Tag: deficit commission
"Orwell's children" (including Mark Warner and Saxby Chambliss) have formed an unholy alliance to screw Americans out of what is ours, including Social Security. We paid into it. Employers paid into it on our behalf for which we gave up wages. Yet they have the nerve to try to stiff Americans. Meanwhile, if the Catfood Commission wins, their buddies on Wall Street, who caused the problems of the past 2.5 years and cannot be trusted with our entire future, would get even richer. So would oil magnates and hedge fund managers. The "Commission" attempts this under false claims, scare tactics, invoking "Armageddon," and essentially every trick in the book for them to avoid paying THEIR FAIR SHARE, however.
Now as Warner is ramping up his previous allegiance to the Cat Food Commission, the public, meanwhile, wisely does NOT prioritize deficits until we pull ourselves out of the recession and produce more jobs. And Americans do NOT want cuts to Social Security because they know more than ever Americans depend upon it. Period. In repeated polls, roughly 60% of Americans say that, but never mind. 81% of Americans say to tax millionaires and billionaires more. The Good Ole Millionaire and Billionaire Boys could give a damn. Did you know those with assets of $7 million, not counting retirement accounts, don't think they are wealthy?) If you're a 1% insider, you just cannot have enough.
Back in the Senate, Warner isn't representing us, but instead aligning himself with Kent Conrad, Mike Crapo, and even Tom Coburn on a supposed compromise. That's right, Tom Coburn. Too bad we didn't know (when we elected him) how far down the radical wrong road Mark Warner had walked. He now would rather walk with Saxby Chambliss (you know, the guy who equated war hero Max Cleland with OBL). But now we know. And one cautionary note: Dick Durban is working against the 99%, and with Warner, on this one too. Can we trust no one?
Social Security isn't a problem and "fixing" it will have "virtually no impact" on long term deficits, but cutting the modest guaranteed insurance payments for the elderly and the disabled will show bankers we mean business.
Indeed, the robber barons' attacks against Social Security and its recipients are getting worse, we heard Monday on Democracy Now. It's not that we need to be told. The terrorizing of citizens threat level is at least orange. The so-called deficit (alternatively dubbed debt, though they are not the same thing) commission is swamping the facts with malicious spin and falsehoods about the future of Social Security. Across the land they infiltrate the media of all types with propaganda designed to have their way with us. There is a word for that. It's called economic rape.
Also says Borosage:
Now this makes no sense in policy, politics or morality. Social Security works. It is America's great family protection program, insuring that workers can retire with some dignity out of poverty, helping to insure that parents are not a burden on their children, insuring against disability or the sudden loss of a mate.