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Have you heard about these far-right Republicans running for office this year? These people are truly frightening. Check out these quotes:

“We need to phase Medicare and Social Security out.”—Sharron Angle, Republican Senate candidate in Nevada1

“There should not be [a federal minimum wage]. That is not within the scope or the powers that are given to the federal government.”—Joe Miller, Republican Senate candidate in Alaska2

“I am pro-life. I don’t believe in the exceptions for rape or incest.”—Ken Buck, Republican Senate candidate in Colorado3

We cannot let people like this run the country.

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1. “Sharron Angle says eliminate Social Security,” Progress Now Nevada, June 8, 2010

2. “Joe Miller: ‘There should not be’ a federal minimum wage,” The Washington Post, October 4, 2010

3. “Ken Buck: No abortions, even in cases of rape and incest,” YouTube, August 3, 2010

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2 thoughts on “Phase out Medicare and Social Security?

  1. I can’t believe thelevel of mis-education in our country! Have you EVER read the Constitution? How about the records of the Philadelphia convention where our Constitution was drafted? How about the debates in the States for ratification? Obviously not. Otherwise you would know that what these “scary” candidates are talking about is consistent with what the founders intended as being under the scope of the Federal government. If you listen closely to these candidate’s, they are NOT against these programs thay just want them back where they belong… at the State level. the only reason to be against this is if you are a supporter of centralized all powerful government. Because that is what you have today. Exactly what the founding generation fought and died to resist.

    1. A little knowledge is often worst than none; the wrongs that existed at the state levels of government in our history would never have been corrected by the states. One example of states failures resulted in the Civil War. The war was required in order to eliminate slavery (which would seem to contradict the Declaration of Independence). Even after the Civil War segregation continued and it required a strong centralized government to fulfill the mandate of Abraham Lincoln, which took another hundred years. Although there were millions of people who did not support slavery across the land the splintered voices could not be heard collectively and required the action of the elected government.
      The Declaration of Independence which brought forth our Nation was written to protect the people from various wrongs, these wrongs are inherent in the makeup of humanity and they have occurred since the beginning of time. “All experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” The quest for the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness just did not happen with the Declaration of Independence, nor with the Revolutionary War, and not even with the Civil War! It’s an endless pursuit that requires a strong, central, and honest government. The keyword is honest. Government, in of itself, is not bad, it is the people who make up the government and whether they adhere to the principles of our Constitution and laws, who make it one way or the other. The National government has had to act when the States have failed to, Social Security wasn’t taken over from the States, it did not exist, the States, could not, or did not want to, take care of the elderly and their lot was dire.
      Our National government today is primarily a façade, a façade to give the appearance of a representative Democracy. However the elected officials have been bought or frightened into taking away our rights. The Republican Party jumped into bed with Corporate America a long time ago and has never gotten out. The Democrats have been a little more reluctant but they too are now in that same bed, although their underlying philosophy of putting the people first still exists, however faint it might be. It is up to the educated electorate to search through the myriad of candidates and glean the ones who actually give a damn about the people, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
      However, it would be foolhardy, indeed, self-destructive to put back into power the GOP, whose policies brought on the conditions we see around us today. By manipulation and deceit they have abridged our elections, our Constitution and the Bill of Rights! It took eight years to suck the life blood out of this country, if you think it can be corrected in two years, wake up! Our views are that of an independent, yet the lesser of two evils is the Democratic Party and if we want any hope of getting out of this economic mess we are in, it will be through the combined efforts of that party, because it is apparent that the Republicans will never put together anything constructive. Their belief to continue the policies of George Bush would indicate what the outcome would be, look where we’re at, the rich continuing to get rich on the backbone of the working class.
      Corporate America has control of this country and after the Supreme Court decision (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which was handed down by the appointees of Republican administrations) allowing Corporations and the rich from around the world to dump as much money into the ad campaigns for the candidates they want. Those who control the media control the people. The truth is no longer buried yet it surfacing goes unnoticed, unnoticed by a public who has been desensitized to murder, war, transgressions and to the breakup of society. This desensitizing has occurred through the mass media with its video games of warfare, killing and maiming, and the all around projected attitude of betraying your neighbor and friends, through reality shows such as Survivor, Big Brother and all the rest of those mindless, valueless, so called, “pieces of entertainment”. The only things these games and shows accomplish are to dull the mind and promote the negativities of humanity.

      Ultimately, Corporate America does not lose no matter what the outcome of any election because they have already gained such a stranglehold on the infrastructure of our Nation. All we can hope to do, through perseverance and fortitude is to slow it down from its final goal of one Corporate World where nations will no longer exist as we know them and people’s freedoms will be a nice memory. To paraphrase George Bush, Sr., a New World Order, through the auspices of the United Nations, will be here one day! And with it the corporate control of the world and all its resources.

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