Chained CPI http://wamc.org en Congressional Corner with Bernie Sanders http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-bernie-sanders-4 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The debate over Social Security now includes the phrase “Chained CPI.”</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that benefit programs like Social Security are in fine shape for the future.</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 64525 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Carolyn Maloney - Part 3 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-carolyn-maloney-part-3-4 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The “Chained CPI” plan has many Americans up in arms.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Carolyn Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that President Obama may be trying to meet the GOP halfway on entitlement reform.</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 62306 at http://wamc.org Chained CPI Proposal Under Fire http://wamc.org/post/chained-cpi-proposal-under-fire <p></p><p></p><p>Advocates across the nation and in Vermont are raising red flags over President Obama’s inclusion of a Chained CPI in the proposed budget proposal.&nbsp; The system would use the Chained Consumer Price Index as the cost-of–living adjustment for Social Security, Medicare, veterans and other programs.&nbsp; Opponents say it will in essence cut benefits to those programs. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:55:30 +0000 Pat Bradley 61806 at http://wamc.org Chained CPI Proposal Under Fire Veterans Groups Speak Out in Opposition to Benefit Reduction Scheme http://wamc.org/post/veterans-groups-speak-out-opposition-benefit-reduction-scheme <p>Most people have never heard of the "Chained CPI", a proposal in Congress that would, if approved, reduce benefits to veterans, federal retirees and Social Security recipients.&nbsp; Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and numerous groups discussed their efforts to stop the Chained CPI during a conference call Friday.<br> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 51735 at http://wamc.org Veterans Groups Speak Out in Opposition to Benefit Reduction Scheme