Social Security & Democratic Party

Social security is primarily a social insurance program providing social protection or protection against socially recognized conditions, including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment and others. The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. 5.0/5

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Trump "ran as a defender of Social Security and Medicare, two key legacies of iconic Democratic Party presidents
Does a more liberal Democratic Party mean more left-wing on social issues, security and economics?
4 years of Paul Ryan presidency sees the death of Social Security and Democratic Party, 4 years of Clinton only destroys SS. I prefer Ryan.
If this was the position of the Democratic Party in the past there would never have been Social Security or Medicare.
Look at the priorities of the new Republican congressional – the Keystone XL Pipeline, the Trans-Pacific Trade agreement, tax cuts for big corporations and the wealthy, rollbacks of Dodd-Frank regulations on Wall Street, cutbacks on Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, and decimating the Affordable Care Act – and connect the dots. Republicans want the public to think the central issue of our time is the size of government. Wrong. The central issue of our time is who government is for. Every one of their initiatives advances big corporations and Wall Street, and worsens or weakens everyone else. Elizabeth Warren is correct: The game is rigged. And the only way to unrig it is through a new progressive movement that includes not only the Democratic base but also any and all Independents and Republicans equally determined to take the economy and democracy back from the axis of Wall Street, K Street, and big corporations. Can we rely on the Democratic Party to lead the way, or will a new third party ...
want to gut social security. Any reason will do. the Democratic Party is dead.
A History Lesson on Your Social Security Card 1934 - 1980 Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn't know this it's easy to check out, if you don't believe it. Be sure and show it to your family and friends. They need a little history lesson on what's what and it doesn't matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts: Social Security Cards, issued in 1934, and up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and that card were not to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed. When Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised: 1.) That participation in the Program would be completely voluntary, No longer Voluntary 2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program, Now 7.65% on the first $90,000 3.) That the mon ...
*THIS* Is a must read! A millennial's perspective. We must understand them instead of shaming them or we WILL lose in 2016. I ask you kindly to go like US Uncut and I'm deeply honored that they've liked mine. Let's support the largest voting bloc in our country. Most of you know by my posts and memes that I am a progressive liberal Democrat from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party (AKA populism). "Open Letter to Democrats From a Disillusioned Young Voter By Carl Gibson, Reader Supported News 07 November 14 Dear Democrats, Are you listening? President Obama says he hears us. He says that people don’t have a reason to show up to vote if the politicians they have to choose from don’t motivate them. He’s partially right. But that’s only part of a much larger problem. To all you would-be elected officials looking for my generation’s support at the polls, listen closely – get populist or get ready to lose bad. 2014’s low voter turnout was historic. Voter turnout actually hasn’t bee ...
Predictions for the political future: Obama will be impeached and very probably convicted in the Senate unless there is one Republican who cares more for the Republic than he or she does their party! Affordable Care Act if not repealed will be severely restricted because now the godless Republicans can over ride any veto! A number of attempts to privatise Social Security will be made and possibly enacted by the Tea Party majority in the House and their allies in the Senate! The "social safety net" will be so full of holes after the oligarchs are done with it that it will be unrecognisable! Any potential appointments to the Supreme Court will be stopped by the ideologues in the Senate thereby forcing Obama to compromise and appease even more the GOP! Lastly I just want to thank the gutless "leadership" of the national Democratic Party and the Administration for this debacle we have witnessed Tuesday on Election Day and I want to especially thank the Liberal Establishment especially those in the mega milli ...
(This article was featured in the April 17th edition of the Long Island Herald)   The possibility that the Democratic Party will lose control of the U.S. Senate in November has put Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in attack mode. Unfortunately, his recent attacks on David and Charles Koch have made him look desperate. Reid’s attacks against the Koch brothers began to intensify in February when, on the Senate floor, he labeled them “un-American.” He then furthered the attacks and posted “The Facts about the Koch Brothers” on his official Senate website. The posts accused these prominent businessmen and philanthropists of paying no corporate taxes, seeking to abolish Social Security, polluting the environment and having connections to shady business dealings in Iran. But really, what are these attacks about? The Kochs have given millions of dollars in political donations to conservative and libertarian policy and advocacy groups. They are active financial supporters of organizations ...
Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the Independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the General Fund so that Congress could spend it? A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically controlled House and Senate. - - - Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding? A: The Democratic Party - - - Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities? A: The Democratic Party with Al Gore casting the 'tie-breaking' deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the U.S. - - - Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants? (AND MY FAVORITE): A: That's right! Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! TheDemocratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it! - - - Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), theDemocrats turn around and tell you t ...
I'm told this is Letterman's Top 10 Reasons to Vote Democrat: I vote Democrat because... 10. I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I've decided to marry my German Shepherd. 9. I believe all oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the govt taxing the same gallon at 15% isn't. 8. I believe the govt will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would. 7. Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it. 6. I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves. I am also thankful that we have a 911 service that gets police to your home in time to identify your body after a home invasion. 5. I'm not concerned about millions of babies aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive and comfy. 4. I think illegal aliens have rights to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away Social Security from those who paid into it. 3. I believ ...
If Repubs flip the Senate in 2014, kiss Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid & food stamps AND the Democratic Party as we know it good bye...
Montgomery -- This year, our top priority is to keep the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. That means we can't just be on offense in states like Kentucky, South Dakota and Georgia. It means we must defend progressive champions under attack. Senator Brian Schatz in Hawaii is at the top of that list. Since Senator Schatz was appointed to fill Senator Inouye's seat at the end of 2012, he has worked tirelessly with Elizabeth Warren and others in the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party. He isn't just a reliable vote for progressives in Washington D.C., he takes it a step further and organizes other Senators to join him. Whether it's fighting on the front lines against climate change, defending a woman's right to choose, or expanding Social Security, Brian Schatz has proven he's a true progressive leader. Now Sen. Schatz is under attack in the primary by a more conservative Democrat and it's up to us to get his back. Please contribute $3 to fuel the campaign to win right now. Brian's opponent, Colleen ...
A note on the Obama Administrations dismal record. Criticism of Obama's record on many substantive issues does not in any way place one in an Alliance with the Tea Party. The Obama Administration has included cabinet members closely associated with the banking and financial interests and therefore failed to initiate effective Financial Regulation. Obama has appointed a very right wing supposedly bi partisan budget committee that is seeking false arguments to curtail Social Security and other programs that benefit the poor, but are less important to comfortable members of the upper middle class. This committee has no real and credible represntatives of genuine and honest reform from within the Democratic Party. It is made up of right wing Republicans like Simpson and representatives of the extremely regressive Business Round Table or "bulldog Democrats." All of this can be confirmed in the works of competent economists and observers like Robert Kuttner who are by no means of the Far Left Read the works of ...
This blog is right on point and is well worth the time to read. If America is ever to return the great country it was this seems to be the route to take. Give a read and let me know what you think. December 23, 2013 Robert Borosage The Beltway crowd has discovered populism. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s surging popularity from her aggressive defense of Social Security and demand for Wall Street accountability has triggered talk of a populist challenge to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Bill De Blasio indicted New York’s gilded age inequality in his stunning victory in the New York Mayoral race. This month, President Obama returned to his campaign themes, delivering a speech calling inequality “the defining challenge of our time.” Republicans, preoccupied with their Tea Party zealots, mostly have avoided joining the debate, but the Wall Street wing of the Democratic Party raised the alarm. In an incoherent article appropriately placed in the Wall Street Journal, the New Democrats at the Third Way scorned War ...
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Don Reaux for the US Senate says: Over the years I have learned that the Democratic Party was for the people and the Republican was for businesses. Programs like Social Security, Medicare, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act), DOT (Department of Transportation), Department of Education among others are funded through taxes on individuals as well as businesses. What is not recognized is the rhetoric against too much government is aimed at EPA who impose $1000/day fines on chemical plants who dump hazardous waste in rivers and lakes which accumulate from all the tributaries of the Mississippi River and the carcinogens reach dangerous levels in Louisiana leaving it with 10 to 20% greater risk for cancer. CDC committee on disease control would not be funded without government guidelines. One of the problems with our government is that we have 435 House members elected and each member has his or her particular agenda which he gets passed by making “deals” to pass ...
Everyone watch out for this "Third Way" group. Thom Hartmann read a list of their board of directors. Out of 16 or 17 names, 12 of them were Investment Bankers, and the other five didn't have their occupation listed. They are pretending to be a "middle path," between progressive and conservative ideology, but they are actually a bunch of wealthy bankers and brokers trying to undermine the progressive wave that is overtaking this country. Below is a quote from a recent article from Bold Progressives about the WSJ attack on Elizabeth Warren: "Third Way admits they attacked Warren because her populist agenda (like Social Security expansion) was becoming too "viable" and "getting out of hand." This past week, corporate-funded think tank Third Way attacked Elizabeth Warren in Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal -- saying her bold economic populism is "dangerous for Democratic Party." Wrong! Polls show Warren's ideas are popular in red, purple, and blue states. That's why Wall Street fears her."
Elizabeth Warren delivered a speech on the floor of the Senate that suggested the push to expand Social Security could become a key issue in the argument over the Democratic Party of the future.
Dear *** Durbin: Social Security is still the third rail. Touch it, and Democratic Party hopes die. via
BLANKLEY: The authoritarian temptation When democracy get messy, despotic types seek its overthrow In the weeks during and since the debt-ceiling debate, the media, pushed by the Democratic Party, has peddled the propaganda that our government is broken - because the Republicans in the House of Representatives negotiated a better deal than the liberals wanted. Though it was President Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner who, during the debate, said they couldn’t assure payment of Social Security or interest on the federal debt payments (while Republican leaders guaranteed there would be no lapse in such payments) it was the GOP that the media accused of irresponsible threats. It is par for the course for the losing side in a congressional fight to bewail the end of democracy in America. But it is rare for the major media to push - and the broader public to bite on - such a line. Yet the surprisingly gullible Wall Street and European opinion leaders bought into that propaganda. Indeed, Standa ...
You all know what the Great Society is. Well, if you don't it's Lyndon B. Johnson's stab at putting everyone on welfare to get votes for the Democratic Party. So pay attention to the following, you will be shocked. Before the Great Society, the share of household income derived from federal payments was vanishingly small-some modest Social Security payments to the realatively few elderly who lived long enough to receive very many of them, and a very small array of welfare payments. By 1998 more than one-third of US households were receiving direct entitlement payments; by 2006 it was 44.5%, and by 2009 it was 48.5% and now it's just about 50%. Before the Great Society, less than 8 percent of househould income came from federal payments; today it is nearly 18 percent. As late as 1978, the majority of federal transfer payments went to the poor; today 64% goes to the middle class and upper class, with the most growth at the higher end of the income spectrum. If or when Obamacare goes into total effec ...
There is a myth that the mainstream Media is liberal progressive. It isn't. It is corporate controlled and corporate ruled. Corporations decide the message that mainstream media delivers. Sometimes this aligns with the Democratic Party, other times it aligns with the Republican Party. GE wanted the Iraq and Afghanistan wars - and the profits they would generate. So did Disney and Comcast. So there was no challenge to the run up to war, even though there should have been many hard questions. There is very little talk about simplifying the tax code and eliminating deductions for very wealthy taxpayers and there is virtually no talk about eliminating the ridiculously low income cap on Social Security taxes. Why? Because corporations spent a lot of money rigging the tax code. They don't want anyone playing around with making it fairer. If you listen closely to the news you will begin to see how much is not reported, and which topics are glossed over. FOX makes up stuff, but the mainstream media simply doesn' ...
Right on Frederick. Just saying the democratic party voted 100% for slavery, next Woodrow Wilson democrat - created segregation, Johnson democrat stole our SSN, Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party began giving illegal immigrants Social Security payments at 65yrs old, and taxing SSN Clinton democrat. What the *** is wrong with people. Freedom does not and will not ever begin with a democrat!
Email from Gilberto Hinojosa, Chairman of TX Democratic Party. Subject: The State of Embarrassment TX Republican House Member, Steve Stockman, invited Ted Nugent to be his guest at the State of the Union. Chairman Hinojosa apparently didn't find it to be an embarrassing situation when democrats invited illegal immigrants as their guest. One is supposed to have ID, including social security number, to get through the doors at the State of the Union. The one invited my Michelle was identified as an illegal immigrant but turned up with a Social Security number, the report said. What I actually know about Hinojosa, Stockman, Nugent, and about the report of illegal immigrants in attendance wouldn't fill a thimble.
GOP To English Dictionary Abraham Lincoln- first GOP President, elected as country's chief executive just six years after the party's founding. Conservative icon [even though he was a Liberal]. Blue Dog Democrat- A Republican in Democratic clothing. Communist: a Liberal or Progressive Conservatism- a political philosophy where change should only benefit rich people. Democratic Party- the Political Party Conservatives used to populate [GOP started out as Liberals in 1854 but Conservatives drove them out by 1872] Emergency Spending- any spending needed to fund fast-arising needs, like wars, but not for any other reason Enemy Combatant- any person who takes up arms against GOP/Conservative ideals. Entitlement Program- any earned benefits program, such as Social Security and Medicare, where people paid taxes to get benefits later. Entitlement Reform- making Draconian cuts to Entitlement Programs in an effort to eventually eliminate them. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)- a government agency created to ha ...
An interesting warning With the country drowning in debt and Medicare and Social Security on high-speed bullet trains to bankruptcy, the entire Democratic Party refuses to acknowledge mathematical facts. Instead, they incite the Democratic mob to hate Republicans by accusing them of wanting to kill old people. According to a 2009 report — before Obama added another $5 trillion to the national debt — Obama’s own treasury secretary, Tim Geithner, stated that in less than 10 years, spending on major entitlement programs, plus interest payments on the national debt, would consume 92 cents of every dollar in federal revenue. That means no money for an army, a navy, rockets, national parks, food inspectors, air traffic controllers, highways, and so on. Basically, the entire federal budget will be required just to pay for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — and the cost of borrowing money to pay for these programs. When Social Security was enacted in 1935, the average lifespan was 61.7 years. Today, ...
Notice to all you Democrats, there seems to be a whole lotta bull coming from you about Rob Mckenna's opposition to a 12 cent increase in the minimum wage. Are you for real? When you are hired at the currant minimum wage, the employer has to pay L&I insurance, He has to match your Social Security contribution, in most cases he has to provide a health care plan for you. These are just a few of the taxes and fees your employer pays for you. How about small businesses close their doors and then you can follow what the Democratic Party wants and they dole out what they think you need andif you don't like it you get to take up residence in a concentration camp. Good Luck!
Just wondering how many American Patriots out there, realize that the Social Security their Parents, and Grandparents, or they themselves may be depending on, is a benefit brought to fruition by F.D.R., and the Democratic Party. It was put in place for everyone, Republicans and Democrats alike; Likewise, it was LBJ yet another Democrat, who saw Medicare passed through Congress. Always remember, it is the Democratic Party that best serves the interest all Americans, especially the American middle class. So when you place your vote this next month, please keep in mind which party has served your best interest, and will continue to work for you ,your children, and grandchildren.
Chicken Little Revisited: After careful contemplation about the Democratic Party and the hand-wringing we did following President Obama’s first debate with Mitt Romney last week, I’ve come to the conclusion that we were perfectly justified in our initial panic and subsequent Chicken Little frenzy. Actually, when it comes to children’s storybooks, being Chicken Little isn’t half bad. In fact, I venture to say Chicken Little was a hero that day when he alerted the other farm animals of the imminent danger. Likewise I think we are heroes too. Well, sort of. You see we Democrats believe strongly in providing help for those in need. It is the Democratic Party that gave the United States its Peace Corp, Social Security system, Unemployment Compensation, Obamacare, the 40-hour work week, overtime pay, minimum wage standards, the school lunch program, Head Start, the Guaranteed Student Loan Program, Medicare, Medicaid, Family and Medical Leave Act, the Women’s Suffrage Amendment, the Civil Rights Ac ...
Good news on Rachel Maddow.and on Hardball with Chris Matthews show the Democratic Party is in the lead, thanks to the Republican Party wanting to infringe on Women's Rights and the dissolution of Social Security. Republicans for some reason don't think women should be strong and stand up for themselves.
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I cannot speak enough about how dangerous this chart is about current situation. Our benefits, from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Pell Grants, National Defense is being funded with the "kindness" of China and sovereign debt funds such as Saudi Arabia's. The Japanese and the Chinese have been locked into a dispute recently about the Senkaku Islands. The Chinese government has let it leak out that maybe they should stop buying Japanese government bonds. Japan has a Debt to GDP ratio of 220 percent. If the Chinese wanted, they could literally put Japan in a fiscal crisis overnight by stopping Japanese bond purchases. And if they could do it to Japan, they could do it the USA. I cannot stand it when I hear all this talk about who did it, the fact is the Republican establishment and the Democratic Party have spent us to where we are in effect, indentured servants of foreign governments.
Since the 1960s, LBJ’s Great Society and JFK’s New Frontier have competed for federal dollars. And as the cost of entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security has skyrocketed, we’ve spent less and less of our budget educating kids, building roads, and curing disease.
I am going to vent!!! Was listening to Ben Ferguson on WBAP Radio, who took over Mark Davis's slot. If there is ever a radio Talk Show host that will cause people who's jobs were outsourced out side of the USA, and are looking for work and there is none. to make these people feel guilty... They may switch over to the Democratic Party thinking they are for the poor. The un-employment rate is high because there are not any jobs and the older you get the harder it is for a person to find employment. Re-direct the money that is being sent to every American Hating Country back to the US. From what I read the politicians couldn't keep thier hands off Social Security {which was taken from our checks & Medicare which is also taken from our Checks.} And also think about this. How many people paid into Social Security and never lived to collect it?
I always thought that the Democratic Party was the party for the people as they tout . . .so studies show that the Republican Party IS the Politcal Party that Really helps the People; with Medicaid, Medicare, Welfare, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance and Income maintenance and all other so called Safety Nets for the People! WoW!!! my Hat is off to the Republican Party.
I wonder if most people realize that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and that the Republican Party were the abolitionists. Direct from the Democratic Party website: For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for Civil Rights, health care, Social Security, workers' rights, and women's rights. We are the party of Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, FDR, and the countless everyday Americans who work each day to build a more perfect union. Take a look at some of our accomplishments, and you'll see why we're proud to be Democrats. I think maybe they should stick to 150 or so years...
The acceptance speeches by Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney at the GOP convention were only slightly more grounded in reality than Clint Eastwood’s conversation with an empty chair. Ryan is infamous for his pack of lies, from the attempt to blame President Obama for the closing of a Wisconsin GM factory that began shutting down during the Bush presidency, to the fantasy that Ryan’s austerity agenda is about something other than gutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in order to enrich Wall Street speculators and the insurance industry. About the Author The Editors Also by the Author Last Chance for Peace in Syria? (Foreign Policy, Regime Changes, World) The new UN envoy has a near impossible task. But Washington must support it—arming the rebels will only prolong the civil war. The Editors A People's Platform for the Democratic Party (The Left, Election 2012) Three cheers for the full embrace of LGBT rights! Here are six more progressive planks for Democrats. The Editors Romney was just as bad, wit ...
If you think Social Security is Screwed up thank a Democrat, on Election Day. Read the truth below.
"Besides, as political refugees from the Soviet Union, they idolized the Republican President Ronald Reagan, whom they credited with forcing the Soviet leaders into allowing the Jewish immigration. But much has changed since then. In the intervening years, scores of Russians came to the U.S. not as political refugees, but as skilled workers, bringing along a diversity of social and political views. And as aging refugees of the 1980s and 1990s are becoming more dependent on state programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, they may feel more appreciative of some policies traditionally associated with the Democratic Party." THEY CHOOSE FOODSTAMPS LIKE THE REST OF THE LAZY PEOPLE.
When the Republican Party becomes more inclusive of minorities, *** people, and pro-choice women, the Democratic Party's majority coalition will fracture. By 2020, the Democrats will no longer be able to coast on being "the party that does not have Michele Bachmann in it." To remain a majority party, we will need to reinvent ourselves as something more than just a party that: (a) bases most of its cultural case on its contrast to far-right extremist media figures ("Isn't Rush Limbaugh mean?" "Isn't Allen West crazy?!"); and (b) bases most of its economic case on the unwavering defense of decades-old federal welfare programs (Social Security, Medicare). True, Rush Limbaugh is mean and Social Security is important. But that is not enough to sustain a party. It might be enough now, but when Republicans look less like Rush Limbaugh and legislate less like Paul Ryan, we Dems will be in trouble. Fortunately, there's hope. There were hints of a possible and fresh future for the Democratic Party in President Obam ...
ithout the Democratic Party we would still be property. The 1964 Civil Rights set us totally free. It was the initiative of President John Kennedy, but he was assasinated, so then President Lyndon Johnson got it done after he took Kennedy's place. The Republicans voted against it. They also voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965. If it wasn't for Democrats we would have no medicare, medicaid, Social Security, Student Loans, minimum wage, affirmative action and health care. Do you realize that America is the only industralized country that doesn't offer all its citizens free heakth care? We as taxpayers pay the health care of the President, Vice-President, senators, congressmen and women and Supreme Court justices - then why shouldn't we have it too? Don't give me no shi+ that there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats. Look at where you are and think of where you would be without the Kennedys, Johnson, Humphrey, Bayhs, Kerry, etc. The choice is obvious. Romney and Ryan say they wanna go ...
The Democratic Convention picked. And they chose. They are telling Israel that Bethlehem is not to be their country's capital. Comparing their last "platform" to this, where the word "God" appeared four times, it now has been removed. But both parties should be spanked on abortion "planks". This is a state's right issue and does not belong. Republican's say no abortion. Does this mean no to rape, incest, medical? The Democrats say all abortion. Does this mean "abortion" at half birth or a botched abortion where the child survives and then turned to another doctor to "abort" it after birth. The old Democratic Party gave us Social Security, 8 hour work day, 5 day work week, minimiuum wage, and many other good things we take for granted. It seems to me it is now just a collection of greed for free goodies, big union officials, or recognition for angry separatists. United Way announces no more funding for Boy Scouts. Really? Who pushed that? If u are *** fine, keep it to yourself. If you must ...
Will say this only once. The 3 primary reasons I'll be voting for this Nov election are: 1) Medicare/Social Security won't be privatized & the creation of generational 'classes' depending on if you're +/- 55 years of age is wrong, 2) Socially the federal govt needs to keep out of women's health & accept marriage equality, and 3) End the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and bring back the tax rates from the Clinton Administration. If you have your own beliefs that are different from mine, that's fine. For the reasons I mentioned, I will be voting for the Democratic Party this election. RNC convention has made it clear they don't have my vote this election.
Social Security, Medicare, 40 hour work week, Voting rights Paid Vacations Civil Rights *** Rights Union bargaining creates industrial middle class--for the first time working folks can make enough to buy a house and car. (Eisenhower supported this, but these days he would be stopped at the door of the Repub. convention). GI Bill Student Loan program. Employment Discrimination Law to prevent work place discrimination. EPA-Clean Air, Water, etc. (when industry was 'self regulating' a river in Ohio actually caught fire) Booming economy under Bill Clinton, government running huge surpluses for the first time. Keeping government out of family planning decisions. Keeping religion out of government. Safer cars and builidings, etc.--Remember when manufacturers fought air-bags, said it would put them out of business? Safer cars save thousands of lives each year. These were brought to you by the Democratic Party, with the help of many Republicans, before the Republican Party became a dysfunctional mix of fat cats ...
If the various govt agencies are buying hollow-point rounds of ammunition, & "civil unrest" might prevent the elections from even taking place, I'm not so happy. I'm not usually a subscriber to these "conspiracy" theories, but the facts from the OMB are undeniable. Why would the Dept of Social Security buy (for the 1st time in its history) ammunition? 175,000 rounds? Why?
If the GOP believes that it can convince the American People that the Democratic Party is going to dismantle Medicare while the GOP is going to enhance it, I have a bridge to sell them. The Democratic Party gave us Medicare and Social Security, not the GOP. You can't pull the wool over everyone's eyes. Next election, look for a Ryan/Palin ticket!
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Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, entitlements etc cannot be saved in their present form. The Democratic Party is misleading millions of voters into believing they can save these programs. The basic problem is demographics compounded by the Democrat's economic model's inability to create enough employment and revenues to pay for them. In only 12 years there will be just 1.9 tax payers per recipient, who can scarcely afford to support themselves, state and local governments and the federal government as well. These programs are presently being sustained because the US is borrowing 40% of its budget. At some point, just like in Europe, investors will cease to purchase US Treasury Bonds, collapsing America into the second great depression many are predicting online. Ryan's plan is based on Medicare Part D for prescription drugs enacted in the GW Bush administration. That program is presently coming in 40% under budget, however Obama's Affordable Care Act will be siphoning off funds from that program next ...
The New Poll Tax – Restrictive Voting Laws Could Disenfranchise Millions As the 2012 national elections approach, the Republican Party (and Democratic Party too, to a lesser extent) is so subservient to the interests of the American oligarchy – the wealthiest and most powerful corporations and individuals – that they routinely fail miserably to represent the interests of ordinary Americans. In order to preserve ever more money for the American oligarchy they strive to tear apart government programs that help ordinary working Americans, while providing every advantage they can for their wealthy donors. They bail out gigantic banks with trillions of dollars of tax payer money, while refusing to enact legislation that would prevent banks from the reckless activities that created their need for those bailouts. By comparison, the help they provide to distressed homeowners, who are losing their homes by the millions, is minimal. They are attempting to destroy the Social Security program that has served th ...
They (and that includes the Democratic Party) are coming for your Social Security and Medicare
Douglas Gibbens "I USED TO LIVE in a country called America. It was not a perfect country, especially if you were African American or Native American or of Japanese descent in the Second World War. It could be cruel and unjust if you were poor, *** a woman, or an immigrant, but there was hope it could be better. It was a country I loved and honored. It paid its workers wages envied around the world. It made sure these workers, thanks to labor unions and champions of the working class in the Democratic Party and the press, had health benefits and pensions. "It offered good, public education. It honored basic democratic values and held in regard the rule of law, including international law, and respect for human rights. It had social programs, from Head Start to welfare to Social Security, to take care of the weakest among us, the mentally ill, the elderly, and the destitute. It had a system of government that, however flawed, worked to protect the interests of most of its citizens. It offered the possibil ...
Obama's economic message is currently premised on the denial of a crisis. But last month -- three years into an anemic recovery -- more American workers went on Social Security disability (85,000) than got jobs (80,000). Hispanic unemployment is at nearly 11 percent; African-American unemployment at about 14 percent. In any other political circumstance, the Democratic Party would be seized with urgency. A McCain administration would be seeing preparations for a union-sponsored Labor Day march on Washington demanding jobs, jobs, jobs. The Obama administration, in contrast, gets some muted criticism from Robert Reich, who argues for "large and bold things to turn the economy around."
What would our elderly do without Social Security, Medicare and Nursing Home Reforms. Thank You FDR, LBJ and Carter & the Democratic Party.
You know, it was the Democratic Party that brought us Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Women's Right to Vote, Child Labor Laws, Civil Rights Laws and the list goes on - All social programs initially fought tooth and nail by the Republican Party and all predicting Waterloo if the programs passed. I'm just glad I'm a part of a party that wants to do a social good.
Registered 20 more young people to vote today at school and after school. I hope they vote Democratic Party, but I will be happy as long as they vote. This is an important presidential election. If you want fair wages, strong environmental laws, protection of social security for our elderly, support of our public school, ending our foreign entanglements ( Iraq etc.), good helath care for all, etc. then vote Obama! I know my sister Lori will vote that way!
This is a must read to understand why and how our Social Security works...
[via Sherry Davis] Why I’ll Campaign for President Obama By [Former NY Mayor] Edward Koch The campaign for president — to be decided in November — is going to be determined, most people believe, by the state of the economy and its impact on each of us as we enter the voting booth. I believe while the economy will hold a high priority with voters, they will also consider domestic policies and foreign affairs in choosing the next president. Most Americans understand the difference in views on the domestic agenda between the two candidates — President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney — and the parties they represent. Obama and the Democratic Party believe we must never privatize Social Security and Medicare, but instead take measures to keep them solvent while always keeping them as entitlements. The Republican Party and Romney as well as former President George W. Bush have made it clear they are desirous of ending the entitlement contract between the government and the individual American. They want ...
The Social Security trust fund is still large and growing, even in this time of economic turmoil. Social Security's Board of Trustees will release a report this week saying just that. But that's not what the headlines in the media will tell you.
« The Value of Studying Latin and Greek Liberalism and the Failure to Recognize Human Limitations » Why I am not a Democrat George McGovern, in Congress Image via Wikipedia My granddaddy loved the Democratic Party. He always said “it is the party of the poor man while the Republicans are the party of the rich man.” He thought that FDR was the best president the U. S. ever had, appealing to WPA and Social Security as evidence. For many years in the South, the Democratic Party was the conservative party, and while it held some positions (on segregation, for instance) that were wrong, it also defended the Tenth Amendment regarding state’s rights–and I must agree with their view on that. Sending federal troops to the South, putting school boards under dictatorial federal judges who imposed asinine social engineering schemes such as forced busing, were abuses of power by the federal government. Better to use persuasion in a grassroots movement to encourage a change in people’s attitudes than to sen ...
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