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  •  derridog, just reread--you did, I apologize. When (1+ / 0-)
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    joanneleon

    I saw the Greenspan Commission reference, took it to mean just 'those dastardly Republicans' (which is out there, quite a bit.)  Clearly, I didn't see your last sentence.  ;-)

    The truth is that I was floored when I watched the video of three former Greenspan Commission staffers.  Frankly, "I" put much more blame on Repubs regarding Social Security reform, until I saw this video.

    Again, my apology.  Didn't mean to 'call you out,' so much as share that info about Pepper.  

    Have to admit that I have had too much of a false sense of security regarding Dems protecting Social Security.  Maybe my reaction was a form of 'projection,' LOL!

    Mollie

    "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


    hiddennplainsight

    by musiccitymollie on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 02:04:14 PM PDT

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    •  Well, it helps to believe that the (2+ / 0-)
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      Dems are on our side.  It hurts that it's not true. So we try to hide what we see "with our lying eyes."  I worked against Obama in 2008. I actually thought Hillary would be better but who knows?  But I did so because if you just looked at what he said when he was in the Illinois state legislature versus what he did when he was in office, it was depressingly obvious that there was a big gap between rhetoric and action.  I don't think that has changed. OTOH, he is so likeable and he knows just the right words to say to make us feel that he is on our side. We think he's one of us and then he continually lets us down.

      The rest of the Dems are the same. i thought Nancy Pelosi would stand up for us at one time, but it became clear when she started supporting the Chained CPI that she is also ready to betray us.   I guess we just have to keep our eyes open and be clear about who is for us and who isn't.  I trust Bernie Sanders. I trust Howard Dean.  There are a few others, but not many.  We need to keep the pressure on and just hope that we can shine the light on what they are really doing.  I give credit to Bernie who is out there every day on every talk show trying to wake people up.  Bless his heart!

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