Chained CPI and the 2014 Midterms

Now that President Obama is poised to officially endorse the adoption of chained CPI in his next budget—a change that would cut the future growth of Social Security benefits—Ed Kilgore ponders the political implications:

Could Republican congressional candidates in 2014 actually run against “Obama’s Social Security Cuts,” after decades of lusting for “entitlement reform” and several consecutive years of demanding that Obama give Social Security benefits a haircut or worse?

Ha ha ha! That’s a knee slapper. To his credit, Ed comes up with the obvious answer: Of course they could.