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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:47 PM
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44. The Number One Creditor of the United States is its domestic bondholders
5.3 Trillion Dollars, the last time I looked. That includes the Social Security Trust Fund as well as the Medicare Trust Fund.

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  -Nancy Pelosi Signals Her Willingness to Cut Medicare and Social Security Benefits Better Believe It  Oct-28-11 10:00 PM   #0 
  - Nancy go to your local occupy  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-28-11 10:02 PM   #1 
  - Hey, Nance....  MrMickeysMom   Oct-28-11 10:02 PM   #2 
  - Her statements are simply unacceptable!  CaliforniaPeggy   Oct-28-11 10:04 PM   #3 
  - Her Seat...  Scott the Accountant   Oct-28-11 10:12 PM   #9 
  - She dares NOT get in the way  Puget Progressive   Oct-30-11 10:35 PM   #117 
  - Unbelievable.  emilyg   Oct-28-11 10:04 PM   #4 
  - I'm all for cutting them too  SoCalNative   Oct-28-11 10:06 PM   #5 
  - The problem with that, as Howard Dean has pointed out for a long time, is that when you means test  CTyankee   Oct-29-11 10:29 PM   #100 
     - Correct -- not only would the wealthy be prevented from collecting what is due them....  defendandprotect   Oct-30-11 01:50 AM   #107 
     - Means testing is the first big step in turning Social Security into a welfare program.  Better Believe It   Oct-30-11 09:20 AM   #110 
  - Everyone Knows...  Scott the Accountant   Oct-28-11 10:08 PM   #6 
  - Then Americans need to learn a bit more tolerance for taxation...  Shandris   Oct-28-11 10:12 PM   #8 
  - You Say...  Scott the Accountant   Oct-28-11 10:15 PM   #11 
     - Our 'europeans allies' will not be around after their next  sabrina 1   Oct-28-11 10:37 PM   #22 
        - Our European Allies...  Scott the Accountant   Oct-28-11 11:02 PM   #34 
        - You're spouting the same old failed 'pragmatic' nonsense  sabrina 1   Oct-28-11 11:19 PM   #39 
        - Throw the neoliberal failures out.  girl gone mad   Oct-29-11 06:44 PM   #86 
        - The Number One Creditor of the United States is its domestic bondholders  Samantha   Oct-28-11 11:47 PM   #44 
        - Learn some economics, please.  girl gone mad   Oct-29-11 06:23 PM   #84 
        - Hillary pres  adam in oregon   Oct-30-11 10:59 AM   #111 
        - Well said and right on. nt  ooglymoogly   Oct-29-11 11:02 PM   #101 
  - They aren't fucking entitlements  DainBramaged   Oct-28-11 10:13 PM   #10 
  - Call Me All The Names...  Scott the Accountant   Oct-28-11 10:18 PM   #12 
  - Spew, talking points and spew, and you weren't called names, just called out for spew  DainBramaged   Oct-28-11 10:20 PM   #13 
  - A Registered Southern Democrat...  Scott the Accountant   Oct-28-11 10:43 PM   #27 
     - A Registered Southern in Northern California  DainBramaged   Oct-29-11 02:20 AM   #49 
     - Did you know that a vast majority of the American people DID NOT  sabrina 1   Oct-29-11 04:29 AM   #52 
     - Actually, a fair number of people here compared Obamacare to Romneycare.  Selatius   Oct-29-11 07:55 AM   #67 
  - "but I'm the numbers guy"  d_b   Oct-28-11 10:21 PM   #14 
  - Entitlements are tax breaks for corporate jet and oil wells  DainBramaged   Oct-28-11 10:26 PM   #16 
  - Glad you're not my accountant, then.  Laluchacontinua   Oct-28-11 10:41 PM   #25 
  - And we're the 'people' guys. The 'numbers guys' have had their  sabrina 1   Oct-29-11 04:12 AM   #50 
  - That's the very definition of entitlement: We pay into them, we are ENTITLED to the payout.  DRoseDARs   Oct-28-11 10:29 PM   #19 
  - You calling me out for detecting spew?  DainBramaged   Oct-28-11 10:31 PM   #20 
  - I'm calling you out for not knowing what you're talking about and defaulting to what conservatives..  DRoseDARs   Oct-28-11 10:39 PM   #23 
     - I know EXACTLY what I was talking about, but you didn't get it  DainBramaged   Oct-29-11 02:15 AM   #48 
     - Don't know which is sadder: People who vote for people spouting this shit, or people who...  DRoseDARs   Oct-29-11 05:17 AM   #58 
        - So, did you go to the Frank Luntz school of verbal bullshit too?  DainBramaged   Oct-29-11 07:45 AM   #63 
           - No, I went through the public school system and learned how to read a Merriam-Webster Dictionary. nt  DRoseDARs   Oct-29-11 03:24 PM   #81 
              - Meh, purer than thou I see  DainBramaged   Oct-29-11 08:09 PM   #88 
                 - Your rejoinders leave a lot to be desired. n/t  DRoseDARs   Oct-29-11 08:14 PM   #90 
     - Everyone knows the dictionary definition of 'entitlements' and  sabrina 1   Oct-29-11 04:33 AM   #53 
        - Well you've convinced me. Makes sense now since we abandoned "liberal" and "progressive" as well...  DRoseDARs   Oct-29-11 05:00 AM   #56 
        - You are talking to the wall. Some here think they are ENTITLED to be our entitlers  DainBramaged   Oct-29-11 07:43 AM   #62 
           - Now you're just stringing words together in an attempt to form semi-coherent sentences.  DRoseDARs   Oct-29-11 06:43 PM   #85 
              - I never let them, why are you concerned now?  DainBramaged   Oct-29-11 08:10 PM   #89 
                 - You insist on letting them make it a dirty word, on letting them control the discussion.  DRoseDARs   Oct-29-11 08:23 PM   #92 
                    - Lecture someone who cares, meh.  DainBramaged   Oct-29-11 11:45 PM   #106 
  - However, Congress has the authority to change the law and rules at any time.  Kaleva   Oct-29-11 09:54 PM   #97 
  - PAYING INTO THE FUCKING PLAN is what makes it an entitlement  dionysus   Oct-29-11 08:17 PM   #91 
  - ^ Dain, it seems like everyone has forgotten THAT inconvenient fact ^ n/t  Mimosa   Oct-29-11 11:23 PM   #105 
  - Everyone Knows-Frank Luntz at his finest  DainBramaged   Oct-28-11 10:27 PM   #18 
  - Actually, everyone doesn't know that. And those who think they know it are misinformed.  Laluchacontinua   Oct-28-11 10:41 PM   #24 
  - Wrong! There is plenty of $$ for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.  Arugula Latte   Oct-28-11 10:52 PM   #33 
  - Entitlements  Cal Carpenter   Oct-28-11 11:39 PM   #42 
  - you are really a piece of work  Angry Dragon   Oct-28-11 11:51 PM   #46 
  - SS is the most fiscally sound program in this country right now.  sabrina 1   Oct-29-11 04:23 AM   #51 
  - yeah, those europeans sure get a lot of bang for their buck  newspeak   Oct-29-11 12:28 PM   #73 
  - Oh Fucking BULLSHIT!  SomethingFishy   Oct-29-11 01:19 PM   #75 
  - ORLY? Perhaps you haven't noticed the people's actions around the country.  WinkyDink   Oct-29-11 02:31 PM   #79 
  - Entitlement?  Doctor_J   Oct-30-11 08:59 AM   #109 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-28-11 10:10 PM   #7 
  - The Democratic Party has been purchased and rotted from within.  woo me with science   Oct-28-11 10:24 PM   #15 
  - Sadly, most will reward them  emilyg   Oct-28-11 10:46 PM   #32 
     - Well, DUH!  Scott the Accountant   Oct-28-11 11:04 PM   #35 
        - Now THAT may be so CURRENTLY, but...  stillwaiting   Oct-29-11 07:37 AM   #61 
           - Sorry...  Scott the Accountant   Oct-29-11 10:12 AM   #70 
              - Enjoy your stay.  stillwaiting   Oct-29-11 01:14 PM   #74 
              - If we keep pushing, for the first time in my memory, we will  sabrina 1   Oct-29-11 01:41 PM   #76 
              - you know FDR actually saved capitalism from itself  newspeak   Oct-29-11 01:43 PM   #77 
  - She must want to lose the next election.  sabrina 1   Oct-28-11 10:27 PM   #17 
  - Pelosi has nothing to lose. She's worth 35 million plus and part of the top 1/10th of 1%  Better Believe It   Oct-28-11 10:35 PM   #21 
     - She IS the 1%. As are most of our congresspeople & our president.  Laluchacontinua   Oct-28-11 10:42 PM   #26 
     - She's in the top one tenth of the that one percent!  Better Believe It   Oct-28-11 10:44 PM   #31 
     - No wonder she says one thing, and always ends up working  sabrina 1   Oct-28-11 11:08 PM   #37 
        - She's About My Dad's Age...  Scott the Accountant   Oct-28-11 11:16 PM   #38 
        - Well, you may be right. But we can replace enough of them to  sabrina 1   Oct-28-11 11:23 PM   #41 
        - "...she was always extremely arrogant to the people she claimed to represent...."  court jester   Oct-29-11 12:57 AM   #47 
        - Well, you were not alone among Liberals who questioned the  sabrina 1   Oct-29-11 05:04 AM   #57 
        - Agree -- we've long been questioning Pelosi and Reid ... all masks are off now and it's up to us ...  defendandprotect   Oct-30-11 02:04 AM   #108 
  - Who's with me in signalling their willingness to recall her out of her job?  Fire Walk With Me   Oct-28-11 10:43 PM   #28 
  - Seriously?  Scott the Accountant   Oct-28-11 11:05 PM   #36 
  - That's just the problem. She's a problem to US, so we have to remove her.  Fire Walk With Me   Oct-28-11 11:22 PM   #40 
  - "No Democratic challenger shall be allowed!  Le Taz Hot   Oct-29-11 07:53 AM   #65 
  - We throw ALL of them out.  woo me with science   Oct-29-11 06:59 PM   #87 
  - She needs to signal her willingness to cut the salary  Aerows   Oct-28-11 10:43 PM   #29 
  - I agree 1000% however  Angry Dragon   Oct-28-11 11:49 PM   #45 
  - These people need a serious reminder  woo me with science   Oct-28-11 10:43 PM   #30 
  - TAX THE RICH  Cal Carpenter   Oct-28-11 11:41 PM   #43 
  - I guess this is what passes for being moderate: In the Middle between the extremist on the left  Douglas Carpenter   Oct-29-11 04:42 AM   #54 
  - I can remember when Nancy had no problem declaring things off the table..  Fumesucker   Oct-29-11 04:45 AM   #55 
  - I hope that Package includes cutting Congressional benefits and perks out completely, then.  Ilsa   Oct-29-11 06:43 AM   #59 
  - Those are mere crumbs to the filthy rich. Just tax the crap out of them!  Better Believe It   Oct-29-11 09:49 AM   #68 
  - Nancy, please, say it ain't so. n/t  Scuba   Oct-29-11 06:45 AM   #60 
  - is there a crack in the illusion that the left really really really wants to help us ?  piratefish08   Oct-29-11 07:47 AM   #64 
  - Nancy is not "the left."  Le Taz Hot   Oct-29-11 07:55 AM   #66 
  - With democrats like these, who needs republicans?  SammyWinstonJack   Oct-29-11 09:52 AM   #69 
  - Because the rich can't run things with a one party system.  Better Believe It   Oct-29-11 11:45 AM   #71 
  - So speaks Ms. Top 1%  Autumn   Oct-29-11 12:03 PM   #72 
  - for the umpteenth time: Tax inceases on the rich cannot help Medicare recipients whatsoever.  WinkyDink   Oct-29-11 02:30 PM   #78 
  - If anyone bothered to read the article they would have noticed no attributions were made.tio  ThomWV   Oct-29-11 02:37 PM   #80 
  - Unconfirmed "leaks"??!! "Pure bullshit" story??!!! Look at the C-Span video of her news conference.  Better Believe It   Oct-29-11 06:20 PM   #83 
  - Thank you.  Bobbie Jo   Oct-29-11 11:09 PM   #102 
  - AFL-CIO President Trumka delivers a particularly strong message to the Democratic Party leaders for  Douglas Carpenter   Oct-29-11 05:33 PM   #82 
  - et tu, brute?  DesertFlower   Oct-29-11 08:48 PM   #93 
  - Is impeachment still off the table?  JJW   Oct-29-11 09:04 PM   #94 
  - And don't forget, "Nancy Knew!" If this thread gets more recs than Maxine Waters I will  McCamy Taylor   Oct-29-11 09:47 PM   #95 
  - Does that mean...  Bobbie Jo   Oct-29-11 11:16 PM   #104 
  - For the record, I could post the same story and call it "Pelosi wants tax increases"  McCamy Taylor   Oct-29-11 09:51 PM   #96 
  - I didn't realize Pelosi was a Republican..  Fumesucker   Oct-29-11 09:57 PM   #98 
  - Yes you could .... if you wanted to post misleading propaganda. But, you don't want to do that.  Better Believe It   Oct-29-11 09:59 PM   #99 
  - No, that's your gig.  Bobbie Jo   Oct-29-11 11:13 PM   #103 
  - Damn straight! Check out the sources, Firebagger Central and PoliticCrapco  Major Hogwash   Oct-30-11 11:16 AM   #112 
     - And another lying source is C-Span that televised her news conference. To hell with them!  Better Believe It   Oct-30-11 11:47 AM   #113 
  - Oh now, the SuperCitizens are going to be mad, their stuff isn't even to be looked at!  RB TexLa   Oct-30-11 11:57 AM   #114 
  - ridiculous  tooeyeten   Oct-30-11 01:37 PM   #115 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-30-11 01:57 PM   #116 

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