November 12, 2013
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Irv Weinreich of Allentown and Dave McLimans of Parkesburg, both Vietnam-era Veterans and retiree activists, spoke at the event in downtown Reading. Click here for a video of a portion of Irv’s remarks. “Currently, as politicians in Washington consider their ‘Grand Bargain’ to fix the deficit, they are considering adopting the chained-CPI, a reduced cost-of-living-adjustment that would affect Social Security as well as those who receive Military Retirement pensions, Veterans Pension benefits, Veterans Disability Compensation and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation,” Weinreich said. “Because of the number of programs that would be subject to the chained CPI, veterans would receive double, triple or more hits from the chained-CPI.