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  •  Again, the second part of any bargain that has (0+ / 0-)

    chained CPI in it, is guranteed protections for receivers of SS so their amount doesn't fall.

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/...

    "Privatize to Profitize" explains every single Republican economic, social and governing philosophy. Take every taxpayer dollar from defense, education, health care, public lands, retirement - privatize it, and profit from it.

    by mumtaznepal on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:55:02 PM PST

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    •  This is total BS. Almost 40% of retirees (3+ / 0-)
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      depend on SS for almost all of their income. There is NO provision to exempt ordinary retirees.

      And why is it fair to penalize ANYONE who has paid all their working life into SS?

      If you exempt 40% of the retirees, then why do it at all?

      It is a stupid stupid idea and hands the Democrats a ticking time bomb to hold in their little hands from this day to forever.

      The Fierce Urgency of Later

      by Faroutman on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:46:18 PM PST

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      •  No, it's not total BS. I'm angry SS is even (1+ / 0-)
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        on the table at all, let alone CPI being discussed. And I let plenty of lawmakers know it today.

        But the ridiculous Obama-sux hysteria over 1 part of a potential bargain that will likely never occur, that to be accepted would have to include another part to protect beneficiaries, is bull shiat.

        "Privatize to Profitize" explains every single Republican economic, social and governing philosophy. Take every taxpayer dollar from defense, education, health care, public lands, retirement - privatize it, and profit from it.

        by mumtaznepal on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 09:08:41 PM PST

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        •  likely never to occur? (3+ / 0-)
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          I don't like anyone gambling with the heritage of FDR especially when it very personally affects my life and millions of others.

          It is extremely stupid because Obama himself has said previously that a small rise in the cap on income would solve the SS shortfall for many decades AND Social Security can NEVER add to a budget surplus or Federal deficit because it is not to be considered a budget item by LAW.

          I am in favor of sensible, sane reform ideas that don't needlessly hurt millions who are already struggling on the income they have now.

          It's just a stupid stupid idea for seniors, for the legacy of the Democratic Party and for the future viability of the Democratic Party.

          The Fierce Urgency of Later

          by Faroutman on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 09:22:20 PM PST

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        •  IF it is not likely to occur (0+ / 0-)

          is our defense why are you defending it?

    •  Again (0+ / 0-)

      That makes no sense.

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