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  •  Forgive me for my language by that is a LIE (3+ / 0-)
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    twigg, a2nite, Betty Pinson

    CCPI impacts ALL Social Security recipients not just future retirees.  If you read the President's own web site, he is very clever with his language.  He won't change the BASIC benefit for current seniors and he withdraws even support for the BASIC benefits for future retirees.

    The President's proposed budget right this very minute cuts the COLA and that impacts all seniors.  You don't even have to get to the Grand Bargain.  It's in his budget.  

    You can spin this.  But seniors understand this far better than the younger people who aren't currently receiving benefits.  People really hate it when you try to trick them.

    If you go knock on a senior's door and tell them that Obama has no plans to cut their Social Security you are flat out lying.

    •  I found a bunch of stuff from April (1+ / 0-)
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      greenbell

      (btw, IIRC stands for If I Recall Correctly) from writers saying the COLA would not increase at the same rate if whatever proposal was made then, passed (it didn't). I couldn't find anything directly from the proposed budget. So, if you're referring to the COLA going up still but at least of an increase each year, then you seem to be correct and I was not.

      While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

      by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 08:51:15 AM PDT

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