Category Archives: Social Security

AFPI, Miller-Meeks and Social Security

In my previous post, I made mention of a presentation that the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) had recently in Newton, Iowa. AFPI is a radical right wing think tank. One of Iowa’s current members of Congress, Marriannette Miller-Meeks has … Continue reading

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Republicans Want To End Social Security

Now when we need it the most Here is something Chuck Grassley, Miller-Meeks, Ashley Hinson, Zach Nunn or Randy Feenstra won’t tell you: If the radical Republicans take over congress and then win it all in 2024 Social Security will … Continue reading

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Republican Plans For Social Security

The Lincoln Project catches Ron Johnson of Wisconsin saying the Republican plan for Social Security and Medicare out loud. This is not a secret. This is the plan that the radical right is advancing under the leadership of Senator Rick … Continue reading

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Sanders, Warren Propose SS Increase

FDR 0 The New Bill of Rights (2 minutes) Something that has been lost in the incredible assault on America and American values that has been the center of our politics for the past decade or more is the vision … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Coming End Of Roe v. Wade

Like many of you, I am livid over the leaked decision that overturns the Roe v. Wade decision. And like many of you I have been turning all sorts of thoughts concerning access to abortion over in my mind. The … Continue reading

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Radical

Just a little thought on this Presidents day weekend.  Radical is a word that we are likely to hear on right wing media. It is a word that the right has spent years turning into one of those words that … Continue reading

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Chuck Grassley: Major Obstructionist

A friend sent me a copy of a guest opinion from the Cedar Rapids Gazette from January 12th. The opinion is written by David Mannheim, a neighbor of Grassley’s near New Hartford. Mr. Mansheim breaks down many aspects of Grassley’s years … Continue reading

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Right’s Framing Of Socialism Just Too Much BS

Never forget this: If you hadn’t noticed the next election is already in full swing. As usual the lockstep Republican candidates are all singing from the same hymnal. That hymnal has various versions of the ever popular song among Republicans … Continue reading

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Well, The Time Is Nigh

First, this is Halloween. Wishing you a safe, corona virus free holiday. Now on to the main story. Tuesday will be the end of what is now referred to as the election season. In the US pretty much every state … Continue reading

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Killing The “Public” Entity

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” the old political saying goes. Lord knows we have a huge crisis in front of us. Had we had any kind of even substandard leadership, the US may have been able to … Continue reading

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