Comments on: ‘Durbinville’ dramatizes safety net cuts http://www.newstips.org/2012/12/durbinville-dramatizes-safety-net-cuts/ Chicago Community Stories Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:18:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 By: Greg Boozell http://www.newstips.org/2012/12/durbinville-dramatizes-safety-net-cuts/comment-page-1/#comment-11769 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 11:43:41 +0000 http://www.newstips.org/?p=6822#comment-11769 You can watch CAN TV’s coverage of the 12/5 Dubinville action here:

http://youtu.be/X1VNeo9qsvQ

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By: Curtis http://www.newstips.org/2012/12/durbinville-dramatizes-safety-net-cuts/comment-page-1/#comment-11620 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:01:32 +0000 http://www.newstips.org/?p=6822#comment-11620 The Simpson-Bowles Commission didn’t approve a report to Congress (a 2/3 vote by the commission was required) but the chairs did issue a report, which is what Durbin and Obama have said should guide deficit reduction efforts.

More on that here – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/curtis-black/durbin-defaults_b_791838.html

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By: Gene Savory http://www.newstips.org/2012/12/durbinville-dramatizes-safety-net-cuts/comment-page-1/#comment-11586 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 02:47:55 +0000 http://www.newstips.org/?p=6822#comment-11586 There was no Simpson-Bowles report. People are grabbing statements made by the commission heads and pretending that there was actually a report.

Social Security hasn’t added a penny to the deficit. The retirement age should be reduced.

The Medicare eligibility age was intended to be reduced over the years to age zero.

These programs need adjustments to increase their availability and usefulness to the average person, not handed over to criminals on Wall Street.

We’re paying attention to the wrong things.

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