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    other than Boehner.

    Hurting the most vulnerable is no compromise.

    Sen. Begich proposal to raise the SS payroll tax cap while changing the formula for COLA to actually keep up with inflation while also examining changes to increase the formula for the lowest end recipients makes much more sense.

    As for Medicare, the only thing the Democrats should support is lowering the age eligibility requirement because there are lots of folks out there under 65 that are hoping they can hang on until age 65 and that is a risky gamble.

    Incrementally lowering Medicare age eligibility by say five years every year is a sound path to universal, single-payer.  Anything in the opposite direction should be absolutely avoided.

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