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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:21 PM

McConnell wishes Obama would just propose sweeping SS/Medicare cuts to use in 2014 campaign ads

McConnell:
I wish the president would lead us on the discussion rather than putting himself in the position of having to be dragged kicking and screaming to discuss the single biggest issue facing our future. You know, until we adjust the entitlements so that they meet the demographics of our country, we cant ever solve this problem. The time to solve it is now.


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Reply McConnell wishes Obama would just propose sweeping SS/Medicare cuts to use in 2014 campaign ads (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #1
CakeGrrl Jan 2013 #4
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #7
madokie Jan 2013 #9
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #2
CakeGrrl Jan 2013 #5
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #8
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #3
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #6

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:31 PM

1. I hope the president doesn't do it first. McConnell wants to get him in the net and squeeze him.

 

Let them bring it up first.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:21 AM

4. Methinks POTUS has these jackasses' number. -nt

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:24 AM

7. I sure hope you are right.

 

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:48 AM

9. I'm with you

A lot more people in our country has their number now that the Prez has laid it out for all to see. Master he is

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:56 PM

2. Mitchie is so disgustingly Disrespectful of This President !

to be dragged kicking and screaming


The man is beyond contempt!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:23 AM

5. I really want him out of the Senate.

It'd be great if Ashley Judd were serious and had the backing to oust him.

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:46 AM

8. We can only hope she will....

I would contribute to that one!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:18 AM

3. Obama would be foolish to propose SS or Medicare cuts.

Can't be done. Seniors just don't have the savings.

And people now in their 50s are having hard times getting jobs. Normally you save for retirement when you are in your 50s after your children are grown and on their own. That is not the case now in this tough economy.

If they cut Social Security and Medicare, they will end up paying the money they cut out of the general fund anyway in the form of food stamps, etc.

The 1200 average Social Security per month is just enough to keep people above the poverty level. Seniors who have paid their Social Security and saved some above that should not be penalized for having done without during their working years and saved.

That will discourage younger people from saving. Also, it is not right to have low estate taxes on huge estates but require lower middle class seniors to spend down their meager savings and have utterly nothing to leave their children.

Obama will find himself burdened with a hostile Congress if he opposes SS and Medicare cuts.

Young voters vote in the presidential elections. The mid-terms are decided by a somewhat older demographic.

Obama cannot propose SS or Medicare cuts. It would be devastating to older people and especially to older Democratic voters who tend to be lower income seniors.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:38 AM

6. Don't worry Mitch PBO is going to grant your wish he has been

 

telegraphing what he will do to SS for a few years now.

According to SOME it is pragmatic and sensible.

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