Consumer Price

Yank the Chain: Washington's Terrible New Social Security Fix
December 11, 2012

Why the latest bipartisan idea to cut the deficit--"chaining" Consumer Price Index increases for Social Security--is a loser.

The Non-Grand Bargain That Might Pass
July 07, 2011

I've had two discussions with Obama administration officials who have expressed eerie optimism that they can get Republicans to accept a deal with higher revenue. It never made sense to me.