First, you can afford cheap hamburger.
Then you switch to chicken.
On to sausages of mystery meat and fat.
Slurp'n down the liver and drink'n the blood.
Forward to pink slime a day before its expiration date.
Comes then, sliced and fried dog food of the cheapest variety.
You go to the pet shop because you can now only afford the dead gold fish.
Then you scrape the cans behind the fast food joints with your fork.
Then you learn starvation.
Then you die.
Chained CPI is the noose of abuse to the people. Remember, any senator or congress critter who wants chained CPI and a raise in the retirement age, hates you for being old and poor and not being one of them. You are like a broken bag of garbage on their lawn and they want you in the ground, not on top of it.
Raise the goddamned CAP on Social Security and institute a real COLA! Enough of this jactiation of idiocy regarding the issue. Or, at the minimum, get rid of the golden retirement and health plans for congress and put them on Social Security, Medicare and Minimum Wage!
EoR (End of Rant)