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  •  I'm just impressed (1+ / 0-)
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    WB Reeves

    Wasn't the great fear that Obama and the Democrats would own cuts to SS/Medicare.  Wasn't that the huge political miscalculation?  

    Well that lasted for all of three minutes.  Out walks Boehner to say, "Nuh-uh.  We want bigger cuts, more drastic cuts.  We demand more pain for seniors and the poor and we want it now now now."

    •  so what else will Obama give to them sweatb? (0+ / 0-)

      How much further down can a democratic go after offering up cuts to social security?

      Or will the president take the social security cuts off the table since Boehner didn't accept?

      Which would of course be the wisest path and then to demand that social security benefits be increased and negotiate then on how much of an increase in benefits as an opening bargaining tactic.

      We demand more pain for seniors and the poor and we want it now now now."
      The president has not been shy about demanding that pain for the poor, seniors, disabled and disabled veterans even - and stating that he can deliver the democrats votes because he is a democratic president.

      "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 Apr 05, 2013 at 03:24:50 PM PDT

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