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  •  We can hope that this might change things (4+ / 0-)

    Because even news readers might need medicare. And their parents, as well.

    You can't take the sky from me!

    by wrights on Sat Aug 11, 2012 at 07:27:05 AM PDT

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    •  That doesn't stop the elites from having a cut (2+ / 0-)
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      phonegery, Mr Robert

      MORE (repugs) or cut LESS (Dems) argument. It seems to me that the winning and popular argument would be to raise the ceiling on taxes for SS and Medicare and secure them with increased revenue out to the horizon. Put I never hear Democratic leadership put this common sense and practical argument in play.

      I think the Democrats will run on raising income taxes on the rich, rather than raise upper income payroll taxes, and they will cut SS less and advance the age for enrollment in Medicare to match the repugs. The msm will praise the Dems for their willingness to compromise. Dems will tax income the rich don't need, and cut benefits for the middle class that is essential for a dignified retirement. Real sacrifice for the 99% and faux sacrifice for 1%.

      The beltway bunch has already laid out their arguments. And we the people will get to choose between bad and worse.

      Hope I'm wrong.

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