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  •  It is an evil and dastardly way to make any (2+ / 0-)
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    Jeffersonian Democrat, Puddytat

    changes, assuming any were even necessary.

    Of all the possible "reforms" to Social Security, chained CPI (or now, in White House-speak: Superlative CPI - to better hide the meaning?) is the absolute worst.  It hurts people more the older they get, all through SS's future.

    And it is a flat-out White House lie that it "strengthens" Social Security.  Hogwash.  Not in benefits received which are necessary to live on.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 12:03:58 AM PDT

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