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    k9disc, glitterscale

    Obama DOES have an adversarial relationship to SS. He keeps trying to cut it.

    And Congressional Dems could block things without having the power to originate bills.

    •  and yet it keeps not being cut (1+ / 0-)
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      artmartin

      the interesting question is whether there's anything in return, scale and scope, etc.  If the goal were to cut benefits, full stop, it'd have happened. Remember when he expanded Medicaid, by the way?  

      We had this scenario in Bush's first term - Dem senate by a slim margin, and Republican President and House.

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 06:50:03 AM PST

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      •  Wait (0+ / 0-)

        So now the president can always get what he wants no matter what? By waving his magic wand or something?  

        I'll tell you how he usually ends up with what he wants, and that is persistence...which is what he's doing by the repeated attempts at cutting SS and Medicare.

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