Leader Nance: Social Security benefit cuts are on the table
Pelosi and Obama appear to be on the same page when it comes to entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare. Obama announced last week that he would convene a "fiscal responsibility summit" in February to focus on long-term problems with the economy and the skyrocketing costs of benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare.
"I support what he wants to do, to have a summit of that kind," Pelosi said Sunday. "We will have our own initiatives in the Congress to work with him on that."
Pelosi said everything should be on the table, including benefit cuts.
"The only thing we didn't want to put on the table is eliminating Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid," she said.
Well, that's certainly a relief. You Villagers really had me going, there!
Of course, we remember very well what Leader Nance immediately took off the table in 2006:
Impeaching Bush for his many crimes.
And she was true to her word then: No impeachment.
So, it seems clear that Leader Nance will be true to her word, now, about what she puts on the table:
Benefit cuts for useless eaters like the old. And that, after working so hard to pass the Bush + Reid + Pelosi + Obama + Paulson bailout bill to give Big Money $700 billion dollars of our money with no transparency and no accountability.
Really makes you wonder who's entitled to what, doesn't it?
NOTE Like I say, I'm all for shared sacrifice. Just as long as it's clear that I've done my sacrificing over the last thirty years.