Social Security and Medicare
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29-03-2015, 01:10 PM
RE: Social Security and Medicare
(23-03-2015 11:44 AM)devilsadvoc8 Wrote:  ... don't believe the scare tactics of either party. All that matters is (1) they both lie in order to win (2) they do not have your interests in mind ...

I agree with this. I'd add that both parties are financed by, and in turn serve, the wealthy corporations and individuals who really run things. And both parties are beholden to the same interests. So although individual candidates desperately want to win so they can line their own pockets, the end result for the economy is we're screwed no matter who wins.

(Though the Republicans are a bit more reactionary concerning rights for women and GLBTs.)

Neither party is likely to eliminate the social safety nets, but the sinking economy is going to make it impossible to maintain them at the present levels. So people dependent on those safety nets (retirees and poor people) will see a gradual decline in their standard of living, even as the super-rich see their incomes rise.

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