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  •  Because Obama either: a) is okay with those (5+ / 0-)

    cuts (i.e. he believes they are necessary as well) or b) he doesn't care as much about their consequences as having a deal--any deal.

    I'm guessing it's actually the latter, because he doesn't strike me as having anything at all resembling the soulless evil the former requires, and republicans have in spades.

    In the end it makes little difference to those of us who will be adversely affected, though.

    •  Or maybe it's his way of putting the info out (1+ / 0-)
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      Mr Robert

      so the rest of us can do the work shooting it down.

      At any rate, it's a sorry proposal and there are better ones for the Democrats to espouse that can be sold to the American people.

    •  Obama is in favor of those cuts (2+ / 0-)
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      Read or listen to his speeches carefully.  In the campaign, he never really took those cuts off the table. Oh he had to give us the impression that Romney/Ryan would be very bad for SS, Medicare and Medicaid (and they would have been except for the fact, like Bush, they could never have gotten them passed), but he carefully avoided saying he would never cut SS or Medicare.  Notice how Geithner said this negotiation could be wrapped up in a week if the Rethugs gave in on top tax rates?  That was a signal that if you give us a fig leaf on this, we will cave on entitlements and we can all go home and drink Wall St.-supplied Champagne.  Obama's corporate lords and masters want the cuts so he will "reluctantly" have to "compromise."

      I'm truly sorry Man's dominion Has broken Nature's social union--Robert Burns

      by Eric Blair on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 11:12:03 AM PST

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