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  •  and Lloyd Blankfein, who has drop in privileges (6+ / 0-)

    at the WH, along with being invited for socal functions, and for his business advice, one of Obama's "savvy businessmen, tells us all that we must lower our expectations.....

    Peter DeFazio ·  
    A group of C.E.Os is visiting the White House today. They say Social Security must be reduced as part of the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations.
    These CEOs ignore the fact that Social Security hasn't contributed to the debt or deficit. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein says you have to lower people's expectations of what they're going to get from Social Security.
    Blankfein is wrong. Social Security is an earned benefit. The average benefit is $14,000 a year and most people worked 45 years to get that. Billionaires like Blankfein should have to pay Social Security tax on all their income. No more bailouts for Wall Street millionaires and billionaires.

    In our 13th year of war in Afghanistan, for every soldier who came home in a box to Dover Mortuary, "God bless the cause for which he died."

    by allenjo on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 10:16:08 AM PDT

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