America will die old and broke: The systematic right-wing plot to ransack the middle-class nest egg

SALON Despite what conservatives say, the safety net works—which is why the 1 percent wants to stage a hostile takeover… Through a quirk in state term limits combined with a terrible midterm election, the Nevada legislature has been taken over by amateurs and extremists. The legislature is now debating whether to dismantle the Nevada public employee… More America will die old and broke: The systematic right-wing plot to ransack the middle-class nest egg

Social Security and its role in the nation’s debt

This information is vital when debating right-wingers who blame a large part of the deficit on Social Security… The Washington Post Fact Checker “Social Security has not added one penny to the deficit.” — Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Nov. 27, 2012 In 2011, we evaluated a similar statement about Social Security and gave it a relatively rare… More Social Security and its role in the nation’s debt

How the rich created the Social Security “crisis”

Salon The Bush tax cuts coupled with a decades-long smear campaign are the real threat to the successful program Now and then, George W. Bush told the unvarnished truth—most often in jest. Consider the GOP presidential nominee’s Oct. 20, 2000, speech at a high-society $800-a-plate fundraiser at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria. Resplendent in a black tailcoat,… More How the rich created the Social Security “crisis”

Debt Madness Was Always About Killing Social Security

Robert Scheer – Truthdig This phony debt crisis has now passed through the looking glass into the realm where madness reigns. What should have been an uneventful moment in which lawmakers make good on the nation’s contractual obligations has instead been seized upon by Republican hypocrites as a moment to settle ideological scores that have… More Debt Madness Was Always About Killing Social Security

Boehner: We Can’t Have the War AND Social Security – So We Need To Cut Social Security! | Crooks and Liars

Boehner: We Can’t Have the War AND Social Secur…, posted with vodpod     Crooks & Liars  I saw this and I couldn’t believe it. But then I thought, well, Boehner’s only saying out loud what some Democrats seem to believe anyway: We can’t afford the war AND Social Security, so naturally, Social Security’s gotta… More Boehner: We Can’t Have the War AND Social Security – So We Need To Cut Social Security! | Crooks and Liars