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  •  Agreed (3+ / 0-)
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    SJerseyIndy, NonnyO, JesseCW

    Time to wake up if you think its only 'pubs making noise about cutting benefits.

    Also time to wake up if you think its only 'pubs who care about filling their pockets.

    •  Time to wake up and run some numbers (1+ / 0-)
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      LynneK

      The direct connection people see between this quite strange desire among certain Centrist Dems to go along with benefit cuts doesn't have the same direction connections to Wall Street as did say Ben Nelson's obvious conflicts of interest with Big Insurance.

      Note is not the Wall Street and Insurance Company Senators leading the charge here, it is not Schumer and Dodd we need to be watching our backs for.

      Like 'anecdote' the plural of 'polemic' doesn't add up to data. The numbers just don't support the Wall Street narrative and haven't since at latest 2005. One reason Bush's Social Security Tour of that year fell kind of flat even among the Big Money Boys on Wall Street, that is hedge fund billionaire Peterson aside (who seems to have his own motives) the rest of them didn't really have their hearts in it.

      The 2011 round is being led by the Randites and not the Wall Streeters, after all it was Mittens who was pressed into duty as reluctant defender of Social Security, odd if the real goal was enabling his colleague Vampire Squids.

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      by Bruce Webb on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 08:48:18 AM PDT

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    •  Whatever you do, don't post links to Bernie... (4+ / 0-)
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      NonnyO, Hirodog, JesseCW, pot

      taking the POTUS to task. Too much substance.

      I wish I could tell you, in the midst of all of this, that President Obama was waging the kind of fight against these draconian Republican proposals that the American people would like to see.  He is not.  In my view, he is compromising far too much with right-wing Republicans and is not rallying the American people around an effective and fair deficit reduction proposal that would demand that the wealthy and large corporations contribute at least fifty percent toward deficit reduction, and that there be significant cuts in military spending as well.  

      Instead, he is proposing three dollars in cuts to every dollar in increased revenue and only modest cuts in defense spending.  Most incredibly, despite campaign assurances to the contrary, he has embraced the long-held Republican dream of making major cuts in Social Security and raising the eligibility age for Medicare.


      You might get HR'd

      More and Better Democrats

      by SJerseyIndy on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 10:28:12 AM PDT

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