Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:28 PM
Unknown Beatle (2,363 posts)
Obama Tells Dem Caucus He's Still Chasing The Grand Bargain
Source: Crooks and Liars
Here we go again with Captain Obama's search for the Great Grand Bargain. Hopefully, Democrats in the House and Senate are smart enough to know that we're coming for every single Democrat who votes to cut Social Security and Medicare, because as predicted, the president hasn't given up:
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama told congressional Democrats on Thursday he is willing to agree to a "big deal" with Congress on spending cuts and tax reforms to end the fiscal uncertainty over the U.S. deficit, but insisted that new revenues be part of the package.
"I am prepared, eager and anxious to do a big deal, a big package, that ends this governance by crisis where every two weeks, or every two months, or every six months, we are threatening this hard-won recovery," Obama told House of Representatives Democrats attending a three-day retreat.
I don't even think the president believes what he says anymore, because his rationale for the Grand Bargain keeps changing. He wants his Social Security and Medicare cuts, and he will always find a reason he can use to justify it. Remember, he's been talking about this since before he was elected. Don't believe any of it.
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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:52 PM
amandabeech (9,698 posts)
7. It seems as though our President has learned nothing about Repuglicans
and cares absolutely nothing about anybody who doesn't have a bunch of money.
Mr. President, older workers have really been hurt in the last few years. We get laid off or we take time to attend to our own sick parents and then we can't get back into the workforce at anything approaching what we were making before.
We have little to no time left for the JOBS portion of the economy to rebound everywhere other than whatever misleading statistics your aides are feeding you.
And the younger folks have little, too.
Why not increase the amount of income subject to the SS tax so that the percentage of income taxed meets (and a little more for catchup) what was expected instead of inevitable cut in benefits for folks who have lost so much?
Why not more of a surtax on the wealthy? It means so little to them and will mean so much to us.