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Stephen Kruiser


November 5, 2013 - 2:49 pm

This is awful, can we have more?

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.”

This is akin to trying to cure cancer by making the tumors grow faster.

Social Security needs an overhaul. As serious overhaul where adult decisions have to be made.

The “revenues” the Democrats speak of so often are the reason that so many Americans, including seniors, struggle. They’ve been assaulting income through taxation (helped by a couple of decades of tax happy Republicans) for a few generations now.

So they can come in and save the people they’ve financially destroyed.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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How about we compromise?

We increase entitlements by as much as Democrats want... but those increases are fully funded solely by taxing unions.
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People retire early because the job market is poor, and the market is poor because of debt and taxation policies, so make the debt and taxation worse, get more people to retire sooner for higher payments, aaaaand away we go!

Soon everybody will retire at age 18, while the debt goes all Zimbabwe on us.

And I think the amount ought to be equal to the president's salary, it's only fair, right?
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The seniors are also hardest hit by inflation (that the Fed denies is happening as adamantly as Obama promised we could keep our insurance).

They probably are salivating looking at what is left of the Social Security trust fund already.
1 year ago
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They referring to the Democrats, not the Seniors. delete function.
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