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Obama budget would cut entitlements
in exchange for tax increases

Washington Post, by Zachary A. Goldfarb and Karen Tumulty

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 4/5/2013 11:02:41 PM

President Obama will propose a budget next week that embraces a risky strategy of courting Republicans for a grand bargain on the debt while angering Democratic allies with cuts to the nation’s entitlement programs. White House officials said Friday that Obama’s budget would cut Medicare and Social Security and ask for less tax revenue than he has previously sought. The budget, to be released Wednesday, will fully incorporate the offer Obama made to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) during December’s “fiscal cliff” talks — which included $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction through spending cuts and tax increases.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dallasdude, 4/5/2013 11:24:23 PM     (No. 9262032)

Dead on Arrival~
no new taxes

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Penney, 4/5/2013 11:34:36 PM     (No. 9262037)

Just say NO!!! ...No New taxes!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 4/6/2013 12:12:26 AM     (No. 9262060)

Obama`s plan is like you boss saying you have to work longer hours and oh, I`m cutting your pay......

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wtm, 4/6/2013 12:40:20 AM     (No. 9262072)

Sure cut medicaid and social security to get the seniors anger at republicans!!

How about cutting welfare, Obamaphones and housing ????

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Twiggy, 4/6/2013 12:54:43 AM     (No. 9262077)

I´m so sick of Obama referring to SS and medicare entitlements. We paid into those programs for years and are not entitlements. Welfare and the 100 other programs that fall under welfare? Get a grip prez.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/6/2013 1:09:17 AM     (No. 9262082)

Is he starting with the entitlements at 1600 PA Ave ?

The elderly are the most impoverished group in the US. Leave them alone.

Collecting disability and unemployment is ´double dipping´ ? Funny, I thought that was gov employees who retired and collected pensions, then went back to work the next week.

Why are budget cuts always domestic and never about borrowing money to give away via foreign aid ? Why are they never about grants and loans going to generous campaign donors ?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 4/6/2013 1:29:01 AM     (No. 9262091)

Ditto, #5. And A is still paying into SS and Medicare. Like many others he´ll never collect all the money he´s paid into either program.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dman, 4/6/2013 1:55:19 AM     (No. 9262099)

More evidence that seniors are low on the Emperor´s priority list. (After all, many of them lean conservative.) No mention of Medicaid or Food Stamp cuts - those entitlements benefit his peeps.

What was that that Grayson said about "just die"? That should apply to the Emperor´s concern for seniors.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 4/6/2013 2:08:13 AM     (No. 9262103)

BEWARE. The new designation of the social security benefit (into which you have paid money your entire working life) is now Entitlement. They have changed the name so that when you lobby to cut ´´entitlement spending´´ you will be cutting off your nose to spite your face. Don´t believe me? Check it out.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 4/6/2013 4:27:43 AM     (No. 9262146)

This should be an easy ball for the republicans to bat down.Really nothing needs to be cut,just take fraud seriously and start sending people to prison for defrauding the government. This includes welfare recipients,medicaid and medcare fraud by doctors,medical billers etc.People are stealing the the deficit.Putting in patches on a corrupt system won´t solve anything.

We don´t need a national database on guns but on people getting government benefits yoking several programs at once.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 4/6/2013 5:38:26 AM     (No. 9262170)

Let´s talk entitlements, shall we? How about cutting all entitlements (benefits) from the members of Congress since they are the ones who got us into this mess. Make them live by the very same laws they impose upon us. No exceptions. If it is good enough for them to foist off on their fellow citizens, it should be good enough for them. Make independent audits of every government agency from the White House on down. Hunt out and eliminate waste, fraud and abuse and then prosecute those guilty, no exceptions. Stop giving foreign aid to countries that hate us. Stop giving government benefits to illegal aliens. Stop all conferences out of town or out of the country for all government officials. Demand all government agencies submit a budget with at least a five percent reduction in spending. Eliminate overlapping agencies. Then and only then, we will talk about cuts for retirees.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: judy, 4/6/2013 5:50:20 AM     (No. 9262176)

Boehner will bow to anything the won desires. Hey Boehner why not cut medicaid , federal employee benefits , congress entitlements... why do both parties always target social security & the military...nothing else...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/6/2013 6:01:45 AM     (No. 9262185)

This is Barry slight of hand. He´s counting on the Death Panel to kill off anyone on SS/Medicare when they reach 72.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nonsense, 4/6/2013 9:44:37 AM     (No. 9262462)

It´s just another of his plans to cast himself as a martyr. Neither side is willing to work with me, "poor me", just tryin´ to do the right thing. Same old outreach to the lofoes, who will once again fall for it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 4/6/2013 10:29:57 AM     (No. 9262555)

I´ve heard the phrase "In Exchange for Tax Increases" so many times that I´ve started to dance everytime it´s played.

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