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    Re: Dennis Kucinich is bang-on

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Wow... blaming Dennis for the SS deficit.
    If you would read a little more closely you would note where I blamed him for the debt. But now that you brought it up, by voting to spend the money that was supposed to be held in S.S. he is a part of the problem.

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    Re: Dennis Kucinich is bang-on

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    M'kay. So how can this be accomplished?
    I would split it up. I don't know the exact numbers but it would go something along the lines of 50% into the government program and 50% into a personal account. (these numbers can change). The personal account couldn't be touched by ANYONE and then only by the one who paid in after a certain age (or death).

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    Re: Dennis Kucinich is bang-on

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post


    Seriously, I cannot fathom how any American would be okay with these proposed cuts to SS. If it were happening in Canada, I would waste no time protesting it on Parliament Hill.
    I'm an American living in Canada and I can tell you that the reason why Canada's social services are not at grave risk is because the right wing is not as prominent here as it is in the United States. There is also not the traditional fear of the red tide that Americans went through during the Cold War, which has persisted to modern times. The right wing in the U.S. is tenaciously moving forward with gutting all social programs, thinking they are doing their nation a favor. All the while, the extra money is just being diverted to private interests (i.e. bailouts) anyway. Any money that is saved from cutting public programs is just going to corporate welfare - which the right wing seems to hypocritically support most of the time.

    The U.S. is in a sorry state. We are so lost that people believe that destroying support systems is going to do them the world of good.

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    Re: Dennis Kucinich is bang-on

    I'm sure Dennis is a nice guy. Politically speaking, however, he's a waste of time.
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    Re: Dennis Kucinich is bang-on

    Similar to the above post I'm sure.
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    Re: Dennis Kucinich is bang-on

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Isn't that what a government should do (take care, represent "the people?") Heck, if it were a free for all, why even elect any politicians?
    the primary role of my government should be to protect individual rights, not create a socialist utopia or "take care" of people.

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    Re: Dennis Kucinich is bang-on

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    the primary role of my government should be to protect individual rights, not create a socialist utopia or "take care" of people.
    You make it all sound so easy. And taking care of people is part of protecting rights, no?
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    Re: Dennis Kucinich is bang-on

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    You make it all sound so easy. And taking care of people is part of protecting rights, no?
    no. taking care of people usually means stripping someone of rights, and introduces all kinds of unintended consequences.

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    Re: Dennis Kucinich is bang-on

    FWIW, Kucinich's comments in the OP were Mostly True.

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    Re: Dennis Kucinich is bang-on

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    FWIW, Kucinich's comments in the OP were Mostly True.
    Yes, they were mostly true. If the government doesn't just keep the money it has taken from SS, but stands behind its obligation and pays it back, then the statements are totally true.
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