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  •  Because he's proposed it twice (31+ / 0-)

    Why is this so hard to understand?  And yes, for a Democratic president to put something like that forward, even if it doesn't come to pass is so breathtakingly shocking that we have to remain vigilant to it.  "Trust me" is a completely inadequate and irresponsible approach.

    And no, there is no progressive case to make.  None.

    THere's a progressive case for raising the cap on the income subject to SS Tax.  BUt not for cuts of any kind.

    Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

    by Mindful Nature on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 08:54:28 AM PST

    •  Exactly (6+ / 0-)

      how many times do we have to say that SS is solvent for decades, does not add to the deficit and that raising the cap will extend that solvency for many more decades?

      And additional to the actual reduction in benefits COLA represents, I am deeply concerned that this could be perceived as just the first step in dismantling SS and Medicare.  You know, those "entitlements" that people are really entitled to.   We all know that the party of "individual responsibility" (tried not to laugh writing that) is dying to eliminate these programs and/or give this incredible windfall to Wall Street.  

      No.  It is not okay to ever put this on the table.  And instead of freaking out, I will do as much as I can to make sure that my voice is heard and elect candidates in  2014 who would never vote for this.

      And btw, this is incredibly politically stupid.  We want to be known as the party that cuts SS?  We'll make Congress look better than vermin and that smear of snot you see on the sidewalk sometimes that you carefully step around.


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