chained-cpi

The only game you need to understand Social Security

Whether you want to cut benefits or boost them, raise taxes or cut them, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget's game has it all.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 2, 2013
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Meet CPI-E, the progressive alternative to chained CPI

It used to be that developing a new inflation measure for Social Security would boost benefits. That's no longer true.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 19, 2013
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Here’s what chained-CPI really means: Up to $849 less for someone who retired in 2001

If we had adopted chained CPI at the turn of the century, then a 2001 retiree would be getting $869 less in 2013.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 11, 2013
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Chained CPI is back. Here’s what you need to know.

Obama's budget will likely adopt chained CPI for Social Security and tax increases. Back in December, we explained what that means.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 9, 2013
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Americans want to raise payroll taxes and Social Security benefits

Americans want to fix Social Security through tax hikes, not benefit cuts, a new, rigorously conducted survey finds.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 31, 2013
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Three cuts to Social Security that are way, way more progressive than chained CPI

It looks like the fiscal cliff deal will cut Social Security benefits by moving to "chained-CPI." The problem with that cut? It's very regressive. Here are three ways to save money in Social Security that would reduce the deficit by more than chained-CPI, and hurt the poor less.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 18, 2012
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Everything you need to know about Chained CPI in one post

Chained CPI sounds technical and complicated. But it's really just a big benefit cut and a mild tax increase.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 11, 2012
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How to sort out Social Security’s finances while making it more generous

Most debt plans, including Bowles-Simpson, include major cuts to Social Security. Sen. Mark Begich has another idea.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 16, 2012
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