Tuesday, November 16, 2010

eMail From Daily Kos To Dredd Blog

I recently received an email from the good folks over at the Daily Kos Blog, so I thought I would share it with Dredd Blog readers:

There is a consensus among American “elites” on Social Security. Most CEOs, pundits, and elected officials favor cutting and / or privatizing it, claiming that doing so will reduce the deficit. That claim is a lie, since Social Security is fully funded through 2037, pays for itself 100%, and doesn’t add one dime to the deficit.

We can’t expect these CEOs, Republicans, pundits and Blue Dogs to stop propagating their lies about Social Security. Instead, if we are going to stop this alliance of elites from cutting Social Security, the first thing we must do is promise ourselves we won’t ever buy into their lies.

That’s why at Daily Kos we're asking you to sign a pledge, to yourself, promising you will never support cutting or privatizing Social Security. Click here to sign the pledge.

With the elite consensus in place, the only reason Social Security hasn’t been cut or privatized already is because the public is overwhelmingly opposed. If, for whatever reason, a significant number of progressives start supporting Social Security cuts, then the elites will have the cover they need and the battle will be lost.

You are the first and last line of defense for Social Security. No matter what happens in the coming weeks and months, and no matter who ends up supporting cuts in Social Security, we must stand united in our opposition.

It is imperative that you promise yourself to never support cutting or privatizing Social Security. Take the pledge now.

Chris Bowers
Campaign Director, Daily Kos

I certainly support those efforts, because MOMCOM wants to take from the poor and give it to the rich who do not need it.

Shame on MOMCOM.

UPDATE: A Government Accountability Office Report indicates that raising the retirement age could or would do damage to the program itself, because 25% of people who could have retired earlier would have to opt for disability instead, which generally costs the system more than early retirement does.