David Dayen from Firedog Lake tweeted this the other day, reacting to the president’s press conference:
Barack Obama: never angrier than when being denied the chance to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid
It’s really just self satire anymore. Sad and ridiculous. And no — the president doesn’t generally endorse the idea of cutting Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security benefits. In fact, the president’s healthcare reform law many firebaggers wanted to kill actually expanded Medicaid, in particular, to 133 percent of the FPL, allowing hundreds of thousands of Americans to receive affordable healthcare. Why was Dayen’s boss opposed to expanding Medicaid?