Obama Slashes Social Security - GOP Approved?
"Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made it clear Wednesday in an email to supporters that not only would she oppose President Barack Obama's plan to cut Social Security benefits through a cost-of-living adjustment known as chained CPI, but that she was "shocked to hear" it was included in the White House's budget proposal at all."*
John Boehner seems pleased with President Obama's budget proposal, complete with enormous cuts to social security. Is it any surprise? Is Obama the worst negotiator ever, or did he want Social Security- which is critical to middle-class families, the elderly, the disabled, and orphans- gone?
Cengo Unchained Goes Off on Obama
Don't drink the Obama Koolaid. That's what Cenk Uygur wants to remind you. Last year, Cenk was railed on by democrats for saying that Obama couldn't wait to cut Social Security and entitlements. Now...Obama's doing just that. He offered it up to the Republicans. Obama is not a progressive president; he does nearly everything to thwart progressive policy and deliver for conservatives. There isn't a great strategic reason why he should do this. So why does he continue pushing conservative interests with nothing in return?
Obama Hands Over Social Security Without a Fight
"This is a bit of an obvious point, but I want to make it anyway: pretty much every liberal, even those who generally support the idea of adopting chained CPI as a more accurate measure of inflation, should be opposed to President Obama's proposal to adopt chained CPI."*
Obama has offered huge cuts to Social Security via chained CPI. Social Security does not contribute to the deficit, so why does Obama keep offering it up? And what do Republicans have to say after getting what they wanted without havign to give anything in return? Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
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