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The President Offers to Cut Social Security and Republicans Agree

The President Offers to Cut Social Security and Republicans Agree

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 10:30
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog | Op-Ed

John Boehner, Speaker of the House, revealed why it’s politically naive for the President to offer up cuts in Social Security in the hope of getting Republicans to close some tax loopholes for the rich. “If the President believes these modest entitlement savings are needed to help shore up these programs, there’s no reason they should be held hostage for more tax hikes,” Boehner said in a statement released Friday.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor agreed. He said on CNBC he didn’t understand “why we just don’t see the White House come forward and do the things that we agree on” such as cutting Social Security, without additional tax increases.

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I thought I heard...

POTUS offering cuts to disablility social security in the way of reducing the cost of living increases in the future. Am I right or am I missing the mark.

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

Ar ewe really

reposting aticles by Robert B Reich here now. If you don't know this guys history do a quick google, you'll be much enlightened.

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