Social Security is to Democrats as taxes are to Republicans

Dec 26, 2012 Full story: Star Tribune 30

Liberals do not like it, but recalculating the cost-of-living adjustments in Social Security benefits is part of the talks over the year-end fiscal cliff and may become to Democrats what raising taxes is to Republicans: a powder keg.

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“Obama Shames the USA”

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#1 Dec 27, 2012
Democrats in the senate destroyed Bush. Now they are destroying Obama.
Numbers

Irving, TX

#2 Dec 27, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
Democrats in the senate destroyed Bush. Now they are destroying Obama.
Obama is destroying himself.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#3 Dec 27, 2012
Benghazi is to Obama as Watergate was to Nixon.

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#4 Dec 27, 2012
These are last happy days of the Roman Empire that is falling off the cliff to major crush of bankruptcies on top of bankruptcies. More lies and deceit of the Obama corrupt liberal media led by AP and the NY Times when during the Christmas Holiday of gifts there is drop of only less than 3% in new jobless aid applications. The fall of America over the Obama’s made cliff with the most bankrupted small businesses and corporations is the great news of the corrupt Obama regimes media of lies 'Dictator Morsi style'. Nevertheless, the GOP lost its spine as apolitical party and Speaker Boehner is surrendering to the new demand from Obama for unlimited ‘sky is the limit check’ for Obama for his buying votes of liberal parasite base and illegals that keep him in power for his gifts that undermining America.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Dec 27, 2012
Ooooh look Ma, it's the end of the world........

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#6 Dec 27, 2012
Uh-oh Pa, taxes went up $4,000, food went up 20% and health insurance went up 40%.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Dec 27, 2012
RustyS wrote:
Uh-oh Pa, taxes went up $4,000, food went up 20% and health insurance went up 40%.
It's for our own good.

The only other choice is our country collapses from too much debt.
treasure digger

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#8 Dec 27, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
Democrats in the senate destroyed Bush. Now they are destroying Obama.
to suppork yo countree, u need to drive the ford motor demo with 401miles;)
treasure digger

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#9 Dec 27, 2012
Numbers wrote:
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Obama is destroying himself.
U driving cow wages to super ball 47 in Nude Orlean partee?
treasure digger

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#10 Dec 27, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
Benghazi is to Obama as Watergate was to Nixon.
U need to pratice Karaoke with ABBA hoppy new yr!;)
treasure digger

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#11 Dec 27, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Ooooh look Ma, it's the end of the world........
Knee How Ma!!;-00000r Hello Mottorola?!! Bonjour, Oh HOla amighost!!;-000
treasure digger

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#12 Dec 27, 2012
RustyS wrote:
Uh-oh Pa, taxes went up $4,000, food went up 20% and health insurance went up 40%.
ask yo CPA using the romans numberoll rock dat help partee yo own Mega ball#!;-000r if tax master can mixed #numper is call Super ball num-+= dat is translation2character iiis 21!;-000

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#13 Dec 27, 2012
Jeff Brightone wrote:
These are last happy days of the Roman Empire that is falling off the cliff to major crush of bankruptcies on top of bankruptcies. More lies and deceit of the Obama corrupt liberal media led by AP and the NY Times when during the Christmas Holiday of gifts there is drop of only less than 3% in new jobless aid applications. The fall of America over the Obama’s made cliff with the most bankrupted small businesses and corporations is the great news of the corrupt Obama regimes media of lies 'Dictator Morsi style'. Nevertheless, the GOP lost its spine as apolitical party and Speaker Boehner is surrendering to the new demand from Obama for unlimited ‘sky is the limit check’ for Obama for his buying votes of liberal parasite base and illegals that keep him in power for his gifts that undermining America.
I guess for the simple minded, it is easier to blame Obama for "the last happy days of the Roman Empire", rather then blame the causes, Capitalism, the Free Market, American Exceptionism.

Yep. The simple minded.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#14 Dec 27, 2012
Can’t argue with that. What I can argue is the progressive philosophy that when you barely pay your mortgage or your credit card minimum payment, the best course of action is to buy a new car.
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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It's for our own good.
The only other choice is our country collapses from too much debt.
june

Maringouin, LA

#15 Dec 27, 2012
thought this post was on social security?if ss was given only to those who paid into it things might be different?i know that employers match the workers part.i and my employer paid into ss more than i will live to draw!what happens to the rest of my overpaid money?the feds keep it!this becomes a plus to ss but its going broke?dont tell me ss is an entitlement for i paid more than i will ever draw!who are the feds giving this money to?try ssi and other things that come from ss payouts!ssi gives our ss money like candy?disability is at its highest ever?with all the osha and safety standards in place today you have to wonder why there are so many more on disability than in the past years?its called obama!its easier to get disability in some cases by threatening to sue a company than them fighting it?look up people getting disability since obama is pres!look up for yourself and see why!!!

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#16 Dec 27, 2012
RustyS wrote:
Can’t argue with that. What I can argue is the progressive philosophy that when you barely pay your mortgage or your credit card minimum payment, the best course of action is to buy a new car.
<quoted text>
Who are you to be the arbitrageur of what is the Progressive Philosophy, especially since that is the "American Way" to buy a new car each year.

Do you really want to make such an ignorant and ill informed claim?

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#17 Dec 27, 2012
june wrote:
thought this post was on social security?if ss was given only to those who paid into it things might be different?i know that employers match the workers part.i and my employer paid into ss more than i will live to draw!what happens to the rest of my overpaid money?the feds keep it!this becomes a plus to ss but its going broke?dont tell me ss is an entitlement for i paid more than i will ever draw!who are the feds giving this money to?try ssi and other things that come from ss payouts!ssi gives our ss money like candy?disability is at its highest ever?with all the osha and safety standards in place today you have to wonder why there are so many more on disability than in the past years?its called obama!its easier to get disability in some cases by threatening to sue a company than them fighting it?look up people getting disability since obama is pres!look up for yourself and see why!!!
Social Security actually has a 2.7 Trillion dollar surplus. It will be a long time before SS runs out of money. Don't believe the hype that it is facing a shortfall. If they raised the limit for deductions, it would remain solvent for a long, long time.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#18 Dec 28, 2012
CitizenX wrote:
<quoted text>
Who are you to be the arbitrageur of what is the Progressive Philosophy, especially since that is the "American Way" to buy a new car each year.
Do you really want to make such an ignorant and ill informed claim?
I'm just a guy who has watched what has actually occurred the past four years. Under the Obama/Pelosi/Reid team, who just might be called "progressive", we have seen our national debt nearly double and we are spending over a trillion dollars a year more than revenue. Just my observation, but this fiscal policy of borrowing and spending might not be sustainable. I knew the car analogy would slip by some. sorry.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#19 Dec 28, 2012
RustyS wrote:
Can’t argue with that. What I can argue is the progressive philosophy that when you barely pay your mortgage or your credit card minimum payment, the best course of action is to buy a new car.
<quoted text>
Just as most people wouldn't voluntarily take a pay cut when they're already having trouble making the minimum payment on all their bills.

Too bad the "conservatives" didn't follow your advice when starting another unpaid war or buying the senior citizen votes with an unpaid drug benefit......

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#20 Dec 28, 2012
CitizenX wrote:
<quoted text>
Social Security actually has a 2.7 Trillion dollar surplus. It will be a long time before SS runs out of money. Don't believe the hype that it is facing a shortfall. If they raised the limit for deductions, it would remain solvent for a long, long time.
Pssst, every penny of the "surplus" has already been spent years ago. That's why the SSA had to borrow $48 billion last year just to send out all the checks to beneficiaries.

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