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  •  What's more, this so-called "greediest... (8+ / 0-)

    ...generation" has been paying extra into Social Security for 30 years, since Reagan raised the payroll tax, in order to fund their retirement.

    Fuck Alan Simpson and whoever who put him in charge of the Catfood Commission.

    Obama stands with war profiteers, torturers, Wall Street, health insurance companies, Big PhARMA, Big Oil and Social Security-haters. Good at photo ops, though.

    by expatjourno on Sun Dec 19, 2010 at 07:29:09 PM PST

    •  Alan Simpson isn't in charge (3+ / 0-)
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      and the whole Catfood Commission shares his perspective, including the so-called "moderates" like Pete Peterson (the one actually "in charge" of the whole fancy feast), and the so-called "liberals" Erskine Bowles and Alice Rivlin, at best every single one of them wants to privatize Social Security, and some of them want to discard it entirely--including the "liberals" and "Democrats" on the Commission.  It was pre-stacked to produce only Catfood, that's why it's the Catfood Commission.

      Laws and government may be considered in this and indeed in every case as a combination of the rich to oppress the poor ~Adam Smith

      by ActivistGuy on Sun Dec 19, 2010 at 07:52:25 PM PST

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      •  Yup. I know. (1+ / 0-)
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        Obama stands with war profiteers, torturers, Wall Street, health insurance companies, Big PhARMA, Big Oil and Social Security-haters. Good at photo ops, though.

        by expatjourno on Sun Dec 19, 2010 at 10:44:46 PM PST

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      •  Not the whole Catfood Commission (0+ / 0-)

          There were a few progressives on the commission, mostly House members like Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) who did not agree with its recommendations, which were supported by only 11 of the 18 members of the panel. Schakowsky presented some alternatives that made much more sense, but have little chance of passage in the upcoming Congress.

        I'm not a Limousine Liberal; I am a Prius Progressive

        by Zack from the SFV on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 12:45:46 AM PST

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