Posts Tagged ‘ federal deficit issues ’

PROPOSED CPI CHANGE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY NOT WARRANTED

Feb 27th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog, Social Security & Medicare

Understanding the Chained-CPI Our elected representatives in Washington DC are looking at changing the consumer price index (CPI) because they can lower it by about 0.3 percentage points per year. Such a change will reduce Social Security benefits. A recent AARP post said a “…typical beneficiary –with an annual income of roughly $20,000–will lose over [...]



READ OUR LIPS: NO CUTS IN SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE

Mar 19th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Seniors Pressure AARP to Stand Firm The Huffington Post recently published an article calling on AARP to stand firm against cuts in Social Security and Medicare.  Some are reporting that AARP is getting ‘soft’ because it sits in the lap of its life insurance company partners.  The article in HuffPost said AARP “…will soon be [...]