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Forum Post: Liberal push to expand Social Security gains steam

Posted 4 years ago on Nov. 6, 2013, 11:06 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Senator Sherrod Brown is joining the push to expand Social Security, and he’s making a startling argument: Dems should go on offense on entitlements, rather than let Republicans and Beltway fiscal scolds frame the discussion as one over how much benefits should be cut, not one over whether they should be cut at all.

“There are two fundamental numbers that make this a moral case for Democrats to make,” Brown told me in an interview today. “One is that a third of seniors rely on Social Security for virtually their entire income. The other is that more than half of seniors rely on Social Security for significantly more than half their income.”

Brown is endorsing Tom Harkin’s bill to expand Social Security benefits, which would boost benefits for beneficiaries by $70 per month, change the cost-of-living calculation to keep pace with rising costs of things seniors need, and scrap the payroll tax cap to strengthen the program over the long term. The crusade to expand Social Security got started with liberal bloggers such as Atrios began pushing for it, and gained some momentum when liberal groups such as the Progressive Change Campaign Committee began mobilizing behind the idea.




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[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

Lift the cap!

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

Lift the cap!!

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 years ago

Any word on Pete Peterson's reaction?

He's not going to like this. He's spent a fortune trying to destroy it.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

I got five that says that it's going to hit the forum.

I don't want to hear the word "can't" though.

As in......can't lift the cap or anything similar.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 years ago

I kinda figured they'd try and get this thread to drop.

So few here like to hear good news.

Did you notice that our current troll invasion came on the heels of a guy shooting up the LAX, TSA workers over the NWO?

Another Alex Joneser goes off the rails, while Alex tries to get his lies straight over the Rand Paul kefluffle.

I wish we could shut that fucker down along with FLAKESnews.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

They will try or come out with some other outlandish crap. Ya, I pointed out the other day that it and cohort are slimeballs for pushing it. Then there is this: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/11/06/cbs-news-admits-ethics-violation-in-benghazi-re/196757

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 years ago

At least CBS admits to bullshitting.

FLAKESnews proudly lies through their teeth, and are still on the air.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

Both should be taken out. Really. Fux noose defended the liar.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 years ago

I can't argue with that..........................:)

The Koch's have apparently decided to push their ideology on whoever's willing to take the money.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

CBS owns Simon & Schuster. So, they have now demonstrated that neither are trustworthy. Again.

Which for the newbies, younguns or rip off artists was first nailed by http://www.benbagdikian.net/

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 years ago


My wife always asks, after seeing Stewert or O'Brian, broadcast the meme of the day, where stations all over the country describe an event with exactly the same words, how do they do that?

It's paid for.....................:) and with only 5 to pay, it's a pretty good ROI.

[-] -2 points by HCHC4 (-28) 4 years ago

Voting for SS in one breathe, and voting for poisoning the kids in another.

Tell Dr GMO he's full of shit and hit the road. Relying on this scumbag is going to get you nothing but dissapointments.

[-] -1 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Expand Social security


"Rep. Nita Lowey recently introduced the The Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2014 (HR 5024). This bill acknowledges the work of caregivers nationwide by ensuring that our Social Security system finally recognizes the work of caregivers when calculating earned benefits over a lifetime of work."

[+] -5 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Turbo? Repubs cutting Social security if we don't increase the pressure


“Begich firmly believes we need to expand Social Security benefits, not cut them, and he’s committed to sharing this view and standing up for Alaska seniors on the campaign trail, as he has in the Senate. In the coming weeks Begich will make the contrast with his opponent very clear. Begich’s opponent, Dan Sullivan, believes Alaska’s seniors should have to pass a test to receive the Social Security benefits they’ve spent their life contributing to and supports raising the retirement age.”

Retire ALL pols against expanding Social Security

[+] -5 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 years ago

Warren V Repubs!!


"Warren contends the stakes for beefing up Social Security are higher for women than for men, because women live longer and have historically been paid lower wages than men. The wage gap is closing, but not in time to help women who are nearing retirement age and spent much of their lives working under the old, inequitable system."

Expanding Social Security improves economic inequity.