Greg Walden Chained CPI Remarks Break From GOP Leaders (VIDEO)

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By The Huffington Post News Editors

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) broke from Republican leaders’ rhetoric on Wednesday, criticizing President Barack Obama‘s decision to include entitlement cuts in his 2013 budget proposal.

In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) chairman classified Obama‘s decision to include chained CPI as a move that comes “on the backs of seniors.” Chained CPI is a method that adjusts spending — in this case, Social Security benefits — to current inflation rates.

“I thought it’s very intriguing in that his budget really lays out kind of a shocking attack on seniors, if you will,” Walden told CNN.

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