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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: kucinich, seniors, government_budgets, war_expenses, social security )

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- 1407 days ago - kucinich.house.gov
"For millions of older Americans, every day gets a little harder. Even though the costs of medication, transportation, and utilities are rising, we have already denied seniors a modest Cost of Living Adjustment to their Social Security payments..."



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Carol H. (229)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 3:42 pm
go Dennis! thanks Just, noted
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 3:42 pm
 
Following news that the Chairmen of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform are expected to make recommendations in an upcoming report to raise the retirement age for Social Security and cut Medicare benefits, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) made the following statement:
 
“For millions of older Americans, every day gets a little harder. Even though the costs of medication, transportation, and utilities are rising, we have already denied seniors a modest Cost of Living Adjustment to their Social Security payments for two years. The war in Afghanistan costs the taxpayers $190 million PER DAY. We will continue to spend $1.3 billion every week on war in Afghanistan for the indefinite future while we force our seniors to make tough choices between their medications and their food; their rent and their heat; their phone and gas for their car.
 
“People are depending on the government to keep their commitment to care for our senior citizens; a commitment made each time the government withdraws money from their paychecks for Social Security and Medicare. How can we continue to spend the people’s blood and treasure overseas when so much is needed at home? Are we addicted to war? Fiscal discipline begins with ending fiscally irresponsible wars. The new Congress must move swiftly to set priorities.
 
“It is totally unacceptable to deny seniors their promised benefits. If we have enough to wage war, we have enough to take care of our seniors. Robbing their Social Security and Medicare accounts is not the answer to our financial crisis. The Obama Administration must oppose any attempts to raise the retirement age or reduce Medicare benefits.  Three and a half million seniors are already under the poverty level.  The myth that raising the retirement age will result in an increase of benefits is patently false - raising the retirement age will only result in cuts across the board for all retirees.
 
“The American people have demanded an end to the wars and protection of their retirement security.  Instead, we are considering undermining retirement security in an attempt to help maintain and expand the wars.  We must commit to our solemn promise to our seniors. We must do better,” said Kucinich.
 
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 3:43 pm

YES!!!!
 

Angelika R. (143)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:07 pm
thanks Carole, great and true words there from Kucinich! If only they will listen to him.
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:07 pm
HEAR HEAR, now that is something worth "fighting" for!!
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:10 pm
Seems this news item got a lot of attention today.

But there was a parallel item about cutting things, yes cut, cut, cut.

We can not stop the tax cuts for the wealthy but of course we can cut Social Security, increase taxes on the middle class and cut back on Medicare. Sounds like a plan. Maybe this is what Plain meant by "death panels" take away any chance for seniors to retire or have medical benefits and watch them drop.

I'm thinking the French knew how to deal with a government that only dealt with the wealthy. Maybe Kucinich could lead the way? Now that is man with a real plan.
 

Linda G. (187)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:11 pm
I am a staunch Kucinich supporter. He is so full of common sense and integrity. Thanks, Carole for the article. We need a few hundred more like him in government.
 

KrassiAWAY B. (175)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:22 pm
Yes, true words. Noted with hope, thank you Carole.
 

Deb E. (64)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:24 pm
Agree with everything said! I wanted that man right from the get go in '08. He stands for AMERICANS! We should be pushing him to go for it again in '12. Thanks *C*
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:26 pm
Noted, thanks Carol. Dennis should be cloned and the riff raff expelled.
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:32 pm

What's most amazing to me is how "they" keep talking about this country's deficit -- BUT IGNORE THAT THE BIGGEST EXPENSE IS INVASIVE WARS!

[Tearing at hair, and spitting on screen.]
 

Stephen Sydebotham (74)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:44 pm
Vedry true! Noted wsith many thanks
 

(0)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:50 pm
"he war in Afghanistan costs the taxpayers $190 million PER DAY"

Hemorrhaging money. Think how much money that is, unbelievable, but let's cut from the seniors who worked hard, paid their taxes, raised their families, the generation that created "The American Dream" . I think that they need to redefine the term Social Security, as "security" seems to have left the equation.

Thanks Carole.
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:52 pm

Exactly, Margaret.
 

Yvonne White (232)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:01 pm
“It is totally unacceptable to deny seniors their promised benefits. If we have enough to wage war, we have enough to take care of our seniors. Robbing their Social Security and Medicare accounts is not the answer to our financial crisis." I LOVE Dennis Kucinich!:)
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:02 pm

I can only speak for myself when I say, "It sure feels GOOD to hear a politician speak about the general welfare of this country's citizens!"

(And HOW SAD that it's unusual once they get seated in office.)
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:05 pm

Ummmmmm . . . Yvonne? Should we start a fan club?

Hehehehehehe!
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:10 pm
Spend money on life not death! Life is the better investment for the wellbeing of planet and people.
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:14 pm

Ya know, that would SEEM to be elementary, Koo. But, for some reason, our government has a severe case of "elephant in the room blindness."
 

Elderberry T. (201)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:16 pm
And cut cut cut......$$$$$$$ aid to .....israel..= more for seniors et al.Tx Carole
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:19 pm
perhaps death (and oil) is more profitable for them dollar-wise in the short term, but in the long term, they are screwing planet and people... maybe they just don't care, sadly.
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:34 pm
 
From Democracy For America:
 
Congress must reject any proposal from the commission that calls for cuts in Social Security benefits, the Public Broadcasting System, or the National Parks Service:
 
PLEASE SIGN:
 
The Deficit Commission Doesn't Speak for Me
 
 

James W. (262)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:35 pm
CLONE DENNIS WE NEED MORE LIKE HIM!!!
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:38 pm
... the corporations want to squeeze every drop of money / oil / coal / blood from this planet

.. too bad about the poor / animals / ecology, in their view, it seems.
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:41 pm

What we're witnessing is the very WORST example of capitalism . . . greed without conscience or consciousness!
 

Jae A. (323)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:44 pm
Corporate government says...Dollars over lives..both those caused by the wars and others who do so due to lack of health care and survival basics for millions being cut cut cut.

I reas somewhere,once upon a time, that money is the root of all evil.

Corporations and the vast variety of religious 'Extremis't..all riding that same great dollar greedy wave.

Seems to me that Kucinich is one of ,if not the only one, that understands that is no way for our nation to survive much less progress for the betterment of our society as a whole.
 

Donn M. (56)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:48 pm
Actually that would be the love of money that is the root of all evil. Not quite the same thing.
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 5:55 pm

True, Jae.

Dennis reminds me of the type of reasoning used by our "founding fathers."
 

Lyn Z. (294)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 7:19 pm
Thanks Carole. Noted. Signed much earlier in the day.
 

Mary Coleman (148)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 7:40 pm
Noted!!! Thanks Carole!!!
 

Barbara W. (342)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 7:41 pm
Gets my vote.. One of the last sane, decent, leaders left in Washington..
 

Simone D. (1485)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 7:52 pm
Thank you Carole.
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 7:53 pm
Dennis Kuchinich is my hero, as he is one of the very few in the House of Representatives whom I know is authentic, honest, and can be trusted. The following is taken from his biography page from his own web site:
"Having been elected to Cleveland's City Council at age 23, Dennis J. Kucinich was well-known to Cleveland residents when they chose him as their mayor in 1977 at the age of 31. At the time, Kucinich was the youngest person ever elected to lead a major American city."

"In 1978, Cleveland's banks demanded that he sell the city's 70 year-old municipally-owned electric system to its private competitor (in which the banks had a financial interest) as a precondition of extending credit to city government."

"When Mayor Kucinich refused to sell Muny Light, the banks took the unprecedented step of refusing to roll over the city’s debt, as is customary. Instead, they pushed the city into default. It turned out the banks were thoroughly interlocked with the private utility, CEI, which would have acquired monopoly status by taking over Muny Light. Five of the six banks held almost 1.8 million shares of CEI stock; of the 11 directors of CEI, eight were also directors of four of the six banks involved."

"By holding to his promise and putting principle above politics, Kucinich lost his re-election bid and his political career was temporarily derailed. But today, Kucinich stands vindicated for having confronted the Enron of his day, and for saving the municipal power company. "There is little debate," wrote Cleveland Magazine in May 1996, "over the value of Muny Light today. Now Cleveland Public Power, it is a proven asset to the city that between 1985 and 1995 saved its customers $195,148,520 over what they would have paid CEI." He also preserved hundreds of union jobs".

During that time Kichinich had his life threatened and was nearly injured in an episode when arson was caused to his home. He never waivered and maintained that the electric company belong to the public. He knew that once it became privatized under the interests of the bank that rates would go out of control and hit his low income and seniors very hard. He is a champion of what is right and will fight to complete what he started, and does not get intimidated. He is the right man to have to speak out for integrity of government.
He deserves the respect and support of all Americans who believe the Military Expansions are out of control and must stop and that seniors must have the promises made to them for their retirement kept intact.

Remember that most seniors now have paid into social security for at least 50 years of work, at least that is my record. The money that accumulated into the social security fund has been removed and placed into the general fund when the government overspent and has never been repaid. Now they treat people who have planned on this income to be dead beats!! They want to up the age for retirement. Not only does that keep jobs away from younger people who can fill the jobs as people retire, it is dishonest to change the rules, as if we had any choice.
They should tell the public how much money they have taken out of the social security fund and exactly where it went. France just had riots when they tried to change the retirement age. Telling people now to plan their own retirement by investing in the stock market is foolhardy and dangerous. Yes, if the money was insured it might work, like the FDIC on your bank account.
Yes, send Dennis an email telling him that he has your support. Just follow the next page which will take you to his web site. He is the role model of what we should have in all positions representing us in Washington.
 

Henry P. (171)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 8:05 pm
Noted and Thanks Carole
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 8:39 pm
Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.~Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
~Samuel Johnson

"...the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped. " ~ Last Speech of Hubert H. Humphrey Vice President, 1965-1969


"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Ghandi

"Any society, any nation, is judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members -- the last, the least, the littlest."
~Cardinal Roger Mahony, In a 1998 letter

Thank you Dennis for showing that you understand what makes a Country great. I wish more in Washington would also understand this same concept.
 

Agnes H. (144)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 8:52 pm
Noted, at long last someone with more sense!! Thanks Carole
 

Barbara D. (73)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 8:56 pm
Dennis rocks!
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 9:30 pm
The war in Afghanistan costs the taxpayers $190 million PER DAY. We will continue to spend $1.3 billion every week on war in Afghanistan for the indefinite future while we force our seniors to make tough choices between their medications and their food; their rent and their heat; their phone and gas for their car.

I just love this man.
I'd like to comment that it has been a struggle for senior citizens since the Clinton administration. All those other politicians don't live in the real world. So when are we going to stop paying the politicians such high pay, make them pay for their own health care, NOT pay them once they leave office? Hey, they've got a real good thing going there for themselves. I vote we stop them and save our seniors.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 9:41 pm
I just threw in the billionaires at the bottom so we all know what wealth is:(

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/congress-sure-has-a-boatload-o-millionaires/politics/2010/09/01/12531

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/25/your-senator-is-probably-a-millionaire/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes_list_of_billionaires_%282009%29
 

Michael Carney (209)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 10:36 pm
With what they're trying to do with Social Security, and Medicare, as well, as keeping the tax cuts for the rich, and the election last week, seeing the people give back power to the Party who've caused all the problems in the first place, It's almost embarrassing to be American anymore...The things taking place here, in our Country, is making America a laughing stock around the World, and what's happening here now, isn't what America is supposed to stand for, and I'm embarrassed...We can and should be so much better, then we've become...
 

Norm C. (74)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 11:52 pm
I suggest we save money by attaching the govt. pensions of these folks and send them to the psych ward where they belong.

This is the equivalent of robbing the victim to avoid having to go after the thief who stole the Social Security Trust Fund.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 12:42 am
we must look after all the elderly in this world
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 2:02 am
Great post Carole, and excellent words from Kucinich.
Hope he find a politician with attentive ears.
 

Arild Warud (164)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 2:22 am
Right on "C"
 

Ludger W. (72)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 3:52 am
noted,
 

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 4:56 am
Great post Carole and a big THANK YOU for posting the petition in your comment above. I gladly signed it.

The Commission should look into cutting both Houses pay. They only ?work? part time and are paid an exhorbitant amount for their glad-handing with lobbyists.

Don't giving them their annual 3% COLA. After all, SS recipients didn't get one because we were told that the Cost of Living has not gone up. Why am I paying double for my roceries then?

Lastly, but not in order of importance: Stop this endless, un-winnable war!

 

Esther Z. (101)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 5:20 am
Sen.Dennis Kucinich and Sen. Bernie Sanders are the ONLY two members of congress that truly fight for the American people. All the other members seem to be on the take by corporate giants or lack spine to take on the issues that truly matter to the American people.
 

Kit H. (174)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 6:11 am
Maybe Dennis Kucinich should be the pres. instead of Obama!
 

Robert S. (115)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 6:42 am
In a country, not so brainwashed with right wing propaganda, I believe he would be Pres. He has been a fav of mine going back a long way. I mentioned him when writing to Ob to illustrate my ideals. It was obvious early on the Ob's triangulation would not please my anti war desires.

Given what has gone on under Obama, I will be tempted to vote K, even in the face of sure defeat. Hell. I'm used to loosing but tire of compromise shell game Retreads. Interestingly...the some of the new Tea-baggers may be willing to cut defense spending...

We shall see.

Noted at 61
 

Robert S. (115)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 6:48 am
compromise WITH...shell game Retreads...zeesh...and the oddly ongoing fantasy of compromise with ideologue right wing Rovian zealots.
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 6:51 am

Thanks, Robert.

Considering that we seem to be constantly placed in the position of having to choose the lesser of 2 evils (neither of whom follow through with their campaign promises), WTH, why NOT write in Kucinich???
 

Lynn Christy (125)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 7:15 am
I just this week quit one glaucoma specialist because he freaked out and was verbally abusive to me when I explained that I couldn't afford to come back to him in 2-3 wks, but instead had to wait until I got paid again... He said to me in a very sarcastic tone... your insurance pays for the visit what's the problem?... I replied that it was the cost of gas and it is a 6 hour round trip to him and takes a full tank of gas... that is the problem... I agree everything is going up except SS payments... I didn't ask to be disabled... and yet Congress and the President vote themselves in raises... Yes, I say Kucinich is a very good man... Go Dennis... =) thanks *C*
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 7:32 am
 
The Most Honest Political Ad
 
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 8:16 am
Independents are right, the problem has been the LACK OF CHANGE.
While Independents did not really think Republicans are better, 79% of them wanted to teach Obama a lesson.
Did Obama learn a lesson??? HELL NO!
Obama is now listening to Corporatist agents inside the Democratic Party; telling him 'he has to be more like Republicans to win, move to the center", WRONG.
This has been the strategy of Democrats for the last 4 decades, the period of their POWER CRASH. When will they learn?
It is looking like Democrats will NEVER learn, if they don't grow some webbles soon there will be no Democratic Party.
Independents STILL beieve the country is headed in the wrong direction, even more so since the election.
LISTEN UP PRESIDENT OBAMA, DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS ELECTED YOU BASED ON THE PROMISES YOU MADE BUT DID NOT KEEP. INSTEAD OF 'BECOMING MORE LIKE THE REPUBLICANS', YOU SHOULD BE RUSHING TO KEEP YOUR PROMISES. TRUE WORDS BEING SPOKEN HERE...
HOW MANY DEMOCRATS AGREE WITH THIS INDEPENDENT?
THIS MAY BE YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SPEAK UP EVER, HOW ABOUT IT DEMOCRATS?
BECOME REPUBLICAN OR KEEP PROMISES?
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 8:56 am
Noted... what is wrong with our political system that only 2 members of Congress are actively working for the well-being of the American people? Are we going to tolerate this?????
 

Kit B. (276)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 9:12 am
End the tax cuts for the wealthy, make serious (20% or more per year) cuts in the military budget. Leave Social Security and Medicare alone.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 9:30 am
I want to send you all stars but can't, of course - Carole, I'm spitting at the screen and tearing my hair, too - what the hay with these idiots? They ARE death panels and they get paid big bucks for coming up with this junk. The one exception I know being Dennis - who I believe should be declared Supreme Ruler and in charge of everyone else in DC.
 

Trish K. (93)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 9:43 am
Just as my grand fathers and my father who have been here for over three hundred years and now my generation which has contributed to the building of this great nation some greedy small people who don't know their history would take it away from us. Revolution is an option. Just because I am old and tired doesn't mean I won't rise up against you and take my country back. It energizes me.
 

Jae A. (323)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 9:59 am
Arielle S has the best answer...we need someone to take care of D.C. and not D.C. taking charge of us. Dennis would be the most likely to do this successfully as he is one of the few,who knows that they are there for the good of all of the people and not just their D.C. chronies. Someone to take control of D.C....I really like the sound of that.
 

Penelope P. (222)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 11:07 am
The lesson Obama has evidently been forced to learn is that he must compromise even further with the Republicans if he is going to get anything done at all now that the electorate has wrecked his support base.

The parralel is af a person being elected to run fast then having one of his legs chopped off to make him run faster- Sure teaches an effective lesson!
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 11:39 am
Next election, I WILL vote Kucinich, I'll have to find out how to vote a personal choice.

How fitting, Carole, that I've discovered your alert about this post on Nov 11, Veterans' Day, the day we 'celebrate' the end of WWI, the war to end all wars!!

How many have there been since World War I ?

People were horrified at what was done to their soldiers way back then, 1914 - 1918. The generals & the officers sent them over the top, out of their trenches to meet certain death again and again, in battle after battle, even when it was clear that there was no chance of 'winning'. Men who refused to go over, who realized they were just being sent out to certain death, who disobeyed orders, were simply executed!! Stanley Kubrick showed that very well - his film, 'Paths of Glory,' was prohibited in France until the 1970s!

Just the Battle of the Somme -I saw a documentary on it last evening- in 5 months of fighting, ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND men lost their lives -- I,200,000 MEN, YOUNG MEN, had their lives definitively & prematurely ENDED!

Not to mention the maimed, the amputated, those who would never see again, or walk again, or love a woman again. There are those who suffered such horrendous injuries to their faces, that they thereafter lived in hospitals with others who also suffered horrid disfigurement; never to mix in society or return to their families again. the French call them the 'gueules cassées' - the broken faces. Everyone said, 'Never again' but it has never stopped.

In the last week, there have been more & more bombings in Irak, more lives lost, more lives destroyed...

Unfortunately, in present day USA, you are perceived as a radical lefty if you have the only sane position in the offing -- END THE WARS -- TAKE CARE OF OUR CITIZENS, OLD, YOUNG & in the MIDDLE!!
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 11:45 am
"Unfortunately, in present day USA, you are perceived as a radical lefty if you have the only sane position in the offing -- END THE WARS -- TAKE CARE OF OUR CITIZENS, OLD, YOUNG & in the MIDDLE!!"

Ya know, that really IS frightening (and backward)!
 

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 12:11 pm
Carole, I almost split a gut watching the video you added in your comment above "The Most Honest Political Ad".
Thanks for that one!
 

Caitlin Mac Iver (103)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 12:48 pm
Just C's post of "The Most Honest Political Ad" IS great! It's so darned true! That's exactly what makes for the perfect candidate today...not the honesty, but what he's describing. If only WE could take real honesty... like Dennis Kucinich has told for years.

Dennis Kucinich has been "telling it like it is" for years now. DENNIS HAS RUN FOR PRESIDENT SEVERAL TIMES. I've voted for him in spite of the warnings that he's a SPOILER. I've also NOT voted for him because he'd be a spoiler (SO THE OTHER CANDIDATES SAY). IS IT TIME TO VOTE FOR HIM?? If all of us who actually like/love/respect what he says actually vote for him, there might be a chance that he would make it. I hate to give up on Pres. Obama and we should probably wait to make judgements about what should happen in 2012, or should we get involved with Dennis Kucinich's campaign now? If he plans to run, that is.

It's getting late, folks. THIS NATION IS GOING DOWN unless we 'little folks' can stay in here fighting. It may go down anyway because the power is with the plutocrats (wealthy rulers). You do know we h ave a plutocracy, don't you... and not a democracy at all?

A word to the wise and a kick in the pants...sometimes is the same thing.
 

Bruce C D. (59)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 1:15 pm
Thanks Just C. and Patricia Lasek--

Signed the petitions and noted. I support our troops--that's why I want to bring them home. We need more humanitarian aid, not more military intervention in Afghanistan.
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 3:56 pm
Thanks Dandelion and Carole
 

Charlie L. (47)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 4:08 pm
Noted, t.u. Just C. I'm glad to know that there are still some decent people like Dennis Kucinich in DC. With Alan Grayson now gone, he will be one our last few rays of hope as the wealthiest 2%, the Teabaggers and the big corporations work 24/7 to destroy the last few vestiges of democracy we have left. I hope also that Senator Kucinich has really good people providing security for him and watching his back. The ruling rich are greedy and ruthless enough to do anything to maintain their stranglehold on the rest of society.
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 4:12 pm

I know what you mean, Charlie.

For the longest time, I was divided about whether he'd even be "safe" if he were president!
 

Rita De Vos (87)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 4:43 pm
Noted! Thank you Carole, I couldn't agree more with you and all the other CARE2 friends who left their valuable comments in here ;) I am not an American citizen but I do empathize a lot with you and the American people and I sure hope & wish that your government will take the only right decision!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 5:08 pm
Noted and thanks Carole !
Here is a list of everyone on the commision inclding some CEO's .I wrote them an email telling them hands off my Social Security and Medicare or I will remember all your names come 2012.

Commission Members
Co-Chairmen:
Sen. Alan Simpson. Former Republican Senator from Wyoming.
Erskine Bowles, Chief of Staff to President Clinton

Executive Director:
Bruce Reed, Chief Domestic Policy Adviser to President Clinton

Commissioners:
Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA 31)
Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI 4)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND)
David Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell International
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Ann Fudge, Former CEO, Young & Rubicam Brands
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX 5)
Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute and former Director, Office of Management & Budget
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI 1)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL 9)
Rep. John Spratt (D-SC 5)
Andrew Stern, President, Service Employees International Union
 

Just Carole (338)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 5:12 pm

BLESS YOUR HEART, LINDA!!!

I spent some time today, Googling "Deficit Reduction Panel Members" -- and even visited whitehouse.gov -- but could not find a listing!

Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 5:15 pm
Yvonne look who is one of the names on this list ,,Co Chairman and CEO of Honeywell International . Wars are well protected !

Go Dennis someone has to be the voice for us elderly on Social Security and medicare.

I read where this was all a smoke screen that will never pass preparing us to accept the worse things to come .

I know for one thing there are a lot of seniors out there and those who were fooled by either Tea party Repugs or the GOP will see this as a betrayal and vote them out in 2012.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 5:18 pm
Your welcome Carole ! Glad to post it for everyone to see 6 repugs and 6 Dems and 4 CEO's or agencies .
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 5:37 pm
Oh sorrry I forgot to add we will also be watching those 6 Dems as well and they will get a boot in the arse out that door as well.
 

. (0)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 5:58 pm
I will say one thing watch out comming in January we al are going to be hit like we have never seen with taxes out the behind. Yeap good for nothing Obama the Change, It Changed alright for nothing but no good for none of us. Don't be surprised if our disability gets cut this year either. This man sounds good Thanks noted
 

Teresa K. (33)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 6:24 pm
Noted thank you!
 

Judy C. (106)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 9:20 pm
Thanks to Denis K., and to Carole. I live on SSI and my life depends on Medicaid, really. I feel weak saying that, but it's true. I am planning to go to work ASAP, but a medical issue makes that impossible at this time. The rich probably wish the disabled would just die. They have no hearts.
 

Cindy Black (61)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 11:36 pm
As usual I was not aware of the finer points of this threat to MY future security..... OH, how UNBELIEVABLE (not) that my country would rather spend its money on killing people in a war that will bring us nothing but more grief, vs. on the welfare of its most worthy citizens. I agree with all that's been said above. Just in the last month or so, I've been learning a lot more about Dennis Kucinich... I always liked him but now I am beyond impressed and enthralled by his noble character, his common sense and intelligence. I'm just so embarrassed that I didn't support him as strongly as possible when I had the chance. I will try to rectify this! This country needs him so. Thanks again, everyone, for the education. I've signed every petition I can find. I will also write to those commission members, Linda.
 

Melissah C. (389)
Friday November 12, 2010, 1:56 am
thanks
 

Genoveva M M. (332)
Friday November 12, 2010, 2:05 am
Read, agree with people here, and noted.
 

Marty H. (119)
Friday November 12, 2010, 3:09 am
Thanks Carole, that is so true! The medicare part D insurers have also decided to screw medicare recipients. They routinely put already generic medicines in a higher tier that cost the person more money and now they are adding yearly deductibles. It's almost like they reversed part D prescription help because the insurance companies will pay very little if anything to the average user. Starting to remind me of Nazi Germany!
 

Barbara K. (84)
Friday November 12, 2010, 7:37 am
We need to stop these wars, there is no way to "win", except to stop them and get our kids out of there. We need the help right here in our country for our own people, who should come first, not last. End the wars NOW; they are bankrupting this country just like what happened to Russia when they spent 10 years fighting there. Just think how much better off we would be to have that money to use here in America, where it should be. Why do we have to pay for something we didn't want and sacrifice our kids for the idiocy of the wars? If the warmongers want war, let them go over there and fight it themselves.
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Friday November 12, 2010, 7:39 am
FIRST...PLEASE FLAG BOTH SPAMMERS. Errrrrr.

Bless you Carole. ThankX Linda for the "reminder" to email and write my Rep. I'm all over this issue!

Dennis is a darn good man. I thank Carol for sending me so much info about him this past year. I won't speak my views, as you all have spoken much more eloquently as I could ever write.

PEACE to all
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Friday November 12, 2010, 7:41 am
I am THRILLED C2 now IMMIDEATELY DELETED THE SPAMERS WITHIN SECONDS. :)
 

Gary C. (5)
Friday November 12, 2010, 8:53 am
noted thankyou....
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday November 12, 2010, 11:01 am

I am so pleased to be surrounded by rational, humanitarian, sensitive people!

My personal thanks extends to all (other than spammers) who responded here.
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Friday November 12, 2010, 5:33 pm
Send a Green Star to Just Carole
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to Just because you have done so within the last week.

There are so many that deserve STARS of APPRECIATION, but I don't have the time or energy to acknowledge you all~ know I appreciate each and every one of you.
j hae timeon't hve the time or Energy.*C*~ you deserve a Star for EVERY POST I read. I thank you for ALL YOU DO. Apparantly many feel the same as I.

*C*~ You are a smart cookie...YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO START AND BE PRESIDENT OF the DK FAN CLUB!!
I will do my part in spades (as long as it doesn't involve the puter)...
As you just stated, "...SURROUNDED BY RATIONAL,HUMANITARIAN,SENSITIVE PEOPLE!" is EXACTLY how I feel as well.

I tried to send a star to Robert 11*1l*6:42 am post...and explain that WE COULD "write him in~ and not loose the inevitable dem vote, but puter/ & power has been down ALL DAY, and I wasn't able.

President DENNIS Kucnich! It just rolls off the tongue, don't you all agree? I know I'm a DREAMER, but that gives me HOPE.

I vote for *C* to be he Prez of the FAN CLUB. Who seconds?

Forgive me for being silly regarding such an Immoral and Horrible issue.The TRUTH of what is happening IS TOO DISPICABLE FOR WORDS.I cannot bare to live with the anger i FEEL...I don't want to ever get back to such Burnout which ends in Apathy any longer!

My day was very difficult and extremely challenging BUT EXTREMELY SUCESSFUL. I accomplished much because I refused to allow the disgust and pain to keep me from great accomplishments. Thank you for explaing to me {and you know who you are} that even a wee bit of attempted humor on my part allows me to accomplish what I desire. {Forgive me for my pathetic attempt at humor...I fail miserably...ALWAYS} That being informed and doing my all to right this horiffic mess worldwide.

Well, my puter is having it's CRAZINESS and I am exausted. I hope I make a bit of sence, as I have lost @90% of my eyesight. I will never give up...

One last comment...I tried to Send kit a star on her only post...too soon. There are many whom I would ike to send stars to, but I need to rest.

I sure hope I make some sence. In Peace, SuSanne :)
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Friday November 12, 2010, 5:35 pm
Forgive me...Kit.
 

Dalia H. (1278)
Friday November 12, 2010, 5:37 pm
Noted and Thank You so much for posting and sharing with Us my Beloved Just Carole.
HAVE A VERY BLESSED WEEKEND EVERYBODY!
Much Love and Light,
B.D♥
 

Just Carole (338)
Friday November 12, 2010, 5:54 pm

Uhhhhhhh . . . Thanks, SuSanne.

But, I really don't want to lead anyone. I'm happy to be the alarm clock that wakes them up from time to time (and for them to do the same when I need it).

You're a sweetheart.
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Friday November 12, 2010, 6:37 pm
I told you my sence of humor SUCKS sweet Carole!!! I just read EVERY WORD with my magnafying glass...lol...and feel wonderful that I TOOK THE TIME TO SEND EVERYONE A STAR. You caring and wonderful people that didn't receive one was because I was unable...weekly rule. You know who you are. SMILING Sweetie, YOU SHOULD SEE ALL THE GIFTS THAT IS PACKED IN MY CAR FOR TOMORROW. I can't WAIT TO TELL YOU ABOUT EVERY DETAIL. You are a SweetHEART as well. My life is ENRICHED with "our" friendship!!!!!!!!!! Sending Love Peace and RESPECT~ SuSanne x0x
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Friday November 12, 2010, 6:44 pm
ooopsy...YOU SHOULD SEE ALL TH GIFS THAR ARE....PACKED IN MY CAR. lol
 

Carmen S. (69)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 10:26 am
I'll go with him too. He is a good fighter. We should have more of him.
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 12:58 pm
l;'
 

Lisa H. (180)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 5:36 pm
It is a very sad day when the ONE honest man out of 535 members of Congress and Senate has to fight the other 534 to do the Right Thing! We must clean our houses, literally. Stop electing sound bites, and vote for Real Change!
 

Debbie G. (314)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 8:26 pm
Thanks Carole for posting. What a sad state of affairs. I have great admiration for Dennis Kucinich, for many reasons, he is one of our few congressmen worth his salary. So many of the others are a waste of the space they take up and the oxygen they breathe.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Monday November 15, 2010, 10:16 am
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) - A Man of Character.

TY, "C".
.
 

Tamila mendoza (177)
Monday November 15, 2010, 2:10 pm
yEAH!
 

Angela Dubie (306)
Thursday November 18, 2010, 6:59 pm
The government's main objective with wars is population control, They want to install a one world government, with one religion and one currency! Rome was not build in a day, but it has been build right under our noses!
Our technology has surpasses not only our humanity but our constitutionality, and our beloved government plans on dropping the worlds population from billions to 500 million, some seniors will be spared, but only the ones of them that are still productive towards their progress of a global society!
 

Maria Cristina A. (119)
Monday November 22, 2010, 10:20 am
Wars have always been too expensive for the people.

Those in high places and ranks never did aspoorly as the others.
And in this day and conjucture, throwing out the door millions a day to wage war nobody wants buut a few warmongers, and then ask those who worked hard all their lives to "have a little patience" because we can't give enough support because we have to pay for the war where your grandson died ... It's just too much. I believe it so.
 
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