Category Archives: New Democrat

Hillary – Just “Bush Lite” on Social Security?

Jeb Bush is running on a platform to raise the retirement age for full Social Security benefits to 69 or 70. Other Republicans , except Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump, all seem to agree, with many also urging we move the minimum retirement age from 62 to 65. That single change would remove three years of benefits from early retirees, and at 70% of full benefits, would mean about $60,000 less payment to the average elderly couple.

Hillary wants a commission, just like the one in 1983, which unfortunately raised the retirement age from 65 to 67, and also reduced benefits for early retirees.

When asked in 2008 if she would agree to raise the FICA wage limit, so the rich paid more into Social Security, Hillary said: Continue reading →

New Democrat Coalition team votes against the public and optional plan for healthcare insurance

The five members of the New Democrat Coalition on the Senate Finance Committee all voted against the healthcare public option today, because they belong to a “Third Way” movement that is supported by corporations, just as their campaigns are beholden to contributions from big companies. This is the same movement that opposes cramdowns on mortgages, limiting credit card interest, card check and a host of other traditional value Democrat Party efforts. They are really the moderate Republicans now missing from that less than GOP.

The traitors to the American people were: Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.).

Conrad was especially annoying today as he attempted to push his moronic co-op plan when the committee was debating the public option. He cited France as a place that has a good healthcare program, but ignored that 94% of the people receive coverage from a government regulated plan at no charge. What a nitwit, or what a liar, but what’s the difference to the outcome.

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