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Obama Plan For Medicare, Social Security Draws Ire From Liberal Groups

McClatchy: Obama's Bid To Squeeze Social Security Enrages His Core Backers
Liberal groups angered by President Barack Obama's proposed Social Security cuts say they'll take a page from conservatives' campaign playbook and work to oust Democratic lawmakers who go along with the plan. … As part of his budget plan now before Congress, Obama wants to slow the inflation calculator for Social Security benefits and payments to some military veterans, their survivors and college students. He's also asking affluent Americans to pay higher Medicare premiums (Rosen, 5/2).

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