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  •  Obama is in favor of those cuts (2+ / 0-)
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    JustinBinFL, fwdpost

    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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