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Social Security Defenders Tell Biden to Keep Austerity-Obsessed Bruce Reed Far Away From the White House

The older I get the more I see history not as circles but as spirals.

After Dubya’s rule, I think people were just exhausted. OWS never really got a foothold before everything went sideways.

This time, while we can certainly see a lot of similarities to things that have happened before, too much has been inflicted upon the Non-Believers for 4 years to be doused by a Lesser of Two Evils. The smoldering embers of BLM are kindled by thousands of sympathetic grievances. The Social Contract has been destroyed, and we’ve had our noses rubbed hard in it.

The Wall Street meltdown was mostly felt as a turning down of the steady stream of trickle down to most, and bombs and war crimes are somewhere over there. USA!

Where we’re at now…heavy worsening of a pandemic grossly mishandled, urban populations openly insulted from not voting GOP, zero reformation of police violence and abuse, a homeless epidemic about to look like a biblical exodus, and zero stimulus or relief coming to the American public? Yeah, I’m betting government inaction will result in more and more social unrest, and I’m not talking about MAGA or QAnon (we’ll get more of them sooner than later).

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You nailed it. The turds are raining down on us at the bottom of the totem pole as those at the top laugh at the voters for the LOTEs. “We can push Biden left” they opined with wishful naivete. Meanwhile, into his tent slink the smirking war mongers, corporatists, and elitists, drooling as they contemplate slaking the blood of humanity with their wars and greed and climate destruction.

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It seems you are putting words into Biden’s mouth before he even gets a chance to speak. IF you are so worried about what he will do, I do hope you voted for tRump, as he BRAGS about what he is going to do to social security and the old people who depend on it.

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You are SO right. A mass exodus of voters and progressive congress people would put the DP in a panic and is about the only way to get their attention. My larger hope is that such an exodus would lead to the rise of a new party and the death of the garbage heap known as the democrat party. If only there could be some folks of enough stature to get the ball rolling downhill.

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As a leftist, I’ve never voted for the Republican wing of the War Party. Why would I?

And as for Boss Tweet, it’s too late for him to eviscerate SSI. That’s Frackin’ Joe’s job now - and his long history proves he’s chomping at the bit to decimate the lives of his fellow Seniors: ~https://theintercept.com/2020/01/13/biden-cuts-social-security/

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Amazing, minecritter.

Hahaha, The president-elect has tapped a former DuPont consultant to join his Environmental Protection Agency transition board

Can’t say y’all weren’t warned, eh.

"It should go without saying that someone who advised DuPont on how to avoid regulations is not someone we want advising this new administration.

PFOA pollutes the blood of nearly every American and can pass from mother to unborn child in the womb. This toxic product of industry is a stable compound not easily broken down in the environment or in the human body, giving it the nickname “forever chemical”. Scientists have found it in living beings across the globe – from animals living in the depths of the sea to birds on remote islands.

The Environmental Protection Agency has set no enforceable national drinking water limits for perfluorinated chemicals, including PFOA…"

The Guardian

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Actually, someone who knows how the corporations avoid responsibility may be exactly the one you need to hold them responsible.

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The people who voted FOR Biden will fundementally get what he promised (them) no Bernie! It’s the poor suckers who’d voted “against Trump,” who’ve yet to turn their smug Resistance™ around 180,° away from US? Delusional self deception is their 2nd most treasured commodity, after specious obliviousness. Everything’s back to NORMAL! Plague’s OVER, bring me my frigging BRUNCH, “Essential!”

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How’d that work with almost the whole of Goldman Sachs or JP Morgan top earners on the Obama team. These people donate their way into administration positions for influence peddling. You’re not really thinking it’s out of the goodness of their hearts, eh?

Influence peddling is the illegal practice of using one’s influence in government or connections with persons in authority to obtain favours or preferential treatment for another, usually in return for payment. Also called traffic of influence or trading in influence.

Illegal, my arse. It is common practice in this country.

JPMorgan Employees Join Goldman Sachs Among Top Obama Donors

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Biden ought to ask Sanders and Elizabeth Warren for meaningful advice on how they figured taxing the rich to pay for Medicare for all, wipe out student loans and boost social security benefits.

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Emanuel’s apology wasn’t really for what he said…but for the way he said it.

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Yes, yes and yes!

Oh goody, another dem apologist, history apparently escapes you, allow me to bring you up to speed. Biden tried no less than 4 times to reduce social security as a Senator. Please provide one example, just one, where a corporatist has held a corporation accountable. And incase you didn’t get the memo, the democratic “party” is officially a corporation, per the 2018 court case, and acknowledged by a sitting judge.

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Hi KC2669:
Thanks for that information. I know nothing about Bruce Reed, but sometimes it is possible to read the soul of a person by seeing his face. In Mr. Reed , I see all the arrogance of a Woodrow Wilson in him. : (

70M voted for Trump.
75M voted for Biden.
80+M didn’t vote for either one of them

In an election that was touted as the grand fight against fascism and had the largest turnout in modern election history, there were 80M people who would not be fooled. “None of the above” won the election again. The Democratic Party blames it on…Russians, Socialists, Chinese, Iranians…

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Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,…"A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him,” Sherlock Holmes if he ever met Sanders or Warren.

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I’m grateful that organizations like Social Security Works keep pushing. That is one small step for humankind…

Lots more work needed!

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Just wanted to share Reed’s name was not the only one in the till, that the tweet’s author retracted it, and that Biden is also considering people to Reed’s left, a few decently to his left.

Close, Trooth — Butt no cigar!   You can see a korporate pawn when looking at any one of 99.44% of state & national politicians anywhere in the U.S.   It’s almost impossible to get into politics without first selling your soul to the korporate gatekeepers in the DNC and RNC, while the korporate-owned MSM keeps any attempt at forming a viable third party a dope-crazed dream.

Emanuel was only half right — he should have said “Voters” instead of “Liberals”.

. . .  And remove the “cap” on Social Security contributions.  Oh, since Korporations are now ‘People’, make them pay their FICA taxes.

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We wouldn’t be worrying about administration hires if the DNC hadn’t screwed Bernie Sanders out of his candidacy. But the corporations had their say, and what they say, goes, right Joe?

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