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  •  Shame we have to go to Reagan to get people (13+ / 0-)

    to remember this fact.

    •  a dirty, rotten shame. (1+ / 0-)
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      "A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and me?" - Don Van Vliet

      by AlyoshaKaramazov on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 09:55:03 AM PST

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    •  The President knows (1+ / 0-)
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      and he clearly doesn't care.  No one here should be baffled by this fact.  He said as much during the debates, and before and since then.  The only thing he has promised regarding SS is that he won't harm current recipients and won't "slash" SS for future recipients-whatever the fuck that means.  

      I thought that given his strong bargaining position, he wouldn't even make an offer to cut benefits with this chained CPI bullshit, but if there was every any doubt, that should have been the last of it.  He doesn't care, and he'll sell out the income security of future generations, and probably current ones, by cutting the most important and well liked social program in American history, which he knows doesn't contribute to the deficit, just so he can achieve his bullshit grand bargain.

      I know we'd have to pressure him to do more progressive things in his second term, but didn't think we'd have to beg him not to cut Social Security, of all things.  

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