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  •  "Such a proposal could include" Was that "could"? (1+ / 0-)
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    sweatyb

    Since Obama took office he is rumored to want to gut Social Security and Medicare. And cries and screeds went forth throughout the land.... It's been five years, and I'm still waiting to see that gutting of SS and Medicare. All I know is he has improved Medicare as part of the ACA.

    I am waiting to see what the President will do, instead of joining the usual screed. But but but, we have to get on him now before he does it.... Hmmm...well if five years of getting on him now before he "does it" hasn't stopped him from "doing it" then getting on him today certainly will....

    I'll retire to bedlum -- Charles Dickens

    •  The Administration was laying th groundwork to do (0+ / 0-)

      the cuts.

      Do you really think that any President, much less a Democratic one, would actually cut Social Security until they were lame ducks, and couldn't suffer any adverse consequences.

      Even poor ol' George, a Republican President, knew better than to try to cut Social Security until he was comfortably installed for a second term.

      But all the 'talk' served a purpose.  And that was to get the American People use to 'the idea' of the cuts.

      That's what Kabuki Theater is 'all about.'

      Mollie

      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


      hiddennplainsight

      by musiccitymollie on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 08:11:50 PM PDT

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