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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #48)

Wed May 2, 2012, 03:32 PM

52. We can start with the 2011 State of the Union Address



Here's the quote: "To put us on solid ground, we should also find a bipartisan solution to strengthen Social Security for future generations. We must do it without putting at risk current retirees, the most vulnerable, or people with disabilities; without slashing benefits for future generations; and without subjecting Americans' guaranteed retirement income to the whims of the stock market."


So we need to cut it, but not slash it, for future generations. Obama kept using this cute phraseology after the SOTU, until he got busted by the press:

Briefing room word games: What's a 'slash' versus a 'cut' in Social Security?

Then of course, last summer, during the fully-fake "eat your peas" budget crisis, Obama called for cuts in Social Security and other entitlements:

"We then offered an additional $650 billion in cuts to entitlement programs -- Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security." - Obama, July 22nd 2011

Offered is bad enough. But demanded? Rep. Conyers: Obama Demanded Social Security Cuts--Not GOP

Obama demanded Social Security cuts. That's awful.

And when we take into account the other maneuverings - Obama's Simpson-Bowles commission, repeated untruths about the original purpose of Social Security, bizarre assumption used by Obama's Social Security Trustees that force pessimistic projections, etc... It's bad, bad stuff.

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