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Posted on 12/10/2011 6:49:49 PM PST by Libloather
Hundreds gather downtown to rally against cuts to government programs
By: Scott Newell, newsnet5.com
Last Updated: 1 hour and 25 minutes ago
CLEVELAND - A couple hundred protesters, worried about looming cuts to social programs, loudly raised their voices in Cleveland today, shouting, "No cuts now, no cuts ever."
They are worried about cuts to some programs that have become staples for Americans: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
"This is a promise that our government has made to the American people, said protester Wynne Antonio. They worked in good faith all their lives and paid in to these systems and they deserve to keep them in place."
On a clear but chilly day downtown, they gathered at 11:30am first in Public Square against a backdrop of holiday decorations. The protestors came from labor unions, church groups and health care organizations.
They say a lot of people depend on the programs that could face cuts.
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Ever? Tough to do when there isn't any money. And they stood out in the cold for this?
A mob of takers.
Next is riots and Molotov Cocktails
“No cuts ever”?????? What are you...stupid or something? When there is NO money there will be cuts. Hear it clearly...C U T S.
labor unions, church groups and health care organizations.
So vested interests in the Welfare State via transfer payments or W-2s.
They are worried about cuts to some programs that have become staples for Americans: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.IOW, this is an astroturf group of Demwits -- the only threats to Medicare come from Obamacare. The only threat to Social Security is to keep going the way it's going. And Medicaid isn't something for people "who have worked all their lives."
I remember when NO MAN would dare take government welfare. It meant they were not able to care for their own.
Even my grandpa refused welfare from the government back in the 1930s. My mom said some of the welfare people lived better than mom’s family did.
“Next is riots and Molotov Cocktails”
Sez who? Maybe in some sh*thole liberal neighborhood, but not mine. And I don’t care if they burn down Baltimore, Boston or Detroit. Go start your own country, you left-wing fat welfare mommas and scum-sucking lazy bastards collecting unemployment for 99 weeks. I don’t care about you. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
40% of every Federal dollar spent is borrowed...
We are Greece...
I once thought that cuts would be sufficient to rectify these problems and attitudes. But now? No, the way I think it is going to go is that it will all just end... That’s right, no more assistance to the needy, no more government checks to Government employees. No free cheese and I think it won’t just be the U.S. I think it is going to be pretty much world wide.
And what then? The barbarians won’t be at the gates, they are right here amongst us. Tough times are coming into view now, Hmph... Maybe the Maya were right after all and 2012 is the end of civilization.
I just don’t know but I feel that times of Tribulation are nigh.
The guy who is under-funding Social Security is Obamao.
The guy who cut $500Bil from Medicare is Obamao.
So, is this a protest against Obamao? No? Then the protesters are just uninformed (at best) or hypocrites.
Love the way you think, FRiend. Keep it up as I have been noticing a lot of limp-wristed, pc Freepers lately..
“The Intelligencer has analyzed the public employee pension systems in Ohio. “From Dayton to Columbus to St. Clairsville, every Ohio resident owes an average of $5,720.97 to pay off public employee pension debt.” “The majority of Ohio’s $66 billion in unfunded pension liability lies within the public education system, as the State Teachers Retirement System has about $39 billion in unfunded liabilities.” CONT: Last year, Ohio’s eight largest newspapers joined forces to analyze the state’s pension debt, particularly that of the teacher’s retirement system. In addition to the $39 billion in overall unfunded liability, the Akron Beacon-Journal found that one of the largest problems with STRS is a rule that allows teachers and administrators to retire and receive a full pension, but then return to work to continue receiving their salaries.
For example, if a school superintendent retires at age 52 while earning $100,000 per year, he or she can receive about $64,000 in retirement during the first year drawing the pension. If he or she is then rehired for that same position, and continues to receive regular 3 percent pay raises, the superintendent could retire at age 65 with a $1.6 million pension package.
That is about as un-American as you can get.
“... the superintendent could retire at age 65 with a $1.6 million pension package.”
Well, well, well...
look who is the 1%.