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  •  Smart Cuts (2+ / 0-)
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    sjs1959, chimene
    He says the deal he is offering would lessen the hurt because the cut would not apply to the poorest seniors or those over 85 years old.
    Yes, he's going to cut Social Security for middle class seniors and take their benefits and give them to the poor.  I do not believe that is going to go over well with middle class seniors.  In fact, I think it might just scare them into wondering if they better privatize so they can keep their money and not have it transferred to someone else since the Democratic Party has decided that it is "smart" to cut Social Security for the middle class.

    His cuts are not smart.  I do not trust him anymore.  I mean if he thinks cutting Social Security is smart why would I believe anything else he wants to do is smart.  

    •  There is absolutely NO reason to cut Social (5+ / 0-)

      Security for ANYONE. We should be raising Social Security benefits and raising the cap on the FICA tax that funds it, so that the wealthy and the upper middle classes (those making over 100,000-150000 per year) pay their fair share.

      This is going to push me over the edge, from loyallly supporting Democrats no matter what, to voting third party so that at least I can protest. I am tired of Democrats completely ignoring the interests of their most loyal base, using scare tactics about the evil GOP.

      Yes they are evil, but even Bush couldn't cut Social Security.

      Skepticism of all the elite institutions, not trust, is what required for successful leadership in this era. Digby

      by coral on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 01:24:52 PM PDT

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