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"Negotiating," Democrat-Style

Smitty41inPB Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 4:58 PM
simple fix for entitlements, tie medicare to SS, must be eligible for SS to get other and SSA disability goes away (which it will in 2 years at current rates). In 1936 SS was designed as a last measure safety net, you qualified if u were 1 yr older than the avg life expectancy, 64 therefore 65. Today that would be 79 for men and 84 for women. Done fixed. Remove payroll taxes and place the programs into the discretionary spending category. Remove taxes on food, medicine and gasoline. End federal welfare and food stamps (about 850B this year alone) Freeze federal spending after that until debt paid off. Enjoy the Christmas season.

The White House has been hyping its #My2K Twitter hashtag in an attempt to galvanize supporters to contact their Congressional representatives to demand action to avert the fiscal cliff.  The administration estimates that unless Congress moves, the average family's tax bill will jump by more than $2,000, starting on the first of January.  The implication, of course, is that Republicans are once again standing in the way of resolving this problem.  Show of hands -- as the media breathlessly follows every minor twist and turn of these negotiations, how many of you have seen this fact reported?