What If I Got my Information from AP headlines and stories?

This morning when I turned on my computer – these headlines greeted me from my Yahoo opening page:

AP: Obama Claims GOP Trying to Destroy Social Security.

In that story AP states that a bipartisan committee was set up by the President to make social security more secure.  It does not name the bipartisans, nor give us any background on them.  I can tell you my own friends are pretty clueless, and I’m guessing many of yours are.

In another headline earlier this week:

Obama: GOP wants to Privatize Social Security.

Why is he setting us up?  Any ideas.  Because Paul Krugman, Dean Baker, Jamie Galbreath and others are hitting back?  Because Paul Ryan is getting some press, even though he is soundly trounced by Paul Krugman.  Washington Post gives him plenty of space.  Because he is hearing from the Congress that people are becoming aware of what’s going on – even the “lesser” people – even the F****n retards (and what is worse than an elderly f***n retard) – even the “bleeding heart liberals” that Durbin admonished:  Everyone has to make sacrifices.  I have faxed Durbin’s office for a list of his sacrifices.  How about him and other senators paying for all of their healthcare – just a gesture to the taxpayers, many of whom have no healthcare.  I plan to go to one of his meetings with a list of my own sacrifices.  No. 1 on that list is that I lost almost half of my portfolio because people like him weren’t doing their job.

Or is it because he wants to seem tough and embattled.  And, when he does some sleight of hand, some backroom card dealing – and the program comes out weaker than it is now – we’ll have understood – well he did try but “we just don’t have the votes.”  Since we now know that Gingrich and Clinton were working behind the scenes – can we doubt that we’re in for some unpleasant surprise.

Any ideas.  I’m flummoxed but I know this:  it’s not in the working class’ interest.  Repeat, it is not in our interests and if it were a matter of less importance I might enjoy the Obanamic theatrics.  I can assure I. will.not.

Your thoughts!  


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  1. I don’t need to even say anything else.

  2. AP: Amazement Puzzle!

    Here is a list of the Debt Commission members! Let them become deeped imbedded in your mind!!!!!

    Saturday, August 14, 2010 12:50:14 PM

    Commission MembersCo-Chairmen:

    Sen. Alan Simpson. Former Republican Senator from Wyoming.

    Erskine Bowles, Chief of Staff to President Clinton

    Executive Director:

    Bruce Reed, Chief Domestic Policy Adviser to President Clinton


    Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)

    Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA 31)

    Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI 4)

    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)

    Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND)

    David Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell International

    Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)

    Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)

    Ann Fudge, Former CEO, Young & Rubicam Brands

    Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)

    Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX 5)

    Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute and former Director, Office of Management & Budget

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI 1)

    Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL 9)

    Rep. John Spratt (D-SC 5)

    Andrew Stern, President, Service Employees International Union

    see more info.


    Don’t forget the influence of Peter Peterson:  Big Lies and Social Security: Peter Peterson’s Retirement is Secure.

    The granny bashers, intent on privatizing Social Security, routinely play fast and loose with the facts.

    Alan Simpson Exposes Republicans’ Anti-Social Security Agenda Behind Obama’s Deficit Commission

    When Peter Peterson’s anti-Social Security propaganda organ, Fiscal Times, openly criticized Alan Simpson for his insulting comments to Alex Lawson, calling Simpson condescending and derisive-and wildly wrong about important parts of the Social Security system’s past,” I suspect they were worried about a lot more than Simpson’s typical bullying tactics or even another self-disqualifying “macaca moment.”

    Also, see this article Obama’s Crazy Plan To Cut Social Security.

    Is Obama’s new “debt commission” about to savage Social Security for no reason? Sure looks like it.

    The whole effort is to rob us of our hard-earned monies on the basis of a ruse — there is plenty of money awaiting the baby-boomers and “they” are itching to get their hands on OUR Social Security & Medicare monies.

    I’ve written to Obama on this and essentially told him to “leave our monies alone, they do not belong to the Government and the Government’s role is a fiduciary one only . . . . . ! Want fiscal responsibility?  End these obscene, illegal wars of aggression that profit certain corporations!!!!  LEAVE OUR MONIES ALONE!

    In response to requests for monies from the DSCC, DCCC, DNC, and other individual requests, my response has become “In view of the impending threat to our Social Security and Medicare Funds, all paid into for years and years by hard-working Americans, I have not got a dime to spare.”

  3. I’d know way more about Lindsay Lohan than I do.

    • jamess on August 16, 2010 at 03:27

    AP must have “their Wires” crossed ?

    yuk yuk

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