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Chart of the Day: Poor elderly women to get screwed in fiscal cliff deal

Tweet After several offers and counteroffers, Congress and the President may be close to reaching a fiscal cliff deal. Part of that agreement involves cutting Social Security benefits by switching to calculating them based on chained CPI. According to Brad DeLong, “‘Chained-CPI’ is code for ‘let’s really impoverish some women in their 90s!’” Since women tend to [...]
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Quick Hit: Rick Santorum blames abortion for Social Security problems

TweetOh, Rick Santorum, you slay me. First you compare abortion to slavery, now abortion is responsible for current threats to Social Security. He said on a radio show yesterday in New Hampshire: “The social security system in my opinion is a flawed design, period. But, having said that, the design would work a lot better [...]
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