There really is only one choice our Nobel Peace Prize winning lethal closeted Republican POTUS has to make:
Will he release the news of his KeystoneXL approval:
1) The Friday before Memorial Day weekend
2) The Friday during the 4th of July weekend
3) Will he try to hold out until Friday Sept 27, the anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, so he can really stick it to the DirtFuckingHippies?
McMia commented on the blog post JPMorgan Selling Off Tens of Billions in Securities to Cover Fail Whale Loss
And all you folks with thousands of $$$ parked in your JP Morgan/Chase health savings accounts don’t have a thing to worry about. Jamie would never raid your account to prop up his ALL important bottom line.
Really, he wouldn’t.
Just ask Jon Corzine…..
Amounts appropriated by the preceding
sentence shall be transferred from the general fundat such times and in such manner as to replicate to the extent
possible the transfers which would have occurred to such Trust
Fund had such amendments not been enacted.
You can see my favorite part of the gutting law highlighted. I love the way they get that “to the extent possible” in there.
I’m kinda hoping you’re not under the impression that I don’t understand the funds are supposedly being replaced from the general fund. See references to “backdoor de-funding”
Democrats have already adopted Republican language of increasing the withholding to the previous rate as a “tax increase”.
How many months/years do you suppose the lower rate can continue before increasing it to the nominal rate is politically impossible? I would argue it’s already to late. Do you really believe the funds will be replaced from the general fund in perpetuity? But you go ahead and keep cheering the gutting.
I will continue to do appropriate financial planning to replace a benefit I once believed I would receive when I retired…
obama is the one who put it on the table.
And don’t forget that Obama, upon seeing that most “supporters” of Social Security accepted his raid on the dedicated funding of SS chose to not only increase the amount of plundering of the employee side contribution but to expand it to the employer side contribution as well.
This would have exposed a full 50% of once dedicated funding to “negotiation” at the hands of Obama and his Republican/DINO partners.
And the majority of Democrats cheer.
How much further down the rabbit hole?
I couldn’t agree with you more. It would be funny if it wasn’t so fucking sad.
Not only is it the Democratic Party that is leading this backdoor de-funding of Social Security, the Republicans are making sure that rank and file Democrats and so-called liberals actually BEG for it.
McMia commented on the blog post Senate Republicans Block Second Dem Payroll Tax Cut Package
I don’t disagree with what you about Sanders. In my opinion the very definition of politician is “lying, cheating, self-dealing scumbag”. Especially the faux Democrats we are stuck with nowadays.
But the fact remains that Sanders voted the right way this time.
I want the backdoor de-funding of Social Security, a.k.a. the payroll tax cut, to end. I really couldn’t care less who votes how or why. Just let the fucking thing die….
McMia commented on the blog post Senate Republicans Block Second Dem Payroll Tax Cut Package
Kudos to Bernie Sanders for holding fast against the Obama led defunding of Social Security.
I’ll take the couple dollars a week tax increase next year as it is my unshakeable belief that if the payroll tax isn’t raised to it’s previous level next year it will never be. Using the payroll tax as a “temporary” stimulus was always a bad idea and I for one will be glad to see it end.
Good for Bernie….
“How can you aim guns at your own people?”
That’s easy. They are trained to see the protesters not as their fellow citizens but as the enemy. The funny thing is if they were any other unionized group of public servants they would of course be demonized and targeted for destruction. As it is they serve [...]
McMia commented on the blog post The Next Bailout: BofA Moves Derivatives Into Insured Institution
This from the nakedcapitalism piece helps explain:
This changes the picture completely. This move reflects either criminal incompetence or abject corruption by the Fed. Even though I’ve expressed my doubts as to whether Dodd Frank resolutions will work, dumping derivatives into depositaries pretty much guarantees a Dodd Frank resolution will fail. Remember the effect of the 2005 bankruptcy law revisions: derivatives counterparties are first in line, they get to grab assets first and leave everyone else to scramble for crumbs. So this move amounts to a direct transfer from derivatives counterparties of Merrill to the taxpayer, via the FDIC, which would have to make depositors whole after derivatives counterparties grabbed collateral. It’s well nigh impossible to have an orderly wind down in this scenario. You have a derivatives counterparty land grab and an abrupt insolvency. Lehman failed over a weekend after JP Morgan grabbed collateral.
The big boys always make sure they are at the head of the line. That’s what buying off both political parties gets you…
McMia commented on the blog post Report: Koch Industries Oil Affiliate Has Major Interest in Tarsands, Keystone XL Pipeline
And once again we have the two-faced Obama out in public tossing red-meat to gullible liberals talking up a weak jobs bill, which will never be passed and will provide zero jobs to ordinary Americans, and whose only utility is as a vehicle to his own reelection, while in the back rooms they are cooking up deals to further enrich scum like the Koch brothers who then “derail sensible health and environmental regulation, bribe foreign officials, pollute the nation’s political discourse, and elect people who then destroy unions, shrink government services, punish safety net beneficiaries, and help elect jerks that undermine American democracy.”
Just as during the healthcare debate he publicly supported a public option and other liberal policies while all the while the real deals were being cut with the lobbyists in secret.
Same old, same old bought and paid for corporate whores…
These free trade agreements are just another example of Obama talking out of both sides of his mouth.
He put’s forth a weak “jobs” package which he knows has a snowballs chance in hell of passing, pumps his fist a couple times and gives a little red meat too the lefties knowing that 95% of them will fall into line, and while those 95% are busy clapping and praising the tough words and legislation that will never pass he sneaks through yet more American job killing, middle/working class destroying “free trade” laws.
And the 1% get a little richer while the 99% take another kick to the teeth.
What a crock…
McMia commented on the blog post Reid Back-Burners American Jobs Act for China Trade Bill
So congress wants to pass a bill the president won’t sign and the president wants congress to work on a bill for the propaganda value even though it will never have enough votes to pass.
Gee, I wonder why 85% of Americans think the US government is worst than worthless….
I’m not sure which is more darkly humorous and pathetic:
The fact that the ongoing de-funding of Social Security is actually being pushed for by the Democratic Party, or that the Republican Party is going to get rank and file Democrats to literally beg for the de-funding before they play along.
Raise your hand if you actually believe the payroll tax will ever be raised to it’s previous level (before the first cut let alone the upcoming, even bigger, second cuts). Raise both hands if you believe the trust fund will/can be maintained using general funds indefinitely.
McMia commented on the blog post Completing the Theft from the Social Security Trust Fund
I used to tell people that it was stupid to work under the table because in doing so they weren’t contributing to social security and it wouldn’t be there for them when they turned
Looks like I was the stupid one after all….
McMia commented on the blog post White House’s Scooby Doo Villain Perspective on Politics
I don’t believe Obama and his hacks cast blame on the lefty blogs because they think the bloggers make their crappy policies fail.
Obama and his hacks blame the lefties because above all the villagers and those all important centrists love to see the dirty fucking hippies get kicked in the teeth.
That’s why they do it. Proves their centrist creds…
McMia commented on the blog post How Can Boehner Say Yes When the Deal Gets Sweeter by the Day?
I think the only deal the Republicans will accept at this point is one where Obama and the entire Democratic congressional conference sign a pledge to immediately resign en masse and also agree to only put forth Republican, or better yet no, replacements for all the vacant positions.
Of course with the Republican party now effectively controlling the so-called Democratic party this really would be a meaningless and redundant demand…
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declared Saturday that the United States is “within reach” of “strategically defeating” Al Qaeda as a terrorist threat, but that doing so would require killing or capturing the group’s 10 to 20 remaining leaders.
So the major difference between the Bush/Cheney GWOT and the Obama GWOT is a smaller deck of playing cards?
Maybe it’s another Obama deficit fighting strategy……..
It really is all relative; now that the establishment media are taking their cues from Andrew Breitbart it makes the old days of letting Drudge play editor in chief look downright respectable.
And for this they get a special mention in the 1st amendment…..
McMia commented on the blog post House GOP Pulls Libya War Powers Resolution, Fearing It Would Pass
And once again when it comes to the billionaires and the warpigs bipartisanship reigns supreme.
Same as the old boss….
Obama is so post partisan that he can be called a Republicrat or a Demolican
There is exactly one party that controls America (and the world really) and that is the Plutocratic Party.
I take a lot of heat for saying there isn’t a lick of difference between D’s and R’s but the truth is the only real difference is the D’s will kill the middle class off slowly using small daily doses of arsenic while the R’s would be content to give them a single giant dose of cyanide.
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