Why should only the poor and middle classes support Social Security?

Congressman Proposes No More Cap on Social Security Tax for the Wealthy

By Diane Sweet

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt has launched the third in his series of whiteboard videos making the case for bold progressive ideas. In the new video, “Social Security,” Holt argues that millionaires and billionaires should pay the same percent of their income to Social Security as middle-class workers.

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The Percentage of American households under the “middle class” designation has fallen.

“According to the Pew Research Center, in 1971, 61% of all American households fell under the “middle class” designation. Today, that number is 51%. And, right now, 35 percent of U.S. households live on $35,000 or less each year.”

Source: Thom Hartmann

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My Letter on Race as published in the July 22 edition of The San Francisco Chronicle

Look to the sources of violence

Crocodile tears, racially-tinged sophistry and misplaced umbrage in The Chronicle letters on the Zimmerman verdict obligate me to disabuse some of their most unabashed misrepresentations. Despite some writers’ presumptions, many of all the people protesting George Zimmerman’s unjust exoneration also vehemently objected to O.J. Simpson’s outrageous acquittal.

That they’re somehow selective racists is specious pandering. And only selectively blind and cold-hearted people could have missed the many times this white man has read of and seen the African American community and the likes of Al Sharpton get worked up about black-on-black crime. Thinking otherwise, by definition, is racism. I have joined many blacks and whites who’ve vociferously decried all concomitant violence precipitated by the failed war on drugs which has become a de facto tool of minority oppression upon black youths who all face employment and civil rights discrimination.


Follow up comment:

The drug trade is one of the FEW “jobs” that an otherwise inexperienced minority child can gain easy entry into. That many consider drug “crime” as a victimless thing is well known. The REAL crime associated with drug dealing often is its mere illegality. And it is that illegality that attracts “regular” criminals into the mix. These career criminals prey on these youth, robbing and assaulting them, confident that a suspicion of Law Enforcement will shield their trespasses.

And the next day the papers and the newscasters will declare another violent “drug related” crime has occurred, all neglecting to inform the readers, listeners and viewers that the DRUG ITSELF DID NOT “cause” the crime, but in fact it was the drug-law that enabled the criminals to act with relative impunity.

The “War on Drugs” is in fact a tool of minority oppression, which occasionally snares poor white trash, but which almost never claims the wealthy or “connected” drug users.

It is a total waste of lives and resources. Treat drug abuse as a health issue, relieve prison overcrowding and hire minority youth to clean up our country and everyone can live in a better world.

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These TEA Party NUTS are the real RACISTS!

And too many lemmings in the GOP want to follow them over a CLIFF!

This Obama bashing is from 2010!  It never STOPS!

And these same nitwits today are painting President Obama’s Friday appeal for calm and understanding – after the horrendous travesty of justice in the Trayvon Martin MURDER – as “Race-Baiting”!!! THEY are the race-baiters and they are unpatriotic scum..

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See Why GOP/Tea Party Idiots Believe Falsehoods!

Just how harmful is right-wing propaganda? Why are angry, ignorant, regressive racists in the GOP/Tea Party so stupid? This video uploaded by Media Matters answers those questions. Even though the video is from 2010 when the Tea Party hate groups got fired up–things haven’t calmed down. If anything they’ve gotten worse.

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If you don’t have – MAKE

I you like music, if you love music, if you REALLY, REALLY LOVE MUSIC, then you MUST WATCH this.
What the world needs now is … music.

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A Good Republican

Scarborough: Hannity’s Comments on Martin Case ‘Racially Intolerant’

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 09:33 AM

By Newsmax Wires

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Scarborough-Hannity-Trayvon-insensitive/2013/07/22/id/516262#ixzz2ZnhmtIib

Now, just from this one comment alone, it is clear there still are Reasonable Republicans. People whom I can agree to disagree with. I can share a beer with.

But Haniity? NO Thanky.

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