Thursday, June 09, 2011

Killing Social Security

And now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your fucking retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later 'cause they own this fucking place. It’s a big club and you ain't in it. ~ George Carlin
Six months ago when a "temporary" cut in the Social Security payroll tax was being chatted up I predicted that Republicans would use it as the camel's nose in the tent to cut business contributions to Social Security as well and that would be the death knell for the program.

I was too hard on Republicans. Sure, Republicans wanted to do this, they were just smart enough to know it had zero chance of popular approval. It's President Obama and Democrats offering the sacrifice. Obama is even deluding himself into believing it's his idea. It's death by a thousand cuts. If the President has his way he will be responsible for the collapse of Social Security and, oddly, become a hero to the Tea Party movement.

Barak Obama, the Great Compromiser. He'll compromise his principles and he'll compromise his compromises.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There seems to be no end to the people that these folks seem to hate -- old people, poor people, sick people, black people, people of other countries, people who know how to read, scientists, rap artists, vegetarians, environmentalists, women, people of every religion but whatever theirs' is, and those who do not agree with religion, anyone in the LGBT community, and everyone who sympathizes with any of these groups -- and I could go on and on. Indeed, it is hard to know who is left that they do not hate. Under the assumption that they mainly hate those they fear [George Washington Carver -- no doubt someone they would have hated if he were alive -- said "Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater."], and you have to conclude that these sad people live in a state of constant fear of just about everything. They are a sad, hopeless, miserable, disgusting lot.