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  •  Well as Wendy said they won't stop with this (0+ / 0-)

    They aren't only going to change the calculation.  They're also going after Medicare and the eligibility ages on both.  So at the very best status quo, we're inevitably going to see increases in Medicare premiums which will drive down the net Social Security benefit even without the Chained CPI.  

    I'm just saying this is one tough long run battle and believing these wonks who try to bafflegab you with b.s. is just being a pawn in the game.  

    I just rant because I am so darn angry that you cannot believe them.  I've tried to get honest, straightforward, simple answers from both of my Democratic Senators and I can get NOTHING.  

    They are trying NOT to tell you the truth.  And that is not how representative government should work.

    •  "they" meaning the GOP (0+ / 0-)

      well yes, they've been going after them ever since the programs were started.

      Inevitably going to see medicare premium increases?  medicare premiums increase just like insurance premiums do. They're rising from $99 in 2012 to $104 in 2013.   The best way to keep that increase as low as possible is to keep health care costs down.  

      You have to be careful about being baffled from all people.  I never just look at one side of an issue.  Nor do I look at any issue in isolation.  

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