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VIDEO- GOP Super Committee member: "Critical…for people that are benefiting today from Medicare & Social Security, that they do not see benefit reductions."

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Think Progress brings us a glimmer of hope:

Upton also said he's against raising the retirement age for Social Security to over 67.

Some liberals have voiced their concern that Upton is nothing but a conservative in moderate’s clothing who will ultimately go along with his party’s anti-entitlement agenda on the committee. Michigan constituents — and Americans across the country — should certainly keep a close eye on Upton to see if he keeps his promise to them to protect entitlements.

Fingers crossed, but trusting a Republican to do the right thing is like trusting Michele Bachmann to avoid embarrassing herself.

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Boehner, McConnell make debt committee picks

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Not the worst people they could have picked, but I'm not seeing alot of compromise promised here.

(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday named Reps. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, Dave Camp of Michigan and Fred Upton of Michigan as his three House Republican picks for the special congressional committee to tackle further deficit reduction.

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(CNN) – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday named Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rob Portman of Ohio as his three Senate GOP picks for the special congressional committee that will negotiate further deficit reduction steps.

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