There is yet another poll showing that a majority of Americans oppose President Obama’s efforts to cut Social Security benefits by adopting the chained-CPI. According to a new AP-GfK poll, 54 percent oppose “changing the way Social Security benefits are calculated so that annual increases are smaller.” It found only 26 percent favor this idea.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 19, 2013 9:27 am|
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 11, 2013 1:45 pm|
Apparently the pushback against raising the Medicare eligibility age was strong enough that Obama has taken if off the table, but the President would still support switching Social Security to the chained-CPI.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday January 17, 2013 11:03 am|
In roughly a month Washington’s focus will again turn to attempts to get a “grand bargain” on deficit reduction when the sequestration cuts are set to go into effect, so the Business Roundtable is already laying down their goals. Their proposal for Social Security and Medicare reform including adopting the chained-CPI and increasing the eligibility age for both programs to 70. There are trying to push the envelope on the issue of Medicare age beyond what has even been discussed so far.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 13, 2012 11:49 am|
According to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), one of Obama’s closest allies in the Senate, raising the Medicare age from 65 to 67 is no longer on the table.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 12, 2012 7:45 am|
In an interview to be broadcast this Friday night, ABC’s Barbara Walters asked the President about the possibility of raising the Medicare eligibility retirement age, and he did not dismiss it as unacceptable.