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    he has enormous influence over Congressional leaders and many ways of twisting arms, including control of an enormous pot of money and veto power; he can stop legislation in its tracks just by making it clear that he will not sign it. That's why Presidents are always credited with and blamed for the legislation passed during their terms of office.

    I contact my Senators and Congresswoman about these issues on a regular basis, and the White House not at all because it is clearly futile; the President has amply convinced me that he wants Chained CPI and is willing to cut Medicare benefits. Unfortunately, my representatives seem inclined to go along with it, and I believe it's due to pressure from the White House.

    Who will I hold responsible if this gets done? All of them.

    I have informed the Democratic Party that I will donate money to primary challengers of Democrats who vote for Chained CPI or any other reduction in benefits.

    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 Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 06:22:49 PM PDT

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