He's definitely Pete Peterson's tool. Peterson belongs in prison as far as I am concerned along with all of the other Wall Street gangsters, and his anti-Social Security propaganda is anti-American.
Furthermore, take a look at Obama creating the Simpson-Bowles Commission, which was designed only as a cover for what Obama had planned to do all along.
Why anybody voted for Obama to be the Democratic nominee when he was so obviously a plant is a triumph of media propaganda over common sense.
Since this turd isn't up for re-election, he figures he can do whatever the hell he wants or rather what his masters want.
And yes, he wanted that "chained CPI," which means seniors get screwed over during the course of their retirement years without looking like a benefit cut although it is one:
Q Yes, Jay, a lot of top Democrats on the Hill, and I think President Obama, spent the campaign season saying, let’s not touch Social Security -- it doesn’t add to the deficit; we can resolve this issue without going to that entitlement program. What is the President’s message to those lawmakers who promised constituents that Social Security would not be touched after the President now has put chain CPI on the table for Republicans?
MR. CARNEY: Well, let’s be clear about one thing: The President didn’t put it on the table. This is something that Republicans want. And it is --
Q But the Republicans --
MR. CARNEY: -- part of his -- if I could please answer Sam’s question, I’d appreciate it. And the President did include it in his counterproposal, his counteroffer, as part of this process, as part of the negotiation process. I would note that this is a technical change -- would be if instated -- to the way that economists calculate inflation, and it would affect every program that has -- that uses the CPI in its calculations. And so it’s not directed at one particular program; it would affect every program that uses CPI. There are also -- as part of the President’s proposals, he would make sure that the most vulnerable were exempted out from this change.
But let’s be clear, this is something that the Republicans have asked for, and as part of an effort to find common ground with the Republicans, the President has agreed to put this in his proposal -- agreed to have this as part of a broad deficit reduction package that includes asking the wealthiest to pay more so that we can achieve the kind of revenue targets that are necessary for a balanced approach to deficit reduction.
It's all about finding "common ground" with a political party that is on the ropes. Why doesn't this bastard change his party affiliation and resign his office? Social Security isn't even part of the deficit. Is Obama that fucking stupid or is he really a tool for the GOP?
Both. Plus a flaming narcissist.
He probably should be called the Great Instigator rather than the Great Capitulator.