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  •  Jeeezuz, how stupid are these people? (9+ / 0-)

    All they have to do it raise the cap to - oh I don't know - let's say $250K; wouldn't that solve the problem?
    Just wait 'til the MSM get ahold of this. It will be all over the TV that Dems are willing to cut SS, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. How in the hell do they think that improves their chances for reelection?

    The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. Plato

    by manneckdesign on Tue Nov 01, 2011 at 09:22:52 AM PDT

    •  because they think the GOP is worse ... (3+ / 0-)
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      Robobagpiper, miracle11, PorridgeGun

      there is a serious contempt being shown here by the Democratic Party towards its diehards.  This does not by any means imply that going to any other party would be better ... but the Democratic Party in its duplicitousness on this front is counting on its diehards falling in line for the worst possible reasons.  Somehow they do not seem interested in creating positive momentum for messaging.  Obviously the change we need has to come from the bottom and from local elections and voting better Democrats - but there is opposition to that, and it is not just coming from the GOP.

    •  They don't need to raise the cap at all. (4+ / 0-)
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      divineorder, Calamity Jean, wsexson, Treg

      Social Security isn't the program that's short on money. It might not ever be.

      General government is. Now, and in the future.

      They need to raise income taxes.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Tue Nov 01, 2011 at 09:46:44 AM PDT

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