My crap -- not your crap. It might be political, social, or personal. If you don't like it, leave. Comment if you want. I might reply or I might not, but I do read them.
End of topic? But it's a great topic. Social Security recipients don't have billions of dollars with which to purchase politicians, so they make an excellent scapegoat.Even better, when politicians start demagoging about "Entitlement Reform!" millions of inbreds will go "Ugh! Duh yeah, that's right!"
That's right Tom. Those millions of inbreds who would be out in the street waiting in breadlines if it was not for SS.
Right on target.. thanks for this Jerry..!!
Exactly right. What makes millions of people entitled is the fact they've paid for the benefits due them.If you watch C-SPAN long enough I'm sure you'll see, as I have, Sens. John Kyl, Rand Paul and others say "entitlements" in a sneering/jeering way that makes them seem like something smelly and slimy wiped up from way back underneath the kitchen sink in an old house. To them and others like them, "reform" means weaken, make undependable, shatter people's trust, then privatize — a.k.a. destroy.Amazingly, these political sociopaths see themselves as loyal disciple of St. Ronald. What irony.
I paid for it and am still paying for my Medicare. You're damn right that I am entitled to it!
You nailed it, Jerry!
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Stupid is as stupid does. And YOU are the epitome of stupid.
Stupid for quoting Reagan? You might have a point there!
Then, Critter, do you disagree with Obama's claim that Social Security is part of the debt/budget, and the first thing that should be cut? Why else would he threaten to withhold social security checks whenever discussions about not raising the debt ceiling come up?If he considered it to be not part of the debt/budget/deficit problem, he'd never mention that, would he?
I don't recall Obama saying that SS is the "first thing that should be cut". How about a source for that statement.I do not agree with Obama including SS in any budget or debt discussions. SS payments do not affect the budget, the debt, or the deficit. They cannot by law. It is entirely funded by employee/employer contributions.
This is very common knowledge, Jerry. A major headline that was everywherehttp://thehill.com/homenews/administration/170557-labor-angered-by-obamas-willingness-to-cut-social-security-http://blog.syracuse.com/opinion/2013/01/obamas_hint_that_social_securi.htmlhttp://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=169390812Just a few of many. The last one, from NPR and the Associated Press, contains this damning discussion:"President Barack Obama's blanket statement Monday that "Social Security checks and veterans benefits will be delayed" if Congress doesn't raise the debt limit..."Yes, just some of countless places quoting Obama's direct statement, his own words, that Social Security is very much a part of the debt/budget/deficit discussion, and is so fragile/volatile that it is on the top of the stack as the first to go if there's a crunch.So what is going on here? Are your budget priorities very different from Obama's in this case? Perhaps more like the Republicans, in this case, who bury SS way down in this "stack" of things being the first to go in some sort of crunch like this?
Also from just a couple of weeks ago,Also from NPR and the AP:"Obama: Debt Limit Fight Imperils Elderly's Checksby The Associated PressJanuary 14, 2013 5:53 PM"WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring "we are not a deadbeat nation," President Obama warned on Monday that Social Security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed if congressional Republicans fail to increase the government's borrowing authority in a looming showdown over the nation's debt and spending."How can we "put it to bed", when the most powerful liberal of them all, the President of the US is pulling it out of bed, making it drink Red Bull, and ordering it to dance all night in the town square?
I am we'll aware that Obama has discussed SS cuts. My question dealt with your statement that he says it is the "first thing" that should be cut.
In his statements, Obama names just two things to cut right away. Social security is the "first thing" listed. Read his statements. It is clear that he considers this as part of the budget, and the most expendible part. The first to go.
I didn't see that in any of the references you listed.
Read again. Want me to re post the comments? Where he lists only two things to cut, and what the "first thing" on this short list is?
No, its not that important. If he puts it first in a list, it may or may not mean he thinks it is the most important item. It doesn't really matter. I think he is wrong to include SS in any budget discussions or cuts. But then I don't expect to agree with everything he says or does anyway. I am sure that I agree with more things that he will do, than I would have agreed with things Romney would have done if he had been elected...and that is the choice we had.
So yeah, here we have Ronald "Lockbox" Reagan... and Barack "Throw SS under the bus first if a loud sound startles him" Obama.
That does appear to be the case, dmarks.
Yeah... doubt that cutting the drone program is high on his list.
dmarks doesn't get it. Obama is talking about the first checks that need to go out as government obligations. He's sounding a warning, obviously to help mobilize public pressure on Republicans to stop obstructing, compromise, meet obligations and come up with a workable budget. Oh yes, and avoid the sequester stupidity, which is the last thing the economy needs.
So, I will ask Jerry: Do you support the idea of threatening to throw Social Security under the bus as the very first thing to do when faced with a major budget crisis, as Obama has promised again and again to do.... in order to play mere political one-upsmanship and pressure games? The games S.W. describes? Isn't this irresponsible, deceptive, and rather dangerous: i.e. how many seniors would die in poverty due to cut-off funds before Obama said "Enough, I made my point"?Would it be 1? 10? More? All due to his own decision to cut off finds?
Video evidence does not stop Republicans from rewriting history. Reagan never said what he said in that video. He also never said anything about the wealthy paying their fair share.S.W. Anderson: dmarks doesn't get it. Obama is... sounding a warning...No, dmarks does not get it. Obama has never "threatened". He is warning what will happen due to Republican obstruction. And the Republicans want to cut SS MORE, or at least as much as Obama, so this talk of "throwing under the bus" in regards to Obama ONLY is pure dmarks BS.Regarding cutting SS: Obama is wrong. The Republicans are wrong. Liberal Democrats are right. Obama isn't a liberal Democrat (another fact dmarks does not get).dmarks: Would it be 1? 10? More? All due to his own decision to cut off funds?Zero. Obama has never suggested cutting off funds. He warns when Republican obstruction may lead to checks being DELAYED.On another subject, it appears that dmarks' efforts to have my blog disabled by Google have failed. Or maybe they just haven't gotten around to it yet.
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WD lied. Obama did indeed promise to cut SS payments immediately if the budget impasse came to happen. It was his promise, not that of the Republicans. It was his own choice to promise this. And yes he is a leftist, a liberal Democratic President. As measured from the political center.As for WD's blog and comments, I don't care what he does on other blogs. But I cut him off from my blog and sent all his comments to the spam filter due to gratuitous profanity and his massive cutting and pasting of spams (not unlike the several comments above) to create dozens of spam comments. Something I do to any spammer, left... right... or nonideological.
Darks,How about a reference to Obama'a actual statement where he makes that promise.
Crittershit you are full of yourself.
dmarks lied (and continues to lie). I submitted ZERO comments to his blog that contained profanity (absolutely none). I commented on his blog (a comment that was critical of his post, but ON TOPIC) and he called my comment "spam" and deleted it.I had previously commented on his blog and he allowed those comments to stand, so I was somewhat surprised when he deleted what I wrote and lied about my comment being "spam". After he lied about me "spamming" him, I did submit a couple of comments that contained links to male enhancement websites. Why? Because he clearly had NO IDEA what real spam looked like. I decided to be helpful and provide him with some examples (and I was POed about him deleting my comments and LYING about what I said). I say "somewhat surprised" because, after thinking about it, I realized he deleted my comments because he was following the lead of Will Hart, who banned me from his blog (for disagreeing with him to much). dmarks is lying about me swearing in my comments I submitted to his blog because THAT IS WHAT DMARKS DOES. See my post on the subject here. This is a post where I document dmarks' lies. dmarks will continue slandering me on other blogs, but I have documented exactly what happened on my blog (read my post to get my side before believing dmarks' lies).dmarks will not be able to link to any statement by President Obama "threatens" to cut SS because no such statement exists. This is just another example of dmarks lying.
Your president eats shit
Have you kissed Shaw's ass yet today?
Hey Anon. Do you still masturbate on your mother's picture, or have you switched to your brother?
No, but I'd bet that you do,
Lol, good try. But NO cigar
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