What the hell is going on over there?
Senate Democrats reacted angrily Thursday to a report that President Obama has proposed significant cuts to Medicare and Social Security in closed-door talks with GOP leaders.
Democratic lawmakers said they were dismayed to read about Obama’s offer in the press rather than hearing it from the president himself. Their frustration is exacerbated by Obama’s snub of their invitation to speak to the Senate Democratic caucus Wednesday.
Keeping your own party in the dark while you conspire with the GOP to gut the New Deal is very hopey and changey!
But don’t worry — Obama’s playing eleventy dimensional chess.
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said, “Social Security money should not be diverted to solving other problems.”
Conrad has long argued that Social Security reform should be kept separate from a deficit reduction package.
And thus, Barack Obama is officially to the
left right of Kent Conrad.
Someone please put me out of my misery.