GOP Coronavirus Relief Package to Include Romney Bill That Would ‘Fast-Track Social Security and Medicare Cuts’

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      L0oniX
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      Shortly after publicly ditching one attack on Social Security—the payroll tax cut—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed Thursday that the Republican coronavirus relief package will include legislation sponsored by Sen. Mitt Romney that one advocacy group described as an “equally menacing” threat to the New Deal program.

      In a speech on the Senate floor, McConnell touted Romney’s TRUST ACT as “a bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Senate Democrats, to help a future Congress evaluate bipartisan proposals for protecting and strengthening the programs that Americans count on.”

      “In the midst of a catastrophic pandemic, they should be focused on protecting seniors, essential workers, and the unemployed. Instead, they are plotting to use the cover of the pandemic to slash Social Security.”
      —Nancy Altman, Social Security Works

      Ostensibly an effort to “rescue” America’s trust fund programs, Romney’s bill—first introduced last October with the backing of three Democratic senators—would initiate a secretive process that could result in cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits, a longtime objective of lawmakers like the Utah Republican.

      more at link

      https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/24/gop-coronavirus-relief-package-include-romney-bill-would-fast-track-social-security

      I’d have no problem with them cutting SS for rich people …like those with over $100k yearly income but …you know that’s not how it would go. IMO they will cut SS from the weakest and poorest old people. The GOP are true scum bag sociopaths.

      Fuck the DNC and its heard of goats

    • #340520
      GZeusH
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      I’m thinking that the GOP needs a little taken off the top.

    • #340523
      KenTankerous
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      Who? Fuck them in advance. Goddam it some honest politicians would sure be refreshing.

      "If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States."
      - Henry A. Wallace
      (FDR's Vice President until he was forced out by the corrupt forces of obscene wealth.)

    • #340526
      JonLP
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      I’m either backing a primary challenge or not voting for her in 2024.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

    • #340528
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      Cosponsor
      Date Cosponsored
      Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]*
      10/29/2019
      Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN]*
      10/29/2019
      Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL]*
      10/29/2019
      Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]*
      10/29/2019
      Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]
      11/07/2019
      Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]
      11/19/2019
      Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD]
      11/19/2019
      Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]
      11/20/2019
      Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]
      12/16/2019
      Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]
      01/06/2020
      Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]
      06/01/2020
      Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]
      06/03/2020
      Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA]

       

      Signers of the House letter are here:

      https://scottpeters.house.gov/sites/scottpeters.house.gov/files/6.1.20%20Leadership%20Budget%20Reforms.pdf

    • #340554
      djean111
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      what kind of Vichy Dem assholes they are, and progressiveness will eventually triumph – fuck the fuck off.  You KNOW you are lying.  You know that.

      And, as fucking always, it will be DEMOCRATS who actually grease through safety net cuts.  As fucking always.  Try and blame this on Trump.  As if Democrats have not been lusting after cutting Social Security and Medicare for a long long time.

      Whenever a Democrat buys into “strengthening” Social Security, they mean strengthening it by paying less out.  That is ALL they mean.  Pay less out, and gift the fund to Wall Street to pillage.  That is the Democrats.  We knew the GOP hates Social Security and Medicare, but there sure are a lot of folks in denial about the Democratic Party hating them even more.

      As icing, I bet if Romney actually threw his hat in the ruing, Democrats would swoon that he is better than Trump.  Nope.  Mitt has had a fucking PLAN to get rid of Social Security for a long time.

      I will be voting Green, but if my only choice was between Vichy Dems or Trump, the Vichy Dems would not be my choice.  Fucking austerity-loving warmongers.

      All the self-congratulatory back-slaps over Trump not getting his social security tax holiday?  OBAMA actually did that!  And called it a tax holiday.   Get a fucking clue.

    • #340556
      incognito
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      What are you going to do about it, old people?!!! Bwahahaha! …. go out into a pandemic, that is very dangerous to your demographic, to protest?!!! Bwahahaha! You can’t! How convenient for us!!!! Bwahahaha! We can do, literally, anything we want to you and there’s not a fucking thing you can do about it!! Bwahahaha!

      For the RepubDems to play this card that they have been trying to play for decades, during this pandemic, is a particularly INSIDIOUS thing to do at this time in history. Taking advantage of a pandemic where over 4 million have been infected, many damaged for life, and over 140,000 have died, is extremely, extremely, extremely despicable.

    • #340560
      N2Doc
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      One wonders what it will take. Gotta get less from the programs that help ordinary people, but trillions more for war and oligarch subsidies. I am beginning to think mass insurrection and uprisings are the only way to change this path. We will only be allowed to vote for oligarch lackeys, nobody else. Voting won’t solve the issue. And the Oligarchs will keep up the propaganda to try and maintain control of the people. This sort of means testing they are proposing, pitting people with a bit more (but who vote disproportionately)  against those with less, is designed to turn SS into welfare, and eventually it will meet the same end.

    • #340578
      MizzGrizz
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      ..where I am denned.

      In spite of the fact that his district has a larger population of old  and working people than most,he has never done a thing for either group.Just sat on his ass and collected his money.

      The system will reward him greatly for this no doubt.

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