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GUEST,Futwick BS: Obama to Cut Social Programs (53* d) RE: BS: Obama to Cut Social Programs 05 Apr 13

**In an attempt to be more popular with the Republicans, Obama is cutting Social Security payments.**

Although I'm inclined to defend Obama or any other president, the above statement is just plain false.

Obama has OFFERED a "chained CPI" is a way of measuring inflation and reducing spending. It has the effect of limiting cost-of-living increases for social security payments, medicare and veteran benefits. For this reason, most democrats oppose the offer.

**Follows a Republican agenda. They love him.**

Also false, quite obviously. Boehner, for one, opposes chained CPI because he sees it as a tax increase in disguise.

For the record, I am not in favor of Obama's proposal either but that's all it is--a proposal, an offer. And it likely will go nowhere. I think Obama wants to show voters that even when he goes against his party and offers the GOP something some of their bigwigs say is essential to the welfare of the country, they turn it down because he--Obama--is offering it and for no other reason. This is all a run-up to the midterms next year when the White House is hoping the voters throw the GOP out of the House.

Then again, I'm not explaining this to the OP because he knows perfectly well what he said is not true. This is an open post for anyone without an agenda who cares to read it and do their own research.

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