Obama Ready to Slash Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Thursday, July 7, 2011

President Obama is ready to piss on the graves of FDR and LBJ, as he prepares to strike a backroom debt deal with Speaker John Boehner which will include slashing the safety net programs of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

Two stunning reports, one in the Washington Post and one in the New York Times, paint a portrait of a president with zero interest in protecting America’s elderly and disabled, and who is ready to give away the store to the Republican leadership.

From the Washington Post:

[President] Obama is proposing significant reductions in Medicare spending and for the first time is offering to tackle the rising cost of Social Security, according to people in both parties with knowledge of the proposal. The move marks a major shift for the White House and could present a direct challenge to Democratic lawmakers who have vowed to protect health and retirement benefits from the assault on government spending.

From the New York Times:

President Obama has raised his sights and wants to strike a far-reaching agreement on cutting the federal deficit as Speaker John Boehner has signaled new willingness to bargain on revenues. The president’s renewed efforts follow what knowledgeable officials said was an overture from Mr. Boehner, who met secretly with Mr. Obama last weekend, to consider as much as $1 trillion in unspecified new revenues as part of an overhaul of tax laws in exchange for an agreement that made substantial spending cuts, including in such social programs as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

So how can President Obama and his Republican doppelgangers be stopped?

It is up to the Democrats in the Congress to declare war on this administration. If they fail to act, the future landscape will be one of gray haired men and women dumpster diving for food and the disabled panhandling outside stores and restaurants for spare change to use to buy food and medicine.

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26 Responses to Obama Ready to Slash Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

  1. Aunt Peg says:

    I have a keen sense of when someone is lying and playing coy and when they’re telling the truth.

    Obama is a liar. I will repeat. Obama is a liar when he says he won’t cut Social Security. Cutting Social Security was a priority for him since day one. He needs the savings for the various wars the U.S. is engaged in around the globe. Obama can’t be trusted and he can’t be re-elected.

  2. Matteo says:

    The liberal Dems in the House are furious with Obama. They’ve written a letter to him pleading with him to take Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid off the table in debt negotiations.

    They include:

    Reps. Grijalva (AZ), Keith Ellison (MN), Judy Chu (CA), John Lewis (GA), Mike Honda (CA), Danny Davis (IL), John Conyers (MI) and Luis Gutierrez (IL). The letter reads:

    Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), the caucus’s co-chairman, told reporters Thursday morning that any debt ceiling deal that involves cuts to those programs wouldn’t have his vote. The letter, which includes at least a dozen signatures so far, says they favor improvements to the entitlement programs, not “deep, ideologically driven cuts with harmful consequences.”

    “We feel the discussions have been skewed up to this point … and not included the whole spectrum” of possibilities to reduce the deficit, Grijalva told reporters on Thursday morning.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58486.html#ixzz1RR7R1YG0

  3. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Obama, you are nothing but a low-life, lying fucking NI&&ER!

  4. Brigadoon says:

    Can we finally agree that Barack Obama is no liberal? No progressive? He, in fact, is the epitome of a DINO and does not deserve four more years as president. I will not vote to reelect this monster in November, 2012. I am perfectly content to stay home on election day.

  5. Obama could easily end this cynical charade.

    If the Bush-era tax cuts on the wealthiest Americans were allowed to expire, the national debt would disappear in a decade. That’s right: ten years.

    But alas, Dear Leader chose to extend the Bush-era tax cuts to placate the GOP and Wall Street.

  6. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    This is why we should never have another NI&&ER President………. He still grovels at the knees of the White man………. Don’t you, you fucking nigger Obama? And to think, I gave money to help this worthless, powerless nigger elected, Shame on me…………

  7. Tiny Dancer says:

    Whatever savings Obama thinks slashing Medicare and Social Security will bring is headed right into the Pentagon to fund new wars against Pakistan and ultimately, Iran. Obama is a menace and the sooner we can get him out of office, the better off we will be.

  8. Harry says:

    Social Security has a $2.6 trillion surplus and hasn’t contributed .1 cent to the deficit.

  9. Seabec says:

    Harry is correct. The Social Security Trust Fund is solvent thru at least 2045.

  10. Revolutionary Soldier says:

    ObamaCare is a Trojan Horse.

    He can’t pay for it in its current form and needs the monies in the Social Security Trust Fund to pay for it. It’s a program that can’t function in its current form without a massive infusion of cash from the American taxpayer. Obama’s smart enough to know he fucked up big time. You see, Single Payer had no upfront costs attached to it. But this isn’t what the Big Insurance CEOs wanted.

    Short of riots, a la, Greece today or, Argentina circa 1971, I don’t know how to stop him. I have none of the confidence Christopher has in the Democratic Congress. Reid is useless and on his way out and Pelosi is a crooked elite with blood under her fingernails. It is going to be up to us to turn back this government.

    Nothing short of an all out revolution.

    If you think this call is too extreme, please consider this. Libya, the country Obama is trying to destroy with bombs and drones has has single payer. Understand now why they must be wiped off the map? No nation with a superior economic/health system can exist for us to compare our systems.

    Our Masters can’t allow this. So, get to work you animals and serve your Master.

  11. Marcus Ybanez says:

    I’m so tired of this. Social Security is a self-supported program funded by FICA payroll tax.

    The monies in the Social Security Trust Fund aren’t intended for balancing the federal budget, for tax cuts for the rich or for war. The monies are belong to the American people who worked and paid into this program. Social Security is NOT an entitlement. Look up the definition.

  12. Scott Dancer says:

    The United States spends more money on defense than Russia, China, the UK, France, Japan, Australia and India combined.

    We continue to fight dead, imaginary bogeymen like Osama bin Laden.

    The question is, why? Why should retired men and women, disabled adults and children, be targeted by deficit hawks while the military gets a blank check? The relationship the Feds have to the military is akin to an addict and crack.

    This has got to stop, people.

  13. DMason says:

    Barack Obama is toast. If he cuts this deal to slash Medicare and Social Security, he’s a guaranteed one term president. Maybe this is what he had in mind all along? Run as a Democrat but govern as a Republican? He looks old now and I don’t sense the “fire in the belly” I saw back in 2008.

  14. Carpe Diem says:

    We were duped in 2008.
    We won’t be duped in 2012.
    With any luck, Obama will be impeached over Libya and violating the War Powers Act. Then, we can forget about him and move on. Fingers crossed.

  15. Robyn says:

    That future landscape is already here where I live. Obama is done. I will not vote for him even if Sarah Palin were running against him.

  16. fran says:

    A major betrayal yes.
    Not what We the people voted for no.
    Worthy of using derogatory & discriminatory remarks like the “N”word? No.

    A president needs to be held accountable for his/her actions, but let’s not revert back to racist name calling & slurs.

    You can hate the presidents policies & choices, please don’t make it about race.

    How different would things be if Al Gore & his “Lockbox” plan for Social Security were not thrown out by a hanging chad?

    People worked & paid into the Soc. Security system all their lives.
    It should not be a bargaining chip in closed door sessions.

  17. Randy Arroyo says:

    The Social Security Trust Fund isn’t Obama’s to barter with in order to win tax increase concessions from the GOP. Those dollars belong to the American people who worked and paid into the system. I am horrified to hear Obama say cutting Social Security and Medicare is on the table. Such cuts will undermine the entire future of this country and throw millions into abject poverty and homelessness. It is clear to me that Obama is not up to the job we elected him to do. We need to look beyond his failed leadership to 2012 and 2016. His place in history is now written in stone.

  18. FDRWeeps says:

    Ed Schultz got it right tonight when he said: “Obama risking second term with Social Security cuts.”

    I’ll go a step further. America is risking its future and its safety with a second Obama term.

  19. Jim says:

    I can’t believe I voted for this nitwit. Never again.

  20. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Obama is willing to place Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid on the GOP poker table.

    This reveals a personality unable and incapable of fighting. He can’t lead because being liked by the white Country Club conservatives matters more to him than anything else. Including his place in history. Being liked by the white Country Club conservatives means he’s winning.

    Don’t expect him to fight, libbies because it ain’t in this brother’s DNA.

  21. Big Hank says:

    We just got back from a long car trip through Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

    The standard of living we encountered was shocking. I’ve come to the conclusion the USA has worse income inequality than China. The poverty is endemic: elderly Americans living in ramshackled, single-wide mobile homes, houses with broken windows covered with cardboard, and in the stores and gas stations, evidence of no dental care.

    Meanwhile, Obama and his Republican stooges plan to cut Social Security and Medicare? Are they serious? Have any of these elected lawmakers seen real poverty? My guess is, no. These men and women in Washington DC would know poverty if it bit them on the leg.

    President Obama should be ashamed of himself for offering to cut Social Security and Medicare. I will not be voting for him in 2012. I’m done. The Democrats can all go straight to hell.

  22. Jim Evans says:

    I voted for this bastard Obama thinking he was ok. I worked for over 50 years and paid dearly for my social security check and medicare and now this son of a bitch wants to take it away.

    What the hell kind of President is this? Is this the President from Hell??!! What in the hell is this jerks thinking? Is he a true Muslim? Russian? someone to undermine the security of the American people??

    This bastard better re-think his thoughts if the imbesile has a brain at all? Does he think the older generation is going to take this sitting down???
    Ohhhhhhhhh……………..he does’nt give a crap for me and you really. He has enough money to retire without social security and live the lap of luxury. And let us little people who worked all their lives for a paycheck for the government THAT WE HAVE PAID INTO FOR 50 PLUS YEARS……..WHERE THE HELL IS THE MONEY????

    I am pissed !!!

  23. Jim Evans2 says:

    This Obama character needs to be impeached.

  24. Jim Evans2 says:

    Maybe I swore too much about Obama. But it is scary of what this man is proposing. I could lose a lot if this happens, and so could millions of others like me.

  25. Helen Jean says:

    When will you all wake up and see the writing on the wall ?? Republicans and Democrats have all sold Americans out for big pay offs and the money to pad their own way back into office , where they then will pander to their MASTERS and pave the way for more taking of America from Real Honest Americans.
    I have voted independent for decades and when the rest of you stop buying into the lies and really see the true facts, you will join me and IF it is not too late maybe America can be saved for All Americans.

  26. Helen Jean says:

    They have been bought and paid for by BIG MONEY !!! When will you all wake up and see the writing on the wall ?? Republicans and Democrats have all sold Americans out for big pay offs and the money to pad their own way back into office , where they then will pander to their MASTERS and pave the way for more taking of America from Real Honest Americans.
    I have voted independent for decades and when the rest of you stop buying into the lies and really see the true facts, you will join me and IF it is not too late maybe America can be saved for All Americans.

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