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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:23 PM

Strengthening a Program is expanding it not cutting it.

One of the things democrats should not be saying is cuts strengthen a program. Cuts in the benefits or coverage of SS or Medicare weaken the program as a program they do not strengthen it. I understand that it is not pure since they are referring to the fiscal aspects of the program but that is still not the program, that is only how much money its worth budgetting and again this is not a pure argument since SS is technically a self sustaining seperately funded program. However, the underlying argument is still the same. Republicans want to cut back on the program and are using a fiscal argument. Hopefully, democrats think these programs are essential and valuable and should be expanded. Democrats are arguing on the wrong theoretical framework and the wrong direction of compromise.

The democrats should be fighting for a compromise on how much to increase benefits and coverage not how much to decrease those benefits. This would be a compromise and set up a balance between the parties in negotiating and in political representation of he various interests of the population.

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Rilgin Dec 2012 OP
MannyGoldstein Dec 2012 #1

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:27 PM

1. Not in the Third Way Zone


War is Peace, etc.

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