chained-cpi

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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