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TomCat S. (215)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 6:50 am
With the sequester looming, many progressives are concerned that Obama might make a deal with Republicans that effect benefits people receive from earned entitlements, for which they have paid all their working lives. The CPC (Congressional Progressive Caucus), joined by several other Democrats, are telling Obama to hold the line.

JL A. (287)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 6:52 am
This is good news--I hope their strength swells!

jan b. (5)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 7:01 am
I share your fears Tom.....I shall name 3 democrats I feel never sell we-the-people out and they are Alan Grayson, Al Franken and Bernie Sanders.

Dave C. (235)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 8:20 am
proud of Keith Congressional Rep....which also means that Al Franken is my Senator......can say I have supported both financially, emotionally, and temporally (i.e. door-knocking, etc)......

Bernie Sanders and Alan Grayson are the tops!!!

(see Janice's comment for why I mentioned these)

. (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 9:27 am
Thanks, Tom for the posting

Chris C. (158)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:30 am
Noted! I agree with TomCat but I will have faith that Obama will persevere!

Beverly T. (82)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:45 am
There are 107 Democrats in Congress who signed a leter to Obama stating no changes to Social Security or Medicare.
What I want to know is ....where are the other 93 ?
Ladies and gentlemen if WE the PEOPLE want to change things with our vote .... we need to keep track of EVERYONE's postion NOT JUST REPUBLICANS !!!!
If one and a half TRILLION dollars of cuts already made is not enough for EVERYONE then we are lost.
I posted in other comments how cuts can be made in OTHER places and REVENUES gained in other places even besides taxes.
This obession with MY safety net is scandalous !!!!!

Carlene V. (201)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 11:35 am
Thanks for the information Tom. I checked and am shocked to not see our Congressman, Geo Miller's signature. On Monday I will call his office to find out why.

Yvonne White (233)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 1:22 pm
The Democratic Party should ALL be Progressive..I'm sick that they sacrificed Dennis Kucinich, while I get stuck with Dick Durbin (D-IL) who is AC/DC as far as who's pulling strings at any given time..:(

David C. (29)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 2:12 pm
Thanks, TC for the posting

James Maynard (78)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:24 pm
Thanks for the links TC.

John B. (194)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:28 pm
Thanks Tom for the post. I do hope the President and congress hold the line and not give in to the GOP's unreasonable demand. Chained CPI should not be even considered. Kudos to the 107 House Democrats for sending the letter to the White House. Read and noted.

Edith B. (145)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 9:41 pm
I hope he holds the line and refuses cuts to SS and Medicare and the Chained CPI. I am not sure he will, though, and that worries me. The Democrats who did not sign the letter should all be noted, and not supported again.

Lynn Squance (234)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 11:26 pm
I hope Mr Obama does not bring the cheese to the Republican/Teabagger whine and cheese party! That would be a gross betrayal of the current seniors as well as future ones. People elected him because they wanted change. If they wanted to get screwed, they could have saved time and gone with an all Republican/Teabagger government.

Thanks for the explanation of chained CPI. I understood it a bit differently, but similar. And almost as backwards moving!
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