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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:52 PM

 

Austerity: Stealing social security to pay for tax cuts for the rich.

Disaster capitalism.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:57 PM

1. Yep, that's where we're at ... and as we go down the path future cuts will come too,

because once the threshold is crossed, the rest becomes easier and easier.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:38 PM

4. This is the psychological tactic called "normalization". Slowly getting people used to the

 

unacceptable, just like slowly turning up the heat on a frog in a pot of water.

This is the death of freedom of choice, in increments. Increments, we can get used to, but not singular, massive negative change.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:02 PM

6. The Rubicon was crossed with the "Payroll Tax Holiday".

Social Security was killed with that Trojan Horse,
and it took a "Democrat" to roll it up to the gates.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:30 PM

11. "... and it took a "Democrat" to roll it up to the gates." Another Trojan Horse, I fear. n/t

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:58 PM

2. The Democrats will make privatized SS look good

Seniors choking down generic catfood vs the GOP's 'private enterprise, competition, personal choices, the American way...'



Fucking turncoats

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:37 PM

3. A ghoulish Bowles-Simpson-type RW panacea for all

our ails.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:39 PM

5. The money that will be "saved" by cutting benefits will not go to help the deficit.

It will only make SS viable longer. Raising the cap would be a better solution for that. Since it has nothing to do with the deficit, it is only being used by the president as a bargaining chip. It's as if the president is saying, "If we screw SS recipients and federal retirees, will you be nice?" And the Republicans are laughing thinking "sure just like the last few times we screwed you over."

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:20 PM

7. I am boycotting the USA

It is getting too creepy and scary...I won't be spending my money at in the USA...no more vacations there.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:32 PM

12. That it is! Definitely! It gets more creepy all the time. n/t

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:31 PM

8. I'd say it's an even more twisted version of fascism

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Response to savebigbird (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:33 PM

13. There is no doubt, anymore. Now, what to do. n/t

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:32 PM

9. HUGE K & R !!!


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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:21 PM

10. Oh hell, this needs to be kicked...

Because this is it in a nutshell. Your headline describes it in one sentence and the text tells the methodology.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:54 AM

14. Kick for Justice.

Rec for the Future.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:40 AM

15. I'll provide another kick......

This is what it is.

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