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The Stock Market Plunge: Why Bernie’s Plan For Social Security Rocks & Why Mass Unionization Rocks

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

Trillions of dollars lost, pensions ravaged, retired people who can’t pay to stay in retirement homes, peoples’ futures wrecked…that was so financial crisis days, huh?

But, if there is ever a moment to remember what a very stupid idea privatizing Social Security is, and why Bernie Sanders’ plan to expand and strengthen Social Security is so important, this is it. A teachable moment.

Social Security Media Stupidity #5,423: This Time Courtesy of Washington Post

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I am sort of used to the foolishness spewed by the transcribers of press releases (formerly known as “journalists) when it comes to Social Security. “The sky is falling, the sky is falling” is roughly the hysteria pouring out of their mouths. But, well, it’s important to keep after them because, well, ten people still listen to Fred Hiatt at the Washington Post

Obama, The Press And Stupidity

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First things first: I am not at all shocked or surprised by the stupidity flowing from the White House. If you are, you have not been paying attention for the past 5-6 years, or you’ve engaged in willful denial. But, the moronic, and immoral, proposals on Social Security do give us a wonderful moment of clarity about politics and the press.

Dump The Cap

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It’s a funny thing, though obvious, that when you actually look at all the hand-wringing about budget shortfalls and Social Security funding, it always comes down to the same issue: are the richest among us going to pay their fair share, or are they going to continue to be part of a legalized robbery that drains the wealth of the country into the hands of a few, while the burden increase on most hard-working Americas? So, it is with Social Security.

It’s Not A Factor AT ALL–New Journalist FAIL!

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Enough already. Yours truly would really like to be able to stop being a monitor of the transcribers of press releases (formerly known as “journalists”). But, I can’t help point out outright falsehoods, especially when it comes to economics and Social Security.

Seniors Road Kill For Dumb Journalists

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I write often about the transcribers of press releases (formerly known as “journalists”). Every day, I am ashamed of the profession I generally am associated with — lazy, stupid, ideologically blind. It’s not an idle annoyance — the absolutely bankruptcy of most of the traditional press ends up costing lives, not that the transcribers of press releases understand this. Which brings me to the shameful article by Robert Pear.

Is It Just Dumb or Criminal?

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Whenever I read drivel based on phony arguments, I always wonder: is this just because the people putting out nonsense or false information are actually stupid? Or is it because the people are actually vile and behaving in a morally reprehensible, criminal way? Charitable fellow that I am, I hope and want to believe it’s just stupidity — from which people can’t be saved perhaps but they can be excused. Which brings us to the Third Way.