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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 09:26 AM
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36. The word "chained" is a most appropriate adjective in describing this type of CPI.
"Chained cpi" would serve as a 21st century form of stealthy financial shackles attached to the middle and lower income earning Americans, eventually enslaving them and in turn their representative government to the trickle-down desires of the mega-corporations and the uber-wealthy.

The answer to the question of "Do Republicans (and their co-conspirators) have no shame?" is they don't even know what shame is, because they're obscene addiction to greed and power blinds them to any consideration other than their own.

Thanks for the thread, Faryn Balyncd.

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  -Republicans have ADMITTED that the RIGGING of CPI is a scam to slash your Social Security: Faryn Balyncd  Feb-16-11 10:30 PM   #0 
  - Always glad to k&R your OPs .-nt  Poboy   Feb-16-11 10:32 PM   #1 
  - Thank you. k&r  rhett o rick   Feb-16-11 11:19 PM   #2 
  - kicked and rec'd  Kaleva   Feb-16-11 11:20 PM   #3 
  - Used to being deserted. Now when are we going to stop them?  lonestarnot   Feb-16-11 11:32 PM   #4 
  - In addition Seniors basket of goods differs from the general public.  dkf   Feb-16-11 11:32 PM   #5 
  - K&R  JDPriestly   Feb-17-11 12:31 AM   #6 
  - Paying for war and tax cuts for the wealthy  The Wizard   Feb-17-11 03:02 AM   #7 
  - +1.  Overseas   Feb-18-11 07:39 AM   #51 
  - They have tried every tick in the book and some not to kill Social Security  liberal N proud   Feb-17-11 05:48 AM   #8 
  - Yep. Needs saying. Bears repeating.  DirkGently   Feb-17-11 06:10 AM   #9 
  - k  SpiralHawk   Feb-17-11 06:16 AM   #10 
  - Happy to K&R and bookmarked. Thank you for all your good work on this subject! (nt)  scarletwoman   Feb-17-11 06:17 AM   #11 
  - Here's to all the assholes who insisted prices weren't going up.  rucky   Feb-17-11 06:19 AM   #12 
  - And yet, people HERE have argued that the formula for COLA  ThomCat   Feb-17-11 06:30 AM   #13 
  - Thanks for posting this. I am bookmarking for future use.  PA Democrat   Feb-17-11 06:33 AM   #14 
  - K&R n/t  myrna minx   Feb-17-11 06:39 AM   #15 
  - K & R  malaise   Feb-17-11 06:41 AM   #16 
  - K&R- Will the Democrats learn from anything?....looks dim....nt  old mark   Feb-17-11 06:50 AM   #17 
  - So by this argument....  katnapped   Feb-17-11 06:52 AM   #18 
  - Kicked and strongly recommended.  woo me with science   Feb-17-11 06:59 AM   #19 
  - CPI is not a cost of living index.  Imperialism Inc.   Feb-17-11 07:13 AM   #20 
  - Here is what SSA really says about the nature of the CPI and  Bluenorthwest   Feb-17-11 07:55 AM   #24 
     - The internet was a certainly a much better example.  Imperialism Inc.   Feb-17-11 08:05 AM   #25 
        - We differ greatly. And partly, I am amused to be talking to  Bluenorthwest   Feb-17-11 08:18 AM   #26 
           - OK. I'll look at it later. I didn't get what you were saying I guess.  Imperialism Inc.   Feb-17-11 08:28 AM   #29 
              - CPI, fyi, was started during WW1 by the Dept of Labor Statistics  Bluenorthwest   Feb-17-11 08:50 AM   #30 
              - No, read what SSA writes. They do not use CPI as a 'proxy'  Bluenorthwest   Feb-17-11 08:58 AM   #31 
                 - Approximated, proxy, whatever. You are picking nits and still don't understand  Imperialism Inc.   Feb-17-11 09:02 AM   #34 
  - Economists did not just go along with the CPI changes as one linked article claims.  Imperialism Inc.   Feb-17-11 07:26 AM   #21 
  - One last comment.  Imperialism Inc.   Feb-17-11 07:33 AM   #22 
  - I think people should go to and look up definitions  Bluenorthwest   Feb-17-11 08:21 AM   #28 
     - One more comment before I go.  Imperialism Inc.   Feb-17-11 08:58 AM   #32 
  - K&R!  bullwinkle428   Feb-17-11 07:37 AM   #23 
  - They will suck the poor remaining economy dry.. and then go after  annabanana   Feb-17-11 08:20 AM   #27 
  - I think Cheney did something with the CPI also.  Maineman   Feb-17-11 09:00 AM   #33 
  - Kicked and highly recommended...  Ghost in the Machine   Feb-17-11 09:15 AM   #35 
  - The word "chained" is a most appropriate adjective in describing this type of CPI.  Uncle Joe   Feb-17-11 09:26 AM   #36 
  - .  Poboy   Feb-17-11 10:35 AM   #37 
  - K&R ... That's MUST READ stuff!  Bozita   Feb-17-11 11:38 AM   #38 
  - fnaknr  nashville_brook   Feb-17-11 01:47 PM   #39 
  - K & R n/t  glinda   Feb-17-11 01:58 PM   #40 
  - "chained cpi" in effect measures spending, not prices.  unblock   Feb-17-11 05:09 PM   #41 
  - K&R  Enthusiast   Feb-17-11 05:18 PM   #42 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-17-11 05:21 PM   #43 
  - Kicked&Recommended!  butterfly77   Feb-17-11 05:31 PM   #44 
  - Republican=parasites  undergroundpanther   Feb-17-11 05:32 PM   #45 
  - Everyone knows republicans have no shame - they believe only in selfish, greed & money, opression  GreenTea   Feb-17-11 05:37 PM   #46 
  - Slimy lying republicans!  LaPera   Feb-17-11 05:40 PM   #47 
  - Most Excellent !!! - K & R !!!  WillyT   Feb-17-11 06:33 PM   #48 
  - ooops  fascisthunter   Feb-17-11 06:40 PM   #49 
  - K&R  hay rick   Feb-17-11 07:14 PM   #50 

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