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Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:41 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Now The AARP Is Warning Seniors About The Dangers Of The Republican Tax Plan



Senate Bill: Millions of Older Americans Could See Higher Tax Bills


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Now The AARP Is Warning Seniors About The Dangers Of The Republican Tax Plan (Original post)
EarlG Nov 2017 OP
underpants Nov 2017 #1
dlk Nov 2017 #2
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2017 #16
2naSalit Nov 2017 #3
Permanut Nov 2017 #4
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #12
Neema Nov 2017 #5
DesertRat Nov 2017 #6
old guy Nov 2017 #7
yuiyoshida Nov 2017 #8
flying_wahini Nov 2017 #9
WePurrsevere Nov 2017 #28
58Sunliner Nov 2017 #10
Fritz Walter Nov 2017 #17
workinclasszero Nov 2017 #11
Big_K Nov 2017 #13
Delmette2.0 Nov 2017 #23
niyad Nov 2017 #14
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2017 #15
L. Coyote Nov 2017 #18
Martin Eden Nov 2017 #19
Quemado Nov 2017 #20
not fooled Dec 2017 #36
Gothmog Nov 2017 #21
elmac Nov 2017 #22
Honeycombe8 Nov 2017 #24
budkin Nov 2017 #25
doc03 Nov 2017 #27
doc03 Nov 2017 #26
Rabrrrrrr Nov 2017 #29
Dave Starsky Nov 2017 #30
YOHABLO Nov 2017 #31
kyburbonkid Nov 2017 #32
Iggo Nov 2017 #33
dalton99a Dec 2017 #34
UCmeNdc Dec 2017 #35

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:42 AM

1. "Disastrous" so does the National Federation of the Blind

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029903505


Organization Says Senate Tax Bill Disastrous for Education, Employment of Blind Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release Date:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017


National Federation of the Blind officially opposes the United States Senate’s current Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

According to projections by the Congressional Budget Office, the losses in tax revenue under the TCJA will be so high, at least initially, that they will trigger the “pay-as-you-go” rules of the Office of Management and Budget. This will eliminate funding for vital programs and services for the blind, such as Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funding. These vital services link blind people to educational and employment opportunities by providing the training and resources that they need.

“The detrimental impact the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on blind Americans cannot be denied,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “This bill slams the door on education and vocational rehabilitation, and ultimately on employment, for some seven million blind Americans. We call upon the United States Senate either to protect these critical programs and services, or to vote no.”

https://nfb.org/organization-says-senate-tax-bill-disastrous-education-employment-blind-americans

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:43 AM

2. Time for Seniors to Make Loads of Phone Calls and Organize Protest Events

Your life depends on it!

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Response to dlk (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:59 PM

16. Not just seniors, my friend.

This will affect every eventually.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:43 AM

3. K&R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:59 AM

4. So, all seniors who voted for Mango Mussolini..

I have no words for it.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:59 PM

12. Here's what you tell them



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:01 PM

5. I used FaxZero.com to fax all the GOP Senators who could possibly be convinced.

And, honestly, I stand to get a tax cut from this plan. But I have enough foresight to see where this will end for seniors, the middle class, the poor, the sick...we'll all pay in the end. I cannot believe this is where our country is heading.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:02 PM

6. K&R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:11 PM

7. The repubs don't give a damn what AARP says.

They only care what their donors say.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:27 PM

8. Republicans don't care..they will DESTROY this country to get what they want

killing the goose that laid the golden eggs

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:51 PM

9. If the repugs vote this POS bill thru their goose will be cooked for decades.


It may be the end of the Republican Party Forever. But not without taking us all down with them.
I always felt like the right lost so much moral ground when W was in office. Then Obama helped swing the pendulum back with such force it scared them.
Now the 1% is bribing the Republicans to vote there way.
We all know how greedy they are. I think many of the Republicans think they can take the money and let the other suckers vote against the bill while they pocket their support $.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 07:14 PM

28. I'd love to believe this and hope karma bites them in the butt finally but ...

when RepubliCons BS economics crashed the economy in 2008, nearly sending us into another Great Depression, similar was said and yet here we are with them even more crazy and emboldened.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:01 PM

17. Hats and gloves may be appropriate for the weather...

But if I could be there, I’d bring my pitchfork!

This proposed wealth-redistribution should prompt massive, nationwide protests with a clear message: “The pitchforks are coming for you and the plutocrats who hold your leashes!

I know I’ve posted this video elsewhere on DU before, but it’s worth watching again.

https://ted.com/talks/nick_hanauer_beware_fellow_plutocrats_the_pitchforks_are_coming?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tedspread--b


Sent from my iPhone

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:58 PM

11. Lots of these people voted in their own executioners

 

Trump and the damned republican party.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:19 PM

13. Now a warning??



Why I won't join AARP despite the literally dozens of letters they send me and the wife every month.

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Response to Big_K (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:55 PM

23. I was just thinking it 's too little and too late. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:28 PM

14. this is the same aarp that sold out seniors on the prescription drug thing?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:55 PM

15. I'm thinking of starting a business -

buying used oxygen bottles, walkers, wheelchairs, stairlifts and mobility scooters for scrap.

To all you old bastards that voted for Trump and won't be able to afford these devices any more, call me at 1-800-YER FUKD and we'll set up an appraisal.





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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:20 PM

18. McCain, undergoing cancer treatment, will vote to end cancer treatment for Medicare patients

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:25 PM

19. Rethugs kill 2 birds -- payback to their rich donors & undermine the solvency of SS & Medicare

This is nothing less than a redistribution of wealth to the obscenely rich from the vast majority of Americans who worked hard all their lives for those earned benefits .

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:26 PM

20. Eventually a Trump voter

over the age of 65 and on Medicare will be adversely impacted, but when asked if he or she regretted her vote, (s)he will say "... but her emails."

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Response to Quemado (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 12:25 PM

36. Or

"but the brown people", or "but jeebus".

That's how these assholes con lots of dumbass 'Muricans.




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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:36 PM

21. K&R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:38 PM

22. and on another note

 

not one Dem should vote for any gov budget next week, shut the government down, play dirty like the con party, do not give an inch!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 03:40 PM

24. If this happens, this might be the end of me. It WOULD be the end of some others.

I am recently retired. I retired a bit early for reasons that are boring to go into. But I have my budget carefully planned out...my expenses, my medical care, food, pet care, car, etc.

If something happens to throw any of those things way out of kilter, it could spell the end of me. I've budgeted for surprises, of course. Unexpected expenses or expenses that are higher than I anticipated. But I and millions of others couldn't weather a drastic increase. Those seniors on SS alone or with just a tiny retirement account...they'd go under. They might die. I might die, if Medicare doesn't provide cancer treatment.

This is really bad news. They are breaking a promise to seniors. The Trumpers probably aren't reading things like this and only listening to the Republicans, who are painting a glowing picture. Even if they did, they wouldn't believe it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 03:57 PM

25. WAY TOO LATE

This thing is about to pass.

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Response to budkin (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 05:35 PM

27. Yep while Democrats argue with each other about Al Franken.

Mission Accomplished

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 05:32 PM

26. The tRump base does not belong to or listen to the AARP. The right wing media

has carried on a war against the AARP for years. Faux Nooz and others have linked the AARP with the much hated
teachers union for years to discredit them..

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 07:54 PM

29. I wonder if the dickshits at AARP are wishing they hadn't supported so many GOP assholes

over the years.

Lots of chickens coming home to roost for all these fuckstains. If it was only fucking them, I'd be laughing my ass off, but their ignorant racist shittery is affecting all of us.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 08:33 PM

30. File this under: Too Fuckin' Late.

But thanks for trying, AARP.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 09:01 PM

31. I'm afraid this breed of ''legislators'' don't care about what AARP says.

 

We have to get rid of these Republicans. Democrats should be out there shouting from the roof tops about this tax scam. I'm not seeing or hearing it. Of course we have a populace in this country that doesn't pay any attention to issues.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 10:08 PM

32. As an accountant, a ($1.5TB+) bill isn't a tax bill

It's a giveaway. This is typical of the modern republicans. All of them.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:41 PM

33. Now?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 01:50 AM

34. Why did they wait?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:46 AM

35. K&R

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