Obama's Deficit Cutting Plan: No Raise in Medicare Eligibility Age
President Obama took a stand for Democrats and seniors today. I'm canceling his pink slip notice.
Obama's plan to cut the nation's deficit is already being attacked by Republicans. The plan is in line with Democratic values. Why should those who make more than a million dollars a year pay tax only at the rate of 15%, when so many of us who earn far less are taxed at 35%? The Bush tax cuts should have been repealed a long time ago.
The plan also calls for $1 trillion in cuts for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and Iraq. Most importantly:
The plan doesn't touch Social Security, and there is no proposed increase in the Medicare eligibility age -- a cost-saving plan the president was willing to agree to earlier in the year, to the dismay of liberals.
Republicans insisted on the deficit cuts, and here they are. They can cry until the cows come home, but their obstructionist votes are likely to cost them in 2012.
The battle isn't over, the gang of 12 super-henchmen are still at our door. But at least President Obama has stuck a wedge at the entrance. It's now up to us to back him and keep it there.
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