HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » President Obama, Democrat...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:58 PM

President Obama, Democrats need to disavow the rumored offer. [View all]

They know and have acknowledged that Social Security does not add to the deficit.

White House: Social Security should be off limits in "fiscal cliff" talks

It appears another issue of disagreement has surfaced in regard to the negotiations over the so-called "fiscal cliff".

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday that Social Security is one entitlement program that should be addressed on a "separate track."

"We should address the drivers of the deficit and Social Security currently is not a driver of the deficit," Carney told reporters today. The senior retirement program is solvent for another 21 years, at which time recipients could see a reduction in benefits.

It's a similar position taken by Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill, the number two Democrat in the Senate, on Sunday. "Social Security does not add one penny to our debt -- not a penny. It's a separate funded operation, and we can do things that I believe we should now, smaller things, played out over the long term that gives it solvency," Durbin said on ABC's "This Week."

- more -

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_162-57554437-10391739/white-house-social-security-should-be-off-limits-in-fiscal-cliff-talks/

Why on earth would the President or any Democrat drag Social Security into the deficit negotiations?

84 replies, 5432 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 84 replies Author Time Post
Reply President Obama, Democrats need to disavow the rumored offer. [View all]
ProSense Dec 2012 OP
teddy51 Dec 2012 #1
jberryhill Dec 2012 #2
teddy51 Dec 2012 #4
jberryhill Dec 2012 #8
spanone Dec 2012 #82
In Truth We Trust Dec 2012 #62
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #76
SidDithers Dec 2012 #79
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #3
teddy51 Dec 2012 #5
Cha Dec 2012 #18
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #24
Cha Dec 2012 #37
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #50
Cha Dec 2012 #52
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #66
Cha Dec 2012 #67
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #56
Cha Dec 2012 #57
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #59
CakeGrrl Dec 2012 #70
Cha Dec 2012 #73
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #69
freshwest Dec 2012 #72
forestpath Dec 2012 #9
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #13
forestpath Dec 2012 #17
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #29
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #31
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #34
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #38
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #41
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #53
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #55
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #68
Doctor_J Dec 2012 #28
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #30
forestpath Dec 2012 #36
leftstreet Dec 2012 #61
Cha Dec 2012 #11
jberryhill Dec 2012 #19
Cha Dec 2012 #22
jberryhill Dec 2012 #26
Cha Dec 2012 #40
jberryhill Dec 2012 #81
Cha Dec 2012 #84
Cha Dec 2012 #27
jberryhill Dec 2012 #33
freshwest Dec 2012 #78
SidDithers Dec 2012 #83
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #14
teddy51 Dec 2012 #15
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #21
Cha Dec 2012 #20
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #6
Doctor_J Dec 2012 #35
blkmusclmachine Dec 2012 #7
DJ13 Dec 2012 #10
SidDithers Dec 2012 #12
treestar Dec 2012 #16
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #39
SidDithers Dec 2012 #42
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #44
SidDithers Dec 2012 #46
eridani Dec 2012 #23
Blaukraut Dec 2012 #25
Doctor_J Dec 2012 #32
former-republican Dec 2012 #48
ProSense Dec 2012 #49
Doctor_J Dec 2012 #77
In Truth We Trust Dec 2012 #65
jsr Dec 2012 #43
Jack Sprat Dec 2012 #45
John2 Dec 2012 #47
Hekate Dec 2012 #51
SidDithers Dec 2012 #54
ProSense Dec 2012 #58
LeftInTX Dec 2012 #71
Overseas Dec 2012 #60
on point Dec 2012 #63
Union Scribe Dec 2012 #64
aandegoons Dec 2012 #74
whistler162 Dec 2012 #75
ananda Dec 2012 #80