A good question

Why Is Obama Cuddling Up to Karl Rove and His Gas Drilling Friends?

“In the days following Tuesday’s election, President Obama’s first peace offering to hardliners across the aisle was telling: “We’ve got, I think, broad agreement that we’ve got terrific natural gas resources in this country,” he said. At the same time he was giving the thumbs-up for natural gas drilling, Karl Rove was doing the same,

a typical response

1. Unrec…nt

and a good response

4. Across the aisle?

Gee whiz, it feels like we’re the ones across the aisle from Obama. Maybe someday he’ll reach out to us with a peace offering. Permalink

More hope and change: The Cat food commission report is out – first reaction

Another DUMB ASS decision by Obama this Debt Commission with mostly republicans

and a typical comment

31. He does. DLCers and Blue Dogs are progressives too. DU rules even recognizes that.

Just b/c they are not far lefts and just b/c they agree with the far right on the war and the economy does not mean that they cant also be progressives.

They are too progressives and centrism is too working.

You far lefts with your labels and your purges. Permalink

New lines in the sand are drawn

If Obama does NOT come out against this debt commision report, someone should challenge him in 2012

with the predictable comment

18. Unrec…nt

Sid

More cat food reactions

Would even George W. Bush have had the brazenness to cut SS for present & near retirees?

It’s a poll where the Nays have it. The defense springs into action

3. It’s amazing how “Obama will cut SS for present & near retirees” is the new bullshit statement

flying around. Because two people make a proposal that has no chance of passing the debt commission (let alone Congress or being signed by Obama).

What a joke.

and the witty repartees

11. How about betting $10 that most median-net-worth retirees have their SS cut

Obama wants to slash Social Security across the board. That’s the only reason that one hires Simpson and Bowles. Otherwise, it’s like hiring John Gotti to do the gardening.

Straightforward, popular discussion

Shame on our party to even consider cutting present SS retirees by 3 to 6 percent.

The chairmen’s plan would increase the Social Security retirement age and limit yearly cost-of-living increases to the rate of inflation rather than of wage growth. The cut in annual increases would affect current retirees — which was supposed to be off the table. Their benefits would go down by about 3 percent after they’ve been retired for 10 years, and about 6 percent after they’ve been retired for 20 years.

Defense is ready

26. Heck, we are making progress — other threads originally said SS cuts were 70%, then 30%, now

We are down to 3 to 6%. Sooner or later we are going to have to address the issue of deficits and my guess is no one will be happy with the outcome. That is the nature of such things.

I’m eligible for social security in 9 months (but will be awhile before I take it). If those on the really low end are protected, I would not object to a 3 to 6% over 20 years if that is what is necessary to protect the program and make it palatable to the younger folks. What I read in the Draft indicates those on the lower end won’t face cuts. I do want the wage cap subject to SS tax increased, and the draft proposes that. That has always been the simplest way to resolve the SS issues.

I think a 3 to 6% cut for those that receive the most under SS should be on the table. If better solutions are found, great. If not, I’ll suck it up.

I also want larger military cuts on the table and larger tax increases for those in the upper bracket.

Flame on. Permalink

And for the cherry on top

White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts

the vague defense is in place

17. Everyone chill the fuck out!

He’s got this!

But responses are like this

26. His “Hope and Change” slogan is becoming as much of an embarrassment

as Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” banner. Unreal. Permalink

and this

181. You spineless piece of shit.

Never voting for you again, you asshole.

Primary challenger in 2012. Someone who will actually fight. Permalink

and the DUdie

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goes to the defender of the cutting of Social security

26. Heck, we are making progress — other threads originally said SS cuts were 70%, then 30%, now

We are down to 3 to 6%. Sooner or later we are going to have to address the issue of deficits and my guess is no one will be happy with the outcome. That is the nature of such things.I’m eligible for social security in 9 months (but will be awhile before I take it). If those on the really low end are protected, I would not object to a 3 to 6% over 20 years if that is what is necessary to protect the program and make it palatable to the younger folks. What I read in the Draft indicates those on the lower end won’t face cuts. I do want the wage cap subject to SS tax increased, and the draft proposes that. That has always been the simplest way to resolve the SS issues.

I think a 3 to 6% cut for those that receive the most under SS should be on the table. If better solutions are found, great. If not, I’ll suck it up.

I also want larger military cuts on the table and larger tax increases for those in the upper bracket.

Flame on. Permalink

Reminds me of the old country, where they would cut the pensions and have retirees come on TV and express their delight. But that was Ceausescu’s Romania.

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