Come On Down! It’s Time to Play “Social Security Survivor”!

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by Richard (RJ) Eskow
OurFuture.org
Aug. 3, 2010

A broad coalition of groups has been formed to defend Social Security, and the videos announcing it are all worth watching. Of all the ideas proposed, my personal favorite comes from AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee: A new reality show starring the people who want to cut Social Security. He suggests having John Boehner, billionaire benefit-cut advocate Peter G. Peterson, and Deficit Commission chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles live for a year on the average Social Security benefit of $14,000.

“They won’t get a COLA (cost of living increase,” says McEntee, “but they’ll still have to deduct $100 a month for Medicare Part B and still have to pay $200 a month for Medigap insurance.” (The video of his comments is below.)

via Come On Down! It’s Time to Play “Social Security Survivor”! | OurFuture.org

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AFSCME Chief Says Strengthen Social Security

AmericasFuture | July 29, 2010

Gerald W. McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, supports the Strengthen Social Security coalition at a news conference July 29 at the National Press Club in Washington. AFSCME is one of at least 60 organizations that have signed on to a statement of principles opposing cuts in Social Security benefits, particularly rejecting their being done in the name of deficit reduction. For more information, go to http://ourfuture.org/strengthensocial… or http://strengthensocialsecurity.org.

see

Wake Up Obama by Joel S. Hirschhorn

Michael Parenti: Deep Ideology: How Reactionary Agendas Shape Political Awareness (must-see)

Webster Tarpley: Obama Plans Lame Duck Sell-Out of Social Security (must-listen) + Retire at age 70?

Keiser Report №68: William K. Black on Fraud in the Financial Sector

From Marx to Goldman Sachs: The Fictions of Fictitious Capital by Michael Hudson

Prabhat Patnaik: The Structural Crisis of Capitalism

Capitalism Hits the Fan Movie

Videos:

Weekly Address: Honoring Social Security, Not Privatizing It

GRITtv: Dean Baker: Saving Social Security

James Roosevelt – Social Security Solvent (1) tho Liars say No

James Roosevelt – Social Security Solvent (2) tho Liars say No

James Roosevelt – Social Security Solvent (3) tho Liars say No

James Roosevelt – Social Security  Solvent (4) tho Liars say No

PRODUCTIVITY IS UP SO WHY CUT SOCIAL PROGRAMS?

PRODUCTIVITY IS UP SO WHY CUT SOCIAL PROGRAMS? PT2

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