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What Is It About Food Stamps - Social Security & Medicare that the Tea Party/GOP Hates? (Update)
Kick the debt ceiling can down the road
"Avoiding an economic shutdown with President Obama the House on Wednesday passed legislation to eliminate the nation’s statutory borrowing limit until May, without including the dollar-for-dollar spending cuts that Republicans once insisted would have to be part of the debt limit bill." _____ Source: The New York Times in an article by Jonathan Weisman
The debt ceiling is currently suspended until May 19, 2013. Is the can being kicked down the road to give the G.O.P./Tea Party more time to work on destroying Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, which I believe has been their goal from the time of the beginning of each of these programs?
Our Republican Congress is hiding the fact that:
1. Congress raised the Debt Ceiling 18 times under President Reagan!
2. Congress raised the Debt Ceiling 7 times under George W. Bush.
3. President Obama slowed spending to a level lower than it has been in 50 years and cut the deficit.
When can "We the People" of the United States vote these Tea Party people out of the Senate and Congress?
I keep wondering why the G.O.P. (Greedy Old Politicians) would destroy Social Security
From the state of the Union speech 2/12/2013, I am reminded of the joke that Eugene Robinson told on The Alex Wagner’s show, after the President's speech.
“Two dogs (republicans) sitting in a bar, one said to the other, ‘It is not enough that we succeed! Cats (democrats) must fail."
And I am thinking that must be it! That is the mindset of the Republicans in general and the Tea-Baggers in particular.
Why does it seem that conservatives hate Social Security?
Do conservatives just hate the word social? Do they associate social with socialist/liberal (i.e. Social Security)?
Or is it security that they hate? They don’t want anyone to have security but themselves?
A fellow Hubber said that Social Security was not for the benefit of the poor and elderly. It was intended to go into the general fund.
“I would suggest this Hubber go to the History of Social Security. Franklin D. Roosevelt Promised retired Americans freedom from poverty-ridden old age when he created the Social Security system in August 1935, a three-part program of old-age security consisting of old-age welfare pensions; compulsory contributory social insurance (i.e. Social Security,) and a third-tier which would consist of optional annuity certificates to monthly annuities which would be used as supplements to their basic Social Security retirement benefit. This third program was among the features of the President’s proposals which the Congress did not accept.“
No wonder conservatives did not care when GWB raided Social Security surplus to fund his private war to carry out his vendetta against IRAQ.
Stock Market Crash Update September 17,2008
What if Social Security had been Privatized before the crash of 2008?
What if Social Security had been privatized before the crash of 2008?
And you were handling your own investments, then the Stock Market Crashes.
Would you have lost $$$?
And, who would you blame for your loss?
Not a Piggy Bank!
Another argument the G.O.P. uses to undermine the excellently run program is to implant the idea that fewer active workers now support a growing number of retires.
Linda Silva in the Dallas Morning News made the case that today’s workers produce more than four times as much wealth as they did before records were kept, and can easily support the right to retire. And there are more workers in today’s work force than ever before.
Republicans continue to proclaim that Social Security needs to be reformed (they mean privatized or eviscerated.) They say how today's 65-year-olds won’t get back what they contributed.
As Linda Silva, of Arlington, Texas stated, “Social Security is and always has been an insurance program, not a piggy bank.”
If all people received equal amounts or more than they put into insurance programs, insurance companies would go broke. Or the Insurance company premiums would be so high that only the filthy rich could afford insurance.
Come to think of it, if the Greedy Old Politicians (G.O.P.) are allowed to eliminate Social Security, private insurance premiums will be unaffordable for the poor and middle class.
These people would ‘PRIVATIZE’ or ‘eviscerate’ the government’s handling of Social Security, just so they can hand it over to private insurance companies.
The reality: even if, it were true, which it is not. No insurance company could run Social Security as efficiently or effectively as our government run program.
Where are the Republican voters?
Where are the voters who are voting for these politicians who want to destroy or privatize Social Security? We all know that is the number one (1) target of the G.O.P./Tea party.
But why? If they do eliminate Social Security, are they still going to take the tax for it out of people's wages and, if they do where is that money going to go??? Into their pockets???
What about you republican voters who are retired or getting ready to retire?
Did you claim Social Security? Are you rich enough that you don't need that check? If you don't need that Social Security check coming in every month, even though you paid your FICA tax, you will not be forced to sign-up for it, but don't VOTE to take it away from people who need it just to live, we also paid into it!
"Why is it that if you take advantage of a corporate tax break you're a smart businessman, but if you take advantage of something so you don't go hungry, you're a moocher?"— John Stewart
The G.O.P./Tea Party politicians have demonstrated a hatred for ALL people on Food Stamps, calling them lazy and slothful. Or is the hatred demonstration a PLOY to turn over these programs to PRIVATE/PIRATE corporations?
Would you also take away Food Stamps, from children and the elderly, just because you never wanted for anything in your life and have no idea what these people are going through? Or is it because, you were never hungry, never without money for the bare necessities, never without a place to live?
UPDATE: Republican Who Cut S.N.A.P Caught Fliying & Dining On Taxpayer Dime
Update - Cut more food stamps
Congressman Steve Pearce who voted to cut the S.N.A.P. program has got HIS priorities straight. Yes! We all need them. That's the American thing to do. Get your priorities straight. Well Mr. Pearce has his straight and his priorities are to CUT 'Food Stamps' for children (SNAP) so we can afford for Mr. Pearce to fly and dine on our tax dollars. When can we vote Mr. Pearce out of office???
Cut food stamps for 900,000 of our military. One does not simply cut food stamps 900.000 veterans and then simply say they support veterans.
This says it all!
Paul Ryan in Denial
March 10th 2013 - Paul Ryan in regards to the Republican budget told Chris Wallace the Republicans are going to repeal Obamacare.
Repeal Obamacare, Chris Wallace asked.
Ryan replied 'yes.'
Chris Wallace: "Well, that's not going to happen."
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act with the "individual mandate."
Chris Wallace then, asked Ryan about his proposal to devastate Medicare, converting it to a renamed 'premium support system' from a voucher system.
Ryan: "I don't have to tell you that this was a big issue in the campaign, between Romney/Ryan versus Obama/Biden -- They think they won and they thing that's one of the reasons they won -- and there are, congressman, a lot of independent studies that say, if you put this in effect, the net effect will be that seniors will have to pay more of the share of their health care costs."
Do you think that seniors save their Social Security Checks?
If you think that seniors save their Social Security Checks? Then you are at a Tea Party.
All Social Security receipants spend their their Social Security Checks, just to survive. Isn't that putting the monies back into the economy?
© 2013 Shyron E Shenko