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Fiscal Cliff Chained Cpi

Arthur Delaney

Dems Hold Press Conference To Bash Chained CPI, Won't Rule Out Voting For it | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats held a press conference Thursday to denounce a Social Security cut that has been embraced by President Barack Ob...

Note to Incumbents

John R. Burbank | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
John R. Burbank

Interested in re-election in 2014? You can pack your bags for home if you vote for the chained CPI. It doesn't matter what party: if you are a Democrat, the Republican candidate will hammer you for cutting Social Security.

Arthur Delaney

How 'Chained CPI' In Fiscal Cliff Deal Might Affect Seniors | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The pillars of a big budget deal between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner have begun to emerge: higher taxes on hig...

Amanda Terkel

Nancy Pelosi Predicts 'Democrats Will Stick With The President' On Fiscal Cliff Deal | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is convinced her fellow Democrats will get behind the White House's latest "fiscal cliff" ...

Politics Aside, the Good and Bad Economics of Chained CPI

Jodi Beggs | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business
Jodi Beggs

Much has been written recently about the potential adoption of a "chained consumer price index" as the official measure of inflation and cost of living increases for the purposes of calculating government benefits, boundaries between tax brackets, and so on.

When You've Lost the VFW on Budget Cuts, You've Lost America

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

While it is sneaky, it's not that complicated. The "chained CPI" concept can be explained in one sentence: It calculates cost-of-living increases much more slowly than before, by subtracting the cost of the things you can't afford to buy anymore.

The Chained Consumer Price Index Would Hurt People With Disabilities

Donna Meltzer | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Donna Meltzer

As Washington considers deals to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, there is one proposal that would hurt people with disabilities significantly. While the CPI may seem like just another Washington acronym, it translates into real money in the pockets of many vulnerable Americans.

Arthur Delaney

Fiscal Cliff Cuts: Democrats Divided Over Whether To Put Social Security 'On The Table' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top Democrats in Congress on Tuesday signaled their willingness to consider cuts to social insurance programs as part of a broader budge...