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Illinoisans Detest President Obama’s Chained CPI Budget Proposal

Posted By AARP Illinois On April 5, 2013 @ 6:29 pm In Where We Stand | Comments Disabled

If Chained CPI [1] is included in the President’s budget proposal, as is being reported today, President Obama is laying out a clear marker that he is willing to cut Social Security and other benefits [2] to balance the budget, which breaks a promise he made when he was elected to office.  On September 6, 2008, Senator Barack Obama told AARP members: [3] “John McCain’s campaign has suggested that the best answer for the growing pressures on Social Security [4] might be to cut cost of living adjustments or raise the retirement age.

Let me be clear: I will not do either.” YouTube Preview Image [5]

We know that Social Security is a separate, self-funded program that doesn’t contribute to the deficit and shouldn’t be a part of any deficit-reduction deal. Our new survey of Illinois residents shows that the overwhelming majority of older Illinoisans agree Social Security should not be cut for deficit reduction.” Full Text [6]

50+ Illinois Voters Views on Chained CPI (infographic) [7]

Across party lines Illinois residents give a big thumbs down to the President’s chained CPI proposal



Illinoisans Take Action Now!

Call Your Senators


Oppose President Obama's Social Security Benefit Cuts Proposal [8]

 Tweet Your Senators


E-Mail Your Senators [15]

Contact Form to Senators, Oppose President Obama's Social Security and veterans cuts [15]


Members of the Media: We’ve got Illinois Residents willing to talk about taking the survey. We’ve got hundreds of stories from our members talking about how these cuts would be detrimental to them from all over the state, our Facebook page is abuzz! [16] Contact Gerardo Cardenas for more information at gfcardenas@aarp.org or via cell at 312-351-0228.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Chained CPI: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/02/21/chained-cpi-for-social-security-not-more-accurate-for-seniors/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[2] benefits: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/02/14/what-washington-politicians-really-mean-when-they-talk-about-our-benefits/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[3] Senator Barack Obama told AARP members:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BS3P_-FgiBs

[4] Social Security: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/03/06/social-security-benefit-cuts-would-have-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-impact-on-women/

[5] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS3P_-FgiBs

[6] Full Text: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/CPI-Report-FINAL-Illinois.pdf

[7] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Illinois-Chained-CPI-Infographic-page-001-1.jpg

[8] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/64453_10151544544711355_1570386279_n.jpg

[9] senatordurbin: https://twitter.com/senatordurbin

[10] #SocialSecurity: https://twitter.com/search/%23SocialSecurity

[11] bit.ly/Zj39y1: http://t.co/QBg9fC7igs

[12] April 5, 2013: https://twitter.com/aarpillinois/status/320260120388980737

[13] senatorkirk: https://twitter.com/senatorkirk

[14] April 5, 2013: https://twitter.com/aarpillinois/status/320260007411195904

[15] E-Mail Your Senators: https://action.aarp.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3127&sf11219183=1

[16] abuzz! : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151408928946312&set=a.10150192860836312.307145.48774131311&type=1

[17] Is Obama Ready to Propose Big Changes to Social Security, Medicare?: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/04/03/is-obama-ready-to-propose-big-changes-in-medicare-social-security/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[18] Cutting Benefits: Washington’s New Way of Thanking Veteran’s for Their Service: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/03/22/cutting-benefits-washingtons-new-way-to-thank-veterans-for-service/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

[19] Join AARP: https://appsec.aarp.org/MSS/join/application?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-MEM

[20] AARP home page: http://www.aarp.org/?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-HP

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