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  •  Then you must have missed the entire thread (1+ / 0-)
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    That's what this thread is about --- the original comment compared Begich, who is for expanding Social Security, with people who are favor of cutting benefits through chained CPI.

    I'm in favor of Begich's approach and I think it's  much better approach than those Dem's in favor of reducing it via chained CPI.

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    by BentLiberal on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 12:20:01 AM PDT

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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

        Il est dangereux d’avoir raison dans des choses où des hommes accrédités ont tort. - Voltaire
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        by BentLiberal on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 05:42:44 PM PDT

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