Monday, October 08, 2012
Obama's commitment to a Grand Bargain to cut benefits on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid biting him in Presidential campaignSam Stein provides a good explanation of how President Obama's bad policy goal of cutting benefits on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is actually hurting him in the Presidential campaign in Obama Campaign Does Debate Cleanup On Social Security Answer Huffington Post 10/08/2012. In his famously deficient performance in the October 3 debate, Obama passed up a chance to score points against Mitt Romney on Social Security. I almost wrote "inexplicably" but it's actually all too understandable. And Stein explains why in his article,
The Obama campaign is finally trying to walk back that comment of Obama's:
The choice is clear: President Obama will never privatize Social Security or undermine retirement security for middle-class Americans," the [Obama campaign's] post concludes. "The same cannot be said for Romney."Tags: 2012 election, barack obama, grand bargain, social security
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