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  •  These cuts to the safety net will never effect him (4+ / 0-)

    Or any of the millionaires that make these decisions on our behalf. Democrat and Republican millionaires will never feel the rain, cold or eat cat food. That's why they can throw granny off the cliff without talking about Pentagon cuts. Tom Brokaw said on MTP that $250k 'isn't much money'. He was talking about living in the major metropolitan cities (D.C. Baltimore, New York, Chicago, etc.), but that shows how out of touch ALL these talking heads are.

    'It isn’t fair: the caterpillar does all the work, and the butterfly gets all the glory.' - George Carlin

    by FloridaRedneck on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 02:37:48 PM PST

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    •  The president and Congress get pensions. (5+ / 0-)

      Those pensions are substantial and are funded entirely with taxpayer dollars.  So what we see now is the supreme hypocrisy of people who are currently receiving handsome, taxpayer-funded salaries and who will later receive handsome, taxpayer-funded pension payments telling ordinary citizens that even minimal taxpayer-funded retirement security is beyond our government's ability to provide.

      At the barest minimum, before the president and Congress make any cuts to Social Security benefits, they should put their own pensions on the chopping block.  Most of them are so rich they'll never need the pensions anyway.

      "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

      by FogCityJohn on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 04:16:13 PM PST

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