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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-11 10:52 AM
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What's going on in our country is insane. I can't believe how efficiently this country is being turned into a 3rd world nation.
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  -Question: If SS and Medicare benefits were cut for the rich, would DU agree or disagree? emulatorloo  Jul-08-11 10:50 AM   #0 
  - I definitely agree. Just so my benefits aren't cut.  RebelOne   Jul-08-11 10:52 AM   #1 
  - YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND YOU ARE RIGHT, THE MEGA-RICH DON'T NEED SS OR MEDICARE  Sarah Ibarruri   Jul-08-11 10:52 AM   #2 
  - NO. Please reconsider. Means Testing is a back door way to privatize these programs  jtown1123   Jul-08-11 11:27 AM   #19 
  - Talking points malfunction! Means testing is supposed to make SS "welfare"  Romulox   Jul-08-11 11:29 AM   #21 
  - Why are we allowing privatization to begin with? nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Jul-08-11 04:39 PM   #30 
  - Have you paused to consider why Republicans have favored means testing?  LiberalAndProud   Jul-08-11 01:19 PM   #28 
     - We need to stop the Repukes from the constant undermining of our country nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Jul-08-11 04:40 PM   #31 
  - SS, okay but...  tosh   Jul-08-11 10:57 AM   #3 
  - Here we go again.  Big Blue Marble   Jul-08-11 11:01 AM   #4 
  - I'll up you on that one.  Pacifist Patriot   Jul-08-11 11:05 AM   #7 
  - I suggested that too.  Big Blue Marble   Jul-08-11 11:06 AM   #9 
  - Yup. nt  bananas   Jul-08-11 11:06 AM   #10 
  - Thank you. I would oppose any plan to make Social Security or  coalition_unwilling   Jul-08-11 11:27 AM   #18 
  - Thank you. Everyone read this response. Sums it up nicely  jtown1123   Jul-08-11 11:28 AM   #20 
  - +1 Thank you. nt  woo me with science   Jul-08-11 11:30 AM   #23 
  - Programs that only poor people get are more vulnerable to being unpopular. n/t  Ian David   Jul-08-11 11:02 AM   #5 
  - Remove the cap on Social Security and means test it. Enact Medicare-for-All.  Hosnon   Jul-08-11 11:04 AM   #6 
  - I disagree. Anyone who has paid into the system is entitled to receive the benefits. If not, it  sinkingfeeling   Jul-08-11 11:05 AM   #8 
  - Turning SS into welfare would be a bad move,  kiva   Jul-08-11 11:07 AM   #11 
  - How will you measure "rich"?  rucky   Jul-08-11 11:09 AM   #12 
  - I say means test SS, not Medicare.  denverbill   Jul-08-11 11:16 AM   #13 
  - I would disagree.  Hell Hath No Fury   Jul-08-11 11:22 AM   #14 
  - Everyone participates and everyone is entitled. No means testing.  Edweird   Jul-08-11 11:23 AM   #15 
  - "Only a fool concerns himself with financial details of a person who could  RegieRocker   Jul-08-11 11:25 AM   #16 
  - DISAGREE. Means Testing will affect the middle class. There aren't enough wealthy seniors  jtown1123   Jul-08-11 11:26 AM   #17 
  - +1 it then turns into a welfare program not universal nt  daa   Jul-08-11 12:55 PM   #25 
  - No, stupid idea. Don't let them get their nose under the tent flap.  Liberal In Texas   Jul-08-11 11:30 AM   #22 
  - Means testing these social benefits is a good way to kill them.  Jackpine Radical   Jul-08-11 11:46 AM   #24 
  - Disagree.  LiberalAndProud   Jul-08-11 01:16 PM   #26 
  - I'm for means-testing. A lot of the board isn't  Recursion   Jul-08-11 01:16 PM   #27 
  - No I wouldn't agree.  Ganja Ninja   Jul-08-11 01:23 PM   #29 
  - I'd rather they be taxed again and payroll taxes put back where they  mmonk   Jul-08-11 04:42 PM   #32 
  - The day you start means-testing SS+Medicare you start countdown to the day rich ppl refuse to pay in  kenny blankenship   Jul-08-11 04:50 PM   #33 

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