Monday, January 12, 2015

The Future Dilemma of Grandpa and Grandma -- Friskies or Meow Mix? . . .

The man was so fucking prescient:

Carlin was dead right - the plutocrats will not rest until they get it all back from us - every god damn penny - and if it takes them buying the best, and most servile, government and politicians that plutocrats can buy, they will gladly pay the price.

The Gadfly truly wonders whether you dear readers are prepared to see your elderly parents and grandparents subsisting on cat food and living in your basements should the GOP ever get their grubby meat hooks in to the Social Security program:

JANUARY 12, 2015
The new House Budget Committee chairman hinted Monday that he had big plans for Social Security reform in the next two years, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
A week after the House voted on a rule that critics say could force a manufactured crisis in the disability program in late 2016, a potential leverage point for Republicans aiming for changes, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) told a conservative audience that he wanted his committee to tackle Social Security.

Let's not mince words here.  When conservatives talk about social programs in the context of "reform," their concept of reform is the equivalent of the Nazi military's concept of employing the "Blitzkrieg" as it's method of annihilating it's foes.

The Gadfly can only hope that enough Americans see through the lies and the bullshit that these Wall Street owned conservatives are peddling and that enough of us stand up and with one voice tell them to keep their dirty, corrupt fucking mitts off of our one enduring and fully functional social safety net.


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