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News Desk — Sen. Schumer: Social Security Should Not Be Part of Grand Bargain

A REPORT from Sam Stein via Twitter lays it out from Senator Schumer.

There’s a lot of pressure from many quarters, with people going to hold Democrats to this and make them pay in 2014 if they cave.

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2 Responses to News Desk — Sen. Schumer: Social Security Should Not Be Part of Grand Bargain

  1. DocP November 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    We will hold Democrats to this, and they will pay in 2014 if they betray us, just as they paid in 2010 when Democratic voters, dispirited by the crappy health care plan that did not include a public option, did not show up to vote.

  2. jjamele November 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    “Should Not” is a weasel phrase. Why can’t Schumer just say he WON’T vote for ANY plan that damages Social Security.

    Maybe it’s because he knows how effective the base is at really punishing Democrats who vote against what are supposed to be party principles- Not Very. Democrats are much better at making excuses, promising to do better “next time,” and setting up for the next betrayal.

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