Just Saying

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Author: Digby
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Campaign for America's Future

'It is just a teensy bit worrying that the White House has to step up and explain virtually every day now that just because it sounds like White House officials and the president are putting entitlements on the chopping block doesn’t mean they really are doing it.

'... Needless to say, even if the president were to replace the sequester with “even more deficit reduction through a mix of revenues, targeted spending cuts and ‘savings’ in entitlement programs” which he continuously says he wants, it would be a massive sellout that would destroy any progressive legacy he might be thinking he’s going to have. As would any deal to cut benefits to vital social insurance programs that are already inadequate. Just saying.'

Source URL: https://portside.org/2017-12-18/just-saying