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  •  #1 Accurate Language (7+ / 0-)

    The Repukes set the tone of cuts to Social Security and Medicare [which do NOT contribute one penny to the national deficit because they are SEPARATE accounts] by calling them "entitlement programs" which implies they're welfare programs.  They are NOT welfare programs, as the f##king Repukes want us to think by calling them "entitlement programs."  They are EARNED BENEFITS programs.

    We each pay FICA and Medicare when we're working, and even after we receive either Social Security Insurance, or Social Security Disability Insurance if we become disabled, we still pay Medicare Part A and Part B insurance premiums; they're deducted before SSI or SSDI are deposited into our bank account.  Additionally, if we qualify for the Bushista Medicare Part D prescription program (where the law said "buy this corporate prescription insurance program or else"), we are forced to purchase corporate prescription insurance on top of the Medicare insurance that is already being deducted from SSI or SSDI.

    Somehow, Moronic Media and the Punditocracy never quite grasp how that works and still insist on calling Social Security and Medicare "entitlement programs" and the low-information voters think we get welfare money (or that they are going to get welfare money from SSI/SSDI / Medicare) when they are eligible to apply for these programs, and apparently never look at their own pay stubs to see that they're already paying FICA and Medicare.

    EARNED BENEFITS.... not "entitlement programs."

    Do we need to email or phone each of our Democratic Congress Critters to remind them how to use correct terminology and - once again - tell them not to let the Repukes set the narrative with prejudicial language???

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 09:21:29 AM PST

    •  Just use Social Security and Medicare (2+ / 0-)
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      chuckvw, NonnyO

      Both parties play this con with the "entitlement" b.s.  Republicans want to cut and Democrats want to reform.  SAME b.s.  I mean it's become a game with me to try to get any Democrat on the record on specifically Social Security and Medicare benefit cuts.  I mean you get NOTHING.  No commitment.  No 3rd rail.  When the word went out to bafflegab the public I don't know but for the last 2 or 3 years it's been hopeless.  

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