Today, the news seems to be mirrors – MSNBC commentators, Politico writers and even the Huffy AOL, are arguing that entitlement cuts have to come fast, and that means the destruction of Social Security and Medicare.
One of the most disgusting examples of this Pete Peterson type campaign was MSNBC introducing a segment on cuts for homeless vets as necessary, only because the public is reluctant to cut Medicare, Medicaid and SS, which the commentator argued are “entitlements” that represent 60% of federal spending.
Social Security is not part of the budget and has funds until 2037 to fully fund benefits, a fact that MSNBC commentators know, but lie about to please its corporate masters at Comcast and G.E.
Where is Obama on this? Hiding, as usual, until he compromises with himself to once again take action against the middle class that elected him. It will be something else to discuss at cocktail parties as he juts out his jaw and insures his legacy as one of the worst Presidents in our history.
Published by Fred Donaldson
First full-time job at 17 was dollar-an-hour newspaper copyboy at the Evening and Sunday Bulletin (760,000 daily). Promotions led to general assignments and rewrite at that Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper (1964 and 1965). After the Bulletin, served as the editor of Valley Forge Sentinel and Conshohocken Recorder, Sr. VP of their newspaper group in 1972, and became publisher in 1975 of the West Oak Lane Leader - an African-American community newspaper - for the next 18 years.
In 1993 named president of ING's 18-newspapers in Metro Philadelphia and New Jersey. Company was later purchased by JRC (NYSE), and I was appointed publisher of the Montgomery/Bucks/Philly newspaper division by the infamous Journal Register CEO Bob Jelenic.
During the 60s and 70s, I corresponded for the United States Information Agency, reporting and writing for publication in foreign countries.
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