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Sat Dec 10, 2016, 11:14 AM

The GOP unveils a 'permanent save' for Social Security with massive benefit cuts

Next up, a plan to "save" Medicare, by replacing it with healthcare saving accounts, and calling them Medicare.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-social-security-gop-20161209-story.html

Amid all the hand-wringing over Republican plans to eviscerate Medicare and Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act, it shouldn’t be overlooked that the GOP has the knives out for Social Security too.

The latest reminder comes from Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Tex., chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee. Johnson on Thursday uncorked what he termed a “plan to permanently save Social Security.”

Followers of GOP habits won’t be surprised to learn that it achieves this goal entirely through benefit cuts, without a dime of new revenues such as higher payroll taxes on the wealthy. In fact, Johnson’s plan reduces the resources coming into the program by eliminating a key tax --another way that he absolves richer Americans of paying their fair share, while increasing the burdens of retirement for almost everyone else.

Predictably, this plan has already been hailed by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a billionaire’s front group that likes to portray itself as a neutral budget watchdog. (The foundation of hedge fund billionaire Peter G. Peterson, whose hostility to Social Security is well-documented, provided $3.3 million in funding for the committee in 2015; that’s the equivalent of about half the group’s revenue of $7.1 million in 2014)

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Reply The GOP unveils a 'permanent save' for Social Security with massive benefit cuts (Original post)
TomCADem Dec 2016 OP
spanone Dec 2016 #1
pangaia Dec 2016 #2
TomCADem Dec 2016 #7
Wounded Bear Dec 2016 #3
SammyWinstonJack Dec 2016 #4
Laf.La.Dem. Dec 2016 #5
global1 Dec 2016 #6
malthaussen Dec 2016 #8
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2016 #9

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 11:14 AM

1. here we go.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 11:18 AM

2. SO?? What do we do about it? Just type back and forth to each other?

NO !

We all spend a lot of time here doing.. well, ya'll know what.
Crying, bitching, commissuraaating....etc etc etc...
And that is fine.

BUT.. we gotta fight back... Me TOO !!!!

NOW!

SO I suggest---

Get out and contact your reps and tell them to fight against this coup d'etat and every single nominee il duce puts up for his cabinet.

Call the White House
Call Attorneys General
Write letters to editors.
Contact broadcast media.
Join groups fighting the coup.
Contribute $$ if you can.
Post on social media.
Join protests, marches, strikes, boycotts.
any other type of civil disobedience. .
PROTEST any way possible...

Anything else you might think of...

THE SOUTH KOREANS JUST DID IT!!!!!!!!!!

BRAVO 대한민국 !!!

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Response to pangaia (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 11:23 AM

7. Is This What The Working Class Wants?

Afterall, we have been lectured that Trump won, not because of Russian influence, the FBI's meddling, and media's rigid adherence to false equivalency, but because Trump actually paid attention to the economic concerns of the working class.



Heck, even some "liberal" writers have said this.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 11:19 AM

3. K & R ......for visibility...

Not even waiting for January.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 11:19 AM

4. K & R

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 11:19 AM

5. Not to worry!

They are also working on the "death tax" and helping out the top 1%

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 11:20 AM

6. When All They Have To Do Is "Raise The Cap".......

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 11:25 AM

8. It was necessary to destroy the village in order to save it.

Oh, sorry, wrong war.

-- Mal

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 07:32 PM

9. K&R

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