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  •  Dear Jerry Nadler: (3+ / 0-)
    New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler says that "If you go in and decide to fix sequestration, how much longer can you exempt entitlements. It's difficult to do if you want to get bipartisan agreement."
    Why are you, like Obama, in love with the words "bipartisan agreement?"  No one except you respects that ugly label.  That will be the downfall of the Democratic party at this rate.  Why is it so important to you to be seen as "bipartisan" when, in fact, the Democrats should have cleaned house in '09 and '10 when we had a majority in both houses plus a Democratic president.  You could have repealed the unconstitutional laws that took away our rights without our permission..., but you didn't.  Still needed:  Repeal of AUMF, the Patriot Act, MCA '06, MCA '09, FISA fiasco '08, and Obama needs to sign a countering executive order disbanding the unconstitutional 'office of faith-based initiatives.'

    Listen up, Jerry Nadler!  Social Security Insurance (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Medicare are NOT - repeat, NOT - "entitlement" programs!!!!!  They are not "free welfare money."  SSI, SSDI, and Medicare are Earned Benefits, because all the time we were working we were contributing to the SEPARATE funds for each Insurance program so that they would be available for us when we retired or if we became disabled and were forced to quit working.

    Social Security and Medicare do not add one penny to the deficit, and the f##king Repukes KNOW it~!  They just want OUR money so they can give it to money managers and investment bankers who will take their cut off the top and then they will give the remainder of OUR money to Casino Wall Street..., and then OUR money will find its way to offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands or wherever else they hide money..., but it will not come back to We The People who contributed to those funds.  Remember Enron?  I do.  Vividly.

    Want to increase revenues?  Start taxing corporations the same rate as they were paying during the Eisenhower administration when there were few, if any, loopholes in the tax codes, and remove the tax loopholes and tax credits.  While you're at it, pass a law making the Citizens United law null and void.  No person in her/his right mind can take the $COTU$ decision giving corporations personhood and 'money as freedom of speech rights' seriously.  Remove the ceiling on FICA and let the rich bastards who are benefiting from the cap and tax breaks start paying their fair share for a change.  Cut the DoD budget further and bring our troops home.  They've been battling a little gang of criminals for ten years in Afghanistan.  Too many innocent people have died and it's costing WaaaaaY too much money to maintain an illegal and unconstitutional war against a little gang of fanatic criminals.  Eliminate drone bombing (or stop building them).  It's a war crime and it's unconstitutional and illegal and violates several treaties the US is signed onto.

    Talk to Senator Bernie Sanders.  He can explain these things to you in elementary terms that you might understand.

    If Congress gives OUR Social Security and/or Medicare money to Casino Wall Street, you can bet your sweet bippy that you will be voted out of office if you are not recalled by voters or impeached (however that's handled in NY state).

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 11:57:19 AM PST

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