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  •  According to boldprogressive.org: (12+ / 0-)

    "The cuts to Social Security benefits under such a recalculation would amount to about $112 billion over ten years.

    Let’s put this in perspective. In the offer Obama gave to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), he also put $100 billion of Pentagon spending cuts on the table for the same period.

    That means that Obama offered to cut a program that doesn’t add a penny to the deficit — Social Security — by more than the single largest drain on discretionary spending, the Pentagon."

    •  What he did does not even make sense. (3+ / 0-)
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      And I will never forget that he did not have to do this to seniors, veterans, and others who receive SS.  But he did it anyway.  Whether he wants to admit it or not, what Obama did shows what his real values are.  This is shameful and it IS indefensible.  He can't explain this away.

      "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

      by 3goldens on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 03:15:50 PM PST

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