JohnfromBoston commented on the blog post Chained CPI for Social Security May be Second Stupidest Idea in Washington
There should be no discussion concerning SS cuts, as the program is not part of the Federal Budget and as stated, does not add to the deficit nor the debt. Presently, SS has a $1.7 trillion surplus and can pay full benefits thru 2035. To solve any future funding problems, remove the cap on taxable earnings and even increase benefits. The country is not going broke, but its wealth is being stolen by the 1%!
JohnfromBoston commented on the blog post MSNBC’s ‘Hubris’ Documentary: Overlooking the Role of Media in Selling the Iraq War
The real shame is that everyone chose to ignore the reports from the UN inspectors, who found no WMDs nor any nuclear program. The reports refuted the Bush’s allegations and exposed the members of his cabal as liars. Congress and the media were just as complicit.
JohnfromBoston commented on the blog post Activists Charged With Providing Material Support for Terrorism Ahead of NATO Summit
The Democratic Convention in 68, the assassination of Fred Hampton in 69 and now this, just goes to show how things have changed in America over the decades. This is not an isolated instance just involving the Chicago police, as the Secret Service and the FBI are all over the city in preparation of the arrival of Obama and the heads of NATO.
It’s funny that the Obama flag pin “controversey” was brought up. Those phonies, Gibson, Stephanopoules and Hannity, never questioned
McCain on the fact that he never wore a flag pin and to this day, I have never seen him wearing one.