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  •  You're conflating a couple things (0+ / 0-)

    Yes there are people that have argued for chained CPI because they think it will make Social Security better.

    There are also people like Obama that have argued for chained CPI for because it's something the GOP wants and given a divided Congress some level of compromise is necessary.

    Der Weg ist das Ziel

    by duhban on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 05:14:48 PM PDT

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    •  Chained CPI is a loser strategy to run on (3+ / 0-)
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      Expanding Social Security is a winning strategy to run on.

      It's as simple as that.

      I think that the argument that cutting Social Security will make it stronger is a BIG LOSER argument to run on.  And I think the premise of saying, "oh but it's not a cut it's chained CPI" doesn't help the strategy, but actually makes it into  BIGGER LOSER strategy.

      Begich's strategy is much better.

      Il est dangereux d’avoir raison dans des choses où des hommes accrédités ont tort. - Voltaire
      Don't trust anyone over 84414 - BentLiberal

      by BentLiberal on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 05:19:54 PM PDT

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      •  Personally speaking I don't disagree (0+ / 0-)

        And as I said in my comment to the diary I really am hoping Begich wins as that would embolden others. That said I don't hold it personally against anyone for thinking another strategy is better.

        Der Weg ist das Ziel

        by duhban on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 05:24:22 PM PDT

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        •  "Personally?" (0+ / 0-)

          What are you talking about?

          I stated in my opinion which I thought was a better strategy.
          The rest is all you.

          Il est dangereux d’avoir raison dans des choses où des hommes accrédités ont tort. - Voltaire
          Don't trust anyone over 84414 - BentLiberal

          by BentLiberal on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 05:31:50 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, (1+ / 0-)
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      Yes there are people that have argued for chained CPI because they think it will make Social Security better.
      And those people are called uninformed MORONS.

      If I was a communist, rich men would fear me...And the opposite applies. The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

      by stewarjt on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 06:31:45 PM PDT

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