Day 1: Scumbag GOP attacks Social Security

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    Andy Brown
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    Well, it didn’t take them very long to announce their plan to cut social security.

    “A technical amendment, known as “reallocation” — something that has been done many times over the history of Social Security, something that few persons other than actuaries and other Social Security experts ever know about — must be enacted in the current Congress to ensure that all Social Security benefits continue to be paid in full and on time. The change is analogous to what investors do when they rebalance their accounts, but in the case of Social Security, a failure to rebalance will result in an unnecessary and completely avoidable cut in benefits paid to workers who have serious and permanent disabilities and to their families.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-altman/the-new-republican-attack_b_6425380.html

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/social-security-di-house-rules-change

    Just more proof why the Republitards will be in charge for two years and then lose their majority. They are fucking scumbags, taking from the poorest and most vulnerable families in America.

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    #5444
    jerry1949
    Spectator

    I think democrats have cried wolf over this issue so many times that it’s finally falling on deaf ears. They need a different scare tactic.

    #5445
    Deane Johnson
    Participant

    Well put!

    #5447
    missing_kskd
    Participant

    Wolf?

    Does anybody seriously believe Republicans would not gut ‘n cut SS in an instant?

    I submit, those who do believe that would not happen are not aware of the big ass IOU sitting on the books, due to Republican spending against the SS Trust Fund they don’t really want to pay back.

    #5449
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    Vern, you are horribly mistaken on this one. Deane, too. Though I am not the least bit surprised. People on SS Disability insurance can not absorb a 20% reduction which is what the scum in the GOP are aiming at.

    “prohibits Congress from authorizing such a transfer. That will force a showdown over how to finance disability benefits sometime in the next two years, with the threat of a nearly 20 percent cut to SSDI payments looming over the debate. The measure was overshadowed in the news by a separate rules package measure that threatens to rig the legislative process in favor of trickle-down tax policy, until the beginning of this week when critics began to decry the change.” (see other thread)

    This is right out of the Reagon voodoo economics playbook.

    I guess the GOP isn’t interested in the least in maintaining any sense of morality going forward.

    http://thkpr.gs/3608887

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    #5450
    duxrule
    Participant

    It’s shit like that will be the most serious challenge over the next two years, fending off every fuckover and money grab that will come from this Congress. Nothing at all came from the 113th Congress; prepare yourself for a deluge of BS like this during the 114th. This is just the start.

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