Posted by: Rick | Sunday, January 23, 2011

Deep Thoughts II

If the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (passed with Democratic votes only) becomes as popular as Social Security, will not the Republican Party’s insistence on referring to it as “Obamacare” go down as one of the biggest blunders in American political history?

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Responses

  1. Years from now, we’ll hear right-wingers scream “HANDS OFF MY OBAMACARE!” when Democrats try to reform it.

    • If it is do good, then why do they have to force people to take part in it?

  2. Who thinks social security is popular? No one with a elementary understanding of math thinks SS is a good think for our country.

    • Nearly two-thirds of Americans choose higher payroll taxes for Medicare and Social Security over reduced benefits in either program. And asked to choose among cuts to Medicare, Social Security or the nation’s third-largest spending program — the military — a majority by a large margin said cut the Pentagon.

      More here:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/us/politics/21poll.html

      (It may not be a Fox News or Rasmussen poll, but still. . . )

  3. Still more:

    Currently, workers pay social security payroll taxes on up to $106,800 of their salary. To ensure the long-term viability of Social Security, would you rather have people pay social security taxes on salaries above $106,800, or would you rather see benefits cut and the retirement age increased to age 69?
    Raise
    payroll cap Cut benefits

    All 77 10

    Dem 84 4
    GOP 69 17
    Ind 77 11

    Tea Party 67 20
    18-29 80 0
    30-45 69 17
    46-65 82 8
    65+ 75 13

    $0-30K 79 5
    $30-50K 75 11
    $50-75K 79 7
    $75-100K 78 13
    $100K+ 72 18

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2011/1/24/938541/-Poll:-Cut-Social-Security-benefits-or-raise-payroll-cap-Not-even-close

    Even the teabaggers want to pay higher taxes!

  4. “Even the teabaggers want to pay higher taxes!” No, those polled want richer people to pay higher taxes. This is more evidence of the progressive indoctrination of Americans to accept a nanny state.


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