God, I love Republicans

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Here we go again:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) condemned a dangerous new rule in the House of Representatives that would undermine Social Security by attacking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The unprecedented rule change would prevent the House of Representatives from passing clean reallocations of the Social Security Trust Fund.

“Today, House Republicans are trying to change rules that have been in place for decades as a way to attack social insurance,” Brown said. “Rather than solve the short-term problems facing the Social Security Disability program as we have in the past, Republicans want to set the stage to cut benefits for seniors and disabled Americans.”

This is routine — you know, the way raising the debt ceiling used to be?

3 thoughts on “God, I love Republicans

  1. Every Republicans and the vast majority of Democrats don’t like socialism. Social Security is a socialist system. (So is the military for that matter.) Consequently the politicians are always trying to do the system in. Especially the Republicans.
    But, even Obama tried to change the way that the cost of living was defined for Social Security. He wanted a “chained” CPI.
    Most of our politicians are free market capitalists. The 1% (oligarchy) sees to it that that’s the case.
    That’s why Bernie Sanders is the only socialist in the congress.
    And why the American people who don’t understand what socialism is keep voting against their own self-interests.

  2. Talk about a softball down the middle of the plate. All Hillary has to do is scream that the Republicans are impounding Social Security funds on their first day in control of Congress and this gets pulled back. Won’t happen because IMHO’s correct.

  3. It’s not socialism they hate – they feel it’s a burden to corporations to have to contribute anything to the fund. And having borrowed against it all these years they don’t want to pay it back.

    Correct about BHO but too early to speculate what Hillary would do IMHO.

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