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  •  Yes, my comment was snark (8+ / 0-)

    But the assertion you quote is true.  Obama is a true believer.  He genuinely wants to reduce spending on the entitlements, because he thinks that would be a good thing.  There is no ulterior motive, not the billionaires’ money, not the good opinion of historians, not the need to have a legacy he can be proud of.  He simply believes it would be the right thing to do.

    And that is why he is so relentless in pushing that thrice-cursed chained CPI.

    •  the president who is committed to the (8+ / 0-)

      greatest military in the world, from a speech he gave a few months back, but who has cuts to social security in his budget, begs the question as to what his principles are.

      The poorest among us to share in the sacrifice to keep the US military the most expensive in the world makes him a true believer of what, and at the expense of the neediest?

      Do we hear the president or any in congress, other than perhaps Bernie Sanders, speak of the highest poverty level in decades in this country and what to do about it?

      Or the income inequality also at highest level in decades?

      In our 13th year of war in Afghanistan, for every soldier who came home in a box to Dover Mortuary, "God bless the cause for which he died."

      by allenjo on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:47:09 AM PDT

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