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AARP Accused of “Conservative Scare Tactics” in New Social Security Ad

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 17, 2016 at 10:00am 10/17/2016 at 10:00am
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The AARP has started airing a series of ads meant to cause concern about the future of Social Security. It’s odd for them to show so much concern after pushing the financial disaster known as Obamacare.

The Huffington Post is angry about the advocacy group’s use of “conservative scare tactics.”

From their report:

Nation’s Largest...

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Woman Loses Tax Refund Over 37 Year Old Debt to Social Security

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 5:30pm 4/12/2014 at 5:30pm

The debt in question wasn’t incurred by the woman, it was another member of her family and it was the result of an overpayment. The blame lays with the Social Security administration.

Marc Fisher of the Washington Post reported this week…

Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts

A few weeks...

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Branco cartoon – Destroying Social Security

Posted by William A. Jacobson on 8/14/2012 at 12:29pm
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 ▪  Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 12:29pm

A.F. Branco produced this cartoon last April for CDN, but it is amazingly appropriate right now.

Democrats, not Paul Ryan, throw granny over the cliff by failing to act like adults in saving Medicare and Social Security.

It’s a fact just now being told in the media, and it is something we have to hit on...

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Liberal nightmare, Obama social security “tax cut” dream

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 9:48am 12/22/2011 at 9:48am

All the news is focused on whether the House Republicans will cave and go along with the unworkable and illogical Senate two-month extension of the social security “tax holiday.”

That is how stupid politics has become, both Democrats and Senate Republicans are lashing out at House Republicans for refusing to go along...

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Liberals wake up to the Obama threat to social security as we know it

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 12, 2011 at 1:00pm 9/12/2011 at 1:00pm

I’ve been spitting into the wind on this issue since days before the 2008 election.

Rather than strengthening social security as a pay-in retirement protection program, Obama consistently has sought to destroy social security as we know it by treating FICA payments as just another tax (the so-called “payroll tax”) to be...

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Warren Buffett’s rank demagoguery on FICA

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 15, 2011 at 3:21pm 8/15/2011 at 3:21pm

Warren Buffett has an op-ed in The NY Times bemoaning the fact that he and other super-wealthy investors pay a lower percentage of their income in taxes than their secretaries and other lower-paid staff members.  This is an argument frequently heard from Democrats.

But in making that argument Buffett misleadingly lumps federal income...

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Obama campaign tactics against Romney already surface

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 3:13pm 8/11/2011 at 3:13pm

Politico recently reported that Obama’s campaign strategy was to attack and take down Mitt Romney with class warfare and attacks on Romney’s integrity.

Sure enough, Romney was heckled in Iowa in what obviously was a set up by people trying to create sound bites about Social Security and Medicare (which they were...

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Obama ending social security as we know it

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 9:15am 7/20/2011 at 9:15am

I am amazed, once again, that liberals are not screaming at the tops of their lungs about Obama’s proposal to extend the social security tax holiday for another year.

I noted in October 2008,

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Obama Opens The Door To Raid Social Security

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 8:42am 12/8/2010 at 8:42am

One of the interesting aspects of the “framework” announced by Obama to prevent marginal income tax increases on anyone is that part of the quid pro quo demanded by Obama was a one-year 2% drop in the portion of social security (FICA) taxes paid by employees (the portion paid by employers...

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Rhode Island Dem Launches “Let’s Scare Grandma” Tour

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 27, 2010 at 6:48am 9/27/2010 at 6:48am

That’s not the literal name of the tour, but it is a fair characterization of the “Fighting for Social Security” tour of senior citizen centers launched last week by Democratic congressional candidate David Cicilline.

Cicilline, the current Mayor of Providence, is running in the 1st District of Rhode Island, for the open seat currently held by Patrick...

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Ambush Interviewer Gets Ambushed

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 7:15am 6/19/2010 at 7:15am

Alan Simpson, unlike Bob Etheridge, stayed and answered questions during a hostile ambush interview, and gave the questioner, Alex Lawson of Social Security Works (filming for Firedoglake’s “live stream“) an earful about the fallacies behind left-wing attacks on reforming Social Security and lowering the deficit.

Lawson asked loaded questions but didn’t want...

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A Cure For Social Security

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 13, 2009 at 9:51am 3/13/2009 at 9:51am

Professor Glenn Reynolds, of Instapundit fame but writing for Forbes, focuses on changing the way we view and treat “old” age as one of the keys to solving the social security problem:

But even much more modest progress–extending healthy middle age from 60 to, say, 80–would permit significant shifts in retirement ages...

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Obama Sticks Pin In Social Security Bubble

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7:38pm 1/6/2009 at 7:38pm

It appears that Barack Obama intends on following through with his campaign promise to issue refundable income tax credits so that people who pay no income taxes will get “refund” checks from the federal government. Obama justifies these payments as being a refund of payroll taxes. While many people have referred...

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Obama’s Tax Plan Undermines Social Security

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 8:12am 10/30/2008 at 8:12am

Barack Obama has put forth a plan to issue refundable income tax credits so that people who pay no income taxes will get “refund” checks from the federal government. Obama justifies these payments as being a refund of “regressive” payroll taxes. At the same time, Obama proposes to uncap the limit...

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