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Tue Jan 27, 2015, 03:55 PM

 

The current GOP manufactured Debt Crisis? Social Security Reform

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The below essay was first posted prior to our current Social Security debate, when the GOP didn't control both houses. The level of right wing hostility toward Public Programs has increased noticeably since then, unfortunately, but the given premise of ongoing GOP manufactured "Economic Crisis" obviously still holds true.

Current Proposals:

http://retirementrevised.com/house-gop-trying-a-pre-emptive-attack-on-social-security-disability-insurance-fund/

As most of us know, recent proposed legislation intends to diminish Social Security, they've contrived several methods designed to "Fix" this program by reducing it significantly, in the near future if at all possible.

http://www.politicususa.com/2015/01/12/bernie-sanders-exposes-republican-plot-cut-social-security-11-million-disabled-people.html

We the public should be aware that this intended GOP "Reform" legislation has been purchased with 2014 campaign finance funding, an obligation that won't be effected by public opinion.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/14/retirement/rubio-social-security/

Rubio, Romney, Rand Paul, front running conservative GOP hopefuls for 2016 are all in favor of those reform measures.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/12/gop-candidates-on-social-security_n_1203608.html

"Chained CPI" used to be their publicly offered favorite proposed method, but these days (behind the scenes) they're quietly concentrating on full-blown privatization.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/inside-paul-ryan-s-plan-to-privatize-social-security

And Congressional Conservatives are in the lead.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/10/27/126318/gop-privatize-socialsecurity/

Setting all of this aside for a moment, let's try to be more objective. Why not review the Helpful reform measures that have been proposed by Conservatives prior to the 2014 election.

By actual accounting, that would be easily summarized as Zero. Especially since they've successfully blocked nearly all measures of "Helpful" economic reform across this entire current presidential administration thru practices of "Party of No" ongoing legislative blockades, IE Filibusters and related Sequestration.

Which many of us recognize as contributing to our current Contrived Debt Crisis thru denied Economic Growth, as referenced in the following essay.


(Posted before the 2014 election)

Yet another Contrived Debt Ceiling crisis, on the way. Thanks GOP

While we're waiting for the next Teapublican manufactured "Debt Crisis" to arrive, perhaps a short review of the Conservative "Perspective" is in order.

As Posted previously:

Economic Stability is NOT their intent. FURTHER deregulation of Corporate Finance continues to be the apparent prevailing GOP concern, while they concurrently threaten further social instability by “Reforming” programs emplaced and relied on since FDR.

Programs that provide a “Safety Net” for the rest of us DO NOT serve the Corporate constituency of the GOP, they obviously resent Tax Revenue in support of those programs to the extent of pushing intended FAILURE of our entire economy.

THAT would ensure *Catastrophic Loss* of the above mentioned programs, would ensure that GOP policies of *Austerity* become a permanent feature of our *Political and Economic* landscape.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022798037

Given their history, that behavior really shouldn't surprise any of us, right?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022866586

Crashing our economy is just "Business as Usual" for the GOP, since We the Public Entity will bear the resulting hardships, not the 1%.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022862501

Thanks Conservatives.

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Wed Jan 28, 2015, 02:59 PM

1. Kicked and recommended a whole bunch!

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Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:25 AM

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Thanks for the supportive comments on this and related threads.

The currently scheduled disability reduction is 20%, can you imagine how many low income people will be pushed over the edge?

Which looks to be the intent. And why would Republicans support that kind of devastation?

Loyalty to the Dark Empire of GOP doctrine, would be my interpretation.

If you're holding an "Elected" office purchased with right wing Corporate funds, that's not really suprising. The Koch brothers, among others, don't have any regard for the rest of us. Particularly people at the low end of the poverty scale.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022866586

Ending social programs is business as usual for the Corporate GOP.

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