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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-11 07:58 AM
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54. Note what is in direct quotes and what is not
They are NOT accepting as written the commission's recommendations. Several have spoken on the issue of SS - I gave you Kerry's comments because I had a link. There are many others who have made essentially the same point - that SS does not need major changes.

What they are signing on to is that this effort should begin now. The alternative is actually worse - to continue funding through this budget year, there will more and more programs - needed more than ever during this time - cut. Then, later when this is taken up they will argue that cuts have to come from everything - and there will be more cuts to discretionary funding.

They are setting the frame now. We are not in a good position - and we should be as the things being cut are popular - as are SS and Medicare. We need to bring back the revenue side of the equation - and this is an attempt to do that.
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