Black People : The GOP Naysay Like Brer Rabbit/ Don't Believe the Hype

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Republicans have skillfully been playing
    Brer Rabbit,
    regarding Obama's policies
    to fool the public!
    When the president mentioned Cap and Trade,
    When the president mentioned subsidies for nuclear energy
    and now with the American Jobs Act,
    they send their propagandists out on HDTV, cable and radio to cry
    "Please Brer Bear, don;t throw me in the briar patch"
    As Brer rabbit knew that was to his advantage, the above policies benefited the benefactors of the republican party,
    Big Time;
    Now with the American Jobs Act, the pretend to hate it,
    while loving the aspects that harm Medicaid, the tax breaks for corporations,
    and the trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and the Philippines
     
  2. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Republicans cry and cry and cry that they don't want the payroll tax cut but they realy do and here is why

    Published on Friday, December 30, 2011 by The Washington Post

    Payroll Tax Cut Raises Worries about Social Security’s Future Funding

    by Jia Lynn Yang
    By extending the payroll tax cut, Congress and the administration have quietly made a critical change in how Social Security is funded — one that some in Washington worry could undermine the program’s foundation if lawmakers keep renewing the tax break.
    [​IMG] Since the entitlement program’s inception in 1935, many changes to Social Security have been enacted or attempted. For the first time in the program’s history, tens of billions of dollars from the government’s general pool of revenue are being funneled to the Social Security trust fund to make up for the revenue lost to the tax cut. Roughly $110 billion will be automatically shifted from the Treasury to the trust fund to cover this year’s cut, according to the Social Security Board of Trustees. An additional $19 billion, it is estimated, will be necessary to pay for the two-month extension.
    The tax cut is supposed to be temporary. But as squabbles over this issue and the Bush tax cuts have revealed, short-term tax cuts in Washington have a way of sticking around longer than planned, especially as economic growth remains slow and lawmakers are wary of raising anyone’s tax bill.
    The prospect of policymakers continually turning to the payroll tax as a way of providing economic stimulus troubles experts, some lawmakers and both public trustees of the Social Security trust fund. Their concern: that Social Security will lose its status as a protected benefit owed to every working American and instead become politically vulnerable, just like any other government program.

    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/12/30
     
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    I'd rather have the payroll tax cut than Social Security.
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Good but out of 34 million of us, who would say that?
     
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    Those who seek not to be this:

    When you do group management of assets, such as Social Security, there becomes more people who only seek to ride the wagon rather than pull it.
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So for the new year
    you now take the republican white supremist view of all of the Black elderly, who have put money into Social Security since their teens, and dont know the "conspiracy story" you mention about Social security, and 98% of all Americans dont know?
     
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    Nope. I take the position of what Social Security is: a franchise.

    You need to read those Supreme Court cases on Social Security. I don't think you have the correct perception on it.

    I don't deal in conspiracy stories.
    Again, read those Supreme Court cases on Social Security.

    Being the people who pay into it are beneficiaries, they don't have much say in how its run.
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    another cyclic conversation as stated before if 98% of Am
    ericans knew that there would be a violent revolution in this nation but back to the Black elderly, what is your point about all of these people who have put money into this and expect to get social security what would you tell the 12 million Black elderly? right now receiving checks?
     
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    You almost had me there, Supreme court cases have been proven to be full of crap and corporate favoritism since the civil rights movement

    and yes it is the GOP ideology that social security is a franchise and that is why they approve of this tax cut, while pretending to be against it, to further their desire to dismantle and privatize social security
     
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    Why Do Republicans Hate Social Security?

    By Sen. Bernie Sanders, Reader Supported News
    22 September 11

    [​IMG]epublicans hate Social Security because it has been an extraordinary success and has done exactly what it was designed to do. It is the most successful government program in our nation's history and is enormously popular.
    When Social Security was developed, 50 percent of seniors lived in poverty. Today, that number is 10 percent - still too high, but a testament to the success of Social Security.
    Republicans have spent years demonizing Social Security and spreading lies about its sustainability. They want to scare Americans and build support for making drastic cuts to the program or privatizing it entirely. Their long-term goal is to end Social Security as we know it, and convert it into a private account system which will enable Wall Street to make hundreds of billions in profits.
    The truth is that, today, according to the Social Security Administration, Social Security has a $2.7 trillion surplus and can pay out every benefit owed to every eligible American for the next 25 years.
    Further, because it is funded by the payroll tax and not the US Treasury, Social Security has not contributed one nickel to our deficit.
    Now - in a prolonged recession that has decimated the poor and middle class and pushed more Americans into poverty than at any point in modern history - we need to strengthen Social Security. That's why I, along with nine co-sponsors, have introduced the "Keeping Our Social Security Promises Act." This legislation would lift the Social Security Payroll tax cap on all income over $250,000 a year, would require millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share into the Social Security Trust Fund, and would extend the program for the next 75 years.
    Join me now as a citizen co-sponsor of the Keeping Our Social Security Promises Act.
    For 76 years, through good times and bad, Social Security has paid out every benefit owed to every eligible American. The most effective way to strengthen Social Security for the next 76 years is to scrap the payroll tax cap for those earning $250,000 a year or more.
    Right now, someone who earns $106,800 pays the same amount of money into Social Security as billionaires like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. That is because today, all income above $106,800 is exempt from the Social Security tax. As a result, 94% of Americans pay Social Security tax on all of their income, but the wealthiest 6% do not.

    http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/279-82/7546-why-do-republicans-hate-social-security
     
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