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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:56 PM

The GOP’s Conspicuous Silence About Entitlement Cuts

BRIAN BEUTLER NOVEMBER 23, 2012, 3:33 PM 3913
Republicans are coming to terms with the fact that they will have to cede real, higher tax revenues to President Obama if they want to avoid the full expiration of the Bush tax cuts.

But while Democrats have been explicit about what they want from the GOP — a higher top income tax rate on high earners — Republicans have been vague about what they want in return.

When asked, Republicans insist that Democrats will have to accept “structural reforms” to support programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security if Republicans are to relent on taxes. But neither Democratic nor Republican aides can publicly say what would pass the GOP’s “structural reform” test.

“What do you think they mean by structural changes?” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked rhetorically at a Capitol press conference last week. “Do they mean reducing benefits to our — to America’s great middle class? What do we mean? I mean, let’s define our terms. What do they mean by structural changes? … Is that a euphemism for I am going to cut your benefit if you are a middle‑aged senior? Is that what structural change means? No, I don’t support that.”

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:00 PM

1. WTG, Nancy. And all the Koch roaches scurry back into the dark..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:07 PM

2. they are EARNED benefits not entitlement cuts nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:34 PM

4. +1000 nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:09 PM

3. gop to dems: why don't YOU propose the 99% will hate?

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