June 28, 2011
You told Rep Waxman that your words carry weight. How about you use some of that weight to take Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security off the negotiating table. If the evil GOP won't give you tax increases, you won't destroy the safety net. Perhaps even better, to replace the Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security cuts, you can offer up 2 times the amount in Defense cuts. How could they refuse a chance to double their savings? And you could end your shitty little war in Afghanistan. too.
Mr. President there are lots of good places to cut, not that cuts are a good idea in this economy. One thing you shouldn't do is take those cuts out of the hides of the people you want to vote for you in 2012. You seem to think we will forget.