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  •  corvo, you won't be waiting too much longer, LOL! (0+ / 0-)

    Looks like the first bite out of Social Security will be by the end of the month, or soon thereafter!

    Seriously, Democratic leadership has tipped its hand.

    Haven't you heard that Nancy Pelosi has now endorsed the draconian cuts and policy recommendations of the Bowles-Simpson Fiscal Commission?

    Here's the link to The Hill newspaper piece entitled "Pelosi flips, backs Bowles-Simpson plan she had called 'simply unacceptable."

    Regarding cuts to Social Security and Medicare, she apparently went from 'simply unacceptable' to 'where can I sign up.' The cynicism is quite appalling, IMHO.

    Mollie

    "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

    hiddennplainsight

    by musiccitymollie on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 09:48:06 AM PST

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    •  Let me clarify to say that Pelosi obviously (0+ / 0-)

      endorses some of the policy prescriptions.

      She's all over the map, back and forth on particulars.  I do have a transcript of her telling Larry Kudlow that she's in agreement with "means testing" Medicare, further (since it started under Bush, but applied to only top 5%).

      The President has proposed means testing to include another 20% of retirees (or the top 25% of retirees).  She appears to rubber stamp anything that comes out of the Administration (i.e., ACA).

      I hope that the Administration will back off raising the Medicare eligibility age.  

      There's so much 'mumbo jumbo' bandied around, so who knows.  I suspect it's intended to muddy the waters.

      Wouldn't want folks to be able to organize against a policy, now would we?  {LOL}

      Mollie

      "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

      hiddennplainsight

      by musiccitymollie on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 10:13:41 AM PST

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