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.
It used to be that developing a new inflation measure for Social Security would boost benefits. That's no longer true.
If we had adopted chained CPI at the turn of the century, then a 2001 retiree would be getting $869 less in 2013.
Obama's budget will likely adopt chained CPI for Social Security and tax increases. Back in December, we explained what that means.
Americans want to fix Social Security through tax hikes, not benefit cuts, a new, rigorously conducted survey finds.
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.
Chained CPI sounds technical and complicated. But it's really just a big benefit cut and a mild tax increase.
Most debt plans, including Bowles-Simpson, include major cuts to Social Security. Sen. Mark Begich has another idea.