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  •  Obama's top donors want SS cuts (7+ / 1-)

    The board of directors of Third Way donated nearly $3 million to Obama, Dem Party PACS, DCCC, DSCC and a long list of Dem Senators.

    Here's a list, most of whom helped raise the $3 million:

        John L. Vogelstein
        Chairman
        Bernard L. Schwartz
        Chairman Emeritus
        David Heller
        Vice-Chairman
        Georgette Bennett
        William D. Budinger
        David A. Coulter
        Jonathan Cowan
        Lewis Cullman
        William M. Daley
        John Dyson

        Robert Dyson
        Andrew Feldstein
        Brian Frank
        Michael B. Goldberg
        Peter A. Joseph
        Derek Kaufman
        Derek Kirkland
        Ronald A. Klain
        Peter B. Lewis
        Thurgood Marshall, Jr.

        Susan McCue
        Herbert Miller
        Michael Novogratz
        Andrew Parmentier
        Kirk Radke
        Howard Rossman
        Tim Sweeney
        Ted Trimpa
        Barbara Manfrey Vogelstein
        Joseph Zimlich

    They think Social Security needs to be "rescued".  Their pathetic site uses over the top demagoguery and outright lies about Social Security and its solvency.  

    They're offering the same tired, old lies about how cutting SS will help Wall Street and the economy.

    Link

    Yes,

    they want to enact the Chained CPI,
    they want to raise the retirement age to 70
    and yes,
    they want to divert future SS payroll deductions to "private" savings accounts.  

    Cuz we all know the stock market is such a great place to put your retirement funds.

    It would be easy to laugh off these idiots and their transparently greedy plans to gut SS for their own private profit, except for the fact that they've donated so much to re-elect Dems in the last election.

    It's time to shed some light on this vermin and let the WH and Dem leaders in Congress know that we won't stand for them selling SS & Medicare for some campaign contributions.

    Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

    by Betty Pinson on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 01:21:42 PM PST

    •  The President raised (1+ / 0-)
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      zizi

      over a billion dollars in this last cycle....so .3% from these folks are going to carrry the day?

      I am sure that the President will be bribed for .3% of his total fundraising....how much did he get from the U. of California this time? They led his donations last cycle.

      •  That's the amount that's been reported (1+ / 0-)
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        Thanks to Citizens United, the probably donated much more in funds that didn't require reporting, not to mention more that has been promised for the 2014 mid-terms.

        Most of these people are corporate titans and investment bankers.  They have a huge monetary stake in influencing WH and Congressional public policy decisions.

        They want to privatize SS by having some of the FICA deductions diverted into "private savings accounts".  They have investments in health care, insurance, nursing homes - they want to control what happens with Medicare and Medicaid to gain the maximum amount of profit possible from taxpayer funded programs.

        Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

        by Betty Pinson on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 02:45:08 PM PST

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    •  zizi can you explain the HR? (1+ / 0-)
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      PhilJD

      I went into detail to document my claims.  Is there something you think is missing or in error?

      Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

      by Betty Pinson on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 03:34:45 PM PST

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      •  Not the first time that user has issued (0+ / 0-)

        an "unusual" HR, apparently following a secret ratings algorithm known only to himself.

        Wear it as a badge of honor.

        When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

        by PhilJD on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 04:36:18 PM PST

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    •  Uprated to counter bizarre, abusive HR. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

      by PhilJD on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 04:33:19 PM PST

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