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Liberal groups mobilize
for ‘fiscal cliff’ fight over
Social Security, Medicare

Washington Post, by Zachary A. Goldfarb

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 11/12/2012 11:12:07 PM

With President Obama seeking a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” liberal groups that campaigned aggressively for his reelection are mobilizing to oppose concessions they fear he could make on Medicare and Social Security. Leaders of the nation’s labor unions and other liberal groups are planning Tuesday to press Obama at the White House to reject the kind of cuts in Medicare and Social Security that he has previously offered to make. On Thursday, left-leaning lawmakers and seniors groups plan to rally on Capitol Hill against any changes to entitlements.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 11/12/2012 11:14:42 PM     (No. 9010263)

Consequences.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 11/12/2012 11:15:19 PM     (No. 9010266)

Make the left OWN THE PLUNGE OVER THE CLIFF!

There´s no other way.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 11/12/2012 11:23:15 PM     (No. 9010288)

Obama is psychologically incapable of making any concessions. He cannot bring himself to do what he knows is in the country´s best interests because deep down he hates the country too much. Let him own the fall over the cliff. People will have buyer´s remorse before he is even re-inaugurated.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: country boy, 11/12/2012 11:38:24 PM     (No. 9010306)

Yeah, I´m with #3. Obama´s gonna have a temper tantrum, and down we will go. No different than the debt ceiling debacle/bond downgrade from last summer.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Penney, 11/12/2012 11:58:08 PM     (No. 9010318)

´´Thou shalt not steal.´´

dems have no shame

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 11/13/2012 12:03:20 AM     (No. 9010323)

Under the bus you go...............!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jimmyfoxhound, 11/13/2012 1:15:21 AM     (No. 9010360)

Welcome to Greece, America.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/13/2012 2:15:04 AM     (No. 9010398)

Social Security is going to be cut one way or another. Inflation has already eroded it and will keep doing so. The phony SS adjustment for coat of living is as accurate as the numbers for unemployment.

Disability, also a part of SS, is at record levels and costing plenty.

Medicare is more complex because it tries to determine what given medical tests, procedures, devices, and drugs should cost. A wonderland where more and more bureaucrats can play with numbers and never be wrong.

Washington isn´t working. But don´t expect that to concern our rulers. They will paste new labels on their same old snake oil and proudly announce it now cures even more diseases.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 11/13/2012 3:17:47 AM     (No. 9010425)

To bad there are no political parachute makers for democrats



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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 11/13/2012 3:52:05 AM     (No. 9010439)

In 2005 there were 3.3 workers per retiree By 2010 unemployment and the retirements of the first boomers dropped it to 2.8. With the birth rate tanking because young people can´t find work it´s not going to improve.

When the ratio gets much below 2 to 1 the workers are going to rebel against all the childless free riders and say too bad. We´ll take care of our own parents. You can eat your memories of those fancy vacations and the fine dining you preferred to raising children.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/13/2012 4:08:34 AM     (No. 9010452)

This assumes Obama was serious about those cuts in the first place which is highly doubtful. Obama wants 2 things,military cuts and tax hikes on the rich and he´ll shut the gov´t down to get them.All these protesting clowns are part of another Obama stunt. Just like the Chicago teachers union strike was for show.

Even if he got more revenues through tax reform,it wouldn´t be good enough to satisfy the bloodthirsty left who want the rich to pay through the teeth.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/13/2012 5:51:16 AM     (No. 9010497)

Liberals are worried about Medicare???? They didn´t even make a peep when their messiah extracted $816B from it already.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: DaddyO, 11/13/2012 6:57:22 AM     (No. 9010560)

Obama doesn´t care about anything but himself, he agreed to an extension of the Bush tax cuts two years ago. Which makes the dems at the Post nervous.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 11/13/2012 7:08:38 AM     (No. 9010577)

Leeches! The first job I had and had to pay social security tax was in 1962. I retired last May. Have these people ever held a job or served in the military? I doubt it. The country has certainly gone to hell!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: redmom, 11/13/2012 7:17:31 AM     (No. 9010589)

Finally, the silver lining. Zero got away with passing the buck for four years, and had all the liberal lemmings marching in lock step for his re-election. However, the left never does anything for free.

Watching Zippy try to manage the monster he has created, will be epic.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/13/2012 9:28:26 AM     (No. 9010916)

Hmmm, All those tha voted for Obie get NO Medicate or Social Security...they are hereby forced to use Obiecare and suffer their declining years with zero income...talk to the Unions, they are golden after the theft of GM assets to pad their funds.

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