Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Medicare and Social Security: Fact vs. Myth |

Medicare and Social Security: Fact vs. Myth |

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: SS fine until 2042, pays ~70% after until 2072
Top Ideas to make SS sustainable

SS is NOT a ponzi scheme:

2010 Cons want to privatize Social Security
Paul Ryan's plan phases out Medicare
Republicans Just Voted To End Medicare -- So Where's The Outrage? cuts to medicare less than tax breaks for rich

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."