Barack “The Enemy” Obama has been hating Social Security for a very long time.
Keep in mind that Obanksta comes from a generation that revered Ronald Reagan as some kind of God. Obama has stated repeatedly that Reagan is his hero, and has inferred that he is a Reaganite on economics. We should have been listening to this dog closer when he was barking away during the primaries.
Obanksta has said some other interesting things. He has called Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, “irresponsible.” Presumably, he was irresponsible for forming the New Deal, which Obanksta apparently hates with a passion. Obanksta has staked his Presidency on destroying the New Deal.
Obanksta also said that in the 1960’s and 1970’s, there was a big problem in that government was getting too big and out of control. This line is straight from Ronald Reagan, and it’s a lie. Government was not “too big” in the 60’s and 70’s. The whole problem back then was that government was starting to help the people, and the oligarchs and their whores like Obanksta won’t stand for that.
Obanksta has also lauded Reaganomics, praising Reagan’s economic record. In fact, the destruction of the US economy began in 1980 with the election of the Gipper.
Obanksta has also said that the economic boom under Clinton was entirely due to Ronald Reagan. This is a complete lie. To the extent that Clinton worked against Reaganomics, along with a dot-com and stock market bubble, the economy and jobs grew under Clinton. Reagan had nothing to do with it.
Obanksta has repeated various rightwing lies about Social Security. One, that “originally it was only for widows and orphans.” What this means is that SS should only be for widows and orphans. It has expanded horribly beyond its original intent in that now it covers the blind, the disabled and the retired. It is this irresponsible expansion that needs to be ended or scaled back.
He has also said that SS “needs to be fixed.” The line that SS needs to be fixed is a rightwing talking point straight from Ronald Reagan. “Needs to be fixed” means we need to get rid of it.
There is a very easy way to fix it. Just lift the cap on payroll tax deductions, now at $113,000 a year (middle class according to Wicked Witch Hillary Clinton). We can also raise the retirement age all the way to 69, though I want a hardship exemption for those who can’t physically work past 65.
Do the Republicans want to destroy Social Security? Of course they do! If you like SS, why are you voting Republican? But since when is a Democrat dedicated to destroying SS? Take a bow, Barack Obama.
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