GOP Tea Party - Abolish Social Security

GOP Tea Party - Abolish Social Security

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Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#1 Oct 3, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_H._Koch

The Koch Family, including the Koch Brothers' Father have been trying to Abolish Social Security for over 50 years. They are still at it.

Read under the subtitle, Political Career

The Koch Brothers' Father Fred Koch was a Founding Member of the John Birch Society. The JBS wants to Abolish Social Security, Medcare, Unemployment Insurance, and all other Social Safety Net Programs.
The John Birch Society considers all of these programs to be Socialist Programs.
The JBS calls Socialism, "Creeping Communism."
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#2 Oct 3, 2012
Political career

Koch was the Libertarian Party's vice-presidential candidate in the 1980 presidential election, sharing the party ticket with presidential candidate Ed Clark. The Clark–Koch ticket promising to abolish Social Security, the Federal Reserve Board, welfare, minimum-wage laws, corporate taxes, all price supports and subsidies for agriculture and business, and U.S. Federal agencies including the SEC, EPA, ICC, FTC, OSHA, FBI, CIA, and DOE.[2][12] The ticket received 921,128 votes, 1.06% of the total nationwide vote,[13] the Libertarian Party national ticket's best showing to date.[14] The Koch brothers were proud of what they had accomplished.“Compared to what [the Libertarians had] gotten before,” Charles said,“and where we were as a movement or as a political/ideological point of view, that was pretty remarkable, to get 1 percent of the vote.”[15]

After the bid, according to journalist Brian Doherty's Radicals for Capitalism, Koch viewed politicians as "actors playing out a script".[2][16]

David Koch and Clark recieved 1% of the Vote, now where have I heard 1% before?
1%, oh yes those are the Wealthiest people in America,
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#3 Oct 3, 2012
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/Peter-Fen...

Tea Party Funding Koch Brothers Emerge from Anonymity
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#4 Oct 3, 2012
http://lacrossetribune.com/news/opinion/carl-...

Romney and Ryan's Plan is UnChristian
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#5 Oct 3, 2012
This is from the "Eisenhower Presidential Papers," Document # 1147

Republican President Dwight Eisenhower wrote this letter in 1954.
Eisenhower did NOT like Republican Conservatives and Eisenhower despised Republican Right Wingers.
Dwight D. Eisenhower warned that these people would destroy the Republican Party.

Eisenhower is speaking about HL Hunt of Hunt Foods, and the Big Oil Koch Family, along with other Billionaires in the Third Paragraph.

President Eisenhower calls them "Stupid" for trying to get rid of Social Security and Unemployment Insurance.
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#6 Oct 3, 2012
http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org/presidentia...

Eisenhower Presidential Papers; Document #1147

Read the Paragraph that begins with; "Now it is true that I believe...."
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#7 Oct 3, 2012
Fred Koch was a Founding Member of the John Birch Society. Fred Koch is the Father of the Multi-Billionaire Koch Brothers. Fred Koch and several other Billionaires poured $ Millions of Dollars a year into the John Birch Society, for decades.

John Birch Society Members have joined the Republican Tea Party in droves.
These John Birch Society Members who hold dual memberships in both the John Birch Society and the Tea Party, are the most fanatical members of the Tea Party.

The John Birchers see a Communist behind every tree and bush, and they never met a Conspiracy Theory that they didn't like.

The John Birch Society almost went under back in the late 1950's and 1960's when they lost numerous Defamation Lawsuits filed by prominent Americans that the JBS wrongly identified as Communists.

Well, now they are back in force.
Did anyone ever ask Florida Tea Party Congressman Allen West if he belongs to the John Birch Society? He sees Communists everywhere.

The John Birch Society wants the entire Franklin D. Roosevelt "New Deal" Programs, Labor Laws, and Policies Repealed.
The John Birch Society calls all of the "New Deal" Legislation, including Social Security, Medicare, and Unemployment Insurance Socialism, and the John Birch Society wants these programs abolished, along with the entire Roosevelt New Deal Legislation.

The John Birch Society calls Socialism, "Creeping Communism."
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#8 Oct 3, 2012
http://www.jbs.org/fred-koch

John Birch Society and Fred Koch
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#9 Oct 3, 2012
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/06/10/...

See if you made the list of JBS's enemies
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#10 Oct 3, 2012
The Koch Brothers dominated Cato Institute.

Support for Social Security Privatization

The Cato Institute has been a long-time advocate of Social Security privatization. A chief early architect of Cato's thinking on private accounts was Peter J. Ferrara. The Washington Post's Thomas Edsall wrote in February 2005: "The emergence of the center-right phalanx backing the Social Security proposal is a major victory for the Cato Institute, a prominent libertarian group. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Cato was almost alone in its willingness to challenge the legitimacy of the existing Social Security system, a politically sacrosanct retirement program. Recognizing the wariness of other conservatives to tackle Social Security, Cato in 1983 published an article calling for privatization of the system. The article argued that companies that stand to profit from privatization --'the banks, insurance companies and other institutions that will gain'-- had to be brought into alliance. Second, the article called for initiation of 'guerrilla warfare against both the current Social Security system and the coalition that supports it.'"[16]

By early 2005, business groups such as the Business Roundtable and the National Association of Manufacturers and political groups like Progress for America were devoting millions of dollars to the campaign to get rid of the existing Social Security program. It is worth noting that the website SocialSecurity.org is run by the Cato Institute, under the heading Project on Social Security Choice.
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The Cato Institute is devising a plan to use the Privatization of Social Security as a step toward the abolition of Social Security. This tactic avoids the inevitable nasty confrontation that a Frontal Attack on S.S. would produce.

Guess who is, and has been, donating more than half of the operating money to the Cato Institute?
Guess who serves on the Board of the Cato Institute?

Answer: The Multi-Billionaire Koch Brothers who want Social Security Abolished.

Always follow the money $.
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#11 Oct 3, 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/koch-b...

The Washington Post, Koch Brothers Sue for Control of the Cato Institute
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#12 Oct 3, 2012
This is part of the article by Thomas Edsall in the 2005 Washington Post, that is mentioned in Post # 10 of this thread.

By Thomas B. Edsall
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, February 13, 2005; Page A04
With billions of dollars at stake, a large network of influential conservative groups is mounting a high-priced campaign to help the White House win passage of legislation to partially privatize Social Security and limit class-action lawsuits.

Corporate America, the financial services industry, conservative think tanks, much of the Washington trade association community, the Republican Party and GOP lobbyists and consultants are prepared to spend $200 million or more to influence the outcome of two of the toughest legislative fights in recent memory.
Changing the way Social Security pays out benefits, as President Bush wants to do, is central to the extensive, multimillion-dollar conservative effort.(Bradley C. Bower -- AP)

Many of these same interest groups backed Bush administration tax cuts, the 2003 Medicare prescription drug legislation and proposed energy initiatives. As President Bush begins his second term, the alliance has become an institutional fixture, providing both money and manpower to further the Bush agenda and strengthen the Republican Party apparatus.
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#13 Oct 3, 2012
FreedomWorks Tea Party Leader Republican Dick Armey says, "Social Security is a Corrupt Ponzi Scheme."
Dick Armey wants Social Security Abolished.
Guess who Bankrolls the FreedomWorks Tea Party and Dick Armey?

Yep, The Koch Brothers who want Social Security Abolished.
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#14 Oct 3, 2012
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/09/20/...

FreedomWorks Tea Party Leader Dick Armey says, "Social Security is a Corrupt Ponzi Scheme."
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#15 Oct 3, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/opinion/29r... ;

The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party

And Here are the Multi-Billionaire Koch Brothers Bankrolling the FreedomWorks Tea Party and Dick Armey.
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#16 Oct 3, 2012
http://www.examiner.com/article/paul-ryan-co-...

Paul Ryan Co-Sponsored the Failed Bush Plan to Privatize Social Security
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#17 Oct 3, 2012
http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/14/news/economy/...

Paul Ryan's "Privatize Social Security Plan" that he does not want to talk about right now.
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#18 Oct 3, 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/11/paul...

On Video, Paul Ryan tries to Lie and Spin his way out of the Privatize Social Security Scheme.
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#19 Oct 3, 2012
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/04/10/...

Eric Cantor sees Current Medicare and Medicaid Programs as a Safety Net for People who Frankly Don't Need One.
Senior Citizen

Savannah, GA

#20 Oct 3, 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/02/joe-...

Republican Alaskan Senate Tea Party Candidate Joe Miller defeated Republican Lisa Murkowski in the GOP Primary in Alaska for U.S. Senate.

The more Alaskans learned about Joe Miller and the Tea Party, the less they liked him.
In the General Election Lisa Murkowski ran as a Republican on a Write-In Ballot, and beat the socks off Joe Miller.

The fact that Sarah Palin made numerous appearances with Joe Miller and stumped for Joe Miller did not save Miller.

Miller said that he wanted to Transition Out of Social Security.

Miller said, "If it were up to me, there would be NO Social Security for future generations."

Miller said, "Unemplyment Insurance is Unconstitutional."

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