Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Congressional Republicans 1, Disabled 0

In a bloody knockdown drag-out fight to the finish, Congressional Republicans finally managed to kick the living shit out of America's most vulnerable citizens:  the disabled.

Problem:  How can corporate-funded Republicans manufacture a Social Security “crisis” — enabling their Wall Street puppetmasters to privatize Social Security — when Social Security isn't expected to have any financial problems until at least 2033?  By quietly creating a “rules change” that prohibits the routine transfer of funds between the Social Security retirement fund and the Social Security Disability Trust Fund whenever one branch is short of money.  Sometime next year, the Social Security Disability Trust Fund is expected to fall short, and a routine transfer of funds from the Social Security retirement fund will not be allowed, thanks to last week's rules change. 

Problem solved.  A Social Security “crisis” will be manufactured.  And as a special bonus, nine million disabled Americans are looking at a twenty percent reduction in their Social Security disability benefits.

That odd sound you're hearing is the mass orgasm of House Republicans as they contemplate stomping all over the country's most desperate citizens.

As despicable as these billionaire-funded congressional prostitutes are, they're only wielding the power given to them by millions of gullible voters.  As long as people keep getting conned into voting against their own interests, they'll keep “electing” these Kleptocrats and corporate prostitutes.  Dumb voters get taken, and the whole country suffers.

Thanks inbreds.  Happy now?

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Anonymous Screamin' Mimi said...

I wish I could say I don't believe this, but of course I do. There seems to be no limit to how low the Republicans will go.

What I don't understand is why the American people keep getting fooled by the same people who created the great Recession we are struggling out of, and who have demonstrated that they know NOTHING about finance, let alone social programs.

When are we going to wake up?

January 13, 2015 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SM: Every one of these House Republicans will be up for re-election in 2016. I don't know how they will be able to spin their way out of this one. Social Security is a crucial ongoing pocketbook issue for tens of millions of people; it's not an issue-of-the-day that will have fallen off the public radar in a year and a half. I hope this comes back to bite every one of those M$%&#!F$#%#!s.

January 13, 2015 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Tom, I think you summed up the architects of this bullshit very nicely..."M$%&#!F$#%#!sers"!

January 14, 2015 at 4:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the TeaParty started, one of the first things they screamed was "Hands Off Our Social Security!" maybe they just meant that Socialist Kenyan!


January 14, 2015 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadedj: LOL. Or maybe I insulted M$%&#!F$#%#!sers by comparing them to Republicans.

Erik: Teabaggers and other rightwads want "MY" Social Security to be sacred and untouchable, but everyone else's Social Security is just a handout that should be eliminated.

January 14, 2015 at 3:01 PM  

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