Friday, July 30, 2010

Social Security

You know I don't really believe in polls but I've seen these results in enough places that it's worth noting a majority of Americans think we should "fix" Social Security by taxing the rich. And the President might want to notice that the proposals being floated by his Catfood Commission are extremely unpopular, as they were in 2005 when Bush tried to "reform" the program.

And in contrast to most of our political disagreements, this is one issue where many Republicans agree with the "socialist" left.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This idiocy runs contrary to everything the God of the left (FDR) promised. If you want to save social security, jump out of a 10th floor window. Best thing for the country, society, and you. You disgusting old uneducated hag. Saves having to pay out to extend your miserable and useless existence.

4:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Ruth said...

No surprise, instead of honestly collecting on their long payment into their social security, workers are thrown out the window by ignorant wingnuts who would rather throw what they earned at their chosen drones on society, businesses that depend on welfare to survive and send jobs offshore.

7:37:00 AM  
Blogger libhom said...

The Demopublicans care a lot more about wealthy donors than the views of ordinary voters.

7:50:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Well I see someone from my fan club from DetNews has followed me home and is too cowardly to leave his name.

Social Security is going to be another fight. This is certainly my greatest disappointment in the Dems. I didn't expect much from them but I did expect them to fight to protect one of their greatest acheivements.

9:19:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Sanity seems crazy to the insane and only stupidity seems reasonable to the stupid. These are the dregs of humanity that want to take back the country that's been taking them for a ride!

1) SS is not going broke: By 2023, Social Security will have a $4.6 trillion surplus. It can pay out all scheduled benefits for the next quarter-century with no changes whatsoever.

2) SS doesn't need to be fixed, but raising the amount taxed to over 106,000 would keep it in the black far past 2023.

I can understand the reluctance of people who see this not as a country with common goals, but a collection of hyenas competing for some carrion corpse, but it's really petty in the extreme. What I don't understand is the vicious insanity of our low life mediocrity commenter here when it comes to siding with the people who respect his opinions as much as I respect a clog in my toilet.

As to the veiled death threat, I get them all the time and take delight in anything that might someday allow me to disembowel one of them with a dozen hollow points to the gut.

9:40:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

The hilarious aspect of my trolls is that most of them are being screwed by the people they defend and don't care because they apparently think some day they'll be allowed to rise up and join their ranks. Or something.

11:52:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Hilarious yes, but who's laughing?

10:58:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I believe this falls under what my friend Jules Siegel calls "mad laughter"

11:20:00 AM  

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