Why would those increases be tied to the CPI?
Why might tying Social Security increases to the CPI be increasing benefits by too large an amount? (that is, explain why the cost of living might be increasing slower than the CPI would indicate)
Based on what we’ve learned in class, which side of the debate would you take and why? (the why is more important than which side).
If the Social Security increases were changed to the lower amounts, what effects would that have on the government’s budget?
2/23/14, 9:28 PM Obama’s Budget Omits Trims to Social Security – NYTimes.com
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