Will Obama Cave on Social Security?

With chained CPI a likely part of any debt ceiling deal, outraged progressives are organizing in advance.

“The White House has signaled many times they’re very open to this concept, which puts us in a very precarious situation,” said Eric Kingson, a co-chair of Strengthen Social Security. That coalition, whose 300-some member groups include the AFL-CIO and some of its largest unions, supports increasing Social Security benefits and opposes chained CPI, which Kingson called “a disguised benefit cut.” Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Jan. 13, 2013

It makes my head spin when repugnantcons like Obama say they are going to "strengthend" social security by cutting it. Why does anybody buy this BS? They are trying to cut it to hurt it and thereby think they can get more political money from rich people. Cutting social security to strengthen it is like the benighted doctors of old who would set leeches upon a person with a cold in order to "strengthen" them. Very strange medicine for what ails you.

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by charles Ibe - Jan. 14, 2013

yes this is a good journalism because of the question asked will obama cave on social security?. i think that is a very good question because of the way social security has been handled in this country which is sad because individuals complain of taking out their taxes and having high taxes in the process. it is also a good journaliam because of the way they gave a proposed alternative method of calculating cost of living adjustments, which would can damage or reduce future increases in social security benefits. And at the same time the only way this can resolved is to make sure there should not be higher taxes in our social security benefits.

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