here's an "Washington insider" story that could affect every family in the country. This story included an explosive paragraph which seemed to suggest that Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate's #3 Democrat, was interested in a deal that included the "chained-CPI" cut to Social Security benefits.