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Response to Bonobo (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:45 PM

30. It's bizarro world stupid.

In pursuit of a fiscal-cliff compromise, President Obama offered Monday to slow the growth of Social Security benefits and lower his demand for new taxes, according to a person familiar with the talks. But Obama’s counter-offer to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) seeks additional stimulus spending and a two-year extension of the federal debt limit, which Republicans have so far opposed.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12/17/obama-drops-tax-ask-to-1-2-trillion/


It has been established that Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit. The President has repeated this often.

Why the fuck would he offer to "slow the growth of Social Security benefits" in a deficit deal? Oooh, lets fuck over seniors for absolutely no reason because that's what Republicans want?

I wouldn't be surprised if the "person familiar with the talks" is Boehner.



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