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  •  So Dems are gutting SS because they're responding (2+ / 0-)
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    chuckvw, Nada Lemming

    to (misinformed) citizens. Right.

    Any random unfounded explanation is better than accepting that Obama is a neoliberal, and wanted to gut the New Deal from the start.

    American exceptionalism is America's road to perdition.

    by Alexandre on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 08:08:03 PM PDT

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    •  No - Bernanke has said many times that the money (3+ / 0-)
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      in Social Security needs to be in the stock market.  But legally the government is supposed to put the money in US treasury bonds - except they keep spending it.  the plan all along has been to raid the Social Security money because it is one of the last pots of money they (the politicians) can go after.

    •  Not misinformed citizens. Misinformed voters. (0+ / 0-)

      We need to get over the idea that good people, once elected to office, will act independently or courageously. They all become gears and levers in a mechanism of power that goes way beyond the three branches of government.

      Dems are not "gutting SS". That's what Paul Ryan is trying to do. Dems feel compelled to act "in a spirit of compromise" on important issue because they don't trust us to get them though the next election.

      “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing
      he was never reasoned into” - Jonathan Swift

      by jjohnjj on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 10:58:04 PM PDT

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