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  •  It is discouraging news indeed nchristine. But, (1+ / 0-)
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    if substantial numbers of Democrats go along with the Republicans, Senator Harkin's attempts to defend Social Security will not be able to block this.

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 01:14:58 PM PST

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    •  Yeah, I know...... and it's sickening. (1+ / 0-)
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      "They" talk all about 'going Galt'.... They have no idea what that really means... if the chained CPI goes through, lots of people will need to stop spending 'extra' cash.

      •  IT IS ALL FOR 2014! So they can say DEMOCRATS (0+ / 0-)

        are the ones who voted to CUT SOCIAL SECURITY!
        and they will not be lying if it happens!
        and you know the Low Info voter can only keep one thing at a time in their little heads.

        Proud to be part of the 21st Century Democratic Majority Party of the 3M's.. Multiracial,Multigender and MiddleClass

        by LOrion on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 05:43:22 PM PST

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        •  Yeah, most people will 'forget' about the 'cut' (0+ / 0-)

          and then be reminded in 2014 election cycle.

          For myself, if this chained cpi goes into effect, I will be consciously doing my best to save as much money as I can.  Which means a whole lot less 'fun' spending.  I know that I won't be the only one doing that.  There could be enough of us 'jumping the spending ship', there could be a real affect to the economy.  It's just a bad idea all the way around.

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