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  •  POTUS took "chained CPI for SS" & made it omnibus (0+ / 0-)

    I think Ned is accurately understanding what the Whitehouse was saying.  Reading the transcript it looks like the POTUS said "OK, you want Chained CPI for SS? I will do it but only in the form of I give you Chained CPI for EVERYTHING."  Hence the poison pill.  It is kind of a subtle F*ck You.  One of those wonky positions that is hard to explain to the general public in a sound bite but has big implications.  Was playing with fire though since the soundbite is what the public took from it, e.g., it is just about Chained CPI for SS.  The risk was that the repubes could have passed a clean bill and asked why the POTUS was lying.  Didn't happen though.  Was just to damn muddy.  Media isn't sophisticated enough to explain it.  Even we are fighting w/ one another trying to decipher it.  If no one here but Ned was able to even identify WTF the Whitehouse was TRYING to say, lord help us all if that was actually supposed to be a political winner from BHO.

    Mmmmm. Sprinkles. - H.J. Simpson.

    by ten canvassers on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 04:51:15 PM PST

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