Bachmann said she wanted everybody of...

Bachmann said she wanted everybody off Social Security

There are 875 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 10, 2010, titled Bachmann said she wanted everybody off Social Security. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., leads a news conference and rally Nov. 5 at the U.S. Capitol.

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she is awesome

Brentwood, CA

#88 Feb 11, 2010
imagine that? no more wealth distribution

Hey, big hearted liberal dopes......YOU have a responsibility toward the "needy" and the "poooor".......not the government....

you selfish Lib morons!
sort of

Saint Paul, MN

#89 Feb 11, 2010
I sort of agree with you. The thing I don't appreciate about social security is that the problems with it will always be solved on the backs of those of us who have paid in all our lives. I do the right and responsible thing and then social security is not there or is there at a much reduced rate by the time I am supposed to benefit from it.

If that's where we are headed, let me know now so I can stop paying in to the system.

The people that I think should not be on social security are the ones who do not have work quarters and do not qualify to collect. I am not saying they don't deserve our help, I am saying that it should not come from this fund.
Stupidity Running Rampant wrote:
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You applaud her? What is her answer for caring for the disabled? Should we live on the streets and beg? How about a solution for care of the elderly and infirm? Euthanasia perhaps?
How about the thousands of children who depend on Social Security? Maybe we should start only allowing people who can afford children to bear children? Maybe people who already have money should not be allowed to collect at all?
It's very easy for someone who eats well and lives well to suggest cuts and changes to save money. But these are people, not the bottom line numbers, who will be homeless and hungry.
Let us please not punish the disabled and elderly for something that is beyond our control!!!
Find a better solution to the problem and then ask for changes.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#90 Feb 11, 2010
care wrote:
the big question is WHO is funding her campaign? In my mind, there is no doubt that it's the "big-guns"-- the corporations and the very rich people. What will happen when the youngsters in all those low paying service, retail and crop-picking jobs will have absolutely no income to survive on when they are old (not to mention the millions that will have no job at all because the jobs are all shipped out by profiteering corporations to China, India,etc etc, etc!) As in the old "you load 16 tons and what do you get" song: most of those who do manage to work, will "owe their soul to the company store" and die while working. "Retirement," as they age and become infirm, will be totally unavailable to them.
Meanwhile the owners and CEO's of the companies/corporations laugh all the way to the bank making MILLIONS for a salary EACH YEAR... "I've got mine and to heck with you all...." Lovely.
the true libertarian philosophy is that a person should have freedom and rights that do not interfere with the freedoms and rights of others. people claim to be libertarians when what they really want is permissiveness, to do as they please no matter who gets hurt. it is the predator that wants that sort of freedom. Bachmann is a flunkie for the predators. the idea that she represents a Christian view is an insult to decent Christians. she is so much like Palin. Marsha Blackburn is another one. There are some women in the gOP who are interesting, and not so awful - most notably Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan, and now a commentator on news shows, and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who said of Palin's lies about the fictitious death panels: "there is enough that is really wrong with the health bill that we have no need to lie about things that aren't in it."

Since: May 08

Jupiter, FL

#91 Feb 11, 2010
You know what would be great? Palin/Bachman in 2012!! How much fun would be!! It would generate 18-24 months of hilarity and give the real, true, American Patriots something to do other than watch Fox Spews 24/7.
Cynic

Minneapolis, MN

#92 Feb 11, 2010
In general I agree with Bachmann on this - and normally I think she's way out there. Of course the Democrat Clark just wants us all to become more and more dependent on the government for everything. I do believe in personal responsibility, and if the government would keep it's greedy hands out of our pockets it would be possible for people to save more themselves for their retirement. And for those that won't - too bad. Keep working until you drop. Let's say I'm less than "compassionate". I'm sick to death of the poor victims who just can't seem to get it together.
funny

Saint Paul, MN

#93 Feb 11, 2010
She should lead by example and renounce her senate pension and free health coverage.
Now that would be something.
Melvin wrote:
Talk is cheap....I'd like to see the lady (and everyone else) lead by example. Who's willing to step up to the plate and renounce their social security and medicare benefits?
Jinn4u

Cottontown, TN

#94 Feb 11, 2010
as someone who has started contributing to Social Security since 1977 with full time wages I am offened by Bachmann. Sure when its time to benefit from all my financial contributions the Republicans decide to limit access. Why don't they appologize to the American people for spending our social security money on senseless wars?
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#95 Feb 11, 2010
Leprechaun wrote:
How about a SS tax on EVERY DOLLAR of income. Then those who are making millions will actually help fund those who are making minimum wages. The whole program will be solvent in a year - IF the idiots in Washington don't immediately spend it on some pork barrel project.
I agree with your suggestion. As to the pork barrel projects, somehow we have to find what really needs to be done - such as repairing bridges that might collapse - and fund those projects, instead of allowing earmarks and projects in all sorts of places, based on political considerations. The conservative who has real principles - no double standard - on earmarks is Congressman Jeff Flake of Arizona.He does not demagogue on the issue; he opposes GOP earmarks as well as Democratic earmarks; and he gives well=reasoned and carefully explained reasons for opposing earmarks - and always in a decent and cheerful manner.
Bike Bubba

United States

#96 Feb 11, 2010
Good for Bachmann. Socialist Insecurity has, by its very existence, destroyed the very actuarial assumptions it needs to work--specifically, generations told that Uncle Sam would pick up the bill for their retirement didn't bother to have children to take care of them in old age. Now, the children that were never conceived or born are hence not around to pay into the system.

It's time to admit that thirty years of retirement income is not a right, and that people need to start saving for themselves. Almost every defined benefit retirement program--pensions, Medicare, Social Security--is in serious trouble, and the only way out is to finally admit that defined benefit retirement programs are wrong in that they presume upon the future. Don't mend them, end them.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#97 Feb 11, 2010
she is awesome wrote:
imagine that? no more wealth distribution
Hey, big hearted liberal dopes......YOU have a responsibility toward the "needy" and the "poooor".......not the government....
you selfish Lib morons!
You are from Brentwood - that rich white (mostly, except for murderous sports stars) neighborhood? and we are suppposed to respect your opinion? This country is full of rich and well-to-do people who either got their money dishonestly, by marriage to, or by inheritance from someone who got their money dishonestly, or unethically, at least. The people who are selfish are the undeserving rich.
NoSht

Minneapolis, MN

#98 Feb 11, 2010
For more than 40 years through out the sixties the Democrats were in control of the House and Senate and continued to raid Social Security to pay for their feel good projects.
Now as the Rev Wright would say "the Chickens have come home to roost" and Social Security is BROKE. Previously President Bush attempted to get something done with Social Security but, because he is a republican, that was immediately dismissed by the media and the democrats as being foolish and they continued to do NOTHING. Congresswoman Bachmann says there is a need to wean people off of Social Security into a different thinking, causing them to take personal responsibility and start some type of retirement plan of their own.
The Democrats plan is to ridicule her and do NOTHING. The system is BROKE and there will be no weaning just an abrupt end to millions who collect from it. Once that happens, the Dems will blame George Bush and Republicans such as Bachmann for it and along will come another "Stimulus" package ..
Good luck ...
CzarInMpls

Saint Paul, MN

#99 Feb 11, 2010
Comrade Obama will not like this as all people are equal but some are more equal than others like our great Comrade Obama who knows what's best for the entire community of comrades. Comrade Obama and his intellectual friends should tax us more up to 90% of our income as they know better than we less equal comrades. Keep Barrack smiling with his charming smile please. It's not good to see him so sad.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#100 Feb 11, 2010
funny wrote:
She should lead by example and renounce her senate pension and free health coverage.
Now that would be something.
<quoted text>
She is a member of the House. The people of her district need to defeat her. At least the poll this morning showed that 71% of Americans think that Palin is not qualified to be President. If they knew Bachmann as well as they know Palin, they would think the same of her, even to be a House member.
george bush

Saint Paul, MN

#101 Feb 11, 2010
typical republican politician, like pigs sucking up every penny from the government, I bet this republican bachman is not giveing back her government pension money or social security money or government health care insurance coverage

Since: Jun 09

Olathe, KS

#102 Feb 11, 2010
sort of wrote:
I sort of agree with you. The thing I don't appreciate about social security is that the problems with it will always be solved on the backs of those of us who have paid in all our lives. I do the right and responsible thing and then social security is not there or is there at a much reduced rate by the time I am supposed to benefit from it.
If that's where we are headed, let me know now so I can stop paying in to the system.
The people that I think should not be on social security are the ones who do not have work quarters and do not qualify to collect. I am not saying they don't deserve our help, I am saying that it should not come from this fund.
<quoted text>
I agree with you. There are people who have not paid a cent in, or had a cent paid in by their spouses. Some of these people go on Social Security because it is less hassle than being on state aid. Some people have disabilities that would still allow them to work if they chose to. Plus, I don't think addiction should be a reason to be on social security. Did you also know that if you reach 400 lbs, you can go on social security and stay on it for life, even if you lose the weight? I actually met somebody with that goal. When I worked home care, I also knew a guy who according to social security was wheelchair bound, but when we got there and the curtains were open, he would be walking around with ease not knowing we could see him. People should be reevaluated periodically to stay on the program when it is awarded based on certain conditions. Obviously an elderly or blind person's situation is not going to change, however a back injury or other condition may. Course, social security cases line a lot of lawyers' pockets, so don't expect reform anytime soon.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#103 Feb 11, 2010
You guys who like Palin and Bachmann - go ahead and lust after them, that is a different matter. And women who thought Brown attractive - that was no reason to vote for him!
george bush

Saint Paul, MN

#104 Feb 11, 2010
republican bachman! lead by example and give up your government pension, social security, government health care plan and all the other government money your sucking up, like free houseing allowance, free transportation, free telephone, internet service, food allowance, and free travel time, man! what a hypocrite republican
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#105 Feb 11, 2010
seazen wrote:
You know what would be great? Palin/Bachman in 2012!! How much fun would be!! It would generate 18-24 months of hilarity and give the real, true, American Patriots something to do other than watch Fox Spews 24/7.
Just put them on America's next top model, and buy them more clothes = or less, if that is your taste. They are only fit to be sex objects. But I actually commend them for not being too thin or overweight, and think that would be a relatively good role model for older women, and younger ones too. Just the looks, and body mass - not the mentality. They should tell us what foods they eat, and how they exercise and keep fit and trim. Palin has lost weight - but she still is so much better than Coulter or ingraham. I think these are the things that are relevant to these women - and because of health care costs, it is not just a frivolous thing to want people to keep their weight down. So I think they are actually useful, to that extent.
Lost-your-mind

Saint Paul, MN

#106 Feb 11, 2010
Ms. Bachmann have you lost your flippin mind? How are citizens (seniors and disabled) supposed to pay the bills, groceries, mortgages, ultilites, prescriptions, etc? Are you giving your re-election fund? By the way how many people that donated to your fund are paid by social security?? 1.4 million so far - or whatever - to all those collecting and shall we all send our bills to your attention? We paid into social security. Are you aware of that. The government did not give a COLA for social security in 2010. You do realize cost of living increased. Social security is already not enough and by the way - we are taxed on social security. Seriously DO NOT RE-ELECT MICHELLE DO NOT!!!! As a matter of fact - get her out of office now. OH MY GOD

Since: Feb 08

Ely, Minnesota

#107 Feb 11, 2010
How Ironic wrote:
How nice this b i t c h wants to take away what people worked all their lives to earn. Just another political idiot whose profession will keep income and free health benefits coming her way for the rest of her life. And I hope it's a miserable life.
That`s right. She has her permanent health care, pension and all the other bennies, that you the "taxpayer" will be funding for HER the rest of her life because she was an elected official to Washington. Why give a rats a-s-s about you slime that will foot her bills?

Just because you paid in all your life, why should you care?

I sure can see cleaning SS up, because there are people collecting that really shouldn`t, but her idea is as full of s-h-i-t as it gets.

Bachmann has always shown her true color and beliefs...and she gets re-elected. I have no idea what this statement will do in the end results, but it should be ...
DUMP BACKMANN NOW!

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