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Reports: Obama Budget Will Include Social Security Reform, Medicare Cuts

Bea44 Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 2:52 PM
richard1088: I think the new war, per Obama's new budget, is on all Seniors. I grieve for those who have a "bare essential" life, those skinny little, elderly men who work in our local supermarkets stocking shelves. I speak to them and they state that need to work simply because they just cannot make it financially w/SS. Sooooo, now Obama is going to cut and/or freeze the SS that they diligently paid into for multiple years thinking that they would have something to live on in their elder years. Why are the elder, American citizens now the victims while all the illegals who never paid a thin dime into SS are being given a free financial ride?????

Pardon me for not leaping to my feet to cheer, but if new reports are to be believed, I'll offer a qualified golf clap to certain elements of President Obama's impending budget blueprint.  When we finally see the proposal next Wednesday -- nine weeks late -- we'll have a better sense of what it does, and does not propose, but this is intriguing:

In a significant shift in fiscal strategy, Mr. Obama on Wednesday will send a budget plan to Capitol Hill that departs from the usual presidential wish list that Republicans typically declare...