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Republicans Privatize Social Security

Yes, in their own words, they will privatize Social Security.  This is what the voters of Pennsylvania voted for when they elected Toomey.  Yes, Tea Party members and Patriots, you will have to hand over your Social Security to the thieves on Wall Street and you can kiss your Medicare good-bye.  And you voted for this because there is a black man in the white house.  Sorry to say that racism is alive and well in the “guns and Jesus” parts of Pennsylvania.

One more thing, Tea Party members and Patriots, you better start bottling your water because once the gas drillers come into your neighborhood, your water will not be safe to drink.  This is what will happen because you voted for Republicans to control Harrisburg and they support the rights of the gas drillers and NOT your rights.  Fools.

Pat Toomey’s book

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Republican Social Security Plan

The Republican Social Security plan will reduce benefits by as much as 50% for young people entering the work force.

The younger generation should NOT be denied full benefits.  This is unfair treatment.  Republicans are the “I have mine and it’s all about me.”

Not only do Republicans want to hand our money over to the Wall Street Banker thieves, they also want to deny benefits to workers that paid for these benefits.

“The new analysis reveals that these proposals result in benefits cuts ranging from 10% to as high as 50%,” said Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D., N.D.), one of the Democrats who requested the study. “That’s not what I’d call ’saving’ Social Security.”

Social Security will not go broke if American have jobs.  A big contributing part of the government deficits is reduced income as a result of increased unemployment.  Give Americans jobs and the government income will increase.  Also, raise the income cap for Social Security contributions.

Remember, Toomey wants to privatize Social Security.


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I Want My Country Back

Yes, you heard me.  I want my country back… back from the Tea Party and the big corporations that financially support them.  I do NOT want my country to return to the Tea Party and Republican principles of:

  • Repealing the Civil Rights Act because the central Government should not tell States how to treat American citizens.
  • Eliminating the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.  Women should not be voting.  They don’t have time for politics because they need to be in the kitchen cooking and they should be waiting on their husbands.  The bible tells us that women are subservient to men.
  • Returning to slave labor and sweat shop labor practices because businesses should be free to abuse their employees without Government interference.
  • Dismantling Social Security because seniors should have planned better for their retirement.  Too bad and too sad if Wall Street bankers stole most of their IRA money.  Tough luck if the seniors worked at jobs that didn’t have a pension program or 401K program.  If these seniors worked for minimum wage, they still should have thought ahead even if it required providing less food and clothing for their children so that they would have that extra money to save for their retirement.  Some Republican candidates are claiming that Social Security is unconstitutional.
  • Dismantling Medicare because health care is not a right, it is a privilege and the Tea Party does not approve of privileges except when it comes to their idols and themselves.  Besides, only the privileged deserve health care.
  • Eliminating disability payments because people need to be more responsible and not get injured on the job.  This includes our military veterans.  They should stop whining because after all, they volunteered.
  • Forcing Catholics, Jews and Muslims to commit sins by having to read and study the protestant bible in public schools.
  • Allowing property owners to create toll roads.  People have a right to collect money from anyone that crosses their property line.  Good luck with getting to work on time and having any money left over from your paycheck after paying all the tolls.
  • Supporting “Second Amendment” solutions as a means of conflict resolution.  This might also work as a method of population control.
  • Returning to the glory days of lords and serfs.

I want my country back from hate mongers like Beck, Palin, Limbaugh, Malkin, Kristol, Bachmann, Rove, Cheney, and all the rest that appear on Fox News, the opinion network.  The goals for these people are to divide our country and to make piles of money while undereducated people do their dirty work for them.

I want my country back from racists such as Beck, Laura Schlesinger, the Tea Party and the Larouches.  These people are so upset because there is a black family living in, what they perceive as, the White(‘s only) House.

I want my country back from people that profit from the suffering of others (Beck, Palin and Limbaugh).

I want my country back from politicians that place Wall Street above and before Main Street, such as Pat Toomey, Tom Corbett, Jim Gerlach and all the other Republicans and Tea Party members.

Yes, I want my country back.  The one where everyone is treated with respect and  equality, the one where everyone receives good health care, the one where everyone receives a livable wage, and the one where everyone is free to practice their religious beliefs without interference from other religions.

I want back, the country that was progresing forward.  Not the one that is currently heading in Reverse.

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Alaska’s Republican Senate Candidate

The Republican candidate for the AK Senate seat, Joe Miller, speaks the truth regarding the Republican agenda and Social Security.

Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller repeated his view Wednesday that the United States needs to fundamentally rethink Social Security.

“Longer term, there has got to be a move outside of that system,” Miller told CNN’s John King. “Ultimately we want to transfer the power back to the states so that states can take up the mantle of those programs if they so desire.”

Miller previously said that the U.S. should “transition out of the Social Security arrangement.”

King, noting that Miller’s position is something Democrats have pounced on, asked Miller to make himself perfectly clear — that he wouldn’t take away Social Security checks from the people who currently count on them, but that he’d like to do away with the program for future generations. King asked: “Would [a person born the day Miller was sworn in] perhaps grow up in an America where there is not a federal Social Security program if you got your way?”

“Absolutely,” Miller said.

So there you have it.  Say “bye, bye” to Social Security.  Republicans have been trying to dismantle Social Security since its inception.  Having said that, it is also clear that the Republicans want to give tax breaks to the rich at the expense of the middle class.(psst… Toomey wants to dismantle Social Security and protect the rich Wall Street Bankers).

If you believe that the feudal system was the best, then support the Republicans because if they get their way, we will all be serving them for less than minimum wage while they enjoy their lives.   The Republicans dream of returning to the time of lords and serfs.

If you want to save Democracy and save Social Security, then you will vote for Democrats.

If you believe in Economic Patriotism, then you will vote for Democrats.

Republican lies Social Security

Strenthen Social Security

Social Security DID NOT create the deficit yet Republicans want to use our Social Security money to reduce the deficit.  The also want to “personalize” (same as privatize) Social Security by handing over our Social Security money to Wall Street.

As for the Democrats that are in sync with this Republican scheme, we are watching.

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Social Security Pledge

Sign the Social Security Pledge.

I wonder if Gerlach and Toomey will sign this pledge or will they stick with their “personalize (privatized) accounts” pledge?

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Myth Busting

It’s about time that the truth gets out there.  The Republicans and their Big Corporate sponsors will be spending millions upon millions of dollars spreading lies.  The truth is free.  Just keep reading.

Myth: Social Security is going broke.

Reality: There is no Social Security crisis. By 2023, Social Security will have a $4.3 trillion surplus (yes, trillion with a ‘T’). It can pay out all scheduled benefits for the next quarter-century with no changes whatsoever.1 After 2037, it’ll still be able to pay out 75% of scheduled benefits–and again, that’s without any changes. The program started preparing for the Baby Boomers retirement decades ago.2 Anyone who insists Social Security is broke probably wants to break it themselves.

Myth: We have to raise the retirement age because people are living longer.

Reality: This is a red-herring to trick you into agreeing to benefit cuts. Retirees are living about the same amount of time as they were in the 1930s. The reason average life expectancy is higher is mostly because many fewer people die as children than did 70 years ago.3 What’s more, what gains there have been are distributed very unevenly–since 1972, life expectancy increased by 6.5 years for workers in the top half of the income brackets, but by less than 2 years for those in the bottom half.4 But those intent on cutting Social Security love this argument because raising the retirement age is the same as an across-the-board benefit cut.

Myth: Benefit cuts are the only way to fix Social Security.

Reality: Social Security doesn’t need to be fixed. But if we want to strengthen it, here’s a better way: Make the rich pay their fair share. If the very rich paid taxes on all of their income, Social Security would be sustainable for decades to come.5 Right now, high earners only pay Social Security taxes on the first $106,000 of their income.6 But conservatives insist benefit cuts are the only way because they want to protect the super-rich from paying their fair share.

Myth: The Social Security Trust Fund has been raided and is full of IOUs

Reality: Not even close to true. The Social Security Trust Fund isn’t full of IOUs, it’s full of U.S. Treasury Bonds. And those bonds are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.7 The reason Social Security holds only treasury bonds is the same reason many Americans do: The federal government has never missed a single interest payment on its debts. President Bush wanted to put Social Security funds in the stock market–which would have been disastrous–but luckily, he failed. So the trillions of dollars in the Social Security Trust Fund, which are separate from the regular budget, are as safe as can be.

Myth: Social Security adds to the deficit

Reality: It’s not just wrong — it’s impossible! By law, Social Security funds are separate from the budget, and it must pay its own way. That means that Social Security can’t add one penny to the deficit.1

h/t to digsby

Information sources can be found here.

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Protect Social Security

Important message from AARP.

I have an urgent update and we don’t have any time to lose.

As early as today, your senators will vote on whether to allow the future of Social Security and Medicare to be decided by a commission without a public debate.

Unless we can count on AARP supporters like you to flood their senators with calls right nowthere’s still a chance they will pass this dangerous amendment.

If they do, a special commission would then have fast-track power to propose drastic cuts to the programs that millions of seniors depend on to survive: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

Here’s how you can help quickly and easily with just hours to go:

Dial 1-800-944-6711 now and follow the steps below to urge Sen. Casey and Sen. Specter to vote for reform.

  1. After you’ve dialed 1-800-944-6711, follow the prompts to enter your zip code. Then press “1” to connect to your first senator’s office.
  2. Tell the staff person who answers the phone where you are calling from, and that you strongly urge the senator to vote against the Conrad-Gregg commission amendment.
  3. You can choose to end your call there, but if you’d like, relate why you’re demanding that Social Security reform happen with full transparency and full accountability. When millions of seniors depend on the benefits of these programs to survive, we must have our voices heard in the debate.
  4. Since we need every senator to stand up against the Conrad-Gregg amendment, please call 1-800-944-6711 a second time. Once again enter your zip code, then press “2” to be connected with your second senator.

AARP and most Americans remain deeply concerned about increasing debt, health care costs and the long-term solvency of Social Security.

But these decisions are too important to be made without a public and open debate.

Please, call your senators and urge them to vote “NO” on the Conrad-Gregg commission amendment – before it’s too late.

Thank you for your help on this urgent matter.


Barry Jackson
Senior Manager, Grassroots