Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 7:01pm
In a 1/24/13 article in Aljazeera entitled “Top CEOs plan to loot US social programmes”, Dr. Margaret Flowers powerfully calls out the motives of a mendacious “Fix the Debt” campaign launched by 80 CEOs who are determined to cut their corporate taxes even further by decimating social programs beneficial to us, the lower whopping 99% of the American citizenry.
Flowers writes: Read below the fold...
Submitted by Alexa on Sun, 01/06/2013 - 10:17pm
Received this tweet from Bloomberg View the other day. I have long ascribed to the notion that the real news is the news that is reported by the business press, so I "follow" a number of these news outlets.
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 4:58pm
The favorite defense of Social Security by progressives harkens back to Franklin Roosevelt who famously said:
”I guess you’re right on the economics. They are politics all the way through. We put those pay roll contributions there so as to give the contributors a legal, moral, and political right to collect their pensions and their unemployment benefits. With those taxes in there, no damn politician can ever scrap my social security program. Those taxes aren’t a matter of economics, they’re straight politics.” Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Thu, 11/22/2012 - 1:07pm
A few days ago, Goldman Sux CEO Lloyd Blankfein was "interviewed" by a CBS tool, giving him an opportunity to explain that entitlements like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are just too expensive to continue. Yes, it's old news, already reported earlier here and here. But what I totally missed is that Blankfein's math is waaaaaay off, creating an opening for some LTEs. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 3:35pm
Seriously, if you want to wipe out large numbers of people, why bother with entitlement cuts when you've got high-tech weaponry available? It's fast, impersonal, and you can just hose down whatever's left and voila! Problem solved!
Unfortunately, it looks like Obama prefers the slow, painful method of saving us from the debt.
From a Healthcare NOW email [bolding added]:
Just because President Obama won another term doesn't mean that Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are safe. Far from it. Obama's seeking a "grand bargain" with the Republican-controlled House by January 1. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:45pm
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Submitted by letsgetitdone on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:28pm
Ah.... my fellow Americans, be very, very, afraid of the terrible Social Security crisis that will sink us as a nation. According to Government projections, we won't be able to pay full Social Security benefits, in 2037 and beyond, unless we cut benefits now, because the Social Security “Trust Fund” will be short of money. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Sat, 09/18/2010 - 2:22pm