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  •  if ANY amount of cuts get baked in now SS is (1+ / 0-)
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    doomed the door is open it's just a matter of time, a short amount of time and SS is over.

    Yes GW Bush started off his second term saying he had political capital and "intended to use it" then he toured States pushing to get SS money directed to Wall Street (personal investments).

    What happened was Dems coming out of the woodwork (everywhere there were cameras) castigating anyone wanting to touch SS , Repubs backed off supporting the idea and Bush dropped that campaign.

    If I'm remembering correctly Bush's efforts effectively died after six months (not that he dropped the idea) and it seemed to drop off the talk circuit.

    Not Obama ,this guy won't give up, he stated his desire to 'reform entitlements' in his first interview in 2009 (nada regarding military spending) before he had even been sworn in, and because Congress members didn't want to touch that third rail he created one Cat Food Commission after another that he stacked with avid opponents of SS (rabid is more like it with Alan 'SS recipients are greedy geezers' Simpson) .

    Now we have his latest looming threat to SS the 'Grand Bargain' with it's chained CPI where the small (but big enuf to get the camel's nose in the tent) initial cuts are the door to the end of SS.

    No amount of tax increases on the very wealthy justifies making cuts to the lifeline for so many millions of people, not any amount, they're two very different things.

    without the ants the rainforest dies

    by aliasalias on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 02:27:44 PM PDT

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