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  •  OMG ! (1+ / 0-)
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    TofG

    OMG! Obama is gonna try to slash Social Security in his State of the Union address! I know cuz it says so in this tweet!

    What?

    Never mind.

    More garment rending from the crowd that cried wolf.

    •  Or because Obama's (6+ / 0-)
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      cdreid, ferg, xynz, chuckvw, vacantlook, cameoanne

      budget message tells us what he will support - and this includes cuts (that don't rise to the level of slashes), moves to turn SS into a welfare program for the poor rather than a social insurance program for all, all without any statement that he opposes increasing the retirement age (which official Washington agrees does not constitute a "cut").

      You can tell because the things he is saying are quite parallel to the things Republicans are saying on the same subject.

      Politics is the art of the possible, but that means you have to think about changing what is possible, not that you have to accept it in perpetuity.

      by David Kaib on Mon Feb 14, 2011 at 07:53:14 PM PST

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