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While the House has been conducting public hearings to show why Donald Trump must be impeached, and House Republicans have been engaged in tactics to undermine their own authority in favor of Trump, Senate Republicans have been planning ahead.

 

Mitch McConnell and other Senate Republicans have met repeatedly with Trump’s White House attorneys to plan not just Trump’s defense tactics, but how the whole trial can be structured to Trump’s benefit. 

 

Early statements from McConnell seemed to indicate that the entire Senate trial might best be described as “brief”—as in, McConnell might raise his gavel, lower it again, and call it done. But simply taking the impeachment and treating it with the same disdain the Senate Republican leader has demonstrated for over 200 pieces of legislation isn’t giving House Republicans the circus they’ve been demanding, a genuine three-ring conspiracy-theory-athon.

 

Thrill! as Republicans drag Joe Biden’s son in to ask about him about every business deal he ever made, and many, many he did not.

 

Chill! as Fox News hosts try to explain how the DNC’s nonexistent email server was taken away by equally imaginary Ukrainian hackers.

 

Shiver! as Rudy Giuliani explains that the Constitution requires Trump to solicit foreign interference in every election. Stare in amazement at the parade of people—from Nellie Ohr to Chalupa!—who have not a damn thing to do with the subject at hand.

 

In Trump’s statements over the last week, both on the air and via Twitter, he seems to be nearly salivating for his chance in the Senate, the place where Republicans rule, which means the place where Trump rules.

 

And what Trump wants is for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, the whistleblower, and everyone who ever expressed less than full-throated praise for his rule to appear on the Senate floor to dodge darts and jump through flaming hoops. It’s still likely that that’s exactly what he’ll get.

 

Because if the impeachment inquiry has revealed anything, it’s the extent to which Republicans are unwilling to stand up to Trump.

 

But there are some hints, some slight indications that just maybe some Republican senators aren’t happy to see the Big Top come to town—and that some of them might even vote to tell Trump to take his act and hit the road.

 

 

 

 

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It Is Not Social Security

But by far the biggest problem with private accounts is that they are not Social Security. Even if we were to endow private accounts with all of the wealth-creating attributes that Yass and Moore imagine, private accounts would not accomplish what Social Security has. Social Security provides retirement benefits that continue for the life of the retiree and are adjusted for inflation, a benefit that is especially important to older recipients, most of whom are women.

 

Also, unlike the payroll taxes that finance them, Social Security retirement benefits are quite progressive. For example, the benefits going to a low-income earner (with wages 45% of the average wage) replace about half of her or his income. But for a high-income earner (with wages 160% of the average wage) the replacement rate is about one-quarter. 

 

Social Security has also lifted seniors out of poverty. The poverty rate for seniors (aged 65 and over) fell from 35% in 1959 to 9.2% in 2017, and is now lower than that of other adults (between ages 18 to and 64) and of children (under age 18). In their research, economists Gary V. Engelhardt and Jonathan Gruber found that increases in Social Security benefits accounted for the entire 17-percentage point decline in elderly poverty between 1967 and 2000. Without Social Security, 39.2% of seniors would have been poverty-stricken in 2017. Those numbers would be even higher for elderly women (42.9%), Latinos (46.1%), and African Americans (51.7%). 

 

Social Security, as its official name of Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) implies, also provides benefits to the disabled and to surviving spouses and dependents. Disability payments especially benefit African-American and Latino workers, who have higher disability rates than white workers. And payments to survivors especially benefit African-American workers, who have higher rates of premature death than white workers. 

 

Private accounts are not redistributive, do not provide disability or survivors’ insurance, and do not guarantee lifetime benefits. Instead, they would increase inequality among seniors, and would be less effective at reducing poverty than Social Security. Why then would anyone swap a highly successful Social Security system that provides life insurance as well as disability and retirement benefits for private retirement accounts?

 

The answer is that they wouldn’t unless they were spooked by crisis-mongering headlines or deluded by the false promises of privatization like those in Yass and Moore’s Wall Street Journal commentary. 

JOHN MILLER is a professor of economics at Wheaton College and a member of the Dollars & Sense collective.

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Right wing ALEC Puppets demonstrate dishonesty and lack of concern for over the top campaign spending. Why would anyone want this right wing organization managing anything?

 

What type of management has this masquerading group pretending to be republicans provided to the USA over the past 39 years?

 

--- Working towards dismantling and defunding public education:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-van-roekel/exposing-alecs-agenda-to-_b_3223651.html

 

--- Working Against Economic Growth Because A Democrat Is In the White House

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/09/did-republicans-deliberately-crash-us-economy

 

--- Reagan/Bush Subprime Lending Scandal

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/18/1352819/--The-Bush-Brothers-are-Bank-Robbers#

 

--- Bush/Cheney Subprime Lending Scandal

 

*http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

 

*http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/02/25/700272/-FBI-Kills-RUSH-s-Blame-the-Borrower-Meme-and-Ignore-the-Money-Launderers-UPDATED

 

--- Where Did The Bailout Tax Dollars Go and How Were Our Bailout Tax Dollars Distributed?

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10/good_billions_after_bad_one_year

 

--- Why Would A Sitting President Lie About The State of Social Security Insurance?

http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2010/0111orr.html

 

Why Has The Right Wing Borrowed Trillions of Social Security Insurance Dollars To Cover The Cost of Their Tax Cuts and The wars?

 

* http://www.fedsmith.com/2013/10/11/ronald-reagan-and-the-great-social-security-heist/

 

* http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/1/1/1175559/-The-GOP-Borrowed-your-SocialSecurity-Money-for-their-Wars

 

--- Pay It Back

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sen-don-riegle/post_1901_b_845106.html

 

Perhaps the above demonstrates a lack of management skills within this party masquerading as republicans?

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6 minutes ago, Duck615 said:

Where's the evidence of any wrong doing?

This question is more evidence that you and others on your band wagon to include right wing elected Trump wannabes are so tutored to be just like Trump and talk like Trump so how is it not to have a mind of your own?  

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While the House has been conducting public hearings to show why Donald Trump must be impeached, and House Republicans have been engaged in tactics to undermine their own authority in favor of Trump, Senate Republicans have been planning ahead.

 

Mitch McConnell and other Senate Republicans have met repeatedly with Trump’s White House attorneys to plan not just Trump’s defense tactics, but how the whole trial can be structured to Trump’s benefit. 

 

Early statements from McConnell seemed to indicate that the entire Senate trial might best be described as “brief”—as in, McConnell might raise his gavel, lower it again, and call it done. But simply taking the impeachment and treating it with the same disdain the Senate Republican leader has demonstrated for over 200 pieces of legislation isn’t giving House Republicans the circus they’ve been demanding, a genuine three-ring conspiracy-theory-athon.

 

Thrill! as Republicans drag Joe Biden’s son in to ask about him about every business deal he ever made, and many, many he did not.

 

Chill! as Fox News hosts try to explain how the DNC’s nonexistent email server was taken away by equally imaginary Ukrainian hackers.

 

Shiver! as Rudy Giuliani explains that the Constitution requires Trump to solicit foreign interference in every election. Stare in amazement at the parade of people—from Nellie Ohr to Chalupa!—who have not a damn thing to do with the subject at hand.

 

In Trump’s statements over the last week, both on the air and via Twitter, he seems to be nearly salivating for his chance in the Senate, the place where Republicans rule, which means the place where Trump rules.

 

And what Trump wants is for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, the whistleblower, and everyone who ever expressed less than full-throated praise for his rule to appear on the Senate floor to dodge darts and jump through flaming hoops. It’s still likely that that’s exactly what he’ll get.

 

Because if the impeachment inquiry has revealed anything, it’s the extent to which Republicans are unwilling to stand up to Trump.

 

But there are some hints, some slight indications that just maybe some Republican senators aren’t happy to see the Big Top come to town—and that some of them might even vote to tell Trump to take his act and hit the road.

 
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Mueller did the hard work! 7 Articles of Impeachment

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/03/here-are-seven-reasons-trump-should-be-impeached/


Case For Trump Impeachment Goes Beyond Ukraine

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/09/case-for-trump-impeachment-goes-beyond-ukraine.html


A president of the USA practicing Extortion which is a criminal offense should be prosecuted accordingly.

 president of the USA requesting assistance from a foreign government that could impact an election is against the law. Threatening to withhold tax dollar subsidies if the foreign government refused is extortion which is a criminal offense which should be prosecuted accordingly. Impeachment is the easy way out for Rump.

Could be some conspiracy charges coming out of this as well and of course a certain amount of perjury.

 

INVESTIGATE PERRY,  Rudolph W. Giuliani, BOLTON, MULVANEY, BARR/POMPEO/ TRUMP/KAVANAUGH/McConnell! NOW!

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5 minutes ago, Duck615 said:

WHERE'S THE EVIDENCE????

 

Have you never learned to read? The only corner asking this stupid question is straight from the anti american right wing who are among those making fools of themselves displaying how obviously they too have been tutored to be stupid.

 

Mueller did the hard work! 7 Articles of Impeachment 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/03/here-are-seven-reasons-trump-should-be-impeached/


Case For Trump Impeachment Goes Beyond Ukraine

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/09/case-for-trump-impeachment-goes-beyond-ukraine.html


A president of the USA practicing Extortion which is a criminal offense should be prosecuted accordingly.

 

president of the USA requesting assistance from a foreign government that could impact an election in America is against the law. IF the Biden family broke a law no matter where that is where the FBI comes in. YET YOUR FBI DIRECTOR is not investigating. Do I believe there could be conflicts of interest? Hell yes. But a president committing EXTORTION is also against the law.

 

Threatening to withhold tax dollar subsidies if the foreign government refused is extortion which is a criminal offense which should be prosecuted accordingly. Impeachment is the easy way out for Rump.

 

Could be some conspiracy charges coming out of this as well and of course a certain amount of perjury.

 

INVESTIGATE PERRY,  Rudolph W. Giuliani, BOLTON, MULVANEY, BARR/POMPEO/ TRUMP/KAVANAUGH/McConnell! NOW!

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47 minutes ago, merrill said:

While the House has been conducting public hearings to show why Donald Trump must be impeached, and House Republicans have been engaged in tactics to undermine their own authority in favor of Trump, Senate Republicans have been planning ahead.

 

Mitch McConnell and other Senate Republicans have met repeatedly with Trump’s White House attorneys to plan not just Trump’s defense tactics, but how the whole trial can be structured to Trump’s benefit. 

 

Early statements from McConnell seemed to indicate that the entire Senate trial might best be described as “brief”—as in, McConnell might raise his gavel, lower it again, and call it done. But simply taking the impeachment and treating it with the same disdain the Senate Republican leader has demonstrated for over 200 pieces of legislation isn’t giving House Republicans the circus they’ve been demanding, a genuine three-ring conspiracy-theory-athon.

 

Thrill! as Republicans drag Joe Biden’s son in to ask about him about every business deal he ever made, and many, many he did not.

 

Chill! as Fox News hosts try to explain how the DNC’s nonexistent email server was taken away by equally imaginary Ukrainian hackers.

 

Shiver! as Rudy Giuliani explains that the Constitution requires Trump to solicit foreign interference in every election. Stare in amazement at the parade of people—from Nellie Ohr to Chalupa!—who have not a damn thing to do with the subject at hand.

 

In Trump’s statements over the last week, both on the air and via Twitter, he seems to be nearly salivating for his chance in the Senate, the place where Republicans rule, which means the place where Trump rules.

 

And what Trump wants is for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, the whistleblower, and everyone who ever expressed less than full-throated praise for his rule to appear on the Senate floor to dodge darts and jump through flaming hoops. It’s still likely that that’s exactly what he’ll get.

 

Because if the impeachment inquiry has revealed anything, it’s the extent to which Republicans are unwilling to stand up to Trump.

 

But there are some hints, some slight indications that just maybe some Republican senators aren’t happy to see the Big Top come to town—and that some of them might even vote to tell Trump to take his act and hit the road.

 

 

 

 

Wanna bet?

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Just now, maineman said:

I don't think there is any chance of the clown being removed from office by the Senate... but I DO know that if Susan Collins doesn't vote to convict, she'll have a tough row to hoe to get reelected here in Maine.

she will be reelected you cocksucker

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