March 15, 2017

The Perfect Storm to Kill Socialist Programs Particularly One that Says ‘Social’





 

The President works with a man who has admitted he wants to break up the structure of the nation. 
In another time this man would be in close watch by the FBI (Ive read he is under investigation by FBI but I can’t talk about that because is not confirm), Not working at the white house by the side of a President who has promised to do just that. 
Yes, Trump has but because of the nature of how many people listen, they only listen to what they want to hear. 

When Trump said he would break up Washington and goes and hires the Washington insiders and billionaires, wouldn’t that be a clue that he meant it when he said he would break up Washington?  Well not Washington the town and its Congress but its agencies and programs. From school lunch to health care and ultimately the socialist program that it even says socialist on its name, Social Security. 

This is what republicans have been wanting to change and eventually kill since its passage (against the GOP votes). They have always been opposed to it and have tried to change it in different forms. Up to now no one would dare come straight out against killing. The most I’ve heard lately is been by the Speaker of the House Ryan, who was elected with on the promise to privatize it, which means the same thing but not on his constituency ears. Now is the perfect storm to do just that and other things that would have been impossible under Bush. You have an all Republican House of Reps., Senate, White House, appointments to all agencies and the nation,  if you count the governorships that the GOP has obtained. Yes,  the Dems have more people registered who describe them selves as such but it doesn’t help if you are a democrat who doesn’t vote because you always see two devils on the candidates so you stay home and help the worse devil to win. Or you have a majority like millennial’s
but not the political experience to the difference from improving but dismantling first, which means dismantle period. Many times they have n ignorance of American and world history together with political systems which is the blood of the democracies and republics but also it can be the quick dead if poison is swallowed by conning liars. 

You have a president who is being back up by a serious amount of people (around 35 Mil) who are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt even when he gets caught red handed with a sexual bodily part on his hands that is not his wife’s and he admits to it. They would say it was the Chocha’s fault for landing on him.

You have a media afraid of the president because he knows a lot of bad people and the individual reporter is out there on his/her own when asking the tough questions.They know their network wont back them up if the WH threatens to kicked them out of the Press corps. Just go to YouTube and search and watch the white house press corps asking  the past president the most offensive offensive questions without any basis sometimes. Never mind the previous Dem President who got caught getting a BJ from an intern who made it her job to give one. It was a massacre each time there was a press conference or just the daily beefing. 

Watch the press corps ask questions now. Even when one solitary gutsy reporter goes out of the reservation on one question or follow up you have the Press Secretary go after them and the whole corp. You’ve had Trump personally insult and embarrass CNN reporters calling them fake and giver of fake news. You have the WH called CNN CEO over Anderson Cooper’s remarks from his own program. Anderson Cooper still there because it’s ‘Anderson’.  What this is done is have reporters in the Wh or on TV not call events not by the real names but by what so ever socialite equivalent, like if the Press room was the Palace of the Queen of England.   Trump used to lie according to the media, after the first 2 wks he stopped lying and now alleges.

When would all these events and organization be where they are and with a public that sometimes doesn’t care or are waiting for the day the president destroys the government so they can be closer a government closer to god? (I know people in my own family who believe that)
There are people out there who wants to destroy and rebuilt.  Too bad we wont get back all those lives lost and treasure put to work to have the Republic we have now. 

Never have the  modern world seen all these events and people come together in one thought, search and destroy. No one is stopping to think what are the results of Millions of people crowding the emergency rooms because they can’t afford health insurance. We had some of that in 1970-85 when the private sector stopped giving affordable rates for health insurance as one of the perks of employment. Hospitals started gong out of business and it took a virus call AIDS 6 years to change the mind of the politicians and the one who didn’t change got voted out of office. Ask a talking head by the name of  Santorum one of the unemployed senators. What happens when we go back to the times of pre Social Security? Why would it be better this time? These programs were not in place to waste money like the GOP keeps saying, there were put inlace because there was a persistent acute human need! It took a lot of convincing and fighting with the  GOP then that it was needed and it was done with some of their help. 
                                                                              
                                                                      

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It is nearly impossible for Republicans to claim that the GOP’s agenda is even remotely popular with the people whether Donald Trump is in the White House or not. Of course, it’s true there are the evangelical fanatics who pretend to support anything if they think it brings them closer to implementing a theocratic government, and the bigot crowd will cheer losing everything they have if they think it will make America an Aryan Utopia. However, nearly everything else Republicans have already put in motion is highly unpopular and there is one GOP voting bloc that is about to see a Trump campaign promise broken with extreme prejudice when seniors comprehend their Social Security and Medicare are set for “reforms” Republican style.

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid” Trump said on the campaign trail to appeal to the elderly vote. As late as January it was an oft-echoed refrain by his spokespeople to keep the old white Republican voters in the fold. However, as Paul Krugman wrote in November and Forbes reported yesterday, and a “secret” Trump meeting with Paul Ryan last June revealed – Trump was lying and Social Security and Medicare cuts are being “looked at” with a plan to use an old lie to make cuts look appealing. It is implausible they will ever appeal to the elderly, but these days nothing whatsoever is unbelievable.

Last June despite his stump promise, Trump met with Ryan and told him not only that he was on board with cuts to Social Security and Medicare, but he believed they had to be cut from a moral standpoint. He just couldn’t say it in front of one his primary support groups; the elderly and those nearing retirement age. Trump was in a storied meeting with Ryan and the subject of cutting Social Security came up prompting the Trump to assure the House Speaker that despite what he had been saying on the campaign trail,

“From a moral standpoint, I believe in it. But you also have to get elected. And there’s no way a Republican is going to beat a Democrat when the Republican is saying, ‘We’re going to cut your Social Security’ and the Democrat is saying, ‘We’re going to keep it and give you more.’ ”

Now it is reported that the White House budget director, Mick Mulvaney, the guy running the Office of Budget and Management (OMB) that just announced cuts to the Coast Guard, FEMA, and airport security to fund Trump’s wall is working on cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Mulvaney is preparing a “reform” plan for the Trump to “look at” and still keep his campaign pledge to “not to touch Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.” No kidding, they say this crap in public without blinking; it is how easy lying comes to them.

Mr. Mulvaney said, “There are ways that we can not only allow the president to keep his promise but to help him keep his promise by fixing (cutting) some of these mandatory programs.” 
 
Republicans have been using false information as a scare tactic to provide justification to start dismantling these mandatory programs, piecemeal to start with, for over a decade. In this particular case they will attempt to convince voters that slashing Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is crucial to save the programs. In fact, they claim that getting rid of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is just one of the means of saving Medicare and Medicaid along with cutting them. Both healthcare programs have been greatly strengthened by the ACA’s implementation and it is just one of the main reasons Republicans are desperate to repeal the health law; to inflict a fatal blow to the long-term solvency of both healthcare programs.

There is a similar ploy in the works to allow Trump to keep his pledge not to cut Social Security while justifying slashing the retirement savings program. This is despite it is not in any danger of not being able to provide “75 or 80 percent benefits in a short period of time.” That is a favorite recurring theme from Republicans as a frightful ploy to justify “reforming” that highly-popular program.

According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Social Security trust fund will not have to reduce benefits until 2030 at the earliest, and only then if Congress does nothing whatsoever to increase system funding like raising the cap on high-income earners. Even if Congress stays in Republican control over the next couple of decades, and at some point the Social Security Trust fund “balances to zero, it will still pay benefits.” That is a damn sight different than the Trust is going broke in a couple of years without drastic Republican intervention.

No matter what justification either Trump or Republicans devise to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, Trump’s campaign pledge to preserve them untouched is just another lie. This lie, however, may cost Republicans one or two seats in Congress in the next election but even that is doubtful. Because Republicans have pledged to “reform” (cut) Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid openly for over a decade and since it is a drastic move Trump believes in from a moral standpoint, his pledge “not to touch them” is about to be another in a very long line of broken promises.

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