josh rosenblum

It's news these days that the President has dinner with members of Congress. Had President Obama enjoyed more meals or even an occasional beverage with some members of Congress in both parties, he might have found out that putting the Chained CPI in his budget could derail his entire legislative agenda because of the passions roused in both Democrats and Republicans against the proposal.
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This week AARP highlights the financial losses veterans would face if a COLA cut known as Chained or Superlative CPI ever became law.  It seemed unlikely that after setting such a different agenda, rumors would still persist that the President wants to cut benefits for children, veterans, people with disabilities, widows, and older Americans in his budget.  If the President also thinks that making such a proposal doesn't doom his chances to win the House back from GOP control, we all may get to see the result of a proposal that makes drastic cuts to veterans' benefits-no way to thank them for their service to our nation.  Tom Tarantino, from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ( IAVA) may put it best when he says "Don't go to the people who have sacrificed the most for this country because it's a slap in the face."
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AARP continues our series of ads about the importance of Social Security. This week we focus on Americans with disabilities because the President and some in Congress stand willing to cut their benefits.  In fact, as AARP notes with more specifics below, if you're a man or women who defended this nation, your benefits might be slashed twice by the proposal known as Chained or superlative CPI.
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This originally appeared at The Huffington Post.
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