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  • Looting Social Security

    01/01/2011 8:02:36 AM PST · by EBH · 92 replies
    The Nation ^ | 3/2/09 | William Greider
    Governing elites in Washington and Wall Street have devised a fiendishly clever "grand bargain" they want President Obama to embrace in the name of "fiscal responsibility." The government, they argue, having spent billions on bailing out the banks, can recover its costs by looting the Social Security system. They are also targeting Medicare and Medicaid. The pitch sounds preposterous to millions of ordinary working people anxious about their economic security and worried about their retirement years. ... ...To understand the mechanics of this attempted swindle, you have to roll back twenty-five years, to the time the game of bait and...
  • Rolling Back the 20th Century

    04/28/2003 6:18:26 AM PDT · by Valin · 30 replies · 276+ views
    The Nation ^ | 5/12/03 | WILLIAM GREIDER
    I. Back to the Future George W. Bush, properly understood, represents the third and most powerful wave in the right's long-running assault on the governing order created by twentieth-century liberalism. The first wave was Ronald Reagan, whose election in 1980 allowed movement conservatives finally to attain governing power (their flame was first lit by Barry Goldwater back in 1964). Reagan unfurled many bold ideological banners for right-wing reform and established the political viability of enacting regressive tax cuts, but he accomplished very little reordering of government, much less shrinking of it. The second wave was Newt Gingrich, whose capture of...