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  •  I think you replied to the wrong person (1+ / 0-)
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    Your argument to decrease it via Chained CPI

    Wasn't me.  I'm fairly indifferent to Chained CPI.  I prefer to see higher benefit levels because they should be higher and COLA serve no purpose other than to maintain those levels against rising costs.

    From that POV, the best COLA is the one that best reflects reality.  Another poster mentioned a variation of Chained CPI that relies on a market-basket reflecting the needs and preferences of us old fogeys.  That would suit me fine.

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    by dinotrac on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 12:50:09 AM PDT

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    •  I think that in the context of this diary (0+ / 0-)

      chained CPI is such a wonky thing to talk about. That's why it's such loser issue politically. Expanding Social Security is a much simpler concept, resonates better, is understood better,  so better electorally

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      Don't trust anyone over 84414 - BentLiberal

      by BentLiberal on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 05:42:44 PM PDT

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