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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:45 PM

After a dramatic week, Social Security is again off the table [View all]

Question: If Democrats were going to sell out, and President Obama really wanted to cut Social Security, why didn't he make Boehner an offer he couldn't refuse?

It would have been the perfect cover. He could have acquiesced on more of the tax cuts and breaks for the wealthy and thrown in something else Republicans absolutely wanted.

He could have done it his first two years when Democrats controlled the House. It was determined that he would do it in the 2012 lame duck using Republicans as cover. So what happened?

Here's an example of how dead chained CPI is, and why it should be.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022048462

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