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According to the New York Times, 8/7/17, the neo-fascist Freedom Caucus “is fixated on cutting entitlement spending” and if these cuts are not made, “they’ll refuse to vote on raising the debt ceiling”.[1]

The Government owes the Social Security Trust Fund $3 Trillion that they have borrowed over the last decades.  They have used the money to fund endless wars and bailout big banks and corporations.  Now the politicians want to cut $72 Billion from Social Security Disability Insurance (S.S.D.I.) to pay back other debts they owe to the Banks, corporations and Walls Street Financial institutions.  Politicians borrowed billions for years because they have given massive tax breaks and subsidies to the rich, corporations and banks, who now sit on over $2 Trillion in cash.[2]

The Republican’s monstrous plan is to pay back the debt to the rich and to DEFAULT on the Government’s debt to the American wage earners.

A default on S.S.D.I. would most severely affect the most vulnerable, poor and minorities.[3] This program covers severely disabled workers, such as those with kidney failure and the blind.  We cannot allow this racist cutback to happen.   Such a brutal budget proposal brings to mind the horrible history of German Nazi extermination of the disabled, because they were considered “useless eaters”[4].  The rich, who are hoarding Trillions of dollars, must pay for the capitalist economic crisis that they helped to create!

“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” [5]Edmond Burke

Millions in motion can protect and expand Social Security Now, Let’s get organized.

Dr. Nayvin Gordon is a Family Physician living in Oakland, California; he has written many articles on Health and Politics.

[1] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/opinion/debt-ceiling-congress-default-real.html  

[2] http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/06/28/dont-buy-the-national-deficitdebt-scam-that-steals-from-working-people/

[3] https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v62n2/v62n2p59.pdf

[4] https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=7019

[5] https://monthlyreview.org/2017/04/01/neofascism-in-the-white-house/

2 Comments

  1. K SHESHU BABU says:

    Republicans have started to implement pro- rich policies. Trump has been trying to protect the rich corporates quite openly. Unless workers rise up to the occasion and start agitation, trump and his Republicans will not stop these anti- people program

  2. There are only 2 kinds of Republicans: the very rich & the very gullible

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