"Very difficult to destroy Social Security all at once, but easy if you take it apart little by little." - Chimp
There's some drama that has been developing recently between what the President wants and what the Republican Congress wants. The problem is that it is a staged 'reality show'.
To me, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are like good cops and bad cops. They are both the same (cops) with one agenda, but one makes believe they are on your side.
Right now, Obama is having this epic battle with the Republican Congress.
Good cop Obama threatens that seniors and the disabled will not receive their Social Security checks on August 3rd if the bad cop Republicans don't increase the debt limit. The Republicans won't give in unless Obama cuts something from Social Security and Medicare.
Eventually, Obama will cut some Social Security and Medicare benefits and still come out smelling like a rose claiming that he had to do it so seniors get their checks in August. He cuts Social Security but he is a hero because "he saved" Social Security. Yeah, Obama! (LOL)
Obama, the Democrats and the Republicans in Congress all work for the same 'person': the ONEPERCENTER.
They were all elected with money from the richest one percent of Americans (and the world) and their job is to protect the wealth and power of the ONEPERCENTER.
Obama and Congress will continue to do this by further cutting taxes of the wealthy while increasing the burden on the poor and what little remains of the middle class.
Obama and the Congress will cut salaries, teachers, policemen, firemen, welfare and medical services as the middle class and poor tax dollars won't pay for these without the taxes of the rich and corporations.
Whatever money remains in the coffers will be spent on the military industrial complex and on wars of conquest for more oil. The money will pay for soldiers, guns, weapons, missiles, bombs, fighter planes, tanks and funerals.
Little by little, Obama and our congress is returning the American people to a time just before 1776, a time of only rich and poor, a time of only royalty and peasants.