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  •  So far the only proposal we've seen from Obama (0+ / 0-)

    during the last two years was his offer to raise the Medicare age, which was documented in the Woodward memo.

    By all means, let's discuss progressive solutions for lowering health care costs. Put them on the table.

    However, let's not kid ourselves. The GOP is not concerned with lowering Medicare costs -- it only wants benefit cuts and privatization.

    Finding "common ground" with Republicans is a fantasy, unless it involves benefit cuts and privatization. Obama was willing to go down that road in 2011, when he offered to raise the Medicare eligibility age.

    Sure, it would be absolutely wonderful if Obama instead publicly argued for progressive ideas, like lowering the Medicare age. But do I expect him to do so? No.

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