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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:02 PM

SAXBY CHAMBLISS IS BREAKING WITH GROVER NORQUIST TO MAKE IT EASIER TO CUT SOCIAL SECURITY

. . . Here’s why. For more than a year, Chambliss has been involved with a group of senators who support the Bowles-Simpson plan to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits while lowering the corporate tax rate. This Bowles-Simpson plan closes a few token tax loopholes, and also reduces the popular mortgage interest deduction. Norquist is opposed to closing even the tiny loopholes that the Bowles-Simpson plan closes, so he staunchly opposes the plan altogether — which also means opposing Chambliss.

Chambliss is willing to deal with closing small loopholes in the tax code in order to get to the wider goals of the Bowles-Simpson plan: cutting Social Security benefits by raising the retirement age, cutting Medicare benefits by capping overall spending, and dramatically lowering corporate tax rates.

The Senator is likely trying to curry favor with Democrats in order to pass such a plan. Publicly denouncing Norquist is one way to do that. Some in the press have suggested that his feud with Norquist could cause him to lose his seat. But corporate lobbyists are huge fans of the Bowles-Simpson plan, and if Chambliss can get it passed, then he’ll have all the money he needs to be re-elected in 2014.


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Reply SAXBY CHAMBLISS IS BREAKING WITH GROVER NORQUIST TO MAKE IT EASIER TO CUT SOCIAL SECURITY (Original post)
ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #1
ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 #2
valerief Nov 2012 #8
fleabiscuit Nov 2012 #10
xtraxritical Nov 2012 #15
TinkerTot55 Nov 2012 #18
John2 Nov 2012 #3
marlakay Nov 2012 #4
ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 #5
Report1212 Nov 2012 #19
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #6
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #7
Report1212 Nov 2012 #9
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #11
JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 #12
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #13
Overseas Nov 2012 #14
pmdsyr32 Nov 2012 #16
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #17

Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:06 PM

1. then get rid of congressional pensions and benefits

add: and cut congressional pay by at least 25% to better reflect average wages

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:09 PM

2. I agree with that!

THEIRS should be cut first!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:37 PM

8. +1

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:42 PM

10. Personally I'd like to see that snivel forever banned from forum boards.

It uses energy unnecessarily. We progressive types must be the first line of living in reality. Forget "it ain't never gonna happen," it would be symbolic at best. Look at the number of millionaires in congress. It wouldn't matter shit to the miniromneys.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:39 PM

15. Congress is going to cut their pay? Sure. Vote for Democrats and MAYBE(?)

 

they'll save SS intact. It's the only hope.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:57 PM

18. Other Congressional Cuts:

How about tying their pay to their individual productivity??

Elect me, and I could draw that salary while doing absolutely everything to block legislation, too!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:21 PM

3. Is Chambliss

 

willing to campaign in Georgia on raising the age for Social Security? Does he really think that will fly in Georgia? Does he really think his constituents nearing retirement age, are willing to wait longer, so he can protect the rich people like him? Go for it then, and don't hide behind it. I wonder how dumb the constituents are in Georgia?

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Response to John2 (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:29 PM

4. I would love to see these people try for a job

at the age they want us to keep working….not with their contacts and money….but like one of us….then see how they vote!

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Response to marlakay (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:43 PM

5. "They’re bravely advocating a cut *they’ll* never feel."

-Ezra Klein

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Response to John2 (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:54 PM

19. He'll have to

But we'll see..

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:55 PM

6. WE need to make these assholes understand what WE the PEOPLE means

 

This is our country, not their country.

We should not be waiting on the most greedy, moronic, sociopathic among us to make decisions on behalf of all of us.

Half a Billion for Drones to Spy on US? WE should tell politicians where the $$ cuts will be made
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021876414#post7

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:26 PM

7. They will primary him.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:42 PM

9. And he will win

with all that lobbyist money he gets for doing this.

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Response to Report1212 (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:45 PM

11. I heard the woman who lost the gop primary for Gov by a few votes might run against him.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:46 PM

12. Makes sense to me.

I usually consider the source, and prefer a more credible outlet than a blog, but if it quacks like a duck it must be a duck, and if it's a republican he must be trying to screw the working class out of something behind our backs.

K&R for the rude awakening.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:14 PM

13. I want to see him run on raising the age of social security and medicare. But

 

I tell you if Obama sells us out I know for sure I won't vote in the next election. Because there will be no differences between the parties. Wheter we get cuts by a million or a thousand the dems will have broken the promises why they were elected. You bet I will let them know. If we all let them know what will happen I think they will get the picture.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:32 PM

14. Raising taxes on top 2% shouldn't be a GOP concession, Dems need fat cat $$ too !!

I can't stand it that if GOP agree to raise taxes on the Top 2% THEY are making some kind of concession that REQUIRES Democrats to kick the poor and middle class in the teeth.

The majority of Americans want GOP and DEM to raise taxes at the top. And BOTH PARTIES need the millions in campaign funding from the Top 2 %.


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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:40 PM

16. another li er

 

trying to pull the Wool over our eyes.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:54 PM

17. How about a 99% tax on total wealth gained during the war on terror from the government gravy train

 


How about instead they give the money back that they looted from our treasury.

Social Security is just fine the way it is.

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