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  •  Seniors didn't vote for him.... (0+ / 0-)

    ...or for Democrats in general.  It's political payback.  He wants more money taken away from them and given back to his coalition.


    by LordMike on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 08:49:19 AM PDT

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    •  Obama still has a coalition? (4+ / 0-)

      Oh, right, Wall St., the TBTF bankers, health care insurance industry, Big Pharma, national security contractors, etc

      "Information is power. But like all power there are those who want to keep it for themselves" Aaron Swartz, 1986 - 2013

      by TheMomCat on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 09:21:22 AM PDT

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    •  His cuts would affect all of us eventually, (1+ / 0-)
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      including all of us who voted for him.

      No, I think it's more like he's completely lost touch with average Americans and has not concept of how desperately needed the monies are.  Or just doesn't care.

      •  Any cuts he makes to SS are just going to come (1+ / 0-)
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        back at whatever the government is like in ten or fifteen years, when inflation eats up the entire check, and there is no other source of income for so many, they having fallen so far behind.

        He would do better to get the enrollment rate back up to 90 percent of workers where it was for decades, rather than the 82% or so it now enrolls, leaving many of the highest earners out entirely as they play with the form of their compensation. There is no surprise about possible cash shortages in SS when the pool of payers is skewed downward and reduced ten percent or so overall. It's not just the baby boomers.

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