Stop the GOP
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There is no Social Security emergency!
Social security is paid for with payroll taxes. It has nothing to do with the debt ceiling. Any attempt to take anything from it is theft from We the People. Social Security is an entitlement program because we are ENTITLED to it because we paid for it! It is a successful and fully funded program that can continue without change for the next 37 years. There is no Social Security emergency.
The United States of America is the ONLY developed nation that does not provide health care for all. We pay MORE THAN ANY OTHER NATION for health care, yet over 50 million of us receive no health care.
Single Payer Universal Health care would SAVE US MONEY because it would make better use of the money we are already paying and it would provide preventative health care for all rather than having 50 million people doing without health care and having to rely on catastrophic health care when they finally get sick enough to be treated. The reason we don’t have Single Payer is that the insurance companies would no longer be able to bilk us out of trillions of dollars a year if we did have it and the insurance companies pour lots of money into the coffers of the GOP.
To save money and curb spending we need to tax billionaires and corporations fairly. Our tax levels now are the LOWEST IN THE WORLD for these entities. 400 individuals in our country hold more than 50 percent of the wealth and they pay the lowest rate in taxes. Corporations pay phenomenally low tax rates, often paying nothing at all AND getting refunds. Compare that with individual Americans struggling to survive below the poverty level while paying huge amounts in taxes and getting little or nothing in return.
Furthermore, to save money, we need to end the illegal, immoral, unnecessary wars that were all started for the purpose of stealing resources from other nations and pouring our tax dollars into the private coffers of the likes of Halliburton.
Bring our troops home NOW! We have no business meddling in the affairs of other nations while people in the US do without jobs and health care, our infrastructure crumbles, and we are told that "we can't afford" to take care of our own people, but we can afford to spend trillions of dollars killing innocent people "en masse" in other countries so that private oil companies can profit.
Stop the GOP!
What we are witnessing today, and what Faux News is spouting is an attempt to brainwash the American people into letting corporate powers overthrow our government and take over our nation. It needs to be brought to a screeching halt.
We need to bring our resources home, end our dependence on fossil fuels, develop green industry to create sustainable energy sources and provide jobs. We need to take care of our own people with education, job training programs, single payer universal health care, and fair taxation on millionaires, billionaires and corporations.
The obstructionist Republicans who are playing games with our budget and attempting to force our nation into default are guilty of treason! They need to be booted out of office, brought up on charges, and imprisoned in the “prisons for profit” they and their cronies have so eagerly been setting up around our nation for the last 10 years to enable the corporate powers that run them to further drain our tax dollars and profit from the misery being inflicted on us by the GOP/Republican Reich since the day Bush II seized power.
President Obama needs to begin acting presidential and stop trying to make any kind of deals with these traitors! He needs invoke the 14th Amendment, raise the debt ceiling and get busy keeping his campaign promises to We the People. He has been far too accommodating. It is obvious that the GOP wants nothing more than to hand our nation over to their corporate cronies and pocket the profits themselves as well. This cannot be allowed.
"Oppressing the poor in order to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich, will lead only to loss." ~ Proverbs 22:16
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A Note Regarding Comments...
I have received a number of comments - some negative, some positive. Among them were several very lengthy comments in opposition to this HUB.
I encourage authors of lengthy comments to work them up into separate HUBS, and we can form a link network.
I have no interest in long, drawn out arguments, and I dislike HUBS that have comments a mile long. I think they are discouraging to readers. There's no point in writing a thousand word comment. If you have that much to say, I believe your thoughts will attract more of an audience if you create HUBS with good keywords and so on.
To those who wrote positive, supportive comments, I thank you.
In response to a few of the non-positive comments:
I am well aware of the history of social security. I never called it a retirement program. It is an entitlement program. We are entitled to receive it because we paid for it. It is fully funded for the next 37 years. There is no emergency and no need to make cuts on benefits in regards to the debt ceiling because it is not tied to the debt ceiling and should not be.
Adjustments in the administration costs of Social Security made carefully over time will take care of budgetary needs. There is no need to cut benefits, and the fact that the GOP continues to tie Social Security with the raising of the debt ceiling and continues to perpetuate this falsehood is irresponsible and traitorous.
President Obama is not "threatening" to withhold Social Security checks. He is calling the obstructionist GOP on their bluff. He is saying to them, "If you insist on tying Social Security to the issue of raising the debt ceiling, here is what will happen." It is up to the GOP to stop walking away from the table and work for the good of our nation, rather than continuing to obstruct progress. President Obama has bent over backward to accommodate them, and they refuse to agree to a plan that more than fulfills their demands.
Regarding Single Payer Universal Health Care: It would NOT "water down" the quality of medical care in our nation. It would simply remove the strangle-hold of Big Pharma and the insurance companies and make medical care available to all of us. It would be a wise use of tax dollars we are already spending.
Regarding the wars: They are all about oil - every one of them. We are not doing anyone in the Middle East any favors. Our presence has destroyed the infrastructure of many cities and literally countless innocent citizens have been killed. We have made terrorism worse - not better. We have lost thousands of our own soldiers, and we have spent trillions of dollars that would have been better used here at home.
Regarding green energy: We have known for many decades that we need to develop sustainable energy sources and new technologies to stop the destructive use of fossil fuels. Our addiction to oil is behind all of the wars and all of our environmental problems. The time for us to stop haggling about oil and stop feeding corporate powers has long since come. We need to focus our efforts on ending our addiction to oil and reaping the benefits that will come with that freedom. We should be leading the world in this process rather than lagging behind.
Make the best use of the resources we have at hand. If you find that your comment is going to be longer than 300 words, take the very same words you used in your comment and create a HUB. Then link it to mine and any others that are applicable.
This will make better reading and be advantageous for everyone.