Friday, January 28, 2005

There is no Crisis

I have added another important link to the blog called THERE IS NO CRISIS.

This is an excellent site that defends the importance of Social Security and discusses the fraud of the Bush regime.

Pick up a button at their site and they will add you to the blogroll!!

There Is No Crisis: Protecting the Integrity of Social Security


At 1/28/2005 2:55 PM , Blogger Publius said...

How is there no crisis? I can't blame you for dissenting from Bush's proposal, but no crisis? Okay, people are still receiving their SS checks for the time being and years to come, but isn't SS, like education and health care, important enough to anticipate a crisis years ahead of time?

At 1/28/2005 3:24 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

No there is no crisis and any crisis in the future can be completely averted by rolling back the tax cuts on the rich. Doing this will guarantee the viability of the insurance program for infinity.

At 1/28/2005 3:40 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

OOPS...I meant indefinitely not infinity....

At 1/29/2005 7:11 PM , Blogger NewsListing said...

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At 1/29/2005 7:29 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

CC....You are welcome to post comments but, comments with links to reich-wing propaganda sites will be deleted.

At 1/29/2005 8:36 PM , Blogger The Exile said...

>>CC....You are welcome to post comments but, comments with links to reich-wing propaganda sites will be deleted.>>

You are so typical of the hypocritical left: I'd bet every dime that I have that you're one of those who are whining about the Bush administration and conservatives shutting down free speech.

And I'm sure that you're big on "diversity".

Yet you immediately delete links of people with a different viewpoint. In other words, people with a "diverse" viewpoint. So much for diversity. To shallow, half-informed people like you, diversity of skin color is OK, but diversity of ideas that don't agree with yours is not. How racist is that? Everything depends on skin color in your view of "diversity".

You're more than welcome to go to my blog and post any links that you want. Because I actually believe that my ideas are stronger than yours. And logically,they are.

That's what freedom of speech and debate is all about. It's only the fascists such as yourself that don't give people complete access to information. You call Republicans Nazis and fascists all the time, but people on your side are the ones who use fascist tactics. Your playbook could Xeroxed from theirs.

At 1/29/2005 8:46 PM , Blogger The Exile said...

How come Social Security was considered a crisis during the 90's Clinton era, but suddenly it's no longer a crisis?

Everyone considered it a crisis until George Bush actually proposed fixing it. EVERYONE.

Find me one article from B.B. (Before Bush)that didn't consider it a crisis.

It doesn't matter to people like you whether it's good for America. ANYTHING that Bush proposes is wrong to you. And then you whine when we call you unpatriotic. The truth is, you are unpatriotic. You'd rather let Social Security crash and burn than actually see Bush get credit for fixing it.

That is un-American.

At 1/29/2005 8:53 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

Sorry exile, I don't allow reich-wing propaganda on this with it. If it were my public blog then links are allowed. This is my private blog.

You can call me unpatriotic if you like, I fought for your right to do that. Have you fought for the rights of others??

Educate yourself on what the issue was in the 90's...quit buying the reich-wing talking points.

As far as the chimp goes....he has yet to succeed at anything he has done, except for, dividing and bankrupting my country.

If you support that then, you are indeed un-patriotic.

At 2/07/2005 5:51 PM , Blogger Michael Moore-on said...

Exile, He won't answer the Clinton SS emergency, I've tried.

At 2/07/2005 6:50 PM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

You haven't shown me where Clinton said it was an emergency or in trouble. And you know my thoughts on reich-wing talking points.
I do know what Clinton, you show me what he said.

At 2/08/2005 7:22 AM , Blogger Michael Moore-on said...

How's this:

Soon Clinton was going around the country, touting a coming Social Security "crisis." All of his administration's economic achievements, he said in February 1998, "are threatened by the looming fiscal crisis in Social Security." There should be no new spending — or, more importantly, no tax cuts — "before we take care of the crisis in Social Security that is looming when the baby boomers retire."

A number of Clinton's arguments back then sound uncannily like Bush's today, if one makes a few adjustments for newly revised figures on Social Security's finances. "We have a great opportunity now to take action now to avert a crisis in the Social Security system," Clinton said, again in February 1998. "By 2030, there will be twice as many elderly as there are today, with only two people working for every person drawing Social Security. After 2032, contributions from payroll taxes will only cover 75 cents on the dollar of current benefits. So we must act, and act now, to save Social Security."

Clinton's Social Security-crisis campaign, while a response to Republican plans for the surplus, was also a way for him to go on the political offensive during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. As the scandal grew, he became more interested in fighting off impeachment than forestalling tax cuts. But Social Security remained a potent rhetorical weapon. In September, Vice President Al Gore went to the Capitol for a Social Security pep rally with congressional Democrats, including House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, Sen. Edward Kennedy, Sen. Barbara Boxer, and others. Gore said that in coming years — by 2032 — "Social Security faces a serious fiscal crisis." Everyone in the group stayed remarkably on-message as they warned that the future was dire.

At 2/08/2005 7:51 AM , Blogger ProgressivePatriot said...

You left hgalf the article off but....this is what I am talking about.
Clinton wanted to shore SS up to prevent any future crisis but, the republicans would have none of it. Clinton wanted to use the surplus his administration had created to insure that SS stayed viable and would not reach a crisis level. But, thanks to those 'fiscal' conservatives, his efforts were blocked and the surplus was squandered by the chimp boy.
But....during the Clinton no time was it said that SS was in a crisis.

At 2/08/2005 8:09 AM , Blogger Michael Moore-on said...

I re-cut and paste:

Gore said that in coming years — by 2032 — "Social Security faces a serious fiscal crisis." Everyone in the group stayed remarkably on-message as they warned that the future was dire.


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