Simpson-Bowles II is just a plan for dismantling our most important social programs while protecting the loopholes enjoyed by corporations and billionaires. By moving the goal posts and demanding bigger cuts, the Catfood Cabal is once again stoking fears about the economy in order to force the “shared sacrifices” of their austerity agenda upon us. We know this plan will be continually proposed as April 1 approaches and we need to recruit new activists to join the fight against it.
|By: masaccio Monday January 7, 2013 1:45 pm|
The most obvious way Social Security is like a pension plan is that the rich are trying to destroy it, just like Hostess Brands wrecked the retirement plans of its bakers. But there are other similarities. Since 1983, we have all paid in a lot more money in FICA taxes than needed to fund current payments on the theory that it would be there for baby boomers when it was needed.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Tuesday December 4, 2012 2:56 pm|
Firedoglake’s pledge drive to strengthen – not cut – Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits has grown to over 70,000 activists. By mobilizing to make phone calls, office visits, run ads, write letters and more, our activists have played an important role in preventing benefit cuts from taking place over the past 4 years.
We’re reviving our pledge drive for the latest showdown, vowing to withhold support from any politician who participates in cutting Social Security, Medicare and/or Medicaid benefits.
It’s time to ask our elected officials: Which side are you on?
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday September 8, 2012 6:45 am|
Lots of little tidbits this morning for your amusement and edification.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Thursday July 26, 2012 6:50 pm|
FDL has been fighting Simpson-Bowles for over 2 years now and have no intention of stopping now. We will be following Fix the Debt closely and keep our activists at the ready to push back on any attempt to force an austerity agenda through Congress.
|By: Phoenix Woman Wednesday March 23, 2011 5:41 pm|
Ho-hum. Another day, another set of Peterson patsies explaining yet again why Grandma must starve so that their billionaire bosses and their buddies can keep their twenty-odd homes in the Hamptons and Hobe Sound.