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  •  impact of chained (Superlative!) cpi cuts (11+ / 0-)

    AARP primer on chained (Superlative!) cpi cuts.

     

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

    by allenjo on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 08:32:40 AM PDT

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      Excellent video.

      It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

      by Betty Pinson on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:30:28 AM PDT

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      •  AARP - no way to thank veterans for their service (4+ / 0-)
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        AARP highlights the financial losses veterans would face if a COLA cut known as Chained or Superlative CPI ever became law.  It seemed unlikely that after setting such a different agenda, rumors would still persist that the President wants to cut benefits for children, veterans, people with disabilities, widows, and older Americans in his budget.  

        If the President also thinks that making such a proposal doesn’t doom his chances to win the House back from GOP control, we all may get to see the result of a proposal that makes drastic cuts to veterans’ benefits—no way to thank them for their service to our nation.  

        Tom Tarantino, from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) may put it best when he says “Don’t go to the people who have sacrificed the most for this country because it’s a slap in the face.”

        http://blog.aarp.org/...

        "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

        by allenjo on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:43:19 AM PDT

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