Last week, Social Security advocates learned something they had long suspected. Arguments for cutting Social Security aren’t really about economics or the deficit. They’re all about waging war on social services.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday August 31, 2010 8:27 am|
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday November 24, 2009 8:47 am|
Unemployment figures in the U.S. are staggering: The official rate stands at 10.2%, the highest in 26 years. A broader measure that includes people who are involuntarily working part-time or who have given up looking for work is at 17.5%. That’s a full-blown economic emergency.
|By: libbyliberal Monday November 9, 2009 9:36 pm|
Here are a few amusing as well as horrifying quotes from Joshua Holland’s Alternet article “10 of the Nuttiest Statements Elected Officials Have Made in the Health Care Battle”.
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.
“I DON’T HAVE TO READ IT OR KNOW WHAT’S IN IT. I’M GOING TO OPPOSE IT ANYWAYS,” he told Grady County Express Star. According to the report, “information provided by news media have helped [Inhofe] become a staunch non-supporter of the bill.” In other words, his opposition is firmly grounded in whatever he’s picked up from the fair-and-balanced conservative media.