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MountainMan
12-07-2010, 12:21 AM
Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Mon Dec-06-10 11:36 PM
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"Obama caved; Social Security is next. Sucks to be us."

by Gaius Publius

Sucks to be us. Obama caved. And the Social Security theft is already being sold as a way to pay for the Rich Boy tax cuts (h/t Digby, who has a great article up). Bloomberg:

Lawmakers may embrace plans by President Barack Obama’s debt commission to curb the costs of Social Security and $1 trillion in tax breaks even as comprehensive deficit reduction hinges on whether both parties seek confrontation or accommodation.

Gee, who'da thought? (Sucker.)

Note this list of names, from Digby. Suspects all:

This view about Social Security is backed up by Peter Orszag, recently departed from the administration (and reportedly headed to Citi), Dick Durbin, the president's proxy in the Senate, ex-labor leader Andy Stern along with numbers of Democratic Senators, signaling that Social Security really is on the menu.

Orszag is a known quantity, a made man. But Durbin and Stern still have some cred. Watch them carefully, especially Durbin. He'll be re-burnishing lib-cred shortly. Don't be dazzled.

You knew this was a war, didn't you? Gird up; it's (sadly) the times we were born to. Others have had it this bad; it just bad luck. When the Romans marched in, everything changed, and no one got a vote on it. Sucks to be us, but hey.

More fun that the link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x9707893)

We are going to have some fun the next few weeks, that is for sure.. The infighting in this thread is gold..Skittles even gets in on the act.

Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Mon Dec-06-10 11:43 PM
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6. OMG

PLEASE GET SOME HELP


dennis4868 (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Mon Dec-06-10 11:45 PM
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8. Good comeback....

a nice personal attack....