Skip to main content

View Diary: Take Social Security off the table (159 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  YEAH, Considering OBAMA said that he and Romney (5+ / 0-)

    kind of agreed on Social Security.


    "I suspect that on Social Security, we've got a somewhat similar position," Obama said. "Social Security is structurally sound. It's going to have to be tweaked the way it was by Ronald Reagan and Speaker -- Democratic Speaker Tip O'Neill. But it is -- the basic structure is sound."
    HuffPo article "Obama's Social Security answer leaves Democrats uttered Baffled

    "It is the difficulties that make us stronger."

    by Chamonix on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 12:40:33 PM PST

    •  that's only because Romney was running (0+ / 0-)

      towards the center.  we all know they want it privatized.

      -You want to change the system, run for office.

      by Deep Texan on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 12:42:11 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  the "reforms" which Reagan/O'Neill pushed through (5+ / 0-)

      included a payroll tax hike. The argument given then to justify it was that that tax hike wasn't really a tax increase, because the money would be put in the Social Security Trust Fund--separate from the budget, they said--and would be available to those who were hit by the hike when they retired, in the form of SS benefits.

      Now they are saying the Fund is part of the budget and needs to be drained in order to preserve the government's finances. So that money will no longer be available to those workers who paid those extra taxes.

      In other words, they now want to use that money that they promised would be dedicated to Social Security for other things.

      That is called theft.

      It's a long con the 1% play. Reagan and friends set it up nearly three decades ago, and now Obama and Co. are looking to knock it down.

      The Reagan Revolution is not dead--just the opposite, in fact. It is only now just coming to fruition and will achieve full flower very soon. In the next four years, the transfer of wealth that Reagan initiated will finally be completed under a Democratic administration. Then we will see the full scope of what the Great Communicator, and his successor, the Great Compromiser, hath wrought together.

      That, my friends, is the true meaning of bipartisanship. A project thirty years in the making, a joint collaboration between two very different presidents of opposing parties, temperaments, and personal styles. It's almost beautiful enough to make one shed a tear.

      "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

      by limpidglass on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:06:22 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site