Democrats Giving Up on Seniors & Disabled?
From the National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare: Apparently All the Super Committee Can Agree On is America’s Seniors Should Pay for Deficit Reduction. "The new deficit reduction plan being proposed by some Democrats on the Super Committee proposes even more Medicare and Medicaid cuts than the draconian Bowles-Simpson plan and even less in revenue increases. Yes, you read that right … this is a Democrat’s plan."
From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: DEMOCRATS OFFER SIGNIFICANT CONCESSIONS: Plan Is to the Right of Bowles-Simpson and Gang of Six.
Sometimes the appearance of being reasonable is not reasonable at all. Democrats! Get serious and stand up for workers, the aged, and the disabled.
1% Using Joint Committee to Its Ends
OPINION: Message to the 99%: Help Stop the 1% From Using the Super Committee to Rob the American People. "In order to spare defense contractors, the pharmaceutical industry, and other fat cats, while appeasing the credit agencies, whose AAA ratings to crony-clients helped crash the economy, the Supercommittee has proposed slashing benefits for current and future beneficiaries of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, notwithstanding that the current deficit has nothing to do with these programs."
"Neither Social Security, which by law, cannot borrow a penny, nor Medicare, nor Medicaid is to be found among the causes. That hasn't stopped the Super Committee, though."
A very interesting and factual piece. Helpful reading to sort through known facts and put them in the context of what is becoming not only a movement but also a growing conflict between the haves and have-nots in America. It seems to be much more reality than perception that the super-rich have become not only greedy but also spoiled and blind -- completely unaware and out of touch with the growing anger, frustration, and awareness that circumstances are grossly unfair and morally wrong.
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