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.