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Minnesota’s liberals lead the charge against Obama’s budget

WASHINGTON — Members like Keith Ellison and Rick Nolan rallied against Obama’s proposed Social Security cuts this week.

Rep. Keith Ellison leading a Progressive Caucus press conference on Thursday against proposed cuts to Social Security.
MinnPost photo by Devin Henry
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“I don’t think we should be trying to induce Republicans to come back to the table by throwing Social Security out there,” Ellison said. “They’re not coming his way. They’re actually telling him, come a little closer without giving us anything.”

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“He’s always negotiating with himself. He’s making the compromise before he got into the negotiation,” Nolan said. “He put together the grand compromise, and negotiations haven’t even begun.”