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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:15 PM

Harkin Outlines Impact of Chained C.P.I. for Seniors

Harkin Outlines Impact of Chained C.P.I. for Seniors




Harkin Will Resist Any Effort to Cut Social Security


via http://www.youtube.com/user/SenatorTomHarkin/videos?sort=dd&flow=list&view=0

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Reply Harkin Outlines Impact of Chained C.P.I. for Seniors (Original post)
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 OP
grahamhgreen Dec 2012 #1
jjewell Dec 2012 #2
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #3
freshwest Dec 2012 #6
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #4
Plucketeer Dec 2012 #5
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #7
Overseas Dec 2012 #8
Jack Rabbit Dec 2012 #9

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:55 PM

1. SS does not add one nickel to the deficit. Any talk of cutting SS to reduce the deficit is a CON. nt

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:19 PM

2. Very good and informative Floor Speech...

The only inaccuracy I heard was Lloyd Blankfein's age. He's 58...

Well done Senator Harkin.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:12 PM

3. Thank you, Senator Harkin.

Well said. Very clear, and I agree on all points.

The payroll tax cut should end and a credit should be given to low income and lower middle class people in its stead.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:45 PM

6. The argument for maintaining the payroll tax cut is that it benefits those who don't make

enough to qualify for credits.

And the constant extortion on unemployment benefits continues. Returning the payroll tax cuts hurts the worst off like cutting the UEB does.

While Sanders was against the payroll tax cut as a funder of Social Security, removing the cap would accomplish the same thing. The major thing to me is the tax on the wealthy who have benefited the most form the Bush tax cuts. That will fill the holes in the budget.

I think the leaks and opinion pieces are doing exactly what Obama wants them to do - enrage the public enough to call their representatives as he asked them to do a month ago.

I posted the poll on Senator Sander's webpage today and believe we support his detailed list of the 'acceptable' and 'unacceptable' proposals listed.



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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:39 PM

4. Is Senator Harkin the only Democratic Senator to oppose this?

 

Where are the others?

Why aren't they speaking up at the present?

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:22 PM

5. Yeah - where ARE the other Reps???

Maybe they should've listened to Tom's presentation. Maybe they're buying into the GOP phrase-ruse "Entitlements". I wish Grayson were already seated. We'd get some no-nonsense talk to bolster what Harkin is saying.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:03 PM

7. I called Barbara Boxer today. I gathered she also opposes this.

i also called Dianne Feinstein's office. I don't know where she stands.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:39 PM

8. Just give me the good old COLA. No fancy Chained CPI to disguise cuts.

We were told there would be NO CUTS IN BENEFITS on SSI.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:16 PM

9. K/R

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