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  •  But Social Security should (4+ / 0-)

    not be cut.  There is no need to change it to chained CPI.  Just raise the cap on payroll taxes going towards social security and be done.  Obama should sell that to the American people.

    He that chooses his own path needs no map. Queen Kristina of Sweden.

    by Boppy on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 12:08:07 PM PST

    •  That should have been his starting position (2+ / 0-)
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      in the negotiations.  Raise the payroll tax cap, or else.  If the GOP refuses, then Obama put them on record as opposing measures to strengthen SS, and even more importantly, he gets the idea out into discussion.

      But for Obama do propose that, he would have to actually want SS benefits to be preserved.  

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 12:26:31 PM PST

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