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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:44 AM

Let's say there is a secret deal to cut Social Security, what will you do?

If Romney wins, Social Security will be destroyed. If Obama wins, there is the belief that he'll make cuts.

What's the plan in any event? There should be mass protests, but here's a start, sign the petition here: http://strengthensocialsecurity.org/about

Which Senate Democrats are likely to vote to cut Social Security?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021493425

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Reply Let's say there is a secret deal to cut Social Security, what will you do? (Original post)
ProSense Oct 2012 OP
tokenlib Oct 2012 #1
ForgoTheConsequence Oct 2012 #2
OKNancy Oct 2012 #3
JTFrog Oct 2012 #14
R. Daneel Olivaw Oct 2012 #4
ProSense Oct 2012 #5
tokenlib Oct 2012 #11
alc Oct 2012 #6
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #7
kentuck Oct 2012 #8
ProSense Oct 2012 #9
kentuck Oct 2012 #10
ProSense Oct 2012 #12
ProSense Oct 2012 #13

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:48 AM

1. Because of the "fiscal cliff" and the desire to "bargain" --time is short.

Sadly, it can't wait until after election day.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:53 AM

2. Hopefully people take to the streets.

There will be an odd few who think that its ok because it Obama doing the cutting, but FDR needed to be pushed to do the right thing and we should never take the pressure off this President.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:54 AM

3. People here and other places too have been posting

doom and gloom about Social security cuts for years.

IT IN NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

I think I lost all my bookmarks in the changeover to DU3, but I got in a habit of saving all those negative threads about Social Security.
( and invading Iran). I posted " It's not going to happen" then, and I am posting it again.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:34 AM

14. +1 n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:55 AM

4. What will I do?

I'll buy stock in Purina.

Friskies Salmon dinner has all of the vitamins, minerals, and heavy metals that all ailing seniors needs in their dystopian diet.

Plus you can't beat that salmony taste.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:21 PM

5. Well, I guess that's a plan, but

please sign the petition.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:26 PM

11. We need studies as to if pet food can fulfill long term nutritional needs for seniors..

Ramen noodles get boring after awhile....

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:25 PM

6. if it's secret, I'll be pissed

If it's an open/honest discussion it will depend on the details. I hope to live many years after 2037 and I don't have any confidence that SS will be around in it's current form. The sooner we start making some changes, the more likely I will get something back from what I paid in after the current predictions for insolvency. Cuts may not be needed, but also may be the only way to get a compromise that makes the needed fixes for long-term survival.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:59 PM

7. Oh, probably just starve. No biggie.

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:20 PM

8. Go out and raise more money for the Democrats?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:23 PM

9. What would be the point, unless

you're talking about better Democrats?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:24 PM

10. Maybe just vote on blind faith...

and hope they don't screw us?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:27 PM

12. What are we doing now?

Do you think there is a difference between those voting for Democrats because they believe they aren't going to "screw us" and those voting for Democrats knowing that they're going to "screw us"?

"Blind faith" maybe insulting, but a vote is a vote. Name calling is bad, e.g., lesser of two evils, but it's not a plan.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:06 PM

13. Kick for

signing the petition.

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