Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Well, That Didn't Take Long

Remember about three hundred thousand Republicans running for election last fall swearing at every step that they never, never, NEVER would ever cut Social Security?  Well, that didn't last long:

"With a little-noticed proposal, Republicans took aim at Social Security on the very first day of the 114th Congress. 

The incoming GOP majority approved late Tuesday a new rule that experts say could provoke an unprecedented crisis...The largely overlooked change puts a new restriction on the routine transfer of tax revenues between the traditional Social Security retirement trust fund and the Social Security disability program. 

House Democrats are sounding the alarm. In a memo circulated to their allies Tuesday, Democratic staffers said that that would mean "either new revenues or benefit cuts for current or future beneficiaries." New revenues are highly unlikely to be approved by the deeply tax-averse Republican-led Congress, leaving benefit cuts as the obvious alternative."

Well, this should let people know just how far they can trust the word of a Republican.  As if we needed another lesson.

In particular, the millions of brain-dead geezers who willingly forgot the fact that Republicans have been trying to destroy Social Security ever since Democrats created it, and who cheerfully put the Republicans in charge, can now take a great deal of pleasure, I guess, in pulling millions of other Social Security recipients down into the Republican black hole along with them.  Misery loves company, I guess.

1 comment:

Jerry Critter said...

If you want to know what republicans are gong to do, look at what they say...then assume they are doing the opposite.