“Chained CPI won’t be a part of the deal,” Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) told reporters.as an act of self-preservation, because people like us would slit their fucking throats (& not w/ votes) if our (Or anyone's. We'll be magnanimous.) Social Security insurance were to be fucked w/.
Democrats said earlier that Republicans had demanded a politically contentious reduction in Social Security benefits, known as chained CPI, in exchange for President Obama’s request to extend emergency unemployment benefits and cancel deep cuts to the Pentagon and other agency budgets.But we're only safe until a long-term something is reached, judging from Senator Reid (Dipstick-NV):
“We’re willing to make difficult concessions as part of a balanced, comprehensive agreement, but we’ll not agree to cut Social Security benefits as part of a small or short-term agreement.”It's almost as if the Senator is clearly stating that it'll take serious money from Wall Street before cuts to payments & "privatization" for workers under 55.