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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:26 AM

Progressive Senators Pressure Obama Not To Cut Social Security

A group of progressive lawmakers led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday called for protecting Social Security and Medicare benefits in any deficit reduction deal.

"We're going to send a loud message to the leadership in the House, in the Senate and President Obama. Do not cut Social Security, do not cut Medicare, do not cut Medicaid," Sanders said. "Deficit reduction is a serious issue but it must be done in a way that is fair. We must not balance the budget on the backs of the elderly, the sick, the children or the poor."

"Over my dead body will we cut benefits to Social Security and Medicare," said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/15/bernie-sanders-social-security_n_2139776.html


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UCmeNdc Nov 2012 OP
msongs Nov 2012 #1
DCKit Nov 2012 #3
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #2
forestpath Nov 2012 #4
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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:34 AM

1. deficit reduction is a republican agenda - more important things to do really nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:58 AM

3. "deficit reduction is a republican agenda" as long as it's on the backs of the poor, elderly...

 

and children. The Pentagram hog trough is always overflowing.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:41 AM

2. They can always filibuster it. If it gets to the President's desk, then everyone is to blame. nt

 

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:00 AM

4. K&R

 

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:14 PM

5. Sad to think we have a Democratic President that even considers the Idea

 



What is Left continues to Shift Right each year.

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