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Obama: ‘Hey, Grandma, There’s Still Room for You Under This Bus!’

Posted on | July 7, 2011 | 17 Comments

Or, “They Told Glenn Reynolds if He Voted for John McCain, We’d Have a President Cutting Benefits for Senior Citizens — and They Were Right!

President Obama is pressing congressional leaders to consider a far-reaching debt-reduction plan that would force Democrats to accept major changes to Social Security and Medicare in exchange for Republican support for fresh tax revenue.

This is simply stunning: Obama has apparently decided that his main goal in this negotiation is to increase taxes by any means necessary, so that “fresh tax revenue” is the one point he will not cede, even if it means abandoning the Democrats’ claim as the party of Social Security.

Oliver Willis is shocked and demands a filibuster to stop any deal on Social Security, inspiring mockery from Donald Douglas. But let me just point out: If Obama’s lost Oliver Willis . . .

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