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View Diary: Ed Rendell: Obama "must deliver" on raising Medicare eligibility age & chained CPI (101 comments)

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  •  the most ridiculous statement yet (3+ / 0-)

    the Republican's really don't want to cut social security and medicare and that's why Obama hasn't succeeded?  

    •  Yeah they want to cut it... (0+ / 0-)

      They want to get rid of it and replace it with The Ryan Plan, which is basically private accounts that would be called Social Security in name only.

      http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/...

      They might cringe away from privatization at the last moment if given the chance -- I don't know -- because it's pretty extreme.  Gingrich condemned it conservative social engineering.  But that's the approach they want to take.  They don't want to nickel and dime it down.  Republicans know that's political suicide for them.  They pretty much admitted it in plain spoken English last Saturday.

      So that's the spectrum of ideas they have.  Chained CPI doesn't come from that spectrum of thinking.

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