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7. Sold down the river
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  -Sen. Dick Durbin: Social Security Cuts Should Not Be Ruled Out TacticalPeek  Apr-19-11 08:30 AM   #0 
  - What the hell is wrong with these people? nt  Mojorabbit   Apr-19-11 08:32 AM   #1 
  - What's wrong with them???  Plucketeer   Apr-19-11 10:46 AM   #48 
  - In a word: "Lobbyists" (nt)  apnu   Apr-19-11 01:24 PM   #75 
  - the whole system is corrupt, not just some congresspersons  wordpix   Apr-23-11 09:47 AM   #151 
  - they are democrats. that's what's wrong. nt  tomp   Apr-20-11 05:28 AM   #127 
  - Where is Senate sacrifice? Take them off pensions, we don't have the money, put them on Soc Sec.  SugarShack   Apr-19-11 11:18 AM   #63 
  - They are on social security. Every member of congress has,  24601   Apr-19-11 05:41 PM   #93 
  - They think we are powerless to stop them  Samantha   Apr-20-11 08:30 AM   #140 
  - Both parties are wholely owned subsidiaries of the Corporatists.  Odin2005   Apr-19-11 08:32 AM   #2 
  - Indeed...they give up their control for equal control with the repigs.  SugarShack   Apr-19-11 11:17 AM   #62 
  - Unfortunately, yes.  ozone_man   Apr-19-11 07:33 PM   #102 
  - You got it.  Nihil   Apr-20-11 06:57 AM   #129 
  - My sentiments exactly.. nt  raouldukelives   Apr-20-11 08:24 AM   #139 
  - +1  wordpix   Apr-23-11 09:48 AM   #152 
  - We are screwed. If Durbin is going along with SS 'reform', there  alsame   Apr-19-11 08:34 AM   #3 
  - Bullshit, there's no hope?  juajen   Apr-19-11 09:41 AM   #26 
  - I said there is 'little' hope, not no hope. I'm cynical, I don't  alsame   Apr-19-11 10:01 AM   #31 
  - Like we won public option and no Obama tax cuts for the rich?  No Elephants   Apr-19-11 10:04 AM   #32 
     - But the truth is we didn't fight  demwing   Apr-19-11 02:12 PM   #79 
  - You need not worry that much. Durbin is my Senator and he was bought  kysrsoze   Apr-19-11 05:52 PM   #96 
  - SS is not bankrupt  trud   Apr-20-11 07:21 AM   #133 
  - Flip side of the same coin. So what brand of cat food is your favorite? nt  deminks   Apr-19-11 08:37 AM   #4 
  - Have you checked the price of cat food lately?  glinda   Apr-19-11 10:20 AM   #38 
     - Tuna is cheaper  demwing   Apr-19-11 02:13 PM   #80 
        - Beans are cheaper than tuna.  freshwest   Apr-19-11 05:52 PM   #95 
  - Let's just tell it like it is people!  CoffeeCat   Apr-19-11 08:37 AM   #5 
  - +1 Thing is, what in hell do we do about it?  No Elephants   Apr-19-11 10:11 AM   #35 
  - I keep thinking that something will come along that will bring the  neoralme   Apr-19-11 10:58 AM   #57 
  - Yes it is time for everyone Dem and repuke alike to wake the fuck up!  L0oniX   Apr-19-11 10:22 AM   #41 
     - The one fading tool (weapon?) we have  Plucketeer   Apr-19-11 10:57 AM   #53 
     - voting won't work. elections are rigged. period.  tomp   Apr-20-11 05:32 AM   #128 
        - So...... what?  Plucketeer   Apr-20-11 10:48 AM   #144 
           - interesting question.  tomp   Apr-21-11 05:20 AM   #148 
              - No -no....  Plucketeer   Apr-21-11 10:30 AM   #149 
     - Yeah, and those options won't last much longer. Give me a call  neoralme   Apr-19-11 11:02 AM   #60 
  - Cool!  queerart   Apr-19-11 08:37 AM   #6 
  - Sold down the river  liberal N proud   Apr-19-11 08:41 AM   #7 
  - These are some REAL bastards  WhiteTara   Apr-19-11 08:45 AM   #8 
  - And he's more liberal than the ex-Senator from Illinois.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Apr-19-11 08:47 AM   #9 
  - The Gang of Three (so far)  iamtechus   Apr-19-11 08:48 AM   #10 
  - And yet . . .  Le Taz Hot   Apr-19-11 08:53 AM   #11 
  - So the question is;  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Apr-19-11 08:53 AM   #12 
  - Dick Durbin SHOULD Be Ruled Out  Demeter   Apr-19-11 08:58 AM   #13 
  - the bigger issue is medicare  bossy22   Apr-19-11 09:00 AM   #14 
  - Just eliminating the tax cap is enough.  plumbob   Apr-19-11 09:13 AM   #17 
     - Hold the horses, folks. Let's get to what the *article*, not the *title* said...  freshwest   Apr-19-11 05:54 PM   #98 
  - what a fool  florida08   Apr-19-11 09:04 AM   #15 
  - Probably why he made it into the Gang of 6.  No Elephants   Apr-19-11 10:09 AM   #34 
     - that would be my guess as well  florida08   Apr-19-11 02:59 PM   #83 
  - Wow - I'm represented on that commission (by Saxby Chambliss, a truly evil bastard)  groundloop   Apr-19-11 09:06 AM   #16 
  - In 08 we got stuck with Chambliss in a special election  Bluenorthwest   Apr-19-11 09:23 AM   #21 
  - Sure, the "Obama Only" voters did that.  OnyxCollie   Apr-19-11 10:21 AM   #40 
  - Chambliss is not why we're screwed. We're screwed because some  No Elephants   Apr-19-11 10:33 AM   #43 
  - I am ashamed  timdog44   Apr-19-11 09:15 AM   #18 
  - don't be too hard on IL...  druidity33   Apr-20-11 08:11 AM   #137 
  - These "Gangs" are nothing more than  _ed_   Apr-19-11 09:17 AM   #19 
  - Durbin love Ryan, how sweet is that!  Bluenorthwest   Apr-19-11 09:20 AM   #20 
  - We should confront Durbin about the fact that we have bankrupted  JDPriestly   Apr-19-11 09:31 AM   #22 
  - Those are all rethuglicans!  xxqqqzme   Apr-19-11 09:31 AM   #23 
  - Just raise the cap, and institute a fixed income tax. That will solve the problem /nt  still_one   Apr-19-11 09:33 AM   #24 
  - I'm guessing cuts in pay and benefits for Congress HAVE been ruled out though.  Rage for Order   Apr-19-11 09:38 AM   #25 
  - The Constitution rules that out, and for good reason.  No Elephants   Apr-19-11 10:38 AM   #45 
     - The Constitution rules what out, exactly?  Rage for Order   Apr-19-11 10:54 AM   #52 
        - The 27th Amendment  RantinRavin   Apr-19-11 02:20 PM   #81 
           - That's right - pay cuts would take effect after the next election cycle.  plumbob   Apr-19-11 04:44 PM   #87 
           - We just had an election of representatives in November.  Rage for Order   Apr-19-11 04:59 PM   #92 
  - Durbin can suck it. Thief enabler. (nt)  w4rma   Apr-19-11 09:42 AM   #27 
  - is there anyone in congress NOT on the take n/t  newfie11   Apr-19-11 09:48 AM   #28 
  - Just look for the guy who gets bashed more than anyone.  OnyxCollie   Apr-19-11 10:25 AM   #42 
  - I'd bet my life Bernie Sanders is clean and I'm pretty sure (so far) about Franken and  No Elephants   Apr-19-11 10:44 AM   #47 
     - Shame on me for forgetting Bernie.  OnyxCollie   Apr-19-11 10:49 AM   #49 
  - "is there anyone in congress NOT on the take".....YES!!  bvar22   Apr-19-11 10:41 AM   #46 
     - IMO, there are no more wings to the Democratic Party. The DLC types have taken it over, with  No Elephants   Apr-19-11 10:57 AM   #54 
     - YES!!!  newspeak   Apr-19-11 09:48 PM   #114 
  - Why aren't they voting  Aerows   Apr-19-11 09:56 AM   #29 
  - They can't.  Travelman   Apr-19-11 01:03 PM   #74 
     - So they do it, and it takes effect NEXT year, 2012, instead of this year.  plumbob   Apr-19-11 04:47 PM   #88 
        - Oh, believe me, I completely agree with you  Travelman   Apr-20-11 11:20 AM   #145 
  - NOT ONE THIN DIME, SENATOR!  amb123   Apr-19-11 09:59 AM   #30 
  - I guess the list of those who won't work against us is really short. Nt  xchrom   Apr-19-11 10:06 AM   #33 
  - When Senators start living on Social Security,  Downwinder   Apr-19-11 10:13 AM   #36 
  - Fuck you TOO, asshole. Cut your own fucking neck, not ours  OwnedByFerrets   Apr-19-11 10:13 AM   #37 
  - Fuck that.  closeupready   Apr-19-11 10:20 AM   #39 
  - Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  pmorlan1   Apr-19-11 10:36 AM   #44 
  - +1  No Elephants   Apr-19-11 11:00 AM   #58 
  - ...I paid in...and my employers have paid in (for me)...By GAWD, I better get my money back!  SoapBox   Apr-19-11 10:53 AM   #50 
  - p.s......Applause!  SoapBox   Apr-19-11 10:54 AM   #51 
  - Fucking douche  abqmufc   Apr-19-11 10:57 AM   #55 
  - Comments to Senator Dick Durbin  pmorlan1   Apr-19-11 10:58 AM   #56 
  - You CAN call and fax:  annabanana   Apr-20-11 05:09 AM   #126 
  - All in all he's just another...  Hubert Flottz   Apr-19-11 11:01 AM   #59 
  - Cat Food Commission and Gang of 6 = cya kabuki at taxpayers' expense.  No Elephants   Apr-19-11 11:03 AM   #61 
  - Six wealthy, old, white, males meeting in secret call the shots, BULLSHIT!!  FreeStateDemocrat   Apr-19-11 11:24 AM   #64 
  - Lets eliminate Senate retirement fund and transfer money to SSI fund  on point   Apr-19-11 11:29 AM   #65 
  - SS does not add 1 penny to the debt  Jim_Shorts   Apr-19-11 11:30 AM   #66 
  - Thank you!  plumbob   Apr-19-11 04:48 PM   #90 
  - Paying back the "borrowed" SS trust funds adds trillions to the debt.  Psephos   Apr-19-11 10:12 PM   #115 
  - He likes Paul Ryan?!  Luciferous   Apr-19-11 11:34 AM   #67 
  - Once Democrats have yielded the high ground of support for SS & Medicare to the Republicans,  elocs   Apr-19-11 11:38 AM   #68 
  - You suck, Dick  HankyDubs   Apr-19-11 12:02 PM   #69 
  - "Plan that will chart a middle ground"  FlyByNight   Apr-19-11 12:21 PM   #70 
  - This was the entire point of the "Gang of Six" - use the whacko Ryan plan  bullwinkle428   Apr-19-11 12:46 PM   #71 
  - Exactly! n/t  NCarolinawoman   Apr-19-11 02:00 PM   #78 
  - I had to check to make sure this wasn't a parody in The Onion  Martin Eden   Apr-19-11 12:46 PM   #72 
  - Hmmm...how to put this respectfully..  Zorra   Apr-19-11 12:51 PM   #73 
  - Follow the chess moves.  NCarolinawoman   Apr-19-11 01:59 PM   #76 
  - Kick! Lines have been crossed, time for only real democrats to enjoy our support (nt)  Babel_17   Apr-19-11 02:00 PM   #77 
  - Durbin should all over himself.  No Elephants   Apr-19-11 02:30 PM   #82 
  - Even though Social Security is not the problem...  and-justice-for-all   Apr-19-11 03:57 PM   #84 
  - CUTS?!?!  ReggieVeggie   Apr-19-11 04:06 PM   #85 
  - Another 'Gang'-related crime about to go down, I see.  AzDar   Apr-19-11 04:40 PM   #86 
  - This is criminal.  JDPriestly   Apr-19-11 04:48 PM   #89 
  - NO. nt  woo me with science   Apr-19-11 04:56 PM   #91 
  - if he touches social security i will not vote for him ever again  reggie the dog   Apr-19-11 05:46 PM   #94 
  - You think that would make a difference?  Nihil   Apr-20-11 07:04 AM   #130 
  - I believe he is retiring  Samantha   Apr-20-11 08:36 AM   #141 
  - Don't worry Sen. Dick, you guys will  Autumn   Apr-19-11 05:54 PM   #97 
  - The only rationale for discussing social security and the deficit in the same sentence  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-19-11 07:26 PM   #99 
  - "The billionaires are going to want that money," he added.  moondust   Apr-19-11 07:28 PM   #100 
  - O boy.....  midnight   Apr-19-11 07:29 PM   #101 
  - Sen. Dick Durbin: Social Security Cuts Should Not Be Ruled Out  t0dd   Apr-19-11 08:54 PM   #103 
  - Durbin has been sucking on the corporate talking points  Larkspur   Apr-19-11 08:54 PM   #104 
  - They are going to meet in the middle and decide what to do with our money,  HysteryDiagnosis   Apr-19-11 08:54 PM   #105 
  - called his office earlier today. The staffer sounded like she didn't care  rurallib   Apr-19-11 08:54 PM   #106 
  - Raise the cap  jaysunb   Apr-19-11 08:54 PM   #107 
  - "...it will be in the middle, a bipartisan effort..."  unkachuck   Apr-19-11 08:54 PM   #108 
  - If we have prominent Democratic politicians holding hands with Republicans in going after SS,  elocs   Apr-19-11 08:54 PM   #109 
  - We sure know how to argue successfully against the GOP  high density   Apr-19-11 08:54 PM   #110 
  - "Scrap the Cap"  ProSense   Apr-19-11 08:54 PM   #111 
  - So, where was the deficit last December when they extended tax cuts for the rich?  somone   Apr-19-11 08:54 PM   #112 
  - Hoyer, Clyburn Continue to Tout Retirement Age Increase  slipslidingaway   Apr-19-11 08:57 PM   #113 
     - They basically make a living by running their mouths.  NCarolinawoman   Apr-20-11 04:13 PM   #146 
  - Dick Durbin: Banks "Frankly Own The Place"  Jefferson23   Apr-19-11 10:28 PM   #116 
  - That was two years ago. He's singing a different song now "The banks own me!"  Better Believe It   Apr-19-11 10:46 PM   #118 
     - Exactly why I posted it. It's sad to hear them cave when they use to  Jefferson23   Apr-19-11 10:51 PM   #119 
  - It is obvious there is ONE PARTY in America and its Corruption  lovuian   Apr-19-11 10:41 PM   #117 
  - F*CK Y*U!  KansDem   Apr-19-11 11:45 PM   #120 
  - He won't get my vote in 2012 if he messes with Social Security  rpannier   Apr-19-11 11:59 PM   #121 
  - +1  andlor   Apr-20-11 07:44 AM   #135 
  - No liberals to be found both parties are bought and paid for,totally useless!  democracy1st   Apr-20-11 01:46 AM   #122 
  - Again and again they prove that we're on our own.  myrna minx   Apr-20-11 03:28 AM   #123 
  - Imagine, instead of raising the cap  Enthusiast   Apr-20-11 04:56 AM   #124 
  - Voting is not enough anymore  dreamnightwind   Apr-20-11 05:05 AM   #125 
  - The "gang" of six can fuck off.  blackspade   Apr-20-11 07:12 AM   #131 
  - Fuck Dick Durbin  BlueJac   Apr-20-11 07:15 AM   #132 
  - It's coming folks, what are you going to do?  Javaman   Apr-20-11 07:24 AM   #134 
  - Comes down to do you want to think you're safe from TERRORISM or have food & health care?  FreeStateDemocrat   Apr-20-11 08:07 AM   #136 
  - We need a *real* investigative reporter  TownDrunk2   Apr-20-11 08:13 AM   #138 
  - Durban is like most Politicians  JJW   Apr-20-11 08:37 AM   #142 
  - Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Mike Crapo, R-Idaho; Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; Mark Warner, D-Va.; and Kent Conra  AlbertCat   Apr-20-11 08:37 AM   #143 
  - Social Security INCREASES should not be ruled out either!  Agony   Apr-20-11 06:22 PM   #147 
  - I just wrote this letter to Dick Durbin, who is my Senator  Martin Eden   Apr-23-11 09:05 AM   #150 
 

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