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  •  Obama is the one who just proposed (10+ / 0-)

    to cut social security and medicare benefits. But rather than rationally viewing Obama as a threat to the safety net, SaraBeth announced that she would rather believe that Obama just proposed something incredibly unpopular even though he doesn't want it to actually happen. That makes no sense. But maybe I'm just not smart enough to follow 11-dimensional chess, that magical game that delivers us a Republican healthcare plan with no public option, endless wars, drone killings, warrantless spying on all Americans, etc. Awesome!

    •  So to trick Republicans he throws us to the wolves (4+ / 0-)

      a week before Christmas. War is Peace Censorship is Freedom etc. As someone who depends on Social Security to survive on I do not like my future being a poker chip. If I wanted to gamble I would go to the race track. I need my Social Security COLA more than a 300,000/year household needs a tax cut. But The President does not mind giving away my Social Security as a little gift to the Republicans who hate him. The only way the Republicans turn this down is if they think they can get Obama to make even bigger cuts to Social Security. And they would be right. If he is willing to do this now he will be willing to do more cuts around 12/27/12.

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