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  •  That's not even a little bit plausible (0+ / 0-)

    The President has just been re-elected. He is not going to change what he plans to do simply because of some noise from the left.

    He said he wasn't negotiating on the debt ceiling and he isn't going to negotiate on the debt ceiling this time because he has public opinion strongly with him now. That's why.

    •  he's not a dictator (0+ / 0-)

      as the Obama supporters point out when he's lost on an issue. And he's a lame duck.

      The House and Senate Democrats, however, are not lame ducks. It's their jobs on the line in 2014 if they cut SS.

    •  Public opinion doesn't favor SS & Medicare cuts (0+ / 0-)

      regardless of which party is behind them.  

      Fortunately, Obama won the election, but it didn't give him a mandate to promote cuts to vital safety net programs.   Be prepared to hear voters protest loudly every time that issue comes up.  

      If he stays with chained CPI, Dems will pay a dear price in 2014, no matter how many of us go out to campaign, donate, make calls, etc.

      Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

      by Betty Pinson on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 10:57:02 AM PST

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