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  •  Read the whole article... (0+ / 0-)

    Rivlin sets out her reasons for including SS early on in the article. Don't take my word for it, don't take anyone's word when you can read for yourself what Rivlin thinks.

    Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person. -Jan Edwards

    by SoCalSal on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 03:51:23 PM PDT

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    •  I want to see where she says (0+ / 0-)

      benefit cuts won't pass. Let me know if you ever find that cite, thanks...

      If Health Insurance Reform can wait until 2015, then so can any changes to Social Security.

      by o the umanity on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 03:54:37 PM PDT

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      •  do you know how to do an advanced google search? (0+ / 0-)

        The context of the quote was the lack of agreement among commission members. Might have been on theHill.com but I didn't find it.

        Tell you what -- bloggers claim that Rivlin wants SS benefit cuts. How about you find for me a direct quote of Rivlin stating she favors benefit cuts except for the wealthy. In other words, not where she is describing the various options that are considered, but where she actually states that she personally favors privatization, raising age, etc. Because I've looked for that and haven't found it, and concluded that tmp.com and others are lying or mischaracterizing her statements.

        Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person. -Jan Edwards

        by SoCalSal on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 04:29:29 PM PDT

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        •  errr (0+ / 0-)

          this wasn't mypost or my claim:

          Alice Rifkin said that benefit cuts won't pass

          Well, unless you're taking it back on the basis of you spelled her name wrong (and you're getting/have the flu), then of course, no searching would be necessary.

          I'm guessing it's not worth searching anyway, since you go on to allude to "unnamed sources"...

          If Health Insurance Reform can wait until 2015, then so can any changes to Social Security.

          by o the umanity on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 04:34:45 PM PDT

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        •  in other words (0+ / 0-)

          now it's tmp.com who got it wrong? Or was it in The Hill?

          And? Or?

          I've ....concluded that tmp.com and others are lying or mischaracterizing her statements.

          Yeah...

          If Health Insurance Reform can wait until 2015, then so can any changes to Social Security.

          by o the umanity on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 04:37:42 PM PDT

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          •  maybe I'm not explaining myself and maybe (0+ / 0-)

            you have a reading comprehension problem, I think it's the latter. I said tpm.com uses "unnamed sources" I did not say that The Hill uses unnamed sources.

            Moreover, I gave you a link to Rivkin's own writing for you to verify for yourself. If you aren't too lazy or close minded, that is.

            Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person. -Jan Edwards

            by SoCalSal on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 05:07:29 PM PDT

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