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


Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Karen Dolan

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

OtherWords commentaries are free to re-publish in print and online — all it takes is a simple attribution to To get a roundup of our work each Wednesday, sign up for our free weekly newsletter here.

(Note: Images credited to Getty or Shutterstock are not covered by our Creative Commons license. Please license these separately if you wish to use them.)