Skip to comments.Obama Cuts Deal that Will Reduce Social Security, Medicare and all Entitlements (surrender?)
Posted on 01/21/2010 6:12:29 AM PST by Libloather
Obama Cuts Deal that Will Reduce Social Security, Medicare and all Entitlements
by James Ridgeway
20 January 2010
The Obama administration literally collapsed yesterday. Any pretense of liberal change was washed away in a closed door deal to cut entitlements. While the Massachusetts voters were casting their ballots to install the upstart Republican Scott Brown to Ted Kennedys Senate seat, President Obama was hammering out an agreement with Democratic leaders to support a plan to issue an executive order to cut entitlements, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
The effect of this plan, if accepted by Congress, will be to override the already weakened health care reform legislation.
It represents a capitulation to conservatives in both parties, and would leave Democratic liberals accepting unconditional surrender not only on health care, but on the most basic of all New Deal programs. It reaches far beyond actions by the Reagan and Bush administration.
As the Washington Post explains this morning:
Under the agreement, President Obama would issue an executive order to create an 18-member panel that would be granted broad authority to propose changes in the tax code and in the massive federal entitlement programs including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that threaten to drive the nations debt to levels not seen since World War II.
(Excerpt) Read more at baltimorechronicle.com ...
Their traitors and they will NEVER give up. The only way to save this nation is to vote them all out.
This will be blamed on the conservatives and used against them. People will be dumb enough to believe it.
Ironically, one year ago the left claimed that Social Security was not in trouble.
It sounds to me like Obama is going to replace congress with an 18 member panel that he appoints. That sounds really great doesn’t it! /s.
GOP needs to get out there NOW and tell the American people what BO has done to them... especially the senior citizens.
This is disgraceful.
I can see it now. Out in the audience members will stand up holding signs “You Lie”
Silent protest is passive resistance and the way of the Black culture. The One should embrace such action
This is another abrogation of duties directed to the legislative branch that is tell the Executive how to run the government. This is like the base closing commission of years gone by.
The article is another cover piece for the administration, slight of hand, look over here while I do this over there.
Blame others for cutting entitlements, and go find political cover for raising taxes too.
This has Axelrod written all over it and anyone who buys it is naive.
The Haitians & illegals need the American seniors benefits and money. I said this would happen. Cutting Americans throats with “compaasion” and liberal TV news. Fools in America fall for it.
Somehow I really doubt that “conservatives” support surrendering the legislative authority of the Congress to an 18 member panel appointed by obama, who is finding even one party democrat majority rule a way too troublesome and slow means of ruling the people
Ah for the good ol’ days of George Bush when a 2% increase in SS was called a “cut” by democrats looking for 5%
Has AARP applauded this yet?
It really really does look like the democrats are severing the seniors from their bloc of favored constituents - but those pesky experienced citizens have lots of energy and money and lots of time to campaign - and VOTE
Pass the buck to a new authority with broad power to propose changes? What the H E double toothpick does that mean?
Hey No-bama, grow a pair and propose something yourself.
Oh that’s right, Me-shell has your do-hickies in her purse. Might as well pass it off to Dusty and Madame like before.
Hey Pubbies. Give ‘em NOTHING. Salt the fields. Shut the whole thing down til after the midterms, then impeach the base-tards.
.......It sounds to me like Obama is going to replace congress with an 18 member panel .......
What he is doing is kicking the can way on down the road.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahahaha! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
If Bush had done this there would have been riots in the streets.
Among other things, the “entitlements” are Ponzi schemes.
I take this report with a grain of salt. However, somebody isn’t going to get social security and no amount of whining and protesting will not change the fact that at some point, we don’t have the money to pay what people thought they’d get.
A very large amount of noise and fuss needs to be made about this.
The panel is a fraud to eliminate debate and bi-partisan compromise. It is the enactment of one-party dictatorial rule over all US entitlement programs and tens of *trillions* of dollars.
This is yet again the 0bama leftist administration UNILATERALLY telling us what “conservatives” and “The American People” do or don’t want and then screwing the us without even a token amount of debate or representation.
They don’t intend to waste the entitlement money crisis and this is their gambit.
Everything The Won does has Axelrod written all over it. Obama is incapable of making any decisions on his own.
The. Worst. President. Ever.
Not sure Id hold my breathe for that. The GOP seems pretty screwed up as well. To me this doesn’t seem like a dem/gop problem as much as a DC/rest of the country problem.
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