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Obama Chained Cpi

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...

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.

Sam Stein

Obama, House Dems At A Loss Over How To Move Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over a two-and-a-half hour dinner at the Jefferson Hotel in downtown Washington Wednesday night, President Barack Obama and nine House D...

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...

Obama Offers To Break 2008 Pledge

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

The issue: As the population gets older, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are eating up more and more of the federal budget, squeezing the abil...

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?

President Obama -- Dancing With Himself

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

I have heard Obama defenders say for years that he's a really smart guy, so they trust him to do what's right -- that he's playing 12-dimensional chess and as the meme has it -- "he's got this." But can't one be a generally smart guy and still ultimately think some really dumb things?

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Liberals Hammer Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A couple of days to think about President Barack Obama's proposal to cut Social Security hasn't done much to calm liberals furious about...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Obama Vowed Never To Cut Social Security Cost-Of-Living

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

During the 2008 presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama made two specific promises when it came to Social Security. "John McCain's campaign h...

Conservative Group Hits Back After GOP Rep's Unusual Comments

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

The Club for Growth, a conservative anti-tax, anti-spending group, said Thursday that it was looking for a primary challenger against Rep. Greg Walden...

Obama Proposal Gives Everyone Something To Dislike

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's first budget of his new term is a political straddle, aimed at enticing Republicans into a new round of deficit...

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...

Ryan Grim

White House: Obama Will Not Enact A 'Romney Economic Plan'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday that the administration would only implement the Social Security cuts included in its "co...

Seniors Hate Obama's Plan For Social Security: Poll

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Older Americans don't like President Barack Obama's proposal to reduce future increases to Social Security benefits, according to a new ...

Obama Calling For Cuts To Crucial Program

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Seeking an elusive middle ground, President Barack Obama is proposing a 2014 budget that embraces tax increases abhorred by Republi...

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

Obama Calms House Democratic Concerns Over Entitlement Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama assured House Democrats Thursday he won't slash Social Security and Medicare, moments after he reaffirmed his com...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Progressives Warn Obama Against Giving Away The Store

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama took a break during his offensive to charm Republican lawmakers open to a budget deal on Tuesday to assure his fe...

House Democrats Warn Obama On Social Security Reform

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama may find opposition from inside his own party if he is serious about making changes to the way Social Security benefits are dis...

Ten Reasons Why the Chained CPI Is Terrible Policy

Daniel Marans | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Daniel Marans

Now that Christmas is over, President Obama and Speaker Boehner will soon resume talks to cut Social Security as part of a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Here are 10 reasons why the chained CPI -- the Social Security cut they are considering -- is terrible policy.