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Why Obama wants a Grand Bargain

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Image uploaded from a quicklink The news of the morning is that President Obama will propose a budget next week that includes specific cuts in Social Security and Medicare along with new revenues -- an effort to bring Republicans back to the table for a "Grand Bargain" to replace the sequester. The entitlement cuts include Chained CPI for Social Security and a combination of means testing and provider-side cuts on Medicare, in addition to other spending cuts, which will anger liberal Democrats. Chained CPI is a fancy way of describing what is a real benefits cut.

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