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2017 Mitch McConnell: This tax cut that for the rich that we threw together over the weekend will pay for itself, despite overwhelming economic evidence to the contrary!!

2018 Mitch McConnell: No one could have predicted that the deficit would have increased, so I guess we need to cut Social Security now!

It's almost like this was the end game all along and everyone with an ounce of sense always knew it. But owning the libs is its own reward for the future elderly people living on the street.
 

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There is a credible argument that demographic changes alleviate much of the decrease in benefits predicted after 2038. It'e been years since I've read up on it so I can't speak to changes or any of that, but it's long been known that the population cycle will alleviate some of this issue as the boomers die off and give way to smaller numbers of retirees.
Being a boomer myself, I’m not ready to consider the economic benefits of us dying off. :ezbill:
 

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I'm with you on this. Like I said, we need to find a way to curtail the power of the parties.
You can ignore all those other fixes like term limits, etc if you just institute ranked-choice voting. That's all. Just get more than two viable candidates in every election. Three or more with an actual shot at winning and the Dem/Rep paradigm is shattered.
 

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Well, if our health care system continues to be this crappy and life expectancy keeps dropping, why are we going to even need SS? We might as well use all of that money now to grow the military industrial complex and continue to cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy. That seems to encapsulate republican thinking on the subject.
 

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The last accounting I saw was the SS Trust Fund had a balance of $2.7 trillion. That balance should have been $4.8 trillion... but $2.1 trillion was "borrowed" from the trust fund for government operating expenses. Of course, there is no law requiring that those funds be paid back into the system. And with the deficit shooting up now (primarily because of the tax cut passed in 2017) there is ZERO chance of that money being paid back.

Incidentally... Republicans saying that they are going to cut Social Security to pay down the deficit is not only a lie (SS Trust Fund is separate from the operating budget) but a lie from this standpoint (Republicans in Congress are not going to intentionally commit suicide by cutting Social Security). Mitch McConnell admitted that cuts to what they call entitlements will "likely" not be made in this presidential term. "Likely" here means no freaking way.
 

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McConnell and his wife, confronted by protesters at a restaurant in Louisville, had other patrons shout down the protesters and tell them to leave McConnell alone.
One protester was banging his fists on McConnell's table and threw his food out of the restaurant door. This kind of behavior is going to get somebody killed. It needs to stop. Any public servant supporting these kinds of confrontations needs to be voted out of office. Now.

http://www.tmz.com/2018/10/20/senator-mitch-mcconnell-confronted-restaurant-protesters/
 

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McConnell and his wife, confronted by protesters at a restaurant in Louisville, had other patrons shout down the protesters and tell them to leave McConnell alone.
One protester was banging his fists on McConnell's table and threw his food out of the restaurant door. This kind of behavior is going to get somebody killed. It needs to stop. Any public servant supporting these kinds of confrontations needs to be voted out of office. Now.

http://www.tmz.com/2018/10/20/senator-mitch-mcconnell-confronted-restaurant-protesters/
This is going to far. These people need to stop. Nobody is going to die because of it, that's a little pearl cluching over reaction. But it's not helping advance anything.

The proper response to Mitch McConnell is to vote his sorry, power hungry arse out of office. Not to make a scene during dinner like an angry teenager. All this does is gives fuel to the conservative media and followers act aghast, as of the apocalypse was upon us.
 

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McConnell and his wife, confronted by protesters at a restaurant in Louisville, had other patrons shout down the protesters and tell them to leave McConnell alone.
One protester was banging his fists on McConnell's table and threw his food out of the restaurant door. This kind of behavior is going to get somebody killed. It needs to stop. Any public servant supporting these kinds of confrontations needs to be voted out of office. Now.

http://www.tmz.com/2018/10/20/senator-mitch-mcconnell-confronted-restaurant-protesters/
People shouldn’t act that way.

I’m not against making a comment to a political figure as you pass by their table, but disrupting everyone’s evening isn’t helping any cause.

The behavior of individuals doesn’t really have anything to do with the legitimacy of their views on the issues though.
 

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McConnell and his wife, confronted by protesters at a restaurant in Louisville, had other patrons shout down the protesters and tell them to leave McConnell alone.
One protester was banging his fists on McConnell's table and threw his food out of the restaurant door. This kind of behavior is going to get somebody killed. It needs to stop. Any public servant supporting these kinds of confrontations needs to be voted out of office. Now.

http://www.tmz.com/2018/10/20/senator-mitch-mcconnell-confronted-restaurant-protesters/
Your boy, Trump, seems to have no problem with lying, screaming, interrupting and encouraging violence. He just applauded and supported a candidate who pled to an assault recently and promised to pay the legal fees for those who physically assaulted protestors.

I don't recall your post condemning those acts.
 

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Your boy, Trump, seems to have no problem with lying, screaming, interrupting and encouraging violence. He just applauded and supported a candidate who pled to an assault recently and promised to pay the legal fees for those who physically assaulted protestors.

I don't recall your post condemning those acts.
Wasn't he still in band land when the presidential race was going on?
 

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Nobody is going to die because of it, that's a little pearl cluching over reaction.
New York man arrested for threatening to kill senators supporting Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation

"Nine millimeter, side of the XXXX-ing head! If XXXX-ing Kavanaugh gets in, he's dead XXXX-ing meat," one message from Sept. 27 threatened. "Actually, even if Kavanaugh doesn't get in, he's dead XXXX-ing meat."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-new...l-senators-supporting-brett-kavanaugh-n922181
 

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I look forward to your vote for whoever the Democrats nominate in 2020, assuming they don’t encourage their attendees to rough up protestors or congratulate another senator for assaulting a reporter.
Finally! Somebody actually noticed my wording. Good job. :hihi:

BTW - Scarborough is predicting Trump never planned on becoming president and won't run in 2020. Shades of LBJ anyone?
 

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New York man arrested for threatening to kill senators supporting Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation

"Nine millimeter, side of the XXXX-ing head! If XXXX-ing Kavanaugh gets in, he's dead XXXX-ing meat," one message from Sept. 27 threatened. "Actually, even if Kavanaugh doesn't get in, he's dead XXXX-ing meat."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-new...l-senators-supporting-brett-kavanaugh-n922181
Glad he’s been arrested.

Do you think this homicidal person is representative of the people who opppsed confirmation?
 

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