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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 04:56 PM
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6. Defaulting on Social Security obligations would ensure Rethugs stay in power for a generation
if not forever.

While Obama may not be particularly beholden to SS recipients, it would be party suicide to let SS be raided while Wall Street skates again.

Suicide.

I just don't see it. If/when it comes down to Wall St. vs. SS recipients, Obama's gotta side with SS imho. I'm a deep cynic who doesn't trust this Admin very much anyway but even I believe he'll step up and face down Wall Street and get them to do the heavy lifting with the Rethugs to force the debt ceiling to be raised.
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  -The Endgame on the Debt Ceiling Derechos  Jun-20-11 02:32 PM   #0 
  - I thought that the Republicans were all about "American Exceptionalism"  Proud Liberal Dem   Jun-20-11 02:37 PM   #1 
  - This is an important article with a very, very valid point.  riderinthestorm   Jun-20-11 03:10 PM   #2 
  - And the U.S. Government's record of never having defaulted would be gone.  damntexdem   Jun-20-11 03:31 PM   #3 
  - I think the point of this article is  Derechos   Jun-20-11 04:07 PM   #5 
  - Geithner has other options  alc   Jun-20-11 04:04 PM   #4 
  - Defaulting on Social Security obligations would ensure Rethugs stay in power for a generation  riderinthestorm   Jun-20-11 04:56 PM   #6 
  - Bingo. As I've said all along, ever since this  socialist_n_TN   Jun-20-11 05:03 PM   #7 
  - Bumping for the pm crowd. Great article. nt  riderinthestorm   Jun-20-11 07:41 PM   #8 
  - I still don't understand how a few wackadoos in congress are holding the GOP, Wall Street and  TNLib   Jun-20-11 07:49 PM   #9 
  - They're not. Not really...........  socialist_n_TN   Jun-20-11 10:34 PM   #10 
  - Kick. nt  riderinthestorm   Jun-23-11 04:57 PM   #11 
 

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