The only story that matters today:
"President Obama will present a budget next week that includes cuts to Social Security and Medicare, putting in writing his willingness to sacrifice these programs for a grand bargain. He's certainly offered them up frequently, but now it's official and included in his formal budget request...in 2008 candidate Obama promised that as president, he would not cut
Social Security, a promise reiterated by Vice President Biden in 2012.
In fact, we're probably not going to be allowed to forget that, once the
Republicans get their ads running in congressional districts around the
country saying that Barack Obama broke his promise and wants to cut
your Social Security."
The backstabbing son of a bitch. And don't ignore the fact that Obama's definition of a "grand bargain" consists of giving Republicans what they want, so they will agree to let him give them more of what they want. It has grown impossible for me to believe that Obama is really as stupid as he seems. At this point, it is obvious that he is a Manchurian candidate, elected to do nothing but give Wall Street, the Koch brothers and huge corporations whatever suits their desires, while buying us off with gay marriage, meaningless weak talk about global warming, posturing about gun regulation that he is letting go nowhere, and an immigration deal which will be passed for one reason only- to make Republicans look more palatable to Latinos.
I can't tell you how disgusted I am with Obama. He is rapidly joining George W. Bush as one of the worst Presidents in history. What a wasted eight years.