I fail to understand why you'd cut Medicare benefits as a concession to Republicans. And make no mistake about it; chained CPI is exactly that. Why would you trust Republicans anyway that they'd they agree to give something, ANYthing, on their side? Haven't they proven time and again they are just playing you by getting you to compromise when they will give nothing in return? When, if ever, will you learn not to trust these pathological liars?
From the Daily Kos:
President Obama is touring the country, talking about the economy,
job creation, and income inequality. But his administration is
negotiating with Republicans in a last-ditch attempt to strike a
“grand bargain” to cut Medicare.|
Tell President Obama: Medicare works. Stop pursuing a grand bargain that will hurt seniors and undercut the most successful healthcare program in America.
According to the Wall Street Journal, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough is meeting with Sen. John McCain and other leading Republicans to discuss cutting Medicare benefits.
Since becoming law in 1965, Medicare has lifted millions of American seniors out of poverty and kept millions more from falling into it. President Obama can’t expect us to take his talk about income inequality seriously as his closest advisers are discussing cutting the most successful health care program in American history.
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