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  •  That was before the election. Voters voted to (8+ / 0-)

    increase taxes on the rich. They did NOT agree to horse trade SS and Medicare cuts for it.

    The Class, Terror and Climate Wars are indivisible and the short-term outcome will affect the planet for centuries.

    by Words In Action on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 10:34:44 AM PST

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    •  Well, if they voted for the President (3+ / 0-)
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      then yes they did, at least for Medicare and Medicaid:

      Obama, if he wins, will assert that voters had a choice — and his vision on taxes, entitlements and the deficit prevailed.

      “If I’ve won, then I believe that’s a mandate for doing it in a balanced way,” Obama said this week in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We’ve already made a trillion dollars worth of cuts. We can do some more cuts. We can look at how we deal with the health care costs in particular under Medicare and Medicaid in a serious way. But we are also going to need some revenue.”

      "Balanced approach" is exactly the same rhetoric the President used when he put Medicare and Medicaid on the table in the 2011 negotiations.
    •  They voted and are no longer relevant... (1+ / 0-)
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      Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. Rosa Luxemburg

      by chuckvw on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 02:44:56 PM PST

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