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  •  And all of these things will happen (0+ / 0-)

    because Obama was just waiting for his second term before doing what he really wanted to do.  Right.  And Death Panels.  You forgot death panels.

    I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

    by I love OCD on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 10:33:59 AM PST

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    •  He's been very public in his support (0+ / 0-)

      for Chained CPI.  

      He hasn't tried to hide it.  He recently touted it on MTP  

      Unfortunately, the voting public hasn't jumped on board that bandwagon.  Neither has the GOP, at least not publicly.

      I can't read his mind, but Obama hasn't come out publicly with a retraction of his support for cutting SS benefits.  Perhaps his team is still considering new marketing efforts to gain public support (pitting young voters against seniors hasn't worked very well), or perhaps they're willing to play along with the GOP and accomplish the cuts behind closed doors in a budget "emergency" bill.

      We'll just have to wait and see.  But Obama has yet to publicly renounce his support for cutting SS or Medicare benefits.

      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 11:06:50 AM PST

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