Pay attention to the growing push to cut Social Security in the name of “austerity.” (And yes, far too many Dems are involved.) The bond boys whisper in the president’s ear, while the campaign ops try frantically to convince him it’s political suicide. (Because it is.) And Bernie Sanders, God bless ‘im, continues to fight on while NPR regurgitates the propaganda:
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint acknowledges there is a risk in pressing now for Social Security reforms.
“It is politically dangerous, but I think the mood of the country is different than it has been [at] any time in my lifetime,” DeMint said. “They expect us to do things to stop the bankrupting of the country.”
DeMint wants to let people under 55 set up personal retirement accounts as an alternative to paying into Social Security.
And that’s why Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski is deeply suspicious of the GOP push for reform.
“I think it’s a stalking horse for those who want to privatize Social Security,” she said. “They want Social Security to become a dot-com. I want to keep it a dot-gov.”
On Tuesday, a group of Democratic lawmakers proposed protecting Social Security by requiring a two-thirds majority vote for any changes in the program. That measure’s lead sponsor is Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“This country faces a lot of very serious crises which should be dealt with yesterday,” Sanders said. “Social Security happens not to be one of them.” Not for Democrats, anyway.
This story’s from NPR. Notice the little dig there at the end? Fuck them. This “reasonable” splitting the difference crap is what I hate about them. They indoctrinate people who should know better, but since NPR tells them it’s perfectly okay to cut Social Security, “reasonable” people should support it.
Fuck them and their smugness.
Imagine if your college-aged kid tapped out his college fund to buy a $100,000 sports car, and then went to the college to “explain” to them they should be willing to accept 50% of his tuition as payment in full.
That’s what these bastards are trying to do with Social Security, and it’s just plain immoral.