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Changes To Obama's Social Security Proposal In GOP's Court

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President Obama's budget proposal will include a change in the way the government measures inflation. That would bring in some additional tax revenue, but also reduce long-term benefits for Social Security recipients. The president says he'll only agree to the change if it's coupled with higher tax revenue, but neither seniors, nor Congressional Republicans, are happy about that idea.
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