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Eyeball_Kid

(7,468 posts)
Fri Oct 21, 2022, 03:54 PM Oct 2022

McCarthy handed the Dems a perfect campaign pitch at no cost.

McCarthy is advertising that the GOP will destroy Social Security and Medicare (plus Medicaid) if they control Congress after the mid-terms. He's saying it in plain daylight.

So it takes perhaps 60 words for the Dems, nationwide, to pitch their candidates, in the most effective campaign theme ever concocted:

TELL THE VOTERS: The GOP wants to destroy your Social Security AND your Medicare and Medicaid. They pledged to do so. They also want to eliminate student loan debt forgiveness. THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT. What do YOU want?

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McCarthy handed the Dems a perfect campaign pitch at no cost. (Original Post) Eyeball_Kid Oct 2022 OP
I have heard some Rs say they are fine with it Diamond_Dog Oct 2022 #1
then when the stock market crashes they want their money back from govt guarantees ZonkerHarris Oct 2022 #6
Exactly. Diamond_Dog Oct 2022 #8
they could have invested some by themselves to see for sure RussBLib Oct 2022 #7
Businesses want this TheRealNorth Oct 2022 #2
Not all Gen X is over 50. xmas74 Oct 2022 #5
I wouldn't put it past Repuglicans to lower, if not slash current receiptients amounts either electric_blue68 Oct 2022 #3
Oh, yeah and I just emailed Seen Schumer (my Sen) about using this issue. electric_blue68 Oct 2022 #4
It's fascinating. Eyeball_Kid Oct 2022 #9
Kick nt XanaDUer2 Oct 2022 #10

Diamond_Dog

(32,596 posts)
1. I have heard some Rs say they are fine with it
Fri Oct 21, 2022, 04:05 PM
Oct 2022

“If I could have been allowed to invest that money myself instead of being forced to hand it over to the Gubmint every pay check, I could be getting back a lot more than the pittance they’re giving me!”

RussBLib

(9,137 posts)
7. they could have invested some by themselves to see for sure
Fri Oct 21, 2022, 05:44 PM
Oct 2022

I've heard that before. I've told a couple of guys they would have probably squandered EVERYTHING and been left penniless. At least Social Security can give you a little SECURITY in your later years. Surrounded by idiots.

TheRealNorth

(9,536 posts)
2. Businesses want this
Fri Oct 21, 2022, 04:45 PM
Oct 2022

On top of forcing people to have a vested interest in stock prices, it allows businesses to pocket the 6.5% of an employees income that would otherwise be the employer's contribution to SSI.

I am sure the over 50 crowd will be exempt from having their Social security taken away, so it will be the young people that will be screwed once again. Screwed by the Republican Boomers and Gen X'rs because they were too busy watching F-Boy Island to vote.

electric_blue68

(15,414 posts)
3. I wouldn't put it past Repuglicans to lower, if not slash current receiptients amounts either
Fri Oct 21, 2022, 05:30 PM
Oct 2022









To be clear I'm furious they threaten future
generations as well. ✊

Eyeball_Kid

(7,468 posts)
9. It's fascinating.
Fri Oct 21, 2022, 11:37 PM
Oct 2022

The Dems have morphed into a Constitution, establishment political party-- by necessity. They've had to fill the void left by genuine anarchists and fascists. The theme Bannon touts is "dismantling the administrative state." That's something akin to anarchy, and that's what Bannon and the Trumpers are promoting. The Stop the Steal stuff is more anarchy than conservative. What's conservative is a movement to protect the Constitution and the Rule of Law-- the last bastion. And that's where the Democrats are.

It's odd to remember that at one time, folks my age warned one another to never trust anyone over 30. And now it's us. We're the ones not to be trusted. I wouldn't trust us, either.

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