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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:30 pm

The jockeying by both party members over the federal government budget is a seesaw battle that is all politics. The Republicans want some cuts. The Democrats want higher taxes for some segments of the population, continued spending, except now President Obama has interjected Social Security and Medicare cuts into the political mix.

Putting Social Security and Medicare benefits, of course, on the chopping block has angered some members of his party who don’t want seniors’ benefits touched. Republicans are gleeful that the president now has a problem with his own party. Then again, the president is telling the Republicans, “You want cuts, take these.” Republicans don’t want those benefit cuts.

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