Social Security is not driving the deficit, therefore it should not be part of reforms aimed at cutting the deficit.
The chained CPI, deceptively portrayed as a reasonable cost of living adjustment, is a cut to Social Security benefits that would hurt seniors.
That's why I, Robert Reich, created a petition to President Barack Obama, which says:
Mr. President, the chained CPI is a cut to Social Security benefits that would hurt seniors—it's an idea not befitting a Democratic president. If you want to reform Social Security, make the wealthy pay their fair share by lifting the cap on income subject to Social Security taxes.Read more: Obama vs. Social Security
A recent expose by the WBZ TV Eye Team showed the greed of a handful of people and their contempt for the working man and his family.
The Board of Directors at The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association (not affiliated with the Arch Diocese) threatened the employees with termination if they did not agree to accept major concessions in their contract.
Although this is a blatant violation of Labor Laws, the members agreed to the demands of the Board. The average age of the work force is 57 years old, and the feeling is "we are better off fighting them from the inside". So with the proverbial gun to its head the Union had no choice but to accept their demands. This is what the Board considers "bargaining in good faith".
It was later discovered by this Union, that the Board of Directors is receiving well over $200,000 per year in salary for virtual no-show jobs. Again this is what they considered "bargaining in faith" ?
Upon discovering this information, Firemen and Oilers Local 3, the Union representing the Cemetery workers, notified various legislators and agencies who have since launched several investigations into this matter.Read more: WBZ Eye Team Exposes "Cemetery Greed"
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