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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:03 PM

Cornyn Praises Bowles-Simpson As A ‘Roadmap’ For Deficit Deal

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SAHIL KAPUR 12:50 PM EST, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2012

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the newly elected Minority Whip, invoked the Bowles-Simpson fiscal commission Wednesday as a "roadmap" for upcoming deficit-reduction negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff.

"We know what in the lame duck and we know what those are going forward -- there's no mystery about that," he told reporters in the Capitol. "Nor is there really any mystery to some of the solutions, based on the president's own bipartisan fiscal commission and others, that have sort of laid out the roadmap, and have shown us the way to address those issues."

Republicans have praised the plan's cuts to domestic and safety net spending, but have joined conservative activists in rejecting its multi-trillion dollar tax increases.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:08 PM

1. If Obama and the Democrats cut social security I am going to be furious with them.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:14 PM

2. Yes, because it's 100% unnecessary.

Social Security has never contributed a dime to the deficit.

What the Republicans have got to hear is that cuts to anything but the military will be money pulled right out of the economy, that most of us are tapped out, and that the rich are not a protected class anywhere in the constitution.

Cornyn is going to be a tantruming two year old. I'm afraid it's going to be up to us to put pressure on all these guys and let them know they'll be OUT if they touch Social Security except by raising the cap on paying the premiums.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:15 PM

3. That's right. This is a manufactured crisis designed to move social security to the private sector

so that the greedy pigs can make money off of us. No deal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:19 PM

4. Cornyn (R) refers to "Bowles-Simpson fiscal commission." "Cat-Food Commission" is more accurate.

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:20 PM

5. Or just the "B-S Commission".

Who cares what Enron John thinks, anyway?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:25 PM

9. Good. Even more pithy.

 

Who cares what Enron John (R) thinks?

Apparently all the 3rd-wayers. And particularly the 3rd-wayers who want to soften us up for the upcoming Grand Bargain.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:24 PM

6. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Dubster (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:04 PM

7. You are more optimistic than I

It was the president who hand picked Erskine & Bowles, both known antagonists to SSI & Medicare. He could have picked Medicare & SSI supporters, but he did not. This same president also said he & Mittens had the same policy with regards to SSI. Way too many progresssives look at this president with rose colored leftist glasses when he has never been a leftist in his life. He is a moderate and he has suggested raising the retirement age to 67.

Following the president's lead on this would be a major disaster. We need to lead him in the proper way to go, because he has definitely started out on the wrong track.

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Response to lark (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:22 PM

8. I certainly hope

that Elizabeth, Sherrod, and Bernie take up for us and stop this BS. 2 wars, recession and bush tax cuts are the whole source of the deficit.

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Response to lark (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:31 PM

10. "Raising the retirement age to 67" will, of course, undermine the support of younger workers for SS.

 

Those in their 20's and 30's will have to know that those who want to destroy SS will want to raise the age even higher.

Even those in their 40's and 50's will have to know that the Republicans and 3rd-wayers will probably raise the retirement age beyond age 67 before they retire.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:07 PM

11. The cat-food commission is NOT the basis for a deal. Period.

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