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Nancy Pelosi Says Social Security Cut Proposed By Obama Would 'Strengthen' Program



The chained CPI works by assuming that when the price of a product, such as beef, gets too high, consumers don't keep paying the higher prices. Instead, the model predicts they will switch to something cheaper, such as chicken, keeping their cost of living lower and leading to a lower rate of inflation, as measured by the chained CPI. The lower rate of inflation would mean a downward adjustment in cost of living, and thus stingier benefits.

The cuts would start small, but wind up costing beneficiaries thousands of dollars over time, which is why Democrats have traditionally fought the idea.

But Pelosi wrapped both her arms around it Wednesday, insisting she does not regard it as a "cut."

"No, I donít," she told reporters. "I consider it a strengthening of Social Security, but thatís neither here nor there."

If Obama cuts social security

And Medicare, what was the point of him being elected. He ran against that. Not only that, we paid into those programs, it's not our fault that the government spent our pensions for wars and tax breaks for the rich.

He has a mandate, and he should use it.

This is an angry working class conservative

Otherwise known as a moron.....


How drunk do you have to be to try this?

I've lost my star!

Which means I am now forced to look at a lot of capitalistic advert swill.

Anybody out there willing to buy me a star? Been going in the hole every month this year so far.

I would be eternally grateful............

World Party - Ship of Fools

How many ships with bayonets and horses Mitt?

Misinformed USA: Why average Americans vote for Republicans

One can only wonder why average working class Americans would vote for a party that is so obvious in their bias towards the wealthy. It would make sense that someone in the top 1% of the income bracket would vote for the Republican party since they have the wealthiest American's best interest at heart. You could even make the case that highly religious Christians would vote for Republicans even though, at times, they vote against their own best economic interests. So the question remains, while scratching your head, why do working class Americans vote for Republican candidates?

Average Americans need to be more informed about what is going in the country, but also where to get their information. The argument isn't about holding a liberal or conservative ideology, it's about facts that are based on truth or information that is based on twisted logic. Americans need to learn to dig a little deeper to find honest reporting, not just believe something that falls in their lap at the expense of a billionaire funded think tank or news organization.


Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption


Our leaders need to be held accountable, says journalist Heather Brooke. And she should know: Brooke uncovered the British Parliamentary financial expenses that led to a major political scandal in 2009. She urges us to ask our leaders questions through platforms like Freedom of Information requests -- and to finally get some answers.

Heather Brooke campaigns for freedom of information, requesting one secret document at a time

I'm suprised

The President just doesn't get up and deck him!
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