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The True Disciple of Saul Alinsky

ksatifka Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 5:29 PM
Agreed, Corbett, SS is already broke - due to monumental fraud that dwarfs anything that Bernie Madoff ever thought of. Most people have been lead to believe that their FICA money is sitting in trust for them. In reality, all the extra money has been spent on other programs, and the SS vault is full of T-Bill IOU's that are totally dependent on future generations agreeing to honor them. That said, I consider myself a conservative who wants to prevent intergeneralizational warfare. By reducing the FICA tax, it makes this war more probable. Obama was the biggest cheerleader on this, and I condemn him for it.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's opening bid to Speaker John Boehner, a demand for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, was not meant as a serious offer. It was an ultimatum couched in an insult. Translation:

"We won the election. We have the whip hand. Not only are you going to sign on to higher tax rates and higher tax revenues, we are going to rub your Tea Party noses in your coming capitulation."

That Boehner did not throw the offer back in Geithner's face and tell him, "Give me a call, Tim, when you're serious," suggests that the speaker feels he is...