Democrat & Chronicle April 12, 2013
I wonder if President Obama consulted his mother-in-law about his proposal for cutting Social Security benefits. I know she doesn’t have to worry too much about this, since she lives in the White House. But, I do wonder what she thinks about how this may impact her elderly relatives and friends back home in Chicago. I also wonder if he asked Michelle about how this will affect all those military families and veterans, the ones missing limbs and other faculties, who depend on survivor and disability benefits. I don’t understand why he wants to be the first Democratic president to propose cutting our earned Social Security benefits, which have never added to the deficit.
My suggestion instead is to support legislation for closing offshore tax haven loopholes that enable large corporations and the very wealthy to avoid paying $150 billion a year in taxes, costing the average taxpayer an extra $1,026 in 2012.