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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:33 PM

FINALLY!!! The President NAILS IT on Social Security.



Now let's try to get the current DEM president on board, shall we?

Or are you STILL going to defend him on this issue?

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Reply FINALLY!!! The President NAILS IT on Social Security. (Original post)
cui bono Dec 2012 OP
ecstatic Dec 2012 #1
cui bono Dec 2012 #2
ecstatic Dec 2012 #5
cui bono Dec 2012 #12
ecstatic Dec 2012 #14
cui bono Dec 2012 #18
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #30
JHB Dec 2012 #7
woo me with science Dec 2012 #10
JoePhilly Dec 2012 #3
cui bono Dec 2012 #4
kiva Dec 2012 #6
woo me with science Dec 2012 #9
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #11
cui bono Dec 2012 #25
leftstreet Dec 2012 #8
bvar22 Dec 2012 #13
cui bono Dec 2012 #24
byeya Dec 2012 #28
MannyGoldstein Dec 2012 #31
octoberlib Dec 2012 #15
cui bono Dec 2012 #19
octoberlib Dec 2012 #22
closeupready Dec 2012 #16
99Forever Dec 2012 #17
rivera Dec 2012 #20
spanone Dec 2012 #21
Demo_Chris Dec 2012 #23
MannyGoldstein Dec 2012 #26
Uncle Joe Dec 2012 #27
cui bono Dec 2012 #29

Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:43 PM

1. There won't be cuts nt

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:52 PM

2. They've already been offered.

Even if there aren't cuts this time, PBO had made it common place to put SS on the table. There will be cuts, it's now just a matter of when.

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Response to cui bono (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:13 PM

5. They could just as easily put a unicorn on the table

The numbers aren't there.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:25 PM

12. Unicorns are real???

Yay!

You are not helping your case by offering up nonsense to support it.

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Response to cui bono (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:46 PM

14. OK. I bet you a star that you're wrong. nt

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:41 PM

18. Please name it cui bono and tell me which one it is. Thanks!

You said it's just as easy to put a unicorn on the table but PBO ALREADY put SS on the table. He seems to have forgotten or doesn't care about everything Reagan said in the video.



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Response to cui bono (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:23 PM

30. Russia just claimed to have found a unicorn resting place or something. nt

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:18 PM

7. I'll share your confidence when it is as "on the table" as Eisenhower-era taxes...

...or if the debate turns to the best ways to expand it.

We live in an era where attacks on every lever of income security for ordinary people has been the routine course of business for three decades, to the point where it has become a virtual religious dogma for one political party and has made strong inroads into the leadership of ours under the rubric of being "pro-business". Conservative billionaires have funded "bipartisan" organizations to lobby for "entitlement reform" that invents or inflates some problems, then freely conflates them with real issues (such as rising medical costs). They then advocate "reforms" that amount to cuts while never suggesting practical ways to boost revenue (like raising the cap).

I'm glad the dike wasn't breached this time, but you'll understand if I wait until it's clear the tide has gone out before thinking we can stop filling sandbags.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:21 PM

10. There will be austerity

either way. This scam was deliberately set up to ensure that.

The corporate game will not change until we refuse to play our grateful parts
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022046840

And our President has validated for the entire country a vicious lie about Social Security, ensuring that we will continue to fight this battle for years to come.

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:02 PM

3. More manufactured outrage

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:04 PM

4. Outrage? This is just a fact being presented.

Why do you react in such a way as to call it outrage?

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:16 PM

6. There is something very wrong

when we can quote Reagan on SS and Nixon on health care and they sound more rational than our current Dems.

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Response to kiva (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:19 PM

9. Indeed. nt

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Response to kiva (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:24 PM

11. yikes that's true

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Response to kiva (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:30 PM

25. And then be told on this board that PBO is plenty progressive enough for them.


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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:18 PM

8. DURec

Nicely done

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:38 PM

13. So Obama's claim that he is an 80s era Republican isn't true.

Obama says he'd be seen as moderate Republican in 1980s
http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/272957-obama-says-his-economic-policies-so-mainstream-hed-be-seen-as-moderate-republican-in-1980s

In reality, President Obama is a good bit to The Conservative RIGHT of the 80s Era Republican leadership.



No wonder I have so much contempt for today's
"Centrist-Moderate" 3rdWay/DLC Democrats.
I absolutely despised 80s era Republicans.

Give ME those Old Time FDR/LBJ DEMOCRATS
ALL Day...EVERY Day!





"There are forces within the Democratic Party who want us to sound like kinder, gentler Republicans.
I want a party that will STAND UP for Working Americans."
---Paul Wellstone


photo by bvar22
Shortly before Sen Wellstone was killed



You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their rhetoric, promises, or excuses.
Solidarity99!
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Response to bvar22 (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:25 PM

24. +1

As always.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:15 PM

28. 1880s I guess

 

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:42 PM

31. Well... He's to the right of Nixon and Eisenhower

So not 70s, 60s, or 50s either.

I'd say a 1990s Republican. Late 1990s.

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:59 PM

15. I cringed yesterday when Joe Scarborough said

that if Obama's willing to sell out his own party the Republicans would be stupid not to jump on it and accept the offer.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:43 PM

19. I cringe when so many in his own party defend him selling them out.

Most likely a lot of them wonder why Republicans keep voting for people who don't represent their interests.


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Response to cui bono (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:53 PM

22. +1000!

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:23 PM

16. K&R

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:27 PM

17. K&R

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:48 PM

20. than our current Dems

 

than our current Dems

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:50 PM

21. fail.

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:21 PM

23. Win

 

It's amazing how far we have come.

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:11 PM

26. Who? Who?

Who's that left-wing nut?

Very unsensible.

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:14 PM

27. Kicked and recommended for a "moderate Republican of the 1980s."



Thanks for the thread, cui bono.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:20 PM

29. My pleasure. n/t

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