Republican Nightmare Bernie Sanders Exposes GOP Social Security Killing Dreams on National TV

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Bernie Sanders is becoming a daily nightmare for Republicans. Sen. Sanders went on CNN today and cut through the Republican double talk by letting the entire country know the GOP plan for killing Social Security.

On CNN’s Wolf, Sanders said, Look, what Perry and these other guys are talking about, this is the decade-long attack on Social Security by the Republican Party. They want to privatize it eventually. They want to make cuts. We have millions of seniors struggling twelve, thirteen, fourteen thousand dollars a year. I will not accepting cutting Social Security.”

Blitzer asked Sanders about means testing and if millionaires and benefits deserve to get benefits. The Democratic presidential candidate answered, “They’re not talking about millionaires and billionaires. They’re talking about lowering it to forty thousand dollars a year…It’s a universal program. Everybody deserves to put into it. Everybody deserves to get a benefit out of it. We can extend that program by not asking anybody more than the top two percent to contribute into it.”

Republicans love to talk about “saving Social Security” and entitlement reform. What they don’t tell the American people is that they plan to save the program by killing it. Republicans oppose raising the earnings cap so that wealthy Americans pay more into the fund. What they support is imposing means testing requirements that will take Social Security away from anyone earning a middle-class income. In short, Republicans want to kill Social Security.

Bernie Sanders has become an even bigger nightmare for Republicans because, as a presidential candidate with growing support, he can get on national television and speak the truth to more Americans than ever before. Sanders is shaping more than the 2016 presidential campaign. The Senator from Vermont is also shifting the national political conversation.

Republicans are trying to stop Bernie Sanders because he is exposing their agenda speaking the truth to a media that has been most often too content to pass along talking points and lies.

52 Replies to “Republican Nightmare Bernie Sanders Exposes GOP Social Security Killing Dreams on National TV”

  1. Bernie has my undying support.

    He is 40 years overdue.

    Long live the New Deal, The Great Society, and The New Frontier!

    Not to mention The Square Deal…

  2. Too bad not enough Democrats are following his lead. Its a crime that everyday 24 hours a day 7 days a week and 365 days of the year we don’t pound then on this issue

  3. I wonder how many disabled vets rely on SS? Anybody know? Why do gopbaggs love to send kids into war but refuse to take care of em when they’re done with them? Anyone? I guess soldiers are disposable to repubs. Or just collateral damage? I cant tell the difference.

  4. What’s funny is that vets can get SS disability while getting VA disability benefits and republicans have been trying to close that and these idiots still vote republican. And people get mad at me when I say some if not most white people are stupid

  5. Original Sin

    Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people
    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112365/why-republicans-are-party-white-people

    Solidly Republican Town Enrolls More People in Obamacare Than Anywhere in the Country
    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112365/why-republicans-are-party-white-people

    The Food Stamp Capital of the U.S. is WHITE and REPUBLICAN
    http://politicalblindspot.com/the-food-stamp-capital-of-the-u-s-is-white-and-republican/

  6. The white people you work with on this blog are presumably not stupid, and there are a sizeable proportion in this country who are not stupid, either.

    The problem is that authoritarian followers who are white are uniquely vulnerable to mass manipulation based on racism, sexism, nativism, and religious bigotry, since –as they are rapidly declassed from the brief flush of (modest) prosperity and (largely illusionary) upward mobility of the mid-Twentieth Century — they desperately grasp at any straws that allow them to retain their (imaginary) superiority. The stupidity that enables this is inculcated through the vitiation of public education and the monolithic voice of the presstitute corps.

  7. What does Zimbabwe have to do with this? I understand you always bring that country up to deflect the convo but do our tax dollars support that country? Have they killed American sailors in international waters? Do they vote in this country against their interest? Please tell me WTF do they have anything to do with what goes on in this country

  8. I have that bookmark when you first posted it I think a year ago. Maybe I do go overboard with my comments. My best friend here in OK is white and we watch each other kids. I just get pissed off about the idiocy and when someone black says something stupid I call them out to the point people say I am racist with the terms I use in describing them

  9. It demonstrates that stupidity is not strictly a whites only phenomena, in general or in abundance.

    Mr-refuse-to-face-reality.

  10. I stopped reading when they MLK was a republican. They seem to forget his dissent on the Vietnam war, his war on poverty, voting rights and how he felt about civil disobedience

    And I quote
    “But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear?…It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.”
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mlk-a-riot-is-the-language-of-the-unheard/

  11. Defeat Hillary for the nomination for sure, but will not win the presidency. It’s Michael Dukakis all over again. Tough on Wall Street, but not good at countering GOP fear mongering. He’s technically the best candidate (except on foreign policy, which matters a lot), but there’s no chance in hell he’ll win the presidency with the right wing media we have today. Sorry, but that’s the truth.

  12. I have to confess that after finding the black republican website that my brain now- hurts.

    So yeah. Now I admit that White Folks have done some incredibly insane stunts in our history. And many times we simply seem to be impervious to anything resembling sanity…

    I do hold out the hope that maybe, just maybe we’ll have a collective epiphany and get our shit together before it’s too late.

    White folks are adapted to cold climates. Hot temperatures- seem to bake what little brains we do have. Imagine that.

  13. The GOP has nothing on Bernie Sanders that will stick. Bernie will crush them in the general elections and provide long coattails for down ticket Democrats.

  14. This is the same NY Times that published Judith Miller’s lies prior to the invasion of Iraq. When it comes to politics the NY Times has no credibility.

  15. Good for Sen Sanders. I hope every time he goes on national TV, that the GOP are having meltdown wondering what he is going to blurt out next, that they are doing to damage our country, especially the poor, middle class, veterans, and disabled.

    Keep talking Sen Sanders, the more you speak, the more hopefully people will listen.

  16. I do not think Sen Sanders has entered the race expecting to be President.

    His role in my opinion is to give a great big shout out to Americans who are not listening or following the truth as to what is going on in our country. Sen Sanders is warning us. If people do not vote, or if they vote against their best interests, don’t say they were not warned.

    Sen Sanders is our mouthpiece, that is his purpose.

  17. Well, John, what is he going to say?

    I’m in it but I don’t expect to win?

    Geez..

    I would be happy if he won, but its a long shot, and not because I would underestimate him, I just feel that the GOP will be screaming from the mountain tops..SOCIALIST!!!…and you know how that rubs some people the wrong way..who do not know what socialism even means. Of course, the media will not say Democratic Socialist ..which is different than a socialist per se.

  18. Never underestimate Bernie Sanders. He is a master campaigner and grassroots organizer. He is the only one who can defeat Hillary Clinton.

  19. It is not Sanders I am doubting, it is the American people that I doubt!

    Heck, the man is a dream, our country needs a leader like him, but I don’t have faith in the voters.

  20. “but I don’t have faith in the voters.”

    I hear your frustration with that statement. If anyone can excite the voters into showing up to vote it is Bernie Sanders. He is the only candidate running from either party who can.

  21. GOOD! We need more people like Bernie who will make any opponent against common sense answerable to why they want to destroy the USA and make the majority of citizens live in a third world economy just to make the wealthy wealthier.

    I would love one of them to answer – if giving tax breaks to the top 1% makes more jobs – where are they? If this were true we should have a 0 unemployment rate. But the more breaks they get – the less jobs they create here in the US. The more they get – the more they want – they more they move business out of the US. They have been doing this for the past 30+ years. Enough is enough. I they are job creators then where are all the jobs?

  22. …hey DJ…
    …THIS white-boy voted for Jimmy Carter in the HS student elections, and has been a lifelong liberal…largely because I’m simple-minded; I have certain rights by birthright, other folks also have that birthright, hence EVERYBODY who lives here should have those rights…
    …and as for Latinos y Latinas; anybody who has seen the barrios o’ Tijuana and Panama knows what conditions they wanna escape to give thier familys a chance to grow up free, and should get outta the way…
    …I concur with Old Stupid White Dudes Network members being removed from this country to some tropical island somewhere where they can watch Faux News for the rest o’ thier lives without bothering the rest o’ us…
    {and in a couple hundred years, rising sea levels will wipe out any trace o’ the colonys existance}

  23. …also I was proud to serve with ALL shipmates, which gave me simple mind the following principle…”People are people”, treat ’em like a good neighbor and most folks will bust ass to try to prove that they are Original Signatories o’ the local Good Neighbor Policy…
    …and the ones I don’t get along with, I avoid like Bubonic Plague bacillus!!! [wink]

  24. …how about we bring back the jobs and $$$ but leave the Teatards out o’ this country permanently??? [wink]

  25. Go Bernie Go
    It’s a white man speaking what the American Indians have been saying since being invaded. “White man speaks with forked tongue”. It appears fear is always the modus operandi (play book) – keep them blind with hypo-illogical repeated talk as if true to divide conscience thought process. Compare reality with hypotheticals and protect white morals at all cost because they (other than white) are out to get us. Whatever happened to the human race to survive and be worthy of sacrifice, what about America as a nation, what is the end game? Someone needs to be truthful without all the side attractions to overly influence. Life is Real and so is Death, things done in the dark will come to the light, No one planned to deny reality, common sense is a treasured attribute which many do not use as been instilled in their own hearts for fear of not belonging. I guess belief in The Almighty is not a guarantee although professed. Truth and Reality will prevail.
    WTFHAPPENED

  26. Morning Feature – Working Class Whites to Democrats: First, Make Government Work
    Democrats cannot win big or consistently enough, deep enough down the ticket or broadly enough in the states, unless they run much stronger with white working-class and downscale voters. That includes running better with white working-class swing voters, of course. But it also includes winning more decisively with white unmarried women, a demographic group that, along with minority and Millennial voters, is integral to the Democrats’ base in a growing American majority that I call the Rising American Electorate. Working-class whites and white unmarried women are both key to competing in the states where Republicans are pursuing a conservative governing agenda unchecked and to keeping Democratic voters engaged in both presidential and off-year elections.
    http://bpicampus.com/2015/06/05/morning-feature-working-class-whites-to-democrats-first-make-government-work/

  27. I know you’re angry, DJ, and so am I, but come on!!! MOST white people are stupid?? What’s the difference if a white person says “most black people are stupid.”? Too bad, I really respect your point of view, but THAT? OOoofff!

  28. Predictions don’t do any good; action does good. Please get out there and work for principles–work for Bernie! Win or lose, working for him is a step in the right direction; it is a win!! Dump your predictions!

  29. Liam one thing to consider and it’s a big one CU. Pre CU I would agree with you post not so sure something like 76% of the people want money out of politics and it cuts across party lines. If you look at his prior elections he landslides in. This is shaping up to be very interesting for sure. I’m for berine first HRC second

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