Chained CPI

Dear Editor

I am an one of many AARP Advocate volunteers across Ohio who is writing letters and making calls to our congressional offices and asking our representatives to not adopt the Chained CPI.

This change in the way the cost of living is calculated is no small matter. It would take hundreds of billions of dollars out of the pockets of today’s seniors who worked hard to earn those benefits. And because the Chained CPI would compound this reduction over time, tomorrow’s seniors would fare even worse.

Social Security did not add one cent to the current deficit and should not be considered in the current debate about ways to reduce the deficit. We need a separate conversation about ways to strengthen Social Security for today’s seniors and future generations.


John R.DeBonis