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View Diary: GOP campaign chairman calls chained CPI 'trying to balance the budget on the backs of seniors' (256 comments)

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  •  what is more shocking (24+ / 0-)

    is the fact that Obama is putting the finishing touches on  Ronald Reagan and Newt gingrich era policies into place.

    Using Mr. Peabody's WABAC machine we set the dial for 1995. Ever heard of the Boskin Commission?  Its formal name: "Advisory Commission to Study the Consumer Price Index". It was created on the order of the Senate Finance Committee. The Senate majority leader then was: Bob Dole followed by Trent Lott. William V Roth Jr. was the chair of the committee.

    I asked in 2008 if Obama's appointment of Jason Furman was a qid pro quo for the DLC/Clinton et al keeping the money issues while Obama gets to be president.  We have our answer for sure. There is no need to ask anymore as to the reasoning behind the policies and offers in negotiations that is Obama. It is what he wants. We are living the continual implementation of the conservative economic and thus social ideology that came in with Reagan and fully came out with Gingrich and The Contract with America.

    And that my dear readers is where the idea for chaining the CPI came from; yesterday and today.

    •  Obama is a Neolib Corportist running dog lackey. (2+ / 0-)
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      Chi, mrgrandefromage

      And I think part of his brief is to destory the Democratic Party. Or least the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party and the New Deal and Great Society.

      It's how he outdoes St. Ronnie.

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