Thursday, May 12, 2011
Study: Government Assistance at Record High and Republicans promise to make it worse
Study: Government Assistance at Record High
New Yorkers lead pack in government benefits
Despite the fact that the situation in the country is so dire be cause of Bush's success there is ignorant Excessive rhetoric on Social Security and Obama's budget plan
If Republicans take over Congress, House Republican leader John Boehner says he will move to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70. Republicans Want to Raise Retirement Age to 70
GOP Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan had to leave his last and most raucous town hall meeting Tuesday Elvis-style — ducking out a back entrance on advice of police as protesters surrounded his car.
Ryan dodges protesters in police car
The elderly, needy, and average Americans are catching on. Republicans plan on screwing them over while keeping the tax cuts for the super wealthy. One sign said "tax the rich too" and they better. I think it is a must! During good times everybody can get more conversely during tight times we must tighten our belts that means like it or not giving up what we gained. Not just the elderly and the poor everybody "the rich too" Congress should also give up their perks to share the pain!
GOP Medicare Plan May Put 'Elderly Vote In Play' You mean will and it will defeat the Republicans despite their and the Billionaire Koch brothers efforts to keep gas prices high to defeat Obama in 2012.
It was a night of firsts when U.S. Rep. Allen West was amongst other things heckled: West to hecklers: 'You're not going to intimidate me'
Republicans are starting to get their just rewards and we must continue it until 2012 and get rid of them. As I said and you know, during tough times we all must sacrifice and pitch in not just the most vulnerable. Democrats understand this and they will make the responsible cuts and they will also stop the tax cuts to the super wealthy. Despite everything the Republicans have done to make Obama and the Democrats fail we better get them back in 2012 or we are in serious trouble. We discussed a couple weeks ago the $ millions they want to cut from the poor and needy while helping the super wealthy Here
Remember the "Unfunded Liabilities" Ruse: Under Bush the mainstream media had been parroting claims that the federal government, particularly the Social Security and Medicare programs, have dozens of trillions of dollars in "unfunded liabilities." For example, USA Today ran a long feature in early October 2004 that proclaimed that "the long-term economic health of the United States is threatened by $53 trillion in government debts and liabilities that start to come due in four years." Many other articles, news reports, and commentary have included comparable numbers that make the fiscal future look not just frightening but entirely unmanageable. Just put Bush's trillions in there and have a real hemorrhage.
These claims appear aimed at scaring us into making radical changes in our social insurance system for old people. But whatever the motivation, how scared should we be? What is true and what is phony about the alarms that fiscal disaster is looming just ahead? Unfunded Liabilities Ruse Social Security crisis heralded by Republicans for political gain, is it a crisis or a ruse? Imagine if we privatized it when he wanted to?
It is a frightening thought, discontinuing social security or even cutting social security, Medicaid, and Medicare. It is all millions have. I remember Romney when stumping for McCain saying it should be discontinued and the countries big enemy was the Democrats and their effort to take care of the elderly and the needy. Bush spent years cutting "unfunded liabilities" and trying to wipe out President Roosevelt's legacy. If the Republican's get back in they will do just that.All Democrats and all independents better make sure they come out in 2012 to get President Obama reelected, our future depends on it. If Republicans get back it the White House they are going to finish off average Americans and Bush's mis-agenda of destruction.