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  •  Obama NEVER suppoted cutting SS or Medicare (0+ / 1-)
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    Medicare this is one of the biggest media, progressive, and republic lies and some fell for it. Obama never put SS & Medicare cuts on the table during the debt discussions. Also Go back and look at his 2008 Blue Print for Change. He talks about Medicare and SS REFORM then, but that is different than cutting SS & Medicare. SS & Medicare do need reform.

    Anyone who thinks they can live  solely on SS is living in  a dream world anyway.

    •  The 2008 "Blueprint for Change" (2+ / 0-)
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      means nothing; Obama wimps out -- well, except for his continual, futile, pursuit for the cover of "bipartisanship".  Yeah, that's worked out really well.

      Yes, he says SS must be "reformed" -- a benefit cut achieved by calling it something vague, unspecified, something else.  Like reducing COLAs so they don't reflect the true costs of living of senior citizens.

      And I never said anyone should expect to manage on SS alone, did I?  Indeed, I specifically referred to savings.

      A little tender courage at that rare right instant, and things might well have turned out differently -- Ken Kesey

      by Frankenoid on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 04:15:51 PM PDT

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