Warning: Rant ahead.
Seriously. I need to channel some anger, because this turn of events is some almighty bullshit.
Read the weasel words for yourself over the little orange thingie....
Mr. Carney: He has put forward, as a technical change, as part of a big deal—and it’s on the table that he put forward to the speaker of the House. [...] But as part of that deal, a technical change in the so-called CPI is possible and is on offer as part of a big deal.
"Technical" my ass.
Since this came up last year during the "fiscal cliff" kabuki, I've steadfastly written to the President. Daily. Begging him to please not do this. There's nothing technical about cutting seniors' benefits. It is WRONG.
In two months of writing daily, I've yet to get a response. And it's not like I'm not polite about it, I really am. Hell, even W. used to send a response in a timely fashion, and let me tell you, I wasn't near as polite to him.
Please make your voice heard on this! Please! Do it by writing to the President and expressing your feelings about this LIE called Chained CPI. Remind him, too, that if his base deserts him in 2014, he won't get anything done. He won't leave enough of a legacy for anyone to piss on, let alone regard admiringly in the hindsight of history.
Frankly, if he actually goes through with this shit, I'm through with him and I am through with this party. That is my line in the sand, and it has been for a very long time. To answer my own question, I don't know what's wrong with the man, but I do not like it one bit, and neither should you.