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Seniors Reactions to Social Security Cuts

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A new survey by the Virginia AARP shows the majority of senior citizens oppose reductions in social security.

The survey focused on whether voters over the age of 50 would vote for a member of Congress if that member of Congress voted for a chained or superlative CPI proposal.

That proposal is expected to be in President Obama's budget proposal.

The study shows that 68% of Virginia voters over the age of 50 would be less favorable to their Congressional leader if they vote for a chained or superlative CPI.

The study also shows that 75% of voters over 50 years old oppose reducing the annual increase to social security checks.

85% believe it is very important not to reduce social security benefits for today's seniors.

47% say they oppose increasing taxes on nearly every taxpayer by changing the way the tax code adjust for inflation through chained CPI, though 15% were unsure about their position due to a lack of public understanding on how the chained CPI would affect a person's taxes

81% of voters over the age of 50 oppose reducing Social Security to reduce the deficit.

80% believe social security reform should be worked on separately from the federal deficit.

 

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