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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:46 PM

STOP! Don't Touch Social Security

If this DEMOCRATIC President offers any kind of cut to SS, I will find it extremely difficult to continue my support for him. I find it unbelievable that SS, a cornerstone of Democratic principles, would even be considered a bargaining chip.

If SS is touched in any way, my cynicism will be complete.

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Reply STOP! Don't Touch Social Security (Original post)
WiffenPoof Dec 2012 OP
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #1
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #2
jtuck004 Dec 2012 #9
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #3
JEB Dec 2012 #7
MotherPetrie Dec 2012 #4
JoePhilly Dec 2012 #5
Dragonfli Dec 2012 #6
Bad_Ronald Dec 2012 #8
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #10

Response to WiffenPoof (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:52 PM

1. WHOSE GOING TO PAY FOR CONGRESS' PAY RAISES??!

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Response to WiffenPoof (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:54 PM

2. Sorry to disappoint you

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:33 PM

9. Thank you. I needed that. n/t

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Response to WiffenPoof (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:13 PM

3. SS benefits should be raised. That would help stimulate the economy and the

money is there to do it. If SS benefits are cut, the battle will be fierce over the next two years and any Senator who votes for such a cut is going to face challenges when they come up for reelection according to the huge Coalition now formed to protect America's most vulnerable citizens.

At least if it happens, we will finally get to see who really cares about the American people and who doesn't. Then we can work to replace them.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:13 PM

7. Thank you for the cogent comment.

For me it is about the policy, nothing to do with political personalities. Anybody calling them self a Democrat should be fighting to expand and strengthen SS.

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Response to WiffenPoof (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:17 PM

4. Just remember - when a DEMOCRATIC president does it

 

It's, by definition, OKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!

They have access to info we don't! Who are we peasants to question OurPresident?!

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Response to WiffenPoof (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:18 PM

5. And another episode of HairOnFireUnderground begins.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:30 PM

6. That's because we believe what we are told by the POTUS

for some reason you appear to believe he is a liar, I just think he is a Reagan "Democrat".


Pres Obama: David, in pursuit of strengthening SS, I'm willing to cut SS benefits


Finally, it comes from the horse's mouth.

But David, as you know, one of the proposals we made was something called Chain CPI, which sounds real technical but basically makes an adjustment in terms of how inflation is calculated on Social Security. Highly unpopular among Democrats. Not something supported by AARP. But in pursuit of strengthening Social Security for the long-term I'm willing to make those decisions.

Transcript:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50314590/ns/meet_the_press-transcripts/t/december-president-barack-obama-tom-brokaw-jon-meacham-doris-kearns-goodwin-david-brooks-chuck-todd


If peoples hair is on fire, it is because this man enjoys lighting the match.

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Response to Bad_Ronald (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:44 PM

10. I don't think you are alone in being sick to death of 'but a Republican would be

worse'. We KNOW that which is why we are democrats. I don't even know what that is supposed to mean. To me it means 'Dems are bad, but Repubs are worse' whenever I hear it. Yet, the same people who make these statements also argue that the parties are not the same. We KNOW that also, and that is why we expect so much more of Democrats and why we expect Democrats to stop the Republican agenda, not compromise with them, STOP them.

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