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  •  Last week on Primary Tuesday in Rockford (8+ / 0-)

    some Republican senior citizens manning a combined 3 precincts confronted their new-to-them Congressman Hultgren. They informed him that they would know if he plans to run for another term of office if he voted against "messing with our Social Security". If he did that, he might as well not run, according to them.

    Messing with their Social Security includes the Chained CPI - which they understood broadly. One of them, a retired teacher, told Hultgren that as far as she was concerned she better have a letter in her mailbox within the month with his written commitment denouncing President Obama for "this rubbish".

    I think Senator Durbin may be retiring. He knows what his constituents think, and he knows that he, too, will face a primary race if he doesn't back off the Chained CPI. There is only one acceptable change to be made to Social Security: REMOVE THE CAP and establish a higher percentage rate for those making over $250,000.

    Those who fought the war in Afghanistan won it. Get them out of Afghanistan NOW . . . It's long past time. To vote for me at NN13: \a< Thank you

    by llbear on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:22:48 AM PDT

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