It's key smashing time again on the internets. Obama has crossed us again and left us for dead. Figuratively and literally and once again figuratively. He's just that mean.
The great and wise coalition that once ago warned us the payroll tax holiday would undermine Social Security, are letting us know about the new threat to Social Security, in the new deal (the one that reportedly lets the payroll tax holiday expire. cough)
And this time, Pelosi's in on it... and Reid too... boy are we gonna let Obama have it for getting them involved!
I think I've got a handle on what y'all are putting down.
We saw this before with the public option kill the bill wrongfest.
Then it was the catfood commission zOMG.
Now it's the horrors of chained CPI.
I'm not buying it. Not buying the betrayal. The same lot of folks here that took it easy in 2010 are now so damn hurt that Obama is negotiating. If we really wanted to avoid that we should have put down our pet projects (American Taliban, dKos 4.0) and purchased every state house, rewrote the maps and pretty much assured the House of Representatives til 2023 (like they did). But we were too busy mocking the tea party and asserting our liberal cred with story after story about how Obama's negotiating skills were the one thing keeping us from the Promiseland.
Asked whether she considers chained CPI a benefit cut, Pelosi told reporters Wednesday, “No. I don’t. I consider it strengthening of Social Security."