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View Diary: New report: More seniors living in poverty, and they want to cut Social Security? (83 comments)

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  •  Maybe they read the newspaper (2+ / 0-)
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    Mr Robert, TheSpectator

    I mean it was totally clear that Obama did NOT take Social Security and Medicare cuts off the table.

    •  So the party (1+ / 0-)
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      Miss Blue

      that want's to hand social security to wall street and medicare to insurance companies gets the senior vote, while the party that accepts cuts in the name of a grand bargain gets villified?

      Seniors might want to do a little more reading.

      •  Betrayal is worse than opposition (2+ / 0-)
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        Mr Robert, prishannah

        Don't give me the Grand Bargain b.s.  I don't give a hoot about a Grand Bargain. That's all in Obama's head. Americans aren't clamoring for any Grand Bargain.  In fact, Obama's Austerity Agenda is absolutely what I do not want.  Just yesterday it lead DEMOCRATS to vote to CUT FOOD STAMPs.  Hello?!  Did you think you were voting to CUT FOOD STAMPS?!

        Republicans want to give my Social Security to Wall Street?  Well, do you think I like the idea of Democrats cutting my benefits any better?  Why is that better?  The best way to convince Americans that the Republicans are going to keep your Social Security safer is for Democrats to keep taxing you while they cut your benefits.  Particularly, when we have clowns like Durbin, Rendell and all the Fix the Debt, Simpson Bowles folks clamoring to have the benefits reviewed every 10 years to keep cutting benefits.

        I no longer trust the Democratic Party on this issue.  I don't know where they are going because you can't pin them down anymore.  

        If the party wants my support, they can clear this up.  The fact that they refuse to state clear positions on Social Security and Medicare speaks loudly.

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