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  •  I'd prefer... (8+ / 0-)

    To call a spade a spade.  No need to sugarcoat what the other side represents.  They want the elderly to be reduced to animal food.  Catfood commission is a fitting name.

    •  I really doubt that they want the elderly to be (0+ / 0-)

      reduced to animal food (in the sense either of being consumed by animals or themselves consuming animal food). That you say they do kind of illustrates my point.

      •  It's not that they want people to eat catfood (5+ / 0-)
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        The point is they don't care what happens to people one way or another. The "remedies" they propose for a "crisis" that doesn't exist have nothing to do with anything except ordinary peoplel get less Social Security.

        What happens as a result doesn't matter to them. They have better uses for the payroll tax money than to spend on what it's intended for--Social Security and ONLY Social Security. Whaddya

      •  Ok, maybe that was an exaggeration (5+ / 0-)

        But only slightly.  They may not want the elderly to eat animal food, but it is a likely result of dismantling Medicare (Ryancare) and probably Social Security as well.  Either going without medical care or spending significantly less on necessities like food would certainly result.  How on earth is it demonizing the other side when anyone with half a brain can see what they are pushing will completely destroy any quality of life those in their 60's or older might hope for.  Calling Ryancare the "Republican Senior Citizen assisted-suidice bill" wouldn't be much of an overstatement, since it would probably be a result of this legislation.

        •  I certainly agree with you about Ryan's proposal, (0+ / 0-)

          but that is different from the Simpson/Bowles proposal, which cut benefits mostly from the wealthiest beneficiaries, and increased benefits for very low income workers.

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