If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.
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- Thomas Jefferson
Social Security is not broken and therefore does not need to be fixed
So Called Social Security Crisis (SCSSC)
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Today's Debunking of the So Called Social Security Crisis(SCSSC)
It's Really a National Debt Problem
As pretty much all the sensible articles on Social Security have made clear, to the extent that we have a problem, it is not a Social Security problem, but an accumulated national debt problem. And this isn't just a looking at one side or the otherIt's a very good post and I recommend reading the whole thing. The only thing I would add is that this has been the Republicans plan ever since Reagan, if no before. Huge deficits to force the cutting of social programs, which to them are the root of all evil.
So why does the president figure he can get away without making good on the debt to the folks who pay Social Security taxes, who are overwhelmingly low and middle-income wage earners (since no one pays Social Security tax on investment income or wage and salary income over about $85,000 a year)?
Isn't it obvious? Because he thinks they're an easy mark.
Across the board, it's just one big scam.
The guy who's the biggest threat to Social Security says he wants to 'save' it by abolishing the program and replacing it with private accounts.