NCOA: 2015 federal budget: Opportunities for investment?

From our colleagues at NCOA: The White House issued a preview of its FY15 budget request to be released March 4. The President plans to forgo calling for a new measure to calculate Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (the so-called chained CPI) and will advocate for partial replacement of the 2015 sequester with targeted investments. More … Continue reading

Urge Your Senator to Co-Sponsor the Resolution Against the Chained CPI

From our colleagues at the Alliance for Retired Americans:  When Alliance activists speak out, Congress listens!  After hearing from Alliance activists like you about the impact of the chained CPI benefit cut, senators across the country quickly joined tocosponsor  the Senate Resolution(S.Con.Res. 15) opposing the chained CPI Benefit cut.  Most recently, Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC) … Continue reading

CQ News: Democrats Balk at ‘Chained CPI’ Provision in White House Entitlements Proposal

3 of 9Adult Day Health Care dilemma Trinidad Contreras is a fixture at Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care facility in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Due to budget cuts, the state declared Contreras no longer eligible for benefits, but Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care is continuing to let him participate in its programs without getting reimbursed while he appeals. He spends the hours between about 10 am and 2 pm playing dominos, walking the courtyard and tending the small garden boxes. (Dan Honda/Staff)

By David Harrison, CQ Roll Call  Democrats are balking at President Barack Obama’s latest offer to House Republicans to shift the way inflation is calculated.  The White House proposal presented a tough choice for Democrats, who have long criticized the new inflation measure as a thinly veiled attempt to reduce entitlement benefits for the poor … Continue reading

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