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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:42 PM

The Hoax of Entitlement Reform with Robert Reich

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limpyhobbler Jan 2013 OP
marew Jan 2013 #1
indepat Jan 2013 #2
bvar22 Jan 2013 #3
indepat Jan 2013 #4
midnight Jan 2013 #8
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #5
ErikJ Jan 2013 #6
Faryn Balyncd Jan 2013 #7
blackspade Jan 2013 #9

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:32 PM

1. Reich tells it like it is!

Which is exactly what the GOTP doesn't want us to know!
In the first year of the recovery, 93 percent of all income gains went to the top 1 percent. In other words, the very rich had a bad 2009, but an incredible 2010. Their share of national income bounced back to 19.77 percent. So inequality is marching upward once again.
Yup, the GOTP says, let's blame the people at the bottom- many of whom spent 30 to 40 years paying into the system and whose meager investments, if any, were destroyed by Wall Street criminals.
Disgusting!

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:40 PM

2. A corporatist government will willingly renege on benefits earned by social security and

Medicare beneficiaries before making any meaningful reductions in lavish MIC funding and lavish and corrupt corporate welfare.

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Response to indepat (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:45 PM

3. ^This^

..and sadly, way too many "Centrist" Democrats are happy with that plan.



"There are forces within the Democratic Party who want us to sound like kinder, gentler Republicans.
I want a party that will STAND UP for Working Americans."
---Paul Wellstone


photo by bvar22
Shortly before Sen Wellstone was killed


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Response to bvar22 (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:56 PM

4. Centrist Democrats help perpetuate a corporatist government instead of a government that

provides for the general welfare, thus assuring the perpetuation of welfare for corporations and affluent donors.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:39 PM

8. K&R "I want a party that will STAND UP for Working Americans." Paul Wellstone

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:03 PM

5. K&R

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:09 PM

6. Plutocrats 2 prong strategy with this hoax.

Keep including the SS trust fund as part of the general fund so they can keep their top marginal taxes and corporate taxes historically low;

and create confusion and fear that SS is going to go broke so they can privatize it for the Wall Street bankster cronies.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:51 PM

7. kick

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:13 AM

9. Right on.

excellent commentary

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