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  •  Whatever it takes to get (8+ / 0-)

    the message across.  It's mind boggling that O just doesn't get it.  He, of all people. What would his mom say?

    being mindful and keepin' it real

    by Raggedy Ann on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 06:50:01 AM PST

    •  I don't know why anyone would suggest that the (4+ / 0-)

      President doesn't get it.  He's the one who wrested SS from the GOP hostage takers so many times.

      •  President Obama (7+ / 0-)

        has proposed cuts to Chained CPI.  If the President "gets it", why is he proposing these cuts?

      •  this is simply incorrect (6+ / 0-)

        he proposed these cuts to SS.

        GREGORY: You've got to talk tough to seniors...

        PRESIDENT OBAMA: But...

        GREGORY: ...don't you about this? And say, something’s got to give?

        PRESIDENT OBAMA: ...but I already have, David, as you know, one of the proposals we made was something called Chain CPI, which sounds real technical but basically makes an adjustment in terms of how inflation is calculated on Social Security. Highly unpopular among Democrats. Not something supported by AARP. But in pursuit of strengthening Social Security for the long-term I'm willing to make those decisions.

        He didn't "wrest" anything away from anyone. He put it on the fucking table, he's willing to go to the mat for it, and he's saying so explicitly!

        During the debt ceiling negotiations in 2011, it was Boehner who saved us from the Grand Bargain on SS/Medicare by walking away, not Obama. Again, Obama was the one who proposed the cuts to SS and Medicare.

        House Speaker John Boehner is rejecting President Obama's offer to make historic cuts to the federal government and the social safety net, saying in a statement Saturday evening that he can not agree to the tax increases Democrats insisted on as part of the bargain.

        Boehner made his decision after speaking with the president by phone on Saturday afternoon, a day ahead of a major White House meeting with Democratic and GOP leadership, a Republican source familiar with situation said.

        Obama had proposed to Republicans a "grand bargain" that accomplished a host of individual things that are unpopular on their own, but that just might pass as a huge package jammed through Congress with default looming. Obama offered to put Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts on the table in exchange for a tax hike of roughly $100 billion per year over 10 years. Meanwhile, government spending would be cut by roughly three times that amount. It's no small irony that the party's dogmatic opposition to tax increases is costing the GOP its best opportunity to roll back social programs it has long targeted.

        I'm telling you, when the House convenes in about a month and a half, Obama's will again propose to cut SS and Medicare as his first offer to the GOP. And he will do it again and again and again until they accept.

        "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

        by limpidglass on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 09:16:30 AM PST

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