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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Social Security coming under attack by the Republicans--- can you trust Obama and the Democrats to defend it?

The attacks initiated on Social Security when Obama established his Cat Food Commission presided over by his hand-picked Co-Chair, the reactionary Republican bastard Alan Simpson, are now proceeding ahead full steam.

Next week, the Senate Budget Committee is holding its first hearing on Social Security benefits. Their plan is to declare a crisis and insist the only way out is to cut benefits now.

This invented myth of impending and catastrophic insolvency is well-worn and predictable, but still dangerous. The new Republican majorities are emboldened and anxious to show their Koch backers that they are serious. 

Of course, Social Security is not going broke. In fact, it has a $1.7 trillion surplus. Yet seniors who depend on the system they paid into find their benefits failing to keep up with their real expenses. We can fix this.

Obama fed these Republicans raw meat and now he pretends he had nothing to do with these impending attacks on Social Security.

Do you trust Obama and these Wall Street bribed Democrats to defend your right to Social Security?

Social Security has been paid for.

The only problem with Social Security is that these crooked and corrupt Democrats and Republicans have looted the Social Security Trust Fund to pay for militarism, wars and their boondoggles.

Tell these crooks and liars to end this senseless militarism and wars and pay back the IOU's left in the Social Security Trust Fund and to establish a full employment economy so everyone pays in and everyone gets out what they are entitled to... problem solved.

Social Security should have been raised long ago to meet the "cost-of-living crisis" working class retirees are the victim of along with all working class families.

Wall Street and its politicians created this "cost-of-living crisis" that has forced many senior citizens to go back to work in poverty wage Minimum Wage jobs many just to pay for health insurance and medications.

What kind of rotten government do we have that these bastards attack those people least able to fight back?

Don't buy into the lies being pushed by the Democrats that it is only Republicans attacking Social Security--- Democrats, Obama in the first place, are the culprits, too.