'Hobnobbing With Billionaires in Davos', Trump Admits If reelected, he will seek to cut SS, MCD, MCR
January 22, 2020 at 9:21 PM - Views: 60 #254767Mr. Mickeys MomModerator
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By Jon Queally, staff writer
Read more at Source: The Guardian
Here ya go… a face only a mother and a nose clip could change…
“After a day of hobnobbing with billionaires in Davos, President Trump publicly revealed that cuts to earned Medicare and Social Security benefits will be on the table as soon as the end of this year,” said Richard Fiesta, executive director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in a statement. “The cruel irony of this scene cannot be overstated.”
“While Davos billionaires may not understand the importance of Social Security and Medicare, millions of Americans who rely on the health and retirement benefits they have earned through a lifetime of hard work do,” added Fiesta. “Social Security and Medicare are vital for a secure retirement. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world. This burden and affording other basic necessities make it harder for retirees to make ends meet. Cutting Social Security and Medicare would be a cruel disaster.”
Hell, no... I'm not giving up...
January 22, 2020 at 9:32 PM #254772Red CloudParticipant
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And still those most adversely affected by this will be lied to and vote for the orange devil anyway.
January 23, 2020 at 12:48 AM #254912Bill HaywoodParticipant
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The majority of Trump’s base is not poor, not struggling, and certainly would not be the most adversely affected by savage right-wing austerity. The majority of people who will be affected by this don’t even bother to vote because they’re sick and tired of the false “opposition” provided by the “other side.” If the Democratic Party provided even a sliver of what they claim to be in favor of – instead of empty lip-service and platitudes – they would never lose an election because the downtrodden and struggling would have a little skin in the game. As it stands…the Democratic Party established machinery and apparatus plays to the same majority base as Trump.
An old friend once wrote this :
“The Democratic Party hangs out a sign – “we welcome the downtrodden, the poor and the persecuted.” But then when the people actually show up, they start complaining bitterly about the mud being tracked on their elegant imported carpet. They should take down that sign, or get rid of that damned carpet. But they won’t, not until and unless they are forced to. Forcing them to would take outside pressure, and outside pressure means organizing outside of the party, and organizing outside of the party means basing the movement on ideas that are universal and resonate with and redress the grievances and respond to the needs of all of the working people, not merely pander to the whims, prejudices and preferences of an enlightened few. That means real left-wing politics, and that is what the Democratic Party is avoiding at all costs.”
To that end…the energy around Bernie Sanders and his support can bring some people on the sidelines back into the fight for social and economic justice. “Vote blue no matter who” is not a political program the struggling are willing to get behind. We already know the result of that for the last 40 years, as the last remnants of the New Deal are being ravaged.
January 22, 2020 at 9:41 PM #254778ThouArtThatParticipant
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Between Joe Biden, the Vichy Dems and their Republican collaborators, all of it will be cut such that no “useless eaters” are left standing.
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January 22, 2020 at 10:22 PM #254788roguevalleyParticipant
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there will be. This is how violent revolution begins. they better fucking fear us
January 23, 2020 at 2:23 AM #254947HaikugalModerator
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They will learn to…this is not an option.
The DNC “big tent” excludes Nina Turner but includes John Kasich.
God, guns, and gobbledygook...we live in an aquarium of nightmares.
January 23, 2020 at 1:35 AM #254924Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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If he said that, that will kill his chances, since about half of Americans over 60 depend on SS for their income and all over 65 use Medicare. Not to mention a large chunk of the population who rely on Medicaid, and those people have relatives who would be pissed off as well.
Spread the word & the Dumpster is toast. Even a lot of his fan base would abandon him, imho.
I’d be interested in seeing the fanboys reactions to this.
January 23, 2020 at 2:54 AM #254964StockholmerParticipant
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The great hordes of MAGAT’s would volunteer to have a finger of theirs chopped off if it means a librul or a person of colour or an LGBTQ community member loses an arm.
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