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Will Obama Cut Social Security?

“Let us be clear,” Sanders said. “Social Security has not contributed one nickel to our deficit or our national debt.” The program that benefits more than 50 million seniors and disabled has a $2.6 trillion surplus, he stressed, and will be able to provide full benefits for every eligible American for the next 25 years. “I am especially disturbed that President Obama is considering cuts in Social Security after he campaigned against cuts in 2008,” Sanders added.

From “Give ’em Hell Bernie“, posted on Kay’s Thinking Cap, by Kay.


President Obama raised more than $86 million for his re-election campaign from April to June, his campaign announced Wednesday, far outpacing his Republican rivals and breaking all previous fundraising records by incumbent presidents.

From “Obama Raises $86 Million in Campaign Cash“, posted on The Slatest, by Peter Fulham.

With Obama sitting on top of record campaign contributions, what do you suppose are the odds he feels any pressure to not cut Social Security?

11 thoughts on “Will Obama Cut Social Security?”

    1. He would do very well. Especially given that Truman successfully ran against Congress. But Obama seems to me a corporate Democrat. It seems he thinks he owes more to Wall Street than he does to the common people. I don’t hold out much hope for his ever taking sides with us against the money.


  1. what do you suppose are the odds he feels any pressure to not cut Social Security?

    Bwahahaha! Umm, you were saying ???

    I’d say the odds are astronomical. Obama has no desire to defend SS or Medicare. He chooses economics advisors who didn’t see the problem coming, even as they were causing it. He filled his deficit commission with hacks whose only purpose in life appears to be to make sure that there are no government-run entitlements left in this country. He’s a disciple of the Chicago School of economics, which basically says that the market can cure anything, including rampant stupidity on the part of the people who run it, apparently.

    To expect Obama to do anything better than what he’s doing right now, given that there is no real organized effort to get him out of office among progressives, is about like expecting me to be happy that he’s our President.

    Actually, it’s even sillier. I could go insane or experience brain damage, so there’s at least a chance there.


    1. Eliza Asherwood! What on earth are you doing lusting after the strange flesh of Bernie Sanders! What will your Bishop say!

      Obama raised $86 million? That is not a good sign.

      Not good at all! Obama’s crowd is spinning the money as coming from common folks. But one has got to wonder — with an average donation of $250 — just how much of it comes from Wall Street and other such sources.


  2. I’m confused by the comments I’m finding to this post today. Of course, Obama knows the polls on the public’s love of Social Security. Of course, he knows Americans don’t want to see it cut. And, of course, he’s not stupid enough to treat this program’s popularity lightly.


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