Wednesday, November 20, 2013

millions of Americans who have nothing to fall back on except Social Security

"Just this morning, the Washington Post ran an editorial mocking the idea of a looming retirement crisis. To make sure no one missed the point, they even put the words 'retirement crisis' in quotation marks. No retirement crisis? Tell that to the millions of Americans who are facing retirement without a pension. Tell that to the millions of Americans who have nothing to fall back on except Social Security ... Make no mistake: This is a crisis." Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts

It seems the more things change the more they stay the same. The Republicans have a new national strategy since the Obama landslide win. They have begun gerrymandering districts to win house seats. They are making it more difficult for people to vote. They are demanding identification to vote, never mind that the incidents of voter fraud virtually didn't exist and the few cases that were alleged, were perpetrated by republicans. They, the GOP, realize that when more people vote they lose. They have implemented a strategy of fewer voter machines in minority districts, shorter hours, less days to vote which are all designed to keep the democrat vote down. They want to turn the clock back to the bad old days when the vote was limited to the few.
They are also against immigration reform, gay and lesbian rights, abortion, a raise of the minimum wage, health care reform, and they want to cut social security and medicare. All the time continuing to benefit the rich and powerful, and their corporate clients and those at the top of the food chain. Who do these policies hurt? It hurts, seniors, the poor, minorities, immigrants, women, gay and lesbians the middle class and the working poor.
The GOP has no moral compass, they see the poor and minorities as disposable.




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