File photo of trays of printed social security checks waiting to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Department of Treasury, File)

Social Security Is Sticking Point In ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks

With a self-imposed 3pm deadline to solve the nation’s financial problems, the ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations hit a “major setback” on Sunday, according to Democratic sources. A source told ABC that the argument came after Republicans offered a proposal that included changes to how Social Security benefits are adjusted for inflation. The method, called the “chained consumer price index,” […]