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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:18 PM

Someone explain to me what the big problem is with the cuts to SS [View all]

Obama is making concessions to get a deal but the concessions in social security are very small, achieved by changing the way the cost of living adjustment is calculated... It is only something like $125 a year for the average senior....it only becomes significant in a few years and by that time a Democratic House and Senate can change things back...

And seniors are getting a reduction in the cost of medical care through Obamacare..which more than offsets that.

.Yes he said he would not tamper with the program..and repubs told their base they would not raise taxes..so both sides have to give a bit. If Obama does not give and they do and we still go over the cliff and into recession, he will no longer be able to put the blame entirely on the GOP...He has the public's support now and doesnt want to loose it by refusing to give.

So we give a little now in order to get a deal and later we go back when we control the House and get it all back..

Why all the hysterical rants about Obama the "liar" and the "lessor of two evils!!" and "selling us out?"


This sounds like the ranting over the health care bill..


Maybe I am wrong ..if so feel free to tell me what I am missing...

To me all we are doing is cutting our own throats..fighting among ourselves....once again!


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