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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:42 PM

Think *this* sucks? It's only *Part 1* of the Social Security cuts

The chained-CPIing of the 99% is just a "technical tweak" (or whatever nonsense they're calling it) as part of the deficit negotiations.

It's very likely that a second attack on Social Security will take place later on, to "strengthen it for our children": after all, it will go bankrupt in 25 years or so (which is unmitigated bullshit, based on cooked numbers from Timmy Geithner et al - ask me if you want details). So we have to "save" it! There's already been broad agreement that this should be a negotiation separate from the deficit discussions.

In all, the President's Simpson-Bowles Commission called for a 22% cut in the average Social Security recipients benefits. I expect that the assault won't stop until the wealthiest have that 22% in their own bank accounts.

The biggest bank heist of all time.

That's all I got. Let the Manny-abuse begin!

And sign the effing petition! Email four others and ask them to sign it too, right now!

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Reply Think *this* sucks? It's only *Part 1* of the Social Security cuts (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Dec 2012 OP
byeya Dec 2012 #1
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #2
Tom Rinaldo Dec 2012 #3
Autumn Dec 2012 #4
Brickbat Dec 2012 #5
MannyGoldstein Dec 2012 #8
MotherPetrie Dec 2012 #6
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #7
magical thyme Dec 2012 #9
MannyGoldstein Dec 2012 #12
Doctor_J Dec 2012 #10
MannyGoldstein Dec 2012 #16
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #11
Hydra Dec 2012 #13
jsr Dec 2012 #14
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #15
bananas Dec 2012 #17

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:43 PM

1. I will shout "HooRay for Manny" myself

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:47 PM

2. It's not even a bank heist, they're literally taking it out of our pockets.

It's assault & battery on top of robbery.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:47 PM

3. You are right.

The Republicans will never cough up any other meaningful new revenues that their accountants can't game. I am furious that Obama is already turning to cutting benefits while giving ground on allowing tax cuts on the rich to expire. He holds all of the cards on the tax cuts but won't play his hand - he would rather find a compromise the Republicans can live (well) with.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:48 PM

4. Here's your abuse. Manny you are so spot on it scares the hell out of me

Thank's for your posts.


Oh yeah, fuck Manny haters.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:50 PM

5. But it's not a "slash"! So, you know, blargle!

K&R

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:09 PM

8. Not fair: that was Jay Carney who said that

And he doesn't speak for the President!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:53 PM

6. K&R

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:00 PM

7. We'll be lucky if they only stop at 22%.

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:19 PM

9. please excuse my stupid, but I don't see any place to login or register

to be able to sign the petition.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:29 PM

12. There should be a blue button to sign up

I guess the White House doesn't want to hear your thoughts!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:21 PM

10. The apologists will be along soon to bash you

just like after the tax cut extension.

This current theatre is just act I. SS will be completely gone by 2020.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:45 PM

16. They're out in force tonight...

Telling us that social security cuts are a blessing, that unrealistic Liberalism kills, and all of the other standard spew.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:22 PM

11. Signed the effing petition

But what we need is a national strike. I am convinced. They won't pay attention until we the people take drastic action.

The attacks on the people by the elites will stop only after we take massive, concerted action.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:09 PM

13. The party's just starting

Just like the assaults on the first amendment. Whenever a vote fails or a law gets struck down as unconstitutional, they're right there pushing the next bill in that does basically the same thing.

SSI and whatever other protections we have will fall this way- to constant pounding.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:11 PM

14. Done.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:14 PM

15. You won't get any abuse from ME, Manny. I think you're on to the BIG PLAN. I'm ticked....

really really really ticked.

This is an obvious ploy for the Republicans to cut SS benefits for both future AND current beneficiaries. They're snickering right this moment behind their curtains.

And if the Democratic leaders think the masses are stupid enough to believe that taking money away from SS recipients is not a cut, then they "misunderestimate" the masses.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:19 AM

17. k&r nt

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