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?