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    CCPI goes directly at the meager savings of the middle class.  Only the very poorest of all get a benefit adjustment and they didn't even think of that until they got so much push back on the draconian impacts of CCPI as the elderly grow very old.  

    CCPI is NOT directed at the wealthy or even the upper middle class.  

    It takes from the middle of the middle class and redistributes their benefits to the poor WITHOUT even raising the cap for those who are wealthy.  

    This is what makes me so furious.  You have fat cats like Mark Warner (sorry I keep picking on him but he is such a pompous plutocrat I can't help myself) who play Robin Hood not by taking from the wealthy but by taking from the just getting by if I am frugal middle middle, the very people who did work all their lives and did save small amounts and need every penny to live a DIGNIFED retirement - you take from them, you make them poor in order to help someone poorer than they are.  

    This is the kind of strategy that builds the Tea Party because people do figure it out and if they don't the Tea Party will explain what you just did -- you cut their hard earned benefit that they totally earned and deserved in order to give it to someone else.

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