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  •  What the fuck (0+ / 0-)

    are you talking about?

    What is the factual basis for your "understandings" and your conclusions?

    How have you determined that people at the "bottom of the benefit line" will get more in benefits?

    Your assertions, your conclusions, your responsibility to substantiate.

    "A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." - James Madison

    by gharlane on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 12:03:20 PM PDT

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    •  It's how it was explained at several other sites. (0+ / 0-)

      The basic benefit increases for those on the bottom tiers, and the annual COLA is tiered so the people getting the least get the largest increases, those on top get smaller ones over the years.

      There's also a review process if those on the top are hit with catastrophic expenses and need more.

      I think it might be on the White House site as well.  I'm accepting what I've read at sites I trust over what I read here because DK has been wrong about entitlements every single time so far.  An improved track record would help.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 02:17:01 PM PDT

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        Could you, maybe, be bothered to link to even one of them?  And maybe explain why you "trust" those sites? As well as substantiate your claim that DK "has been wrong about entitlements every single time so far"?

        And, no, sorry, WH spin doesn't do it for me.  

        Sorry, bub, what you've written above ain't substantiation.  And it's still your claim, and still your duty to substantiate, if you want to be taken seriously.  OTOH if unsubstantiated assertions are your thing, well, then, you're doing a heckuva jub.

        "A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." - James Madison

        by gharlane on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 05:57:08 PM PDT

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        •  Try Center for American Progress, (0+ / 0-)

          OMB.  It's complicated stuff, and hard to predict how it will all play out.  Obama's underplaying the reform aspects, holding out a carrot to Republicans who are generally too stupid to attend to details and agree to things they regret wildly later on.  The thing they'll regret is a major bump to the basic benefit for those who are reliant on SS and have nothing else.

          I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

          by I love OCD on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 08:02:13 AM PDT

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