Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Coming Attack On Social Security

The next attack on the Social Security Trust fund is coming. This one will be far more likely than the last one to succeed.

The difference will be that public sympathy for the Program is being (intentionally) eroded by reductions in the amount of service the Social Security Administration can supply, at a time when the demands for that service will be growing exponentially as folks my age start to cash in our chits.

Under the corpoRatist asshole Puke regime, the appropriation for the Agency has been shrunk every year for the last 5 years, approximately. There have been thousands upon thousands of lay-offs in local and regional centers. People wait months for appointments. It’s like the GOPuke/Fascist motherfuckers are creating a disaster, and ruining the popular support for the program, on purpose.

I know, to believe that, you’d have to suspect that this Social Security example is another step in the fascist/corpoRatist program, adopted enthusiastically by the Raygunauts and perpetuated ever since by ’leaders’ of both ’Parties’, to alienate the People from every instrument and institution that might support the autonomy of the “commons” and the authority of democratic self-governance.

But nobody’d ever believe that…

(Cross-posted with Corrente and MLW)


Broshaq said...

There's actually a meme going around these days that says (not argues) that the US government is actually *incapable* of putting together and administrating any kind of national health care system. This stuff is all part and parcel of a more or less open strategy to make government work so poorly that privatization of everything will seem like the only option.

Woody, Tokin Lib'rul/Rogue Scholar & O'erall Helluvafella said...

For the last 50 years the Pukes have always run on a platform that claimed Govt didn't work and, when they were unaccountably elected, went ahead and proved it, beyond a shadow of doubt. As both a principle and an injunction, I believe the following: You CANNOT govern if you do not believe in Government.