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View Diary: Rick Perry says 'there’s not going to be a Social Security and Medicare program' (113 comments)

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  •  This would be great campaign material if (1+ / 0-)
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    Obama weren't trying to destroy Social Security too in his own way.

    •  What a fair and balanced (3+ / 0-)
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      take on Perry's and Obama's positions. Gee, you could work for Fox News!

      •  So tell me, how is Obama not trying to (0+ / 0-)

        destroy Social Security? He is doing it the slow way by underfunding it and cutting into it. But the end result is the same. You may chose to believe that Obama is on our side, but he is not.

        •  So tell me (0+ / 0-)

          how does giving temporary payroll tax relief during a prolonged recession somehow morph into destroying the whole program? And the cuts you fear so far are only speculative. We'll see, but if the changes to the program amount to lifting the cap on taxing earnings and phasing in a raise of a single year to the retirement age, I hope you'll forgive me if I can't agree that these destroy Social Security.

          Your thinking reminds me of George W. Bush's, actually. It's all black and white, with me or against me binary thinking.

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