Fearful Symmetries

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21 December, 2012

Obama Is and Has Been Intent on Cutting Social Security

Firedoglake makes the case.

Everywhere you look, the media narrative is that President Obama is “capitulating” to Republicans by agreeing to cuts in Social Security benefits.

And I have to ask, where is this collective political amnesia coming from?

Obama has made a deliberate and concerted effort to cut Social Security benefits since the time he took office. FDL reported on February 12, 2009 that the White House was meeting behind closed doors to consider ways to cut Social Security benefits, and that the framework they were using was the Diamond-Orszag plan, which was co-authored by OMB Director Peter Orszag when he was at the Brookings Institute.

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The President has been very forthcoming about the fact that cutting Social Security benefits is something he wants to do. When he said during the debate that he didn’t differ from Mitt Romney on entitlement reform, he meant it. It’s time for people to remove the rose-colored glasses and stop projecting their own feelings on to the man. It’s time to take him at his word.

People who collect Social Security can at least take heart that Obama is better than Romney, right?
|| Palmer, 8:10 AM

1 Comments:

Well, I still kind of do, although this is horseshit - I think it's a damn shame. I suppose I need to get involved in resistance to this crap.

The D.
Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:42 PM  

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