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  •  ah, the agony continues. Why not put an end to (4+ / 0-)

    it once and for all?

    Time for all Dems in DC, including the president to come out and say there will be no cuts to benefits for the "People's Pension", nor any raising of the age.

    It is sad how many months this talk goes on and the agony continues. Bernie Sanders called on the president to do this, but thus far that has not happened.

    A staffer for another of the Democratic party’s leadership, Chuck Schumer, confidently predicted that Democrats would agree to cuts in Medicare and in the “chained CPI”, DC speak for cutting Social Security benefits. This trial balloon was quickly and vehemently shot down by members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and other progressive forces, and by the end of the day, Schumer’s office had formally recanted, issuing a statement that he didn’t support such cuts.
    While it was good to see such a quick backtrack on the trial balloon being floated, no one I have talked to is the least bit reassured that Democratic leadership won’t continue to dangle that option to Republicans who want a scalp on Social Security (and who want to unleash their super PACs to attack Democrats for cutting Social Security).

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

    by allenjo on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 01:59:49 PM PST

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