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  •  Dropped from the proposed budget, yes (3+ / 0-)

    but not off the table:

    From The Hill

    The president’s budget request for fiscal 2015, which is due out March 4, will not call for a switch to a new formula that would limit cost-of-living increases in the entitlement program, the White House said Thursday.

    Obama last year proposed the new formula for calculating benefits as an overture to Republicans.

    The White House said that the offer to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) "remains on the table for whenever the Republicans decide they want to engage in a serious discussion," but that the concession would not be included in the new budget request.

    Some body needs to hammer home to these people from both parties that SOCIAL SECURITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DEBT OR DEFICIT.

    Obama needs to take it off the table, period.

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

    by TheMomCat on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 11:17:08 AM PST

    •  The problem is real whether you want to (0+ / 0-)

      believe it or not.

      Social Security and Medicare are both unsustainable on their current path.

      If by chance the other side gets full power in DC, they will deal with it on their terms.

      President Obama is just trying to deal with this on his own terms because he believe he can stave off the larger problem down the road with as less suffering as possible.

      That is all he is trying to do. I believe President Obama cares about the little guy and a struggling senior citizen far, far more than any Republican president ever will.

      •  "That is all he is trying to do." (0+ / 0-)

        Then perhaps he should try to do more?

        Except that "more" might mean "more austerity proposals for the 99%" . . .

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 12:11:55 PM PST

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    •  I was just about to post that! (2+ / 0-)
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      Mr Robert, corvo

      Thanks for calling attention to that. We still need to be on guard.

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