obama chained cpi

Sanders and other Social Security advocates applauded President Obama's decision Thursday. This is a developing story and
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.
WASHINGTON -- Over a two-and-a-half hour dinner at the Jefferson Hotel in downtown Washington Wednesday night, President
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the only Massachusetts senator serving a full term, also co-sponsored the Harkin resolution
Begich is taking the cause a step further, announcing two new bills last week aimed at protecting Social Security benefits
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?
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?
Under chained CPI, instead of measuring the growing cost of the same set of goods to determine inflation, economists assume
During the 2008 presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama made two specific promises when it came to Social Security
"We always knew Greg Walden had a liberal record, but he really cemented it with his public opposition to even modest entitlement
The budget blueprint includes a Social Security benefit cut that has tepid support from House Democratic leaders, but rank
While the inclusion of the proposal should perhaps not be "shocking" -- it's long been on offer on the White House's website
President Barack Obama unveiled a budget proposal on Wednesday morning that would switch tax brackets and Social Security
In hopes of achieving a compromise with Republicans on higher taxes, the White House has said it will propose reducing future
"Those who say the chained CPI won't make much of an impact are either hopelessly dense or just plain deceitful," O'Neill
"This chained CPI that’s being referred to here, it is something the president will only accept on two conditions," he said
Previous polls have found similar opposition to chained CPI, including a HuffPost/YouGov survey from December that found
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."
"This was not a meeting for the president to reveal his confidential discussions with Republicans, but I think we got the
President Obama took a break during his offensive to charm Republican lawmakers open to a budget deal on Tuesday. Joining the conversation is HuffPost Senior Political Economy Reporter Zach Carter.