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If Bush had been allowed to win another term as President, then:

We would have 150,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Guantanamo Bay would be open. There would be no public option on healthcare, and policy costs would continue to rise. Seniors would face cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits. DADT would be Pentagon policy. Wall Street would get all the tax breaks they wanted, paid for by the middle class. The Patriot Act wouldn’t be repealed. There would be no […]

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Paris is burning! Deficit Commission looks for matches.

Paris is burning and a Democrat on President Obama’s deficit commission predicted recently that the bipartisan panel would come up with recommendations to “shore up” (destroy) Social Security. “The stars are aligned,’’ said Alice Rivlin, a former budget director under President Clinton and now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. “I do expect that some long-run changes in Social Security, both on the benefit side and on the revenue […]

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MSNBC finally found France

In a news report early this morning, MSNBC noticed that some 3.5 million residents of France were demonstrating in the streets against raising the retirement age from 60 to 62. In the U.S. the current age is 66 with a law change leading to 67. There was no mention of the strike affecting the supplies of airline fuel, a huge number of schools closed, or how supplies of goods and […]

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An evil twerp – Ross Douthat wants to steal your Social Security and Medicare

“To this list, I would add tax reform and entitlement reform. The former should broaden the tax base while cutting taxes on work, child rearing and investment. The latter should means-test both Social Security and Medicare, reducing both programs’ spending on well-off retirees rather than questing fruitlessly for their privatization.” That’s the word from 30-year-old Ross Douthat, who was hired by the NY Times to be an opinion columnist representing […]

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