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This is a war on you, and you better wake up soon.

Behind Trump’s plan to target the federal safety net

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The sign of things to come…
Hedge funds tell Puerto Rico: lay off teachers and close schools to pay us back

Report commissioned by 34 hedge funds says government had been ‘massively overspending on education’ despite spending only 79% of US average per pupil

Supporters of Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Syriza left-wing main opposition party attend his pre-election speech at Omonia Square in Athens Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' New Democracy party has failed so far to overcome a gap in opinion polls with the anti-bailout Syriza party ahead of the Jan. 25 general election. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Supporters of Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece’s Syriza left-wing main opposition party attend his pre-election speech at Omonia Square in Athens Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ New Democracy party has failed so far to overcome a gap in opinion polls with the anti-bailout Syriza party ahead of the Jan. 25 general election. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Irish protesters called on their official lie broadcaster to tell the truth. There’s a public with some self-respect. The banksters are now stealing everything not nailed down, like their water.

‘Tell the truth!’ Protesters rally in Ireland against ‘biased’ national broadcaster

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Scrapping the US “Social Safety Net”

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“I am willing to make tough choices that may not be popular within my own party, because there can be no sacred cows for either party,” Obama wrote in a letter to Congress included in the budget, referring to the move’s repudiation of the Democrats’ traditional association with the programs of the Great Society and New Deal.

The budget proposes to slash $400 billion from Medicare spending over ten years, and would introduce a new measure of the cost of living that would mean an effective cut of $130 billion from Social Security benefits during the same period.

Cuts to these programs are overwhelmingly unpopular, with a Pew Research poll finding earlier this year that 87 percent of the population is opposed to cuts in Social Security, while 82 percent oppose cuts in Medicare.

Obama’s Social Security Cuts  and 7 Chilling Facts About Retirement in America

Obama’s plan would be economically irresponsible, socially disruptive and morally repugnant.We are headed for a catastrophic retirement train wreck.

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If you haven’t responded to this assault on your own retirement lifeline — question is why the hell not?

Are you dogs?

You like the taste of dog food?

They are stealing your Social Security money this week, and what are you doing about it?

Bipartisan Rampage to Steal From Elderly & Disabled

 
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You could very well BE that 85 year old getting screwed in this BIPARTISAN dealmaking.

It’s all about the money, who gets it and who doesn’t. Military contractors have no worries. Megabanks have no concerns. Monsanto is doing just fine. Then there’s you and your family.

“As the National Women’s Law Center revealed… benefit losses of $8,400 by age 86, and $9,770 by age 95”-Politico

In the fictional world of statistics and number rigging, the game the big institutions like to play, the Consumer Price Index is already rigged and not reflective of reality. The real cost of remaining alive in America is significantly higher than the government publishes in its reports. This new assault on Social Security cost of living adjustments will rob seniors of food and medicine.

Grand theft is now in progress, and it’s your retirement lifeline they’re stealing.  Wars and the “security state” will continue their unlimited funding and spending.  You, on the other hand…

ACT NOW:

Strengthen Social Security:

Tell Obama: No cuts to Social Security

Roots Action: (“If you vote to cut Social Security or Medicare benefits, I will oppose your re-election.”)

Tell Congress: Defend Social Security or Else

Bold Progress:

Tell Obama We Won’t Stand for Social Security benefit cuts

CREDO:

Tell President Obama: Don’t cut Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Campaign for America’s Future:

Tell Congress: Say No to Obama’s Social Security Cuts

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* If you survive long enough in Amerika, you may indeed be eating dog food.

Let’s take this in slowly, shall we?

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“…retrofitted 2,717 ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ MaxxPro MRAP vehicles for service on the streets of the United States. (source)”

Okay, that’s 2700 IED proof armored vehicles. Plus nearly 2 billion rounds of ammunition. Plus 7000 fully auto assault rifles (you were told those are bad?). Plus Obama gives himself permission to murder Americans on US soil. Plus drones, push button murder of thousands so far in various countries. Plus “indefinite detention.” Plus the “disposition matrix.” And an unbroken record of violating domestic and international laws with impunity (torture anyone?). Well I guess even the most dense coma victim might begin to twitch at this point.

Add lies on every channel on every matter of importance, and an unceasing desire to distract people as much as possible with the trivial.

This video might have seemed “alarmist” perhaps, in a different time and a different place:


 
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“Sign our letter against Medicare and Social Security cuts”
SIGN THE PETITION: NO CUTS, PERIOD.

Obama’s grand betrayal, grand theft is aimed at you and your family. If you don’t stand up for your own interests — really, what the hell good are you?

 

“END THE WARS.” -Congressman Alan Grayson
 

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Now it’s serious. Obama and this kakistocracy have squandered untold TRILLIONS on wars against nations that didn’t do anything to us, in the pursuit of global domination. Further, untold TRILLIONS have been printed and given to Wall Street Banksters so that when they bet trillions and lose, there are no penalties for them, these “masters of the universe.”

You do understand that one trillion = 1,000 billion dollars?

Ah, but who will pay the bill?

Austerity is an all out class war on you by the aristocratic ghouls who run Amerika. Heads they win, tails you lose. This is not a representative democracy, but an out of control empire, and the bills are officially due. Consider this the real world price tag for criminal ignorance and immoral apathy:

…here’s a short list of some of the massive, national bi-partisan-created austerity cuts, according to the New York Times:

-600,000 food stamp recipients will be cut from the program

-Massive education cuts. According to President Obama:

“Once these cuts take effect thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off and tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. ”

-12 billion in Medicare cuts (more to come after 2013)

-Millions receiving unemployment will see their checks cut by 11% (an average of 132 a month)

-Federal funds to state governments will be cut, creating even more deficits for states and municipalities, and thus more localized cuts (the states have already made austerity cuts of $337 billion
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Also, 700,000 jobs are expected to be loss
, while 70,000 kids are also expected to be kicked off of Head Start

And this is just for 2013.

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According to the White House website
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-$130 billion in “savings” [cuts] to Social Security, by implementing a “superlative CPI.”

-$35 billion in “savings” [cuts] to the retirement of federal employees.

– $400 billion in health care “savings” [cuts], much of it Medicare cuts.

Obama cynically fails to mention the words Social Security or Medicare in the above plan, choosing instead to write in code (“superlative Consumer Price Index”).

 

Austerity USA Begins March 1st: Bipartisan Project to Impoverish the American People

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Outstanding leadership. Iceland flipped the finger to the banksters of the world in 2008, and did the exact opposite of the US and Europe. And I want to go live there.

“We were wise enough not to follow the traditional prevailing orthodoxies of the Western financial world in the last 30 years. We introduced currency controls, we let the banks fail, we provided support for the poor, and we didn’t introduce austerity measures like you’re seeing here in Europe.

…Why are the banks considered to be the holy churches of the modern economy? Why are private banks not like airlines and tele-communication companies and allowed to go bankrupt if they have been run in an irresponsible way? The theory that you have to bail-out banks is a theory that you allow bankers enjoy for their own profit their success, and then let ordinary people bear their failure through taxes and austerity. People in enlightened democracies are not going to accept that in the long run.“

 

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