As was noted this morning over at the Teamster Nation Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder's numbers are tanking faster than you can say "Koch Brother Hack".
Snyder was opposed to Right To Work until a few weeks ago when the 1% called in their debts. In fact you've probably seen the video.
Voters in Michigan are not happy with his quick change of tune to slip the right to work corporate protectionisms through before the new Legislature who would not have passed this pet project of the 1% into law was able to take the reins..
The cuts to Social Security which Obama has put on the table are likely to be Obama's Rick Snyder moment if he isn't careful.
Let's jump to two weeks ago when the White House said Social Security should be off the table. A reasonable position since it adds nothing to the deficit and is fully funded for the next few decades.!
Now we have Obama trying to cut a deal that cuts Social Security to avert a faux crisis? Hey B.O. when the voters figure this out they are going to be pissed.
This is the kind of crap that makes people distrust politicans and engrains cynicism about our Government.
As Ezra Klein note's its a slimy DC-beltway effort to pull the wool over voters eyes--The trick Washington is using to cut Social Security and Medicare:
Salon notes the Liberals are not pleased. But fails to point out that once every day people, who consistently poll in opposition to cuts to Social Security, figure out the ruse they will be ticked off as well.
Obama was given a mandate and the people who created it with their time, money, and energy might just revoke it before inauguration day if he isn't careful.
With this latest capitulation on Social Security, I guess Democrats are intent on reliving the glory days of 2010.— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) December 18, 2012
For more see:
Thoughts on the Chained CPI, Social Security, and the Budget | CEPR Blog http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/cepr-blog/thoughts-on-the-chained-cpi-social-security-and-the-budgetHow Obama aims to cut Social Security benefits by 10% « LBO News from Doug Henwood http://lbo-news.com/2012/12/17/how-obama-aims-to-cut-social-security-benefits-by-10/A Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security in the Fiscal Cliff? | Next New Deal http://www.nextnewdeal.net/rortybomb/cost-living-adjustment-social-security-fiscal-cliff#.UM_SaCnlaqA.twitterHow Do the Elderly Spend Money and the Difficulty of Protecting Against Social Security Cuts | Next New Deal http://www.nextnewdeal.net/rortybomb/how-do-elderly-spend-money-and-difficulty-protecting-against-social-security-cuts