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How Republicans Will Govern – Harm The Middle Class – ‘New GOP Congress Fires Shot At Social Security On Day One’

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Small, seemingly innocent little cuts. This is how the Republicans will govern so that they won’t seem ‘scary’.

‘While that language is vague, experts say it would likely mean any reallocation would have to be balanced by new revenues or benefit cuts’.

Yes……Let’s cut the benefits of the elderly and disabled because they are the ones causing all our debt……

‘The incoming GOP majority approved late Tuesday a new rule that experts say could provoke an unprecedented crisis that conservatives could use as leverage in upcoming debates over entitlement reform’.

‘The largely overlooked change puts a new restriction on the routine transfer of tax revenues between the traditional Social Security retirement trust fund and the Social Security disability program’.

‘The transfers, known as reallocation, had historically been routine; the liberal Center for Budget and Policy Priorities said Tuesday that they had been made 11 times’.

‘The CBPP added that the disability insurance program “isn’t broken,” but the program has been strained by demographic trends that the reallocations are intended to address’.

‘The House GOP’s rule change would still allow for a reallocation from the retirement fund to shore up the disability fund –‘

‘But only if an accompanying proposal “improves the overall financial health of the combined Social Security Trust Funds,” per the rule, expected to be passed on Tuesday’.

‘While that language is vague, experts say it would likely mean any reallocation would have to be balanced by new revenues or benefit cuts’.

From :http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/social-security-di-house-rules-change

How Republicans Will Govern – ‘Boehner defectors booted from panel’

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Get rid of those who disagree with you……

‘Multiple House Republicans are facing apparent retribution for declining to support John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) reelection as Speaker’.

‘Florida Republican Reps. Dan Webster and Richard Nugent have lost their spots on the House Rules Committee. A spokesman for the panel confirmed Webster and Nugent’s departures but didn’t elaborate on the circumstances’.

House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) did not express opposition to forcing two members off of his committee’.

‘Sessions, who supported Boehner’s candidacy, said the conference needed to reconcile after the “open fight” on the House floor’.

‘The powerful Rules Committee controls how legislation is considered on the floor, with members appointed directly by the Speaker’.
From : http://thehill.com/homenews/house/228668-retribution-for-boehner-foe

How Republicans Will Govern – ‘ELECTED OFFICIAL: I’LL SUE YOU IF YOU PUBLISH MY NAME’

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If you haven’t heard about this ‘Republican’ yet……..

I guess the First Amendment wan’t taught in any school Kirby Delauter went to……

Freedom of the press and free speech appear not to be high on Councilman Delauter’s list of ‘rights’.

If you’re a reporter and want to write about an elected official, do you need to obtain permission from the politician in advance to include their name in your news story’?

‘Of course not. You could imagine the chilling effect on journalism if people elected to positions of power could shut down media inquiries they didn’t like by denying the reporter permission to write about them’.

‘Kirby Delauter, a county council member in Frederick County, Maryland, doesn’t appear to agree’.

‘He took to his Facebook page yesterday to denounce a local reporter, Bethany Rodgers of The Frederick News-Post, because he “did not authorize any use of my name.”

‘He also included this rather menacing line: “You need to know who you’re dealing with.”

‘To cap off his post, Mr. Delauter threatened to sue her: “Use my name again unauthorized and you’ll be paying for an attorney.”
From : http://www.mrmediatraining.com/2015/01/06/elected-official-ill-sue-you-if-you-publish-my-name/

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