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  •  You say: to my mind, there are a lot worse things (3+ / 0-)
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    joanneleon, NonnyO, Panama Pete

    the Republicans can do than chained CPI.

    Tell that to the 55 Million people already drawing Social Security benefits.

    Or, to the 76 Million 'Boomers' who are retiring over the next decade or so.

    Then get back to me.  :-)

    Mollie

    "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

    hiddennplainsight

    by musiccitymollie on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 11:41:56 AM PST

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    •  privatizing social security is worse (0+ / 0-)

      raising the retirement age is worse.
      means-testing is worse.

      and that's just things they can do to social security.

      •  They can't do any of those things (3+ / 0-)

        without a filibuster-proof majority in both houses. Not without collusion from Democrats. If we didn't have traitors in our own party, there could not be benefit cuts.

        It's a given that the Republicans would do these things given a chance. But if it happens now, under a Democratic president and Democratic Senate, I will put 100% of the blame on the Democrats.

        We decided to move the center farther to the right by starting the whole debate from a far-right position to begin with. - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

        by denise b on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 01:08:08 PM PST

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