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  •  Yonker, eh? Won't hold that against you (20+ / 0-)

    since you write so well

    Mamaroneck HS here

    eligible for Social Security but going to wait until the end of this school year when I am 66, can draw it and still earn an income without penalty.

    Social Security may not be enough, but without it many would be in trouble.

    Far better to describe it as a social safety net rather than as an entitlement.

    "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

    by teacherken on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 08:06:05 AM PDT

    •  I am without power (13+ / 0-)

      and iPhone limited, but entitlement is a perfectly reasonable and apt word.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 08:09:57 AM PDT

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      •  Tipped, and Rec'd. See below. (2+ / 0-)
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        Egalitare, mainely49

        "You can't always get what you want; but if you try sometimes...." - Rolling Stones

        by LamontCranston on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 08:35:06 AM PDT

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        •  FDR had a congress behind him, the majority of (1+ / 0-)
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          which would (in my humble opinion) make current Democrats look like right wingers

          Single Payer: Healthcare Privately Delivered, Publically Funded &

          by ca democrat on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 11:48:12 AM PDT

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      •  and so too is "reform" (1+ / 0-)
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        This diary's a keeper.

        Thanks DFCT, be safe, y'hear?

        "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

        by Sybil Liberty on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 08:41:50 AM PDT

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        •  FlimFlam Grifter 101: (5+ / 0-)

          Q: What is the easiest way to rob a bank?

          A: Convince the rube the money is already gone.

          Rich fatcats on Wall Street like Pete Peterson are investing millions of dollars to foster propaganda to grease the wheels to the biggest heist in the history of the world. They want to steal the working classes 2.2 trillion dollar trust fund. And the method they have chosen is to try and convince the uneducated that the money is already gone. Or they want to pretend we "loaned the money to ourselves" and we now have to "pay ourselves back." This is crap. The US government borrowed money from the trust fund and spent it on tax cuts that overwhelmingly benefited the rich. They spent it on a bunch of wars, one based on a complete pack of lies. They spent it on a prescription drug bill that mainly benefited stinking rich pharmaceutical companies. They spent it on corrupt defense contractors like Halliburton.

          Sure the government borrowed the money, but average working people were not the beneficiaries of the loan. The money went to corrupt cronies and corporations. These rich people are the ones who need to pay back the trust fund.

          We loaned money to ourselves?!!! What a piece of nasty propaganda. Rich people are trying to pull a nasty Texas two-step on us. They are hoping enough of us are ignorant as hell.

          Everything I write is within a margin of error of precisely 100%.

          by Bailey Savings and Loan on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 10:01:52 AM PDT

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          •  it's a big club... (4+ / 0-)

            "...and now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this fucking place! Its a big club, and you ain’t in it!" –george carlin

            "Morality is doing what's right, regardless of what you're told. Religion is doing what you're told, regardless of what's right." –Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

            by mellowjohn on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 10:18:37 AM PDT

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