Oh wow. What a surprise. The dnews produces one my article blasting the
THe DNEWS as a whole ... this papers opinion is always anti=Obama. I thought
journalism was non-biased?
but at least the deseret news got this editorial from the Washington Post which
is considered to be a liberal newspaper.
20 years ago 1000,000.00 was [I thought] enough money to save for retirement.
Now I don't that amillion will be. Not that I had any money in the
first place. Now after our elected thought that they where entitled to SS not
any of the deserving.
I usually find something of worth in Samuelson's columns. This one? Not so
much. So President Obama is "timid" for proposing modest cuts to Social
Security. These proposed cuts incensed his own party. You'd think the GOP
would be dancing in the streets, because he finally put SS on the table. Well,
you'd be dreaming then. Instead, the GOP's House Reelection Committee
chairman blasted away at the President, calling this proposed cuts "a
shocking attack on seniors." Is there no limit to their hypocrisy?
They've been screaming for years to slash spending on Social Security and
Medicare. When the President finally gives in, do they say, "Finally, now we
can come to the table and bargain"? Of course not. Their hatred for this
president knows no bounds. They criticize him for proposing Republican ideas,
again and again. So, keep voting Republican, Utah. We certainly need more of
this sort of irrational behavior in Washington.
Everything Obama does is lazy!
Doesn't matter the source, if it's anti-Obama the DN will print it.
Mr. Obama's budget is realistic. The SS adjustment is perfectly
engineered to keep the system solvent over time. Now Republicans are attacking
it because it will be "hard on seniors." These people have
no shame at all. One day they are clamoring for the President to save SS and
when he tries to do just that, they attack him. It doesn't matter what he
does. Like the DN, no matter what Obama does, they are against it -- even if
it's their own idea.
Rather than complain about media bias, why not consider whether what is being
said is true? This, for example:"Obama remains unwilling to
grapple with basic questions posed by an aging population, high health costs and
persistent deficits."I have not seen Obama engage on the
sustainability of Social Security and Medicare. The fact is, if these programs
continue on the same trajectory, they will fail. What is Obama's plan to
change the trajectory? He has presented no such plan. To this point, he has been
acting as if the problems do not exist.I do give him credit for
addressing Social Security in his latest budget. That is a positive sign, and
should have been encouraged by the GOP. Instead, they invoked the same ugly
politics they decried when it was done to them. This is no way to solve the
problem."Compared with the size of the problem, Obama's
proposals are tiny."This is true as well. But at least it's
a first step. Republicans are stupid to discourage Obama from taking further
steps in the right direction.
Nate,If Social Security and Medicare are left COMPLETELY alone, yes, they
will fail. But they incredibly easy to fix without cutting benefits. Just
adjust the payroll tax ceiling.
@Eric Samuelsen "But they [sic] incredibly easy to fix without cutting
benefits."So why hasn't Obama done anything to fix them?
It's his job to recommend "such Measures as he shall judge necessary
and expedient." Why hasn't he done this with regard to preserving
Social Security and Medicare?The writer said Obama is unwilling to
grapple with these basic questions, and you haven't shown me that he is.
Kent, to be honest, you and I both know that Democrats and Republicans employ
the same campaign tactics. Republicans have pushed for entitlement reform for
years. Then when a Democratic president puts SS reform on the table, the GOP
criticizes him for hurting seniors. This is diheartening, frustrating, and
feeds the poor trust that voters and Americans have for their political
"leaders". But Democrats do the same thing by stating one
thing then doing the opposite. Politicians are laughing behind our backs
because too many Americans don't follow and understand history and current
events. Too many Americans are clueless, and are allowing ourselves to be led
into bankruptcy and a form of Communism.
Has anyone, ever spent more money in a four year span?
Why does Robert Samuelson keep using the word 'lazy' when speaking of
President Obama? Who uses that word to discuss a budget? Is it a shiftless,
fried chicken loving budget too?
Worf - when you adjust for inflation - yes. Many.But that
isn't nearly as much fun, now is it. You could make like comments about
many things.... and people... if you don't adjust for inflation.
That pretty well sums up the president's approach. He will probably file a
workers compensation claim for a foot injury due to kicking the can down the
road so many times. But at least it got him elected and for a politician,
that's the end game. As our grandchildren shoulder the astounding debt,
they will not thanks him.
Now is the time to buy gold because the President is gong to ruin the economy.
This safe haven will go to $3000 soon as Glenn Beck has been hyping for years.
Tea partiers should speculate on gold more and bet the farm.