4 thoughts on “What’s in a name?

  1. it doesn’t sound like the semantics game is working:

    Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, the senior Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said Democrats would oppose changes in Social Security benefits as part of the deficit-reduction talks…

    Representative Xavier Becerra of California, a member of the House Democratic leadership, said, “The cuts in Social Security benefits would grow larger as retirees age, and seniors who rely most on Social Security to pay for basic necessities would receive the biggest benefit cuts.” …

    In particular, Mr. Whitehouse said, Congress must not “cut benefits through backdoor methods such as lowering the cost-of-living adjustment.”

    We gotta let these Democrats know that if they fuck us on our social security, we will stay home in 2012 and beyond. We would rather deal with a republican who tells us “fuck you” to our face than a sweet-talking democrat who stabs us in the back. We can work with haters, we can’t work with liars.

  2. Candidate Barack “LET ME BE CLEAR” Obama, September 6, 2008:

    “But John McCain’s campaign has gone even further, suggesting that the best answer for the growing pressures on Social Security might be to cut Cost of Living Adjustments, or raise the retirement age. Now let me be clear: I will not do either.”

  3. Yea, well, we haven’t had a COLA in two years, and that’s because nothing we spend on has gone up……oh wait……so the chained CPI will do what? Here’s just two and they don’t include food and energy: I’m lucky enough to have health insurance the premiums for which went up 12.5 % this year, with some copays increasing either 100 %, or 50 %. Homeowner’s insurance just went up 17 %. So what of the people who are on SS and don’t have health insurance or homeowners’ insurance? At least I have these things, so those who don’t will be hurt even more. The democrats suck for even considering this.

  4. They’re making sure to unhook SS from inflation indexing before Bernake starts flooding the world with dollars and turns greenbacks into confederate currency.

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