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What a week last week was, the culmination of 6 weeks of effort. I didn't do all the work, not remotely. First I want to thank all our writers, especially Front pagers Joan McCarter and Armando. And of course Arshad Hasan, executive Director of DFA and the Rock Star of the blogathon: Dean Baker.

I should also acknowledge some of the back room stories. VClib got back from vacation, wrote a dairy, queued it to the SSD group (to be published on Friday @ 1pm), and then left on a business trip Thursday morning. poopdogcomedy had his diary delayed, he submitted questions to Senator Begich's staff about the Begich bill, as well as co-sponsor Congressman Deutch, the answers were late and came on different days. Poopdog ended up submitting 2 dairies. Due to an illness, jamess had his dairy bumped up 2 days, of course he had written and queued it up days earlier. Jim Deans Assistant didn't queue up Jims dairy, but maybe we'll use it in a near future SSD blogathon.

But the SSD blogathon doesnt happen without a top notch Assistant, and that is joanneleon. Joanne encouraged, helped sign up writers, tweeted, made sure graphics and the schedule were inserted into the dairies that were queued up, and kept things afloat when I was at work. Thanks joanneleon. I'd also like to thank Bruce Webb for his encouragement, and for being a resource of information.

And last but not least, I'd like to thank all the readers, for reading, tweeting, FB likes, comments, mojo, recommendations and the 959 signatures on the White House petition telling President Obama no cuts to Social Security.

If you haven't signed the petition, its right here. Please share, again and again.

Heres the full schedule from last weeks SSD blogathon, just the thing for your bookmarks or archives. Authors profile page and dairy are linked.

  • Monday, March 25th

11:00am: Roger Fox
Welcome to the Daily Kos Social Security Defenders Blogathon
1:00 pm: Joan McCarter
The 'greatest retirement crisis' in history looms large
3:00 pm: Roger Fox
Social Security grew from the Wisconsin Idea
5:00 pm: jamess
Why do we have Social Security anyways?
7:00 pm: bobswern
Everything You Need to Know About the "Work-'til-You're-Dead" Meme In One Chart

  • Tuesday, March 26th

10:00 am: Roger Fox
Day2-Welcome to the Social Security Defenders blogathon #HandsOffSocialSecurity
11:00 am: joanneleon
Dick Durbin's new Social Security reform commission (Social Security Defenders blogathon)
1:00 pm: joe shikspack
"Strengthening Social Security" and Other Euphemisms
3:00 pm: Arshad Hasan DFA
Why Now is the Time to End the Social Security Tax Loophole
5:00 pm: Roger Fox
Chained CPI is a stealth tax increase

  • Wednesday, March 27th

10:00 am: Roger Fox  
Day 3 Social Security Defenders Blogathon:Give me your poor & tired and your GDP predictions
1:00 pm: teacherken
A Baby Boomer on Social Security
3:00 pm: priceman
Protecting Social Security from Inaccurate Accounting with an Agenda
5:00 pm: Bruce Webb
The Three SS 'Alternatives': Economic Projections, Uncertainty, Probability

  • Thursday, March 28th

10:00 am: Roger Fox
Day 4 SSD blogathon: SS is not going broke by 2033, stop saying it Dems
1:00 pm: bernardpliers
"Social Security Won't Be There" - The GOP's Desperate Big Lie
3:00 pm: One Pissed Off Liberal
Social Insecurity
5:00 pm: floridagal
They have been trying to "rescue" Social Security through the years. Looking back.
6:00 pm: Senaca Doane
Real Social Security Reform: Yummy, Yummy Donuts
7:00 pm: poopdogcomedy
FL-21:My Interview With Congressman Ted Deutch (D) On Social Security (SSD Blogathon)

  • Friday, March 29th

10:00 am: Roger Fox
Day 5: SSD blogathon: Dean Baker in 1 hour. #noSScuts
11:00 am: Economist Dean Baker
The Demographic Horror Story and Other Children’s Tales
1:00 pm: VCLib
Social Security is Wage Insurance
3:00 pm: Armando
The Third Rail: When Did Social Security Become A Dem Bargaining Chip?
4:00 pm: poopdogcomedy
AK-Sen: My Interview With Senator Mark Begich (D) About Social Security (SSD Blogathon)
5:00 pm: Liberal Thinking
Social Security by the Numbers


Please remember to republish these diaries to your Daily Kos Groups.  You can also follow all postings by clicking this link for the Social Security Defenders Blogathon Group. Then, click 'Follow' and that will make all postings show up in 'My Stream' of your Daily Kos page.

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Diaries that earned a recommended tag:

Roger Fox: Welcome to the Daily Kos Social Security Defenders Blogathon
Joan McCarter: The 'greatest retirement crisis' in history looms large
jamess: Why do we have Social Security anyways?
bobswern: Everything You Need to Know About the "Work-'til-You're-Dead" Meme In One
joanneleon: Dick Durbin's new Social Security reform commission (Social Security Defenders blogathon)
Arshad Hasan: Why Now is the Time to End the Social Security Tax Loophole
Roger Fox: Chained CPI is a stealth tax increase
Roger Fox:  4 SSD blogathon: SS is not going broke by 2033, stop saying it Dems
teacherken: A Baby Boomer on Social Security
priceman: Protecting Social Security from Inaccurate Accounting with an Agenda
Roger Fox: Day 4 SSD blogathon: SS is not going broke by 2033, stop saying it Dems
One Pissed Off Liberal: Social Insecurity
Dean Baker: The Demographic Horror Story and Other Children’s Tales
VClib: Social Security is Wage Insurance
Armondo: The Third Rail: When Did Social Security Become A Dem Bargaining Chip?
Liberal Thinking: Social Security by the Numbers

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