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CaliforniaHiker Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-14-11 01:56 PM
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15. Social Security and Medicare are some the last things
that we should even consider trying to cut out of the Federal Budget. I am truly amazed that they are even theoretically on the table.
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  -Trying to get a clear view of our priorities: Cut SS/Medicare or not? Doctor_J  Jul-14-11 01:44 PM   #0 
  - What cuts?  jaxx   Jul-14-11 01:45 PM   #1 
  - As Krugman points out today, the cuts the president has already conceded to  Doctor_J   Jul-14-11 01:48 PM   #4 
  - We'll see what he finally does.  damntexdem   Jul-14-11 02:03 PM   #19 
     - They shouldn't be part of the negotiations, Waiting in not an option. Clear enough for you?  bahrbearian   Jul-14-11 02:31 PM   #32 
     - Is that the line in the sand?  jaxx   Jul-14-11 02:34 PM   #34 
        - I am pretty sure I wasted my vote last time  Doctor_J   Jul-14-11 03:14 PM   #35 
           - We disagree on many things.  jaxx   Jul-14-11 03:22 PM   #38 
  - 4 for 4 for no cuts whatsoever - so far!  LongTomH   Jul-14-11 01:46 PM   #2 
  - The fact that he already suggested raising the Medicare age lost me.  jtown1123   Jul-14-11 01:46 PM   #3 
  - Me too. It seems like supporters are trying to make yesterday's  Doctor_J   Jul-14-11 01:50 PM   #8 
     - Yep. Let's not forget considering "trimming benefits" statement from MOnday's presser  jtown1123   Jul-14-11 01:53 PM   #12 
        - That was revolting - reminded me of Smirk  Doctor_J   Jul-14-11 01:57 PM   #16 
           - Me too...  jtown1123   Jul-14-11 02:14 PM   #30 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-14-11 01:49 PM   #5 
  - My thought exactly. Hahaha  lamp_shade   Jul-14-11 01:51 PM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-14-11 02:09 PM   #25 
  - why is he doing what even gwb didn't do? eom  ellenfl   Jul-14-11 01:49 PM   #6 
  - Because Dem voters would not accept this from a Repuke president  Doctor_J   Jul-14-11 01:52 PM   #11 
     - Exactly. It's hard for Dems to be unified against a Dem Pres.  jtown1123   Jul-14-11 01:54 PM   #14 
  - Cut waste, fraud & corruption in the system.  rucky   Jul-14-11 01:50 PM   #7 
  - Social Security and Medicare are some the last things  CaliforniaHiker   Jul-14-11 01:56 PM   #15 
  - SS has never contributed a single penny to the deficit  Doctor_J   Jul-14-11 02:04 PM   #20 
  - Medicare fraud is not a problem?  rucky   Jul-14-11 02:07 PM   #22 
     - Maybe, but I don't think cutting peoples' benefits will help.  Doctor_J   Jul-14-11 02:12 PM   #27 
     - I didn't mean lowering the quality or quantity or care  rucky   Jul-14-11 02:30 PM   #31 
        - But Obama has already offered to raise the eligibility age,  Doctor_J   Jul-14-11 03:17 PM   #36 
           - I wasn't defending Obama's offer.  rucky   Jul-14-11 03:59 PM   #39 
     - That is even more true of the Pentagon.  sabrina 1   Jul-14-11 03:19 PM   #37 
        - It's true of a lot of agencies - regardless of how it's funded.  rucky   Jul-14-11 05:44 PM   #42 
  - How would cutting anything from SS reduce the debt/deficit?  sabrina 1   Jul-14-11 02:10 PM   #26 
     - I never said it would.  rucky   Jul-14-11 02:31 PM   #33 
  - They came up with $13 Trillion to save Wall Street from the consequences of its own recklessness.  girl gone mad   Jul-14-11 01:50 PM   #9 
  - +1  roxiejules   Jul-14-11 01:57 PM   #17 
  - I could never be convinced of cutting ss/med  Jack Sprat   Jul-14-11 01:54 PM   #13 
  - Other.  William769   Jul-14-11 02:01 PM   #18 
  - that's #4  Doctor_J   Jul-14-11 02:05 PM   #21 
     - I changed one word.  William769   Jul-14-11 02:08 PM   #24 
        - K  Doctor_J   Jul-14-11 02:13 PM   #28 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-14-11 02:07 PM   #23 
  - Y need a 'get the fuck outta here' choice  DainBramaged   Jul-14-11 02:13 PM   #29 
  - Zero cuts unless our War budget is cut first.  former9thward   Jul-14-11 04:03 PM   #40 
  - There's only once choice of those for a Dem -  Hell Hath No Fury   Jul-14-11 04:33 PM   #41 
  - I'm ok with small cuts as long as the DOD gets chopped significantly.  taught_me_patience   Jul-14-11 05:51 PM   #43 
 

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