Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Medicare and Social Security: Fact vs. Myth | OurFuture.org

Medicare and Social Security: Fact vs. Myth | OurFuture.org

The right wing is going to try to hammer this theme to build a foundation for their election theme that "government is the problem" (to set the stage for more trickle down, deregulation, and privatization).  They are wrong. 

Some facts to debunk the right wing lies:
FactCheck.org: SS fine until 2042, pays ~70% after until 2072
http://www.factcheck.org/pro-bush_group_overstates_social_security_shortfall.html
Top Ideas to make SS sustainable
http://feedback.progressivecongress.org/forums/70111-strengthen-social-security-don-t-cut-it-

SS is NOT a ponzi scheme: http://www.truth-out.org/social-security-ponzi-scheme-washington-post-criminal-enterprise/1316439015
http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/06/news/economy/social.security.fortune/index.htm
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Social-Security-is-No-Wher-by-Gregory-Paul-110909-764.html

2010 Cons want to privatize Social Security
http://socialsecurity.procon.org/
Paul Ryan's plan phases out Medicare
http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-chait/87146/politifact-goes-the-deep-end
Republicans Just Voted To End Medicare -- So Where's The Outrage?
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/republicans-just-voted-to-end-medicare----so-wheres-the-outrage.php

DontEndMedicare.com: cuts to medicare less than tax breaks for rich http://dontendmedicare.com/

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Ego vs. Eco


Or in the words of Sitting Bull, "Man belongs to the Earth.  The Earth does not belong to man."