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Operation Eternal Vengeance: We Pledge to Defeat Any Politician Who Uses Covid-19 to Attack Social Security

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/07/29/operation-eternal-vengeance-we-pledge-defeat-any-politician-who-uses-covid-19

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All republicans are scum, and so are the democrats that have this kind of SS cutting mentality. It’s sick that they never complain about the national debt when approving their massive defense budgets or tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations, which is what is REALLY driving up the debt, but they do when it comes to our safety net programs. The author should have listed the democrats involved in this sham by name so we know who NOT to vote for.

mitt romney is an artifact of the h w bush era and should have been chased out of DC after he lost his presidential bid.

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Romney, a snake in a suit.

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It appears, Mr. Lawson, that you and your organization are genuinely intent on holding the sellout Democratic Party accountable for their especially troublesome attacks on the Social Security program. For that reason, I am making another financial contribution to Social Security Works and I encourage others to do the same. Assuming that you are sincerely committed to holding both parties accountable, yours is genuinely righteous work.

And that work is clearly cut out for you, for even the Dems presidential nominee has for decades consistently expressed his own intent to cut the program. Nancy Pelosi and her neoliberal Dem colleagues in the House and Senate would sell the American people out on Social security in a New York minute if allowed to get away with it. We must count on people like you to monitor them very closely and sound the alarm loudly and widely whenever their treachery threatens the program. Thanks to you and your organization for your efforts. Stay vigilant!

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It appears, Mr. Lawson, that you and your organization are intent on holding the sellout Democratic Party accountable for their own attacks on the Social Security program. For that reason, I am making another financial contribution to Social Security Works and I encourage others to do the same. If you are sincerely committed to holding both parties accountable, yours is genuinely righteous work. And that work is clearly cut out for you, for the presidential nominee has for decades consistently expressed his own intent to cut the program. Given the opportunity, the Democratic Party will stab the American people in the back with regard to Social Security and it will be your job to monitor them very closely and sound the alarm loudly and widely whenever their treachery threatens the program. Thanks to you and your organization for your efforts.

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Ask MittMitch how much money Covid-19 is saving Social Security? How far into the future can those savings be projected, i.e., what was the expected lifespan of those over 65 who are now dead?

Then ask them about the projections for over-65 deaths before a vaccine becomes available for everyone, and the expected long-term savings from those deaths.

Then double that figure and add all three.

Then ask them why Social Security needs any secret tinkering.

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“Ask them why Social Security needs any secret tinkering” ?

Because dismantling Social Security has been at the top of the right wing agenda ever since it launched in 1935 and the GOP and complicit Democrats never miss an opportunity to exploit a crisis.

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Yeah, gotta laugh at the gop and their naming bills, they’re always called the exact opposite of what they stand for, and their supporters lap it up.

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Don’t worry, The man who bragged about wanting cut social security and lied about it will soon be President. And the Master Legislator will suddenly concern herself with the deficits and legislate for her masters.

Besides, social security is socialism. And like Medicare for those who want it, I like my personal investor of my money, and shouldn’t have to contribute to SS.

Social Security for those who want it, right?

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Of course, remember they want a COSED DOOR hearing. What??? —You mean no one can Know what that are saying? Oh piddIe, it’s time to make sure that the meeting is reaIIy closed door, so cIosed in fact that the doors can’t be opened!

Yes, Iike a Monthy Python fiIm—the doors are locked and the meeting commences—and wait_-- what is that hissing sound? Is it the PeopIe? Oh No! There are pipes moving into the room Iike snakes, and they are hissing—oh wait---- is that gas???—Oh my everyone prays, its getting hazy in there" HeIp! HeIp! :Then —a gang of the SS Social’s Security hoodlums rush the door, there is more smoke and haze---- they think they can’t escape!!~ The press, weII an honest one anyway waits to fiIm this ----as SS attacker politicians batter the doors down, a group of bemused citizens who were at the time , taking a tour but they too are there to record the screaming SS kiIIer escapee politicians !!!
----BUT nothing has happened at aII! Everyone eIse , aII those in the haII watching this bizarre behavior —they can breathe-----Oh wait, this is a great nighty news shot of the secret makers running over each other and screaming"I can’t breathe." Everyone thinks they are kidding-----and the room clears and the only peopIe Ieft inside are those who hatched this eviI plot and they are not in any condition to create their evil SS Iaw ever again. SCARED to TRUTH they are----many pretenders immediately retire-----and the SHIP of State SaiIs smoothy away into the history books too, while a GREEN flag attached which reads WE the PeopIe and it fIys freeIy and happiIy in the breeze.
Fade to bIack and hey the PeopIe’s movie even wins an Oscar! : )

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“The American people will never forget that they used the worst global emergency of modern times to try and steal our Social Security and Medicare.”

I wouldn’t count on it, the voiceless have no voice.

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Thank you for the article which stimulated me to write another letter to Kyrsten refuting her words that the TRUST ACT is need to foster discussion about funding of Social Security. Too bad she is not up for re-election at this time.

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Where are you going to hide Rommey ? Sick Moscow Mitch is done. You two sick pieces of scum need to be placed in amber so we can show future generations what a true pandemic sickness looks like. Rommey, your father must be gagging in his coffin.

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right there with you… did the same and telling others to follow suit.

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Yeah, like the “HEROES” bill that bails out lobbyists. Priceless.

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A lot of their “Think Tanks” are the same.
“Center for Individual Rights”, yea right, as long as your not a person of color, or against corporate abuses.

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I dream of the day when the people take back the reigns of government and write, pass, and enforce an Act to Properly Protect and Support the Corporations and the Accumulation of Wealth.

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I agree, it’s a disgrace the way corporations are treated now days. :)))

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Sadly even authors here seem to be subscribing more and more to the “Settle for Biden” narrative. It is really hard not to feel more and more by the day that we are well and truly fucked.

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And there is a curious absence, even in the progressive media, of voices from outside of the Duopoly tents. For example, do the Green Party and Communist Party and union organizations and the Libertarian Party and other parties outside the Duopoly still exist? Do they have opinions and plans? It seems that their opinions and plans never show up in sites like Common Dreams. Is this because these parties are so inept and ineffectual that they cannot be bothered to write articles for the alternative media? Or are they being deliberately ignored?

(I would love to see the Electoral College reformed {not eliminated} with its members directly elected by the people, with the Electors unencumbered in their choice of the President, and chosen for their intelligence and integrity. The recurring Primary marathon and theatre would disappear and we would not be forced into absurb choices such as Trump vs Biden. We would chose unencumbered Electors to hammer out a choice. With what I propose when either the House or the Senate decided that the President needed to be impeached then the Electoral College would be recalled to judge the President and replace him if necessary. Who better to judge and replace a President than the Electors who are elected to select him?)

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