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  •  This is a Democratic Congresswoman, and I was only (7+ / 0-)

    able to talk with a staffer in the local office.

    From her record, I know she supports Social Security and the social safety net generally.  However, she tends to "vote with the president" on his backroom deals and on his initiatives.

    So, if I had to parse that statement myself, I'd say she would rather not change SS, but if the president makes the deal, she's going along with it.

    I'll call again tomorrow and see if I get someone else.  What I want to impress on the staffers, and thus the Congresswoman, is that the president's published plan (PDF on Whitehouse.gov) includes "Superlative CPI" and that means large cuts down the road.

    And there simply is no reason for that.  

    The rich should start to carry their own weight.  Major corporations with Zero Taxes due should carry their own weight.  No one is talking about resolving those issues and those are the real issues causing the deficit. (which is shrinking anyway).

    Social Security should just be left out of it.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 02:26:15 PM PDT

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