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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 04:52 PM
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21. Sir, if you think about it, Obama has already made cuts in SS...
The FICA tax refund came out of the Social Security fund. That is that much money that is not in the SS fund. If they were to cut the SS receipts 50%, with refunds, how long do you suppose it would take for the SS fund not to have enough money in it to meet present demands and the government would have no legitimate reason not to cut SS benefits for all because the pot is no longer as big as it once was...
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  -Should the Democrats in the Senate endorse the "Gang of Six" Plan? kentuck  Jul-19-11 03:56 PM   #0 
  - Does the plan get to be negotiated first?  jaxx   Jul-19-11 04:00 PM   #1 
  - Absolutely Not, Sir  The Magistrate   Jul-19-11 04:04 PM   #2 
  - I trust your judgement, Magistrate.  kentuck   Jul-19-11 04:09 PM   #6 
     - The Worst thing About This, Sir, Is That It Actually Reduces Tax Revenues  The Magistrate   Jul-19-11 04:23 PM   #14 
        - Where did you get this information?  JuniperLea   Jul-19-11 04:49 PM   #18 
        - The Money Quote, Ma'am, is From the 'Politico' Article  The Magistrate   Jul-19-11 04:56 PM   #23 
        - Sir, if you think about it, Obama has already made cuts in SS...  kentuck   Jul-19-11 04:52 PM   #21 
           - True, Sir, And That is Very Worrisome  The Magistrate   Jul-19-11 04:56 PM   #24 
  - Reducing marginal tax rates for "high earners" to 23%  TomClash   Jul-19-11 04:06 PM   #3 
  - Probably a death knell if DEMs support it. Obama's positive comments has probably doomed it already  Distant Observer   Jul-19-11 04:07 PM   #4 
  - Perhaps doomed his reelection as well if it passes.  Fearless   Jul-19-11 04:13 PM   #10 
  - Only if they want to split the Democratic Party.  damntexdem   Jul-19-11 04:07 PM   #5 
  - If I wanted Republican policies  Mz Pip   Jul-19-11 04:11 PM   #8 
     - Hear Hear, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Jul-19-11 04:44 PM   #15 
     - Completely agree. IMO, this is more stalling.  KittyWampus   Jul-19-11 04:50 PM   #19 
  - Should they negotiate the destruction of the middle class? Umm... no.  Fearless   Jul-19-11 04:10 PM   #7 
  - I guess so, if they don't want to keep their jobs.  Hubert Flottz   Jul-19-11 04:12 PM   #9 
  - That stupid plan includes a cut in Social Security  fasttense   Jul-19-11 04:14 PM   #11 
  - Hell no, and they know it.  Bluenorthwest   Jul-19-11 04:17 PM   #12 
  - It's a steaming turd on a silver platter.  bullwinkle428   Jul-19-11 04:23 PM   #13 
  - Are you telling me they negotiated the whole deal already?  JuniperLea   Jul-19-11 04:48 PM   #16 
  - Right? The thread title is egregiously wrong.  KittyWampus   Jul-19-11 04:50 PM   #20 
  - "broadly consistent with what we've been working on at the White House"  muriel_volestrangler   Jul-19-11 05:12 PM   #25 
  - No, we're not FORMALLY screwed yet. But by then it's kind of too late isn't it?  Pholus   Jul-19-11 07:46 PM   #31 
  - Where did Obama endorse this specific plan? HE DIDN'T.  KittyWampus   Jul-19-11 04:49 PM   #17 
  - He did.  Fearless   Jul-19-11 05:44 PM   #30 
  - NO. nt  The Big Vetolski   Jul-19-11 04:52 PM   #22 
  - oh HELL no. n/t  Donnachaidh   Jul-19-11 05:13 PM   #26 
  - Not just no, but HELL, NO!  kath   Jul-19-11 05:13 PM   #27 
  - Only if they think voting under duress to endorse the continued raiding of SS to finance general...  Faryn Balyncd   Jul-19-11 05:18 PM   #28 
  - The "gang of six" and their effing plan suck...That means "No". n/t  whathehell   Jul-19-11 05:30 PM   #29 
  - Fucking HELL no!!!! n/t  eridani   Jul-20-11 02:54 AM   #32 
  - President Obama did NOT endorse the plan, he hasn't even read it yet.  Tx4obama   Jul-20-11 03:05 AM   #33 
  - Let the DNC know what you think of this bullshit.  eridani   Jul-20-11 03:09 AM   #34 
  - Of course Dems should vote "no" on any proposal that includes dismantling the social safety net.  AtomicKitten   Jul-20-11 03:11 AM   #35 
 

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