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#HandsOffMySocialSecurity Well a crap load of you Kossacks and Democrats in Washington DC are talking about SS as if there is something wrong with it, and it needs to be fixed. If you advocate for ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 333 comments on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 01:55 PM PST with 406 Recommends
Assuming job creation, raising the minimum wage occasionally, and moderate slowdown of workforce growth, Social Security is good thru 2090 . Most of the country understands that in one form or ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 28 comments on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 09:16 AM PST with 17 Recommends
This is why they are fighting so hard to not have to pay you what you yourself put into Social Security! This is why there might just be a 'shortfall' ... How else were they going to pay for the ...
by LOrion
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 08:26 PM PST with 21 Recommends
Of course that's not realistic. But yet everyone who writes or says Social Security will be broke in 2033 is repeating the same sort of unrealistic prediction. Every one of you who advocates ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 09:37 AM PST with 17 Recommends
The Social Security Trust Fund has approximately a $2.5 trillion surplus and is not a part of the budget so it should be off the table for the current fiscal cliff discussion. Even so, SS needs to ...
by BubbaNerdus
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 02:23 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Reject the Fiscal Cliff, Tax the Rich, Invest in Infrastructure and Services DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) rejects the “fiscal cliff” hysteria of the corporate establishment and the ...
by dcampbell
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 10:29 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Morning Joe is prattling on about Austerity, aka Shared Sacrifice ... Simpson Bowles. Scarborough is stating without facts or reason, that "raising taxes on the rich" will not fix Social Security.
by jamess
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 05:53 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Mitt may be right that 47% of all people pay no income taxes, but he's wrong to suggest they pay no taxes. There's sales taxes, excise taxes on alcohol and tobacco and property taxes, or higher ...
by DaytonMike
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 08:05 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
As the New York Times suggested last week, the fate of President Obama's Affordable Care Act in general and its mandate that Americans obtain health insurance in particular may hinge on Justice ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 11:30 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
And rightly so. It may be good short-term politics, but it's bad public policy and a potential long-term political headache for Democrats and progressives. The liberal senator was unusually ...
by Paleo
Comment Count 49 comments on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 06:32 AM PST with 25 Recommends
We all know the issues and demagoguing false facts from the right about Social ...
by Blue Mark
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 11:08 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Congressional Democrats have taken a courageous move and have dared conservatives on both sides of the aisle to blink. The Democrats, eager to prevent our tax bills from increasing during time of ...
by TomorrowsProgressives
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 08:08 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Yes this will be an exercise in shameless begging. A little over a week ago, I created a petition on the new White House online tool ...
by Lestatdelc
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 03:51 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
A petition on ending the death penalty was the first Kossack initiated ...
by Lestatdelc
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 12:43 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Why do I say that? Because so far the tea-baggers and right-wing cranks have been able to gather over 1,200 online signatures to support things such ...
by Lestatdelc
Comment Count 56 comments on Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 09:10 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Yesterday was an exciting day for those of us trying to help our fellow Kossacks get their voices and ideas heard by the administration and the general public. We had our first petition cross the ...
by Lestatdelc
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 07:31 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
The White House created a petition site six days ago called " We the people: Your voice in our government ". With this new online tool, anyone 13 or ...
by Lestatdelc
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 05:45 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
The White House created a petition site one week ago called " We the people: Your voice in our government ". With this new online tool, anyone 13 or ...
by Lestatdelc
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 08:32 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
In recent years there has been a hue and cry about the "dire" situation "entitlement" programs such as Social Security are in. Even among non-right winger moderates, there is a belief that Social ...
by Lestatdelc
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 07:25 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Late Friday night I created a petition on the White House's website using a new tool the administration launched last week for petitioning the ...
by Lestatdelc
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 06:01 AM PDT with 3 Recommends