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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Social Security History Lesson

  • In 1936, 99% of House Republicans and 63% of Senate Republicans against founding Social Security.
  • In 1939, 75% of Congressional Republicans voted against Social Security as we know it.
  • In 1950, 89% of Congressional Republicans voted against Social Security as we know it.
  • In 1956, 86% of Senate Republicans voted against Social Security as we know it.
  • In 1985, Senate Republicans voted to eliminate Cost of Living Adjustments
Now I can pretend to be a right wing radio hack by asking this question they would ask a liberal, Republicans why do you hate seniors, why do you want them to live the last days broke and destitute? If you want to break something put a Republican in charge.