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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:58 AM
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The WH Admin pressured Soc Sec to propagandize for privatization - Illegal
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 12:26 PM by cthrumatrix
they violated section 503

2, 31 yr soc sec officers testifed in from of congress

the proceeding revealed that using our tax dollars for "propaganda is in violation of section 503)

They broke the law ...they used our tax dollars to market thier programs thru government employees -- this has never been done in the Soc Sec Admin. - and 2 whistleblowers came out !


call and write your senators and congressman

no repbublican or wh representative was at the hearing -- THEY REFUSED when invited.
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:01 PM
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1. link? in order to write to congresspeople we need more than
what you've given us here--but I've had to be away for a couple of days, so maybe it's been around on DU recently? (first I'd heard of it--I apologize if I'm johnnhy-come-lately today)
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:02 PM
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2. where did you see this?
:shrug:
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:07 PM
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3. testimony just wrapped up on CSPAN
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:16 PM
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4. also see this DU link
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:27 PM
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5. look for a replay (Lautenberg, Dayton and others were on the panel)
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:30 PM
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6. section 503 violation verbage was "shared by the sen panel" -- not me!
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:44 PM
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7. here is the information from CSPAN (attendees)
Public Hearing
Social Security
Democratic Policy Committee
Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
ID: 185325 - 01/28/2005 - 2:00 - No Sale



Sarbanes, Paul S., U.S. Senator, D-MD
Reid, Harry, U.S. Senator, D-NV
Mikulski, Barbara A., U.S. Senator, D-MD
Dorgan, Byron L., U.S. Senator, D-ND
Johnson, Tim P., U.S. Senator, D-SD
Dayton, Mark, U.S. Senator, D-MN
Salazar, Ken, U.S. Senator, D, Colorado
Orzag, Peter, Member, Brookings Institution




Democratic senators will hold a hearing on the president's plans to privatize Social Security.

Panel One: James Roosevelt, Jr., grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Kenneth Apfel, former Commissioner of the Social Security Administration; Douglas Holbrook, Vice President-Secretary/Treasure of AARP; Michael Tanner, Director of the "Project on Social Security Choice" at the CATO Institute; Peter Orszag, Brookings Institution.

Panel Two: Social Security Administration employees; Danielle Brian, Executive Director of the Project on Government Oversight (POGO).
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:54 PM
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8. call the sen. above - tell them you would like them to pursue voilation
of section 503...tell them you want the WH to be accountable


be relentless...they cannot use our tax$$ for propaganda vs. us.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:24 PM
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9. I figures
They always do controversial stuff like this on a Friday, so MAAAAYBEEE people will have forgotten by Monday. :mad:
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:34 PM
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10. don't let them getaway - i also put it in breaking news -- it just hit
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Al-CIAda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:50 PM
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11. Yes, SLAM them on this -eom
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