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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:18 PM

I might be able to swallow the chained CPI if they were using the savings to pay down the debt.

But since the intent is to use the savings to give the wealthiest a bigger tax cut, my answer is no, no and NO.

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Reply I might be able to swallow the chained CPI if they were using the savings to pay down the debt. (Original post)
Scuba Dec 2012 OP
SugarShack Dec 2012 #1
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #2
Autumn Dec 2012 #3
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #4
jtown1123 Dec 2012 #5
madrchsod Dec 2012 #6
cbrer Dec 2012 #7
truebrit71 Dec 2012 #9
HereSince1628 Dec 2012 #8

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:24 PM

1. If you understood it, you would not want it.

 

It's been explained here on DU in detail.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:35 PM

2. The debt was run up to pay for wars, tax cuts for the 1%, and gifts to big bankers.

Why should seniors and disabled vets take cuts to pay for the debt when they did not benefit from the debt?

Just say no.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:56 PM

3. Why? Unless you are in the top 1%, it's not your debt.

These wars? The politicians chose those. The MIC is the biggest bloated carcass we have, and a lot of these politicians get wealthy off it. The chained CPI is a theft from those who can least afford it to pay for a debt incurred by a worthless segment of the population. Fuck them. Not one fucking red cent.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:59 PM

4. Third Way Manny does it better

There's a difference between satire and outright fantasy.



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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:04 PM

5. We should pay down the debt by increases taxes on corporations

and the wealthy.

How on earth you can swallow cutting modest benefits that people would die without?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:06 PM

6. econ 101



-for each dollar invested in the common good returns a minimum of 5 dollars.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:08 PM

7. HELL No! Not under any conditions.

 

SSA has nothing to do with the debt. To associate it with the Federal debt is to establish a precedent that the GOP can use for years to come when they want to point to government spending. Which is pure bullshit. We pay into it, we draw out of it.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:11 PM

9. ^^^This x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:11 PM

8. Or if it is set against a real reduction of costs experienced by seniors

I'd see forcing Medicare to negotiate with Pharma on Rx prices as such a thing.

That'd save many seniors a lot of money on Rxs and supplementary insurance that covers prescriptions.

On edit:

AND it would reduce overall Medicare spending.

Which seeming such a good idea means it will never happen

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