Nancy Pelosi Tells President Obama: ‘No Cuts to Social Security’

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mark Twain once said: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

The same can be said of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The former Speaker of the House still wields influence in her new role after Republicans eked a majority in the 2010 midterm elections.

Pelosi issued an ultimatum to President Obama that House Democrats will not vote for any reductions to current or future Medicare or Social Security benefits. Not even a tiny tweak to the cost-of-living index to restrain benefit growth will be tolerated.

Sellout Obama has said that he’s open to cuts in America’s social safety net programs as he caves in to Republican and Tea Party demands.

After being marginalized in Washington as largely irrelevant following the Democrats’ loss of the House in the midterms, Pelosi still controls the precious Democratic votes Obama needs for a deal that would prevent a U.S. default.

Pelosi made her position clear: “no benefit cuts in Medicare or Social Security” and emphasized that she has made that position known with “full clarity” to the Obama White House.

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12 Responses to Nancy Pelosi Tells President Obama: ‘No Cuts to Social Security’

  1. feminazi says:

    I’m glad someone in Washington is willing to stand up for the American people. I thought that person would be Barack Obama but, he’s turned out to be completely useless. Pelosi may have her faults and baggage but, she won’t sell out the seniors and the elderly as Obama happily has. I hope she becomes Speaker again in 2012.

  2. Brigadoon says:

    I’ve been critical of Nancy Pelosi in the past but no more. It’s incredibly satisfying to see her school this fool of a president. Obama behaves increasingly like a petty dictator who can stomp his feet and get his way. Sorry Charlie, but that isn’t how it works in Washington.

  3. Mets Fan says:

    Old girl still has lots of fight left in her!

  4. Paul Haider says:

    We actually can prevent any cuts to social security if Congress will agree to do two things: 1) raise taxes on every American who earns more than $100,000 per year, and 2) end the tax-exempt status of American organized religions by forcing them to pay property and income taxes. What would Jesus do if he existed? He would raise taxes on the rich and care for the poor; he would also encourage Dr. Marcus Bachmann to come out of the closet and tell his “wife” to stop being such a homophobe. Jesus spent an inordinate amount of time with twelve other men, and he washed their feet; this sounds like gay behavior to me. Regardless, let’s protect social security!
    Paul Haider, Chicago

  5. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    Democrats need to flip just 24 seats to recapture control of the House of Representatives.

    With Congress’ approval in single digits and an election only sixteen months away, Pelosi could drive this issue all the back to a leadership position. I hope she prevails.

  6. Idaho Librul says:

    Give Obama hell, Nancy!

    I knew you could still be counted on to do what’s right by the American people. Boehner is a pure disaster, maybe even a drunkard. Boehner makes me sick to my stomach to look at.

    Fingers crossed the Dems can recapture the House. It will be tough but not impossible.

  7. Steven Hilling says:

    I will turn 62 on August 1st 2011. I recently signed up for my social security benefits. I was wondering if congress does cut social security, will that stop me from collecting my benefits in August? Would I be close enough if they did cut benefits I would be safe. I only have 14 days until I start my benefits. If cuts do take place, when will it take effect?
    Thank you,
    Steve

  8. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Steven Hilling,

    I’m not a Social Security expert but if Obama and his Republican pals get their way, only Americans under the age of 50 will be effected.

    They’re going to change the inflation index so virtually no one will ever receive a COLA stealing $18,000 from each recipient over a lifetime. Let’s hope we can get the Kenyan out of office in November so he doesn’t get his way.

  9. Ernie moore says:

    It is a sad day when middle class and poor people are dumb enough to be a republician. They listen to lying fox news and are dumb enough to belive it, even when it cuts their own throat.

  10. Karen Hill says:

    I supported the president, but Social Security and Medicare should never been put on the table. He promised several times the budget would not be balanced on the backs of seniors and the poor. I can’t afford any cuts in my check or I’m homeless! I’m so glad Nancy Pelosi stood up for us seniors. If Social Security and Medicare benefits are cut now or in the future for current receipents, I will not support the President.

  11. Elaine Pritchard says:

    Tell President Obama to stand up for social security and not allow the Republicans to force a cut in social security in order to give more benefits to the wealthy.
    Elaine Pritchard

  12. Ms. Mary Mac says:

    Pls. don’t take away from the people that have Medicare and Social Security; take from rich!

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