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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:56 AM

 

Obama now amenable to changes in Medicare and S.S.

Newark Star-Ledger (12/5/12) reports Obama is willing to accept increasing the eligibility age for Medicare and "chain" increases to S.S. to a formula that will lead to lower increases in cost of living for retirees.

The article shows no indication he is willing to remove the cap on contributions to S.S.

Many DU'rs were complaining about Obama during the election but were silenced. If the article is correct, Obama ain't on our side.

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Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:58 AM

1. Link please?

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Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:59 AM

2. May be true, but I do not trust papers ever. All they do is report rumors.

Was there a direct quote or the same some people say.

Anyway, while there are reforms that should be considered, raising the eligibility age is not one.

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Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:00 AM

3. Very disturbing particularly in light of the fact that SS has nothing to do with the deficit

 

and, as you point out, many here who questioned Obama's promise to protect Social Security were subject to uncalled for derogatory comments.
I hope the paper has gotten it wrong.

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Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:08 AM

4. Well then I will depend on true progressives in Congress to fight back like Sanders and others.

Anyone who caves on Social Security and Medicare, there will be consequences.

In all honesty, I had no illusions about this election, I voted the way I did because of the Supreme Court, but they raise the age of Medicare or not raise the cap on social security, that will not be forgotten, and those that inflict pain on those that need it the most will face the consequences.


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Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:10 AM

5. Please post a link to this Newark S-L scoop

It's pretty irresponsible to post without it--especially if the conclusion is that "Obama ain't on our side."

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Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:10 AM

6. No link, one paper from Newark?

Not going to take this as fact just yet, sorry.

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Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:13 AM

7. Your concern is noted. Please feel free to share more of your concerns, and enjoy your stay. nt

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Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:21 AM

8. This part?

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/12/fiscal_cliff_deal_obama_house.html

'Fiscal cliff' deal: Obama, House Republicans could be headed for an agreement
By The Associated Press

Then, Obama was willing to reduce cost-of-living increases for Social Security beneficiaries and increase the eligibility age for Medicare, as Boehner and other top Republicans have demanded. Today, Obama did not shut the door on Republican ideas on such entitlement programs.

"I'm prepared to make some tough decisions on some of these issues," Obama said, "but I can't ask folks who are, you know, middle class seniors who are on Medicare, young people who are trying to get student loans to go to college, I can't ask them to sacrifice and not ask anything of higher income folks."

"I'm happy to entertain other ideas that the Republicans may present," he added in an interview with Bloomberg Television.

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Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:23 AM

9. Larf - not even a direct quote of the article?

You're not even trying today, are you.

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Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:24 AM

10. News Flash - Another day ends without Obama saying that he loves puppies.

leaving reporters with no indication that he doesn't harbor anti-puppy tendencies

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