for the period 2000-2012, SS has basically toed the line with COLA being implemented with the CPI it uses. I'm curious. Does the $1300 figure you use reflect what the chained CPI Pres. Obama is offering? Because that would be $61 a month less which would be significant to a lot of people. Also, I think I saw something in his budget offering, that would supplement the lower income people. Is that so? And if so, would the supplement to those people make up for the $61? Not trying to be difficult, just trying to figure it all out.