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Don't get mislead by the negative and false propaganda uttered by politicians and the media around Social Security. The program has a cumulative surplus of $2.9T and is fully funded until 2035 and 93% funded for the next 25 years. Yes, there is a funding issue but a passage of
The Social Security 2100 Act will put Social Security back into balance over the next 75 years. The cost? Raising payroll taxes by one-tenth of 1% per year and adding new payroll taxes to wages over $400K plus. As @peter_arno stated, "Social Security is the most successful
anti-poverty policy in the history of the United States. And this is not true just for seniors, but across the entire life cycle and the entire population. It reduces more poverty for children than any other policy, more poverty for working adults and more poverty for seniors.
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Twitter, I see you're getting to know Chip Roy, the House Republican who just blocked the disaster aid package on the House floor. Here's a little introduction from someone (me) who ran as a Democrat in that seat last year. washingtonpost.com/business/econo… #tx21 1/7
Chip was the ghostwriter for Rick Perry's " Fed Up!" in which they said "Social Security is something we have been forced to accept for more than 70 years now...at the expense of respect for the Constitution" and that "By any measure, Social Security is a failure." #tx21 2/7
Last cycle, when asked at a conservative confab whether veterans benefits qualified as a "core government function," Chip refused to say yes, and instead offered the same anti-government rhethoric that he uses when talking about repealing the ACA. 3/7
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@realDonaldTrump Crazy?
You also say Dems are "for crime," & "high taxes." THAT'S crazy. They're for border security THAT WORKS, & a FAIR taxation system.

Here's an Iowan who thinks you're wrong to say we're 'full.' Across Iowa and rural America, we need immigrants.
usatoday.com/story/opinion/…
@realDonaldTrump Here's what's crazy.

Experts say 1.1 million fewer people in the U.S. have #health coverage due to efforts to undermine the #ACA through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Hopefully voters will see the light before 2020.

usatoday.com/story/news/nat…
@realDonaldTrump Here's what's crazy.
You said you wouldn't touch #SocialSecurity, #Medicaid, or #Medicare, but your 2020 budget proposal cuts all 3.

Your YUGE deficit gives an EXCUSE for what GOP has wanted to do all along - cut what they like to call "entitlements."
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This Republican, who voted for deficits that lined the pockets of the richest people in this country, wants the Senate to VOTE to affirm that restructuring those deficits to serve the broad majority is too dangerous. perdue.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…
#MMT poses an enormous threat to those who wish to justify cuts to programs like #SocialSecurity or deny resources to a #GreenNewDeal on the basis of a phony debt crisis. They *need* The Deficit Myth. We want a better debate, one centered on our real resource constraints.
Fixed it.
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It’s #SocialSecurity Trustees Report Day!!! 1/ ssa.gov/oact/TR/2019/i…
Before we get started, let’s clear something up: Take today’s headlines with a big old grain of salt, because #SocialSecurity is not “going broke,” “bankrupt,” “running dry,” or otherwise headed for the graveyard. 2/ h/t @WalterJGottlieb: ncpssm.org/entitledtoknow…
The Trustees Report tells us about the current status of #SocialSecurity’s trust funds--i.e., its rainy-day account. Social Security taps into the trust fund reserves to pay benefits when our contributions fall short of the full cost of the program. 3/ cbpp.org/research/socia…
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1.Just back from ESA appeal hearing for victim of horrific acid attack with 50% burns all over her face and body, is in constant pain and 'burning sensation', cannot move, sit or stand for long without pain and of course, there is the trauma. DWP awarded 0 points & fit for work
2. Since the attack, she's had 14 operations which have involved removing skin and bone to reconstruct parts of her face and body. The stress of the operations is significant and leave her bed-bound for weeks. Every operation makes her feel like it is a step back for that period
3. She rarely goes out and when she does it is local. To the GP, local shop or hospital appointment. Despite the compelling evidence, the healthcare professional at the work capability assessment decided that she is fit for work as none of the descriptors apply #socialsecurity
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May I inject a note of hope into Polly Toynbee’s untrammeled gloom? Many people of all political colours are moved into action now by distress of individuals and families who are suffering under the cosh of lawful oppression and unrestrained discrimination theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
Psychologists have written about people being overcome by feelings of humiliation or shame, fear or distrust, insecurity or loneliness, or by a sense of being trapped and powerless under the abuses of power by the state.
George Lakoff, in his book The Political Mind, calls for “empathy, responsibility and courage” in standing up to such abuses. There is plenty of all that in #Tottenham , and I guess in all the UK.
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@realDonaldTrump ⚡️TELL IT LIKE IT IS:
Dems are holding out for an amendment to include a handful of additional provisions, including requiring the Dept of Housing & Urban Development to release block-grant funding & money to help #PuertoRico repair damaged water systems.
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@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

The Dem-led House is passing bills that advance voting rights, protect our #healthcare & defend against #ClimateChange.

McConnell & the GOP are BLOCKING ALL OF THEM in the Senate, so who's obstructing? #FlipTheSenate #ProtectOurCare
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@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

❗️Our President has lied to you ABOUT THE AIR WE BREATHE❗️

Yes, the FALSE HEADLINE was ADDED to a real World Health Org map. In this one metric, the USA comes in 7th, not the cleanest.

This is BANANA REPUBLIC-STYLE govt.
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(THREAD) Donald Trump promised he'd put #AmericaFirst. The past 2 years have proven that his agenda is #MeFirst. Rather than #DrainTheSwamp, he filled his cabinet with elitist & grifting billionaires who have capitalized on their office at taxpayer expense. #TrumpCorruption
No one has profited more from the Trump Administration than the Trump Family. In violation of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause, Trump retains ownership interests in his family business while he's in office. This is unprecedented. #AmericaFirst
When Jimmy Carter won the Presidency, he sold his family peanut farm in order to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest. Every modern President has put their assets in a blind trust - every President except for Trump. #AmericaFirst
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Outtakes from the #DNC Executive Meeting in #PuertoRico (thread)

Chair promises a 2020 process that is fair. Will release a protocol on debates soon; expect debates in summer 2019 . Will decide by March 2019 the Host City for 2020 Convention: Houston, Miami Beach, or Milwaukee.
We have worked hard to rebuild trust on our presidential process. Rules and Bylaws Cttee working with early states on rules. A key rule change ends superdelegates voting 1st round absent consensus candidate BUT elected officials can still be PLEOs & not run against constituents.
The PLEO Party Leader Elected Official designation is for pledged delegates who are Members of Congress Governors etc who want a first round #DNC convention vote but don’t want to run against activist to get there.
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Welcome to our weekly Wednesday party for #PA01 @RepBrianFitz Tonight we're celebrating #FrighteningFitzpatrick
#TrickOrTreat
#HappyHalloween
#PA01 @RepBrianFitz constantly berates candidates to release their Tax Returns yet he voted all these times AGAINST releasing Trump's Tax Returns. Oh and also he hasn't released his own Tax Returns!
#FrighteningFitzpatrick
#Halloween
Frightening Republican @RepBrianFitz #PA01 voted all these times AGAINST addressing the Conflicts of Interest in the Trump Administration - With Trump, his hotels and his children in Trump Administration.
#FrighteningFitzpatrick
#HappyHalloween
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Do you know an elderly family or someone who relies on Social Security? Bring them to the polls - there is too much for them to lose ssa.gov/history/50mm2.… #GOTV
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IN 2018, WE MUST VOTE BECAUSE:
✅ American democracy is on the ballot
✅ Basic human decency is on the ballot
✅ The health of our planet is on the ballot
✅ Equality & justice are on the ballot
HERE ARE 10 MORE REASONS TO #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica:
1) Donald Trump thinks there are "very fine people" who march with neo-Nazis and the KKK.
2) Donald Trump & the Republicans instituted a Muslim ban in a country whose founding is defined by freedom of religion. #VoteBlue2018 #NoBanNoWall
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@VickyDurieux @48Gailschwerdt @ASlavitt @timetograbback 1/ Distracted by #Kavanaugh's #RapeTrain? Don't be. They're Going After Your Social Security & More! washingtonsources.org/gop-quietly-se…
Another enema of Sunshine: #AltGovDaily #IndivisibleTimes #WHPDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV
@VickyDurieux @48Gailschwerdt @ASlavitt @timetograbback 2/ Another enema of Sunshine: The House just passed a FY2019 Budget bill that Trump has promised to sign, which guts Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid to the tune of 2 Trillion.
@VickyDurieux @48Gailschwerdt @ASlavitt @timetograbback 3/ The Social Security Trust Fund, separate from the debt of the US, is currently funded at 2.5 Trillion. So this budget is effectively a theft of most of the Trust fund.
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THREAD: Republicans are laying out their agenda for 2019, and it’s a nightmare for working families and seniors. #Medicare #Medicaid #SocialSecurity #ProtectOurCare
According to @realDonaldTrump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, the Trump Admin and Republicans in Congress have already set their sights on slashing the #Medicare, #Medicaid & #SocialSecurity that many Americans count on to make ends meet. goo.gl/qX9Eja
.@VP Pence has also promised the Trump Admin & the GOP will try to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Remember: that would lead to millions losing their health coverage & would ultimately drive up costs for everyone who is able to hang on to their insurance. goo.gl/HFxLh8
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Today we're celebrating the anniversary of #SocialSecurity. Here are 10 facts you might not have known: bit.ly/2vIwMfP #SocSec83
Fact #1: Social Security is more than just a retirement program. It provides important life insurance and disability insurance protection as well. bit.ly/2vIwMfP #SocSec83
Fact #2: Social Security provides a guaranteed, progressive benefit that keeps up with increases in the cost of living. bit.ly/2vIwMfP #SocSec83
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Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Week of July 30, 2018
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1. Las Cruces Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges.

#childpornography #projectsafechildhood #ICAC #NewMexico

justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/las…
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Selected list of #indictments for June 27, June 28, and June 29, 2018
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1. First Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors Results in Arrests of More Than 35 Individuals Selling Illicit Goods and the Seizure of Weapons, Drugs and More Than $23.6 Million

#darknet #drugtrafficking #weaponstrafficking

justice.gov/opa/pr/first-n…
2. Multiple convictions in federal sex trafficking cases

#childsextrafficking #indianapolis #indiana

justice.gov/usao-sdin/pr/m…
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THREAD: It occurs to me that while Trump retains high approval ratings among R's, his policies are much LESS popular. I think in terms of messaging, it makes sense to focus on policies, not Trump. Let's talk:
#FamilySeparation
#TradeWar
#Medicare
#SocialSecurity
#GOPTaxScam
As long as issues get easily interpreted through party heuristic, trump keeps winning. Take it out of the partisan lens- let's talk about how
#TradeWar will hurt your business/job/home expenses.
#separatingfamilies offends your values
#Medicare helps you/your parents /2
Let's talk about how:
#SocialSecurity is your retirement plan that YOU PAID for
#GOPTaxScam gave money to the rich & at best put less than $20 in your paycheck
Yes- the election is a referendum on trump- but it should be about his POLICIES b/c those are the true horror. /3
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This is why I need a #SocialSecurityLawyer #Lawyer #Attorney, because if this kind of honest service fraud. I'll never get this process underway myself with this kind of interferance.
linkedin.com/feed/update/ur… #SocialSecurity #Law #LegalNews #Legal
This is #DeepStateCabal targeting/retaliation the Trump's don't experience! Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm not well off. Social Security was my only source of income for the past 15 yrs! Getting public assistance delayed as well! #HonestServiceFraud
paypal.me/debramatheny
This medical appt was all that was left for me to qualify for General Assistance. I didn't have an income for this mo. I had 119.00 left from last mo. That's what I've had to live on for the month! Those interfering are Minnesota human/child traffickers!
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I have been battling a new health crisis since my surgery was postponed June 15.

There is no way to adequately articulate--even as a writer--the breadth of hardship inflicted on sick Americans by the Trump presidency & Trump-led #GOP, like lame-duck @SpeakerRyan.
#healthcare
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The @CDCgov cites 133M as the number of chronically-ill Americans who have #cancer, like I do, or another illness that impedes their daily lives.

The majority of that 40% of the US population still have to work despite often disabling illness because we cannot afford not to.
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I've been writing about #healthcare in America since I was a cub reporter and put on a small story in the mid-80s that turned into a much bigger story: #AIDS.

When you're in your 20s writing about other 20somethings dying, it changes you.

Then I got #breastcancer at 26.
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