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  •  Fuck the NYT editorial board (13+ / 0-)

    There is no justification to make cuts to one of the weakest social safety nets in the world.  Fuck the elite editorial board at the NYT.  

    If you really want to reduce costs, allow Medicare to negotiate bulk prescription drug purchases.  That makes sense!

    Krugman has already shot down the bullshit that raising retirement ages will save money.  It won't and it's a cruel thing to do to a population that is already struggling with employment as they age.

    "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

    by noofsh on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 04:47:43 AM PST

    •  I ascribe much of such talk (7+ / 0-)

      about the need to cut these programs in the name of "shared sacrifice" to lazy, thoughtless, brain-dead go along to get along idiocy of the sort that weak, stupid and insecure people who can't be bothered to figure things out on their own and just want to fit in and belong engage in. I expect to hear such crap on the bus or at a cocktail party where no one's expected to be a policy expert, not from the editorial board of the supposed paper of record. Since when did being this stupid become socially and culturally acceptable in such circles?

      Then again, they may know very well that these programs don't need to be cut on the benefits side, but don't care, because it won't affect them, whereas raising tax rates, eliminating certain deductions and slashing certain spending will. So maybe it's not stupidity after all, but plain old self-interest. Which is even worse.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 05:09:19 AM PST

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    •  S/B Fuck the Washington Post editorial board (0+ / 0-)
      Fuck the NYT editorial board
      Diary was edited.

      "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

      by gritsngumbo on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 06:49:11 AM PST

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