Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has a problem, too

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Since the White House put cuts to Social Security Insurance on the table earlier this week, Pelosi has been trying to whip up support for the plan, despite it being a bitter pill to swallow for most progressives. On Wednesday, Pelosi tried to argue that the “chained CPI,” which changes how Social Security benefits are calculated, will not amount to a cut in the critical insurance program. But House Progressives are unconvinced.

In a statement released that same day, 75 Members of the House Progressive Caucus said they cannot support a plan that affects Social Security. The letter reads, “Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) are standing up against a proposal to cut Social Security benefits by changing the way we calculate inflation…Tying Social Security to chained CPI is a benefit cut, and members of the CPC will not vote for a deal that cuts the benefits that millions of Americans rely on.”

We need Progressives to hold firm on this, and not agree to any cuts to Social Security, a program that has nothing to do with our national debt and is running a $2.6 trillion surplus. Going off the cliff is a better deal than this one.

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Thom Hartmann A...
Dec. 29, 2009 10:59 am


Pelosi and Reid have been the vanguards of keeping these fascist policies on the table and use every trick to defeat fairness and justice.

The Pelosi family is a banking family - 'nough said. Reid is married to the military industrial complex. Both have been a priceless addition to the anti-American cabal at war against the nation. They are nothing more than domestic enemies.

BTW, watch Reid continue the imitation "filibuster".

Bumble Bee
Apr. 24, 2012 9:02 am

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