Listen seniors and those disabled
The Chained CPI has now been tabled

Cost-of-living increases you rely on
Were to be replaced with a shoulder to cry on

But because conservatives refused to play
And end the corporate tax giveaways

Obama decided to toss the “Grand Bargain”
(No Chained CPI — that is the jargon)

You get to keep the Social Security in which you’ve invested
But watch out! Medicare may soon be means-tested.

Chained COLAs and the Battle over Social Security


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Karen Dolan

Among other things, Karen Dolan is the Institute for Policy Studies’ deadline poet.