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View Diary: Daily Kos/SEIU State of the Nation poll: Romney takes the lead in post-debate period (404 comments)

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  •  How to correct this? Defend Social Security (5+ / 0-)

    I am a one trick pony on this subject, but I do think this was one of his biggest mistakes in the debate - as I've said elsewhere, how can a Democratic President say in public, never mind a nationally televised debate, that he agrees with someone who wants to raise the retirement age again and decimate the old age income of the baby boom and later generations?  it's appalling.  When are Democrats going to learn that their best ticket to electoral dominance is defending Social Security and Medicare, loudly and every chance they get.  And not just because it's good politics - Social Security is essential, it works, and all we need to do is fund it adequately by raising the tax base.  Benefits are NOT GENEROUS - so why on earth are the insiders in DC talking about cutting them, again (after the major benefit cuts of the 1983 Amendments, which I helped to write, and which were far more than a "tweak".)

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