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  •  The Great Depression II (2+ / 0-)
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    twigg, musiccitymollie

    Was only avoided during the Bush II, [the war criminal] recession of 2007, because of Social Security.

    Imagine if 55 million elderly and disabled people had not had SS to protect them from the ravages of that recession.

    I am being somewhat redundant, but the solution to SS is not cuts of any kind.

    The solution is to remove the cap on FICA taxation for the wealthiest earners and include dividend and capital gains income for FICA taxation just like labor income.

    Bernie Sanders, [I], Vermont introduced such a bill in 2012. It sits in committee unable to make it to the Senate floor for a vote.

    Contact YOUR US Senators and urge them to bring the Sanders bill to the floor for a vote.

    BTW, sequestration is no something either party wants to avoid. It is part of the effort to consolidate the power of the MIC under privatized corporate power dominated and controlled by the wealthy elite.

    Neither party wants to stop sequestration.

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