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Durbin: Entitlement Reform is "On the Table," Just Don't Mention Any Specific Ideas

Luscious Lars Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 2:13 PM
...for the employee. Since the employee is paying in less, there will be less benefits available to him/her when he/she retires, unless they pay back the amount they didn't pay in under Obama's 2% "payroll tax holiday". That money has to come from somewhere.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 2:18 PM
Oops, Typo mistake in my above math. 1.2T - 85B = 1.115T. Still, it's a HUGE number and Obama's magic unicorn dust of making the wealthy pay their fair share just doesn't add up. He's hoping the economically ignorant folks out there won't bother to even do the math. They'll just buy into the class warfare rhetoric and go on about their business, which mainly involves texting on their Obama phones.

You will invariably hear over the coming weeks that our politics are broken because these damned Republicans refuse to compromise on anything.  This narrative, to put it bluntly, is a lie.  John Boehner reportedly offered hundreds of billions of dollars in new revenues during debt deal negotiations last summer (only to have Obama pull the rug out from under him), as did the GOP contingent on the 'Super Committee.'  Democrats shut down that plan, too, then refused to offer a single unified counter-proposal.  Sensing that they've backed their opponents into a corner in this dispute, liberals are aggressively...