Wednesday, 8/14/13, Public Square

social security



by | August 14, 2013 · 6:00 am

11 responses to “Wednesday, 8/14/13, Public Square

  1. Hey, can you guys send some of that rain out here? I’m still only getting sprinkles, although 20 miles from here they are measuring the rain in inches, not “hunnerts” as they say out here!

    • I wish! Every time I hear some locales getting too much of [whatever] I also hear of another locale getting too little. Mother Nature is pissed and I can’t say I blame her. Mowing is a full time job. When the few hours it’s kinda maybe slightly dry enough happen during hubbies hours at the office I get to mow. Oh, joy.

    • I wish I could Pond, I have had to mow for a few days now and I swear every time I got my mower out it rains! I did manage to get some small trees cut down today do not a total waste.

  2. Today is the 78th birthday of Social Security!

    On August 14, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act, a key piece of Democratic legislation that established a system of old-age benefits for workers, benefits for victims of industrial accidents, unemployment insurance, aid for dependent mothers and children, the blind, and the physically handicapped.

    • When the nay-sayers get you down or you need a reason to smile, remember this —

      We don’t call Social Security “FDRCare” or Medicare “LBJCare” because the republicans back then weren’t as stupid — or rabid — as they are today.

      Once “Obamacare” is fully enacted — and popular — republicans will regret their short-sighted propaganda tactic. Obamacare will be improved, but it won’t be repealed!

  3. This is good! Shows not only some facts, but how few Americans know those facts in one graph and one poll.

    What People (Don’t) Know About The Deficit

  4. This is from the Onion! That means it’s satire! But, oh my, goodness gracious, it sounds exactly like what we hear in Kansas every day of the week.

    Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be,2849/

  5. Robert Reich says —

    The most interesting political clash coming up in a few weeks won’t be between Republicans and Democrats but between regressive Tea Party Republicans and other Republicans — and the issue will be the regressives’ proposal to shut down the government if financing isn’t pulled from the Affordable Care Act. Most of the efforts to shame members of Congress who aren’t holding town halls during August recess are coming from Tea Party groups and are focused on congressional Republicans who haven’t yet committed to a shut-down. According to Karl Rove (whom I rarely quote), appearing a few days ago on Sean Hannity’s radio show (which I rarely listen to), Democrats aren’t scared of a shutdown. “They want it. This is the one strategy, the one tactic that might be able to guarantee that the Democrats pick up seats in the Congress in 2014.” I think Rove is right (first time I’ve ever agreed with him). So my advice to Tea Party Republicans: Bring it on.