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  •  Neolibs/Third Way crowd still wants cuts (9+ / 0-)

    Not sure why, probably because they're being paid to keep pushing it.

    Obama made some little noise a while back about it being "off the table" but I doubt that's the case.  Both parties are circling the controversy, trying to get each other to take the lead.

    Some of these lunkhead "think tanks" have convinced them they can cut SS and Medicare w/o political backlash.  They're fools if they believe it.

    "The international world is wondering what happened to America's great heart and soul." Helen Thomas

    by Betty Pinson on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 05:33:40 PM PDT

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    •  Haha! (1+ / 0-)
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      "Political backlash"
      makes it sounds like "the pushback from the Constituents" would be little more than "op-ed/media critiques".

      As if it would be that tame...

      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 06:40:38 PM PDT

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    •  They can't corrupt Social Security (0+ / 0-)

      So what good is it to the Neolibs/Third Way? I don't think "centrism" has anything whatever to do with moderation.  It's all about corruption.  It's not about representing the middle class or middle America.  It's about representing lobbies.

      Seniors may not all have much money but we have votes.  I'm collecting Social Security and my mother is 30 years older than I am and she is still voting.

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