MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

April 2, 2011

Where Does The Money Come From?

Filed under: economics, Medicare, Social Security — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:53 am

This page from the National Priorities Project stresses some important facts.  There is a clear distinction between FICA (Social Security and Medicare) and income tax [though both show up on your pay stub].  Enemies of Social Security like to cloud this difference.   And there’s a difference between debt and deficit.  A quick and valuable read.

http://nationalpriorities.org/publications/2011/taxday-2011/revenues/faq/

February 8, 2011

NYT/CBS Poll On Cutting The Deficit

Filed under: American Empire, New Priorities — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:16 pm

http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2011/02/04/americans-if-youre-going-to-cut-cut-military-spending-not-safety-nets/

January 11, 2011

Harry Reid On Social Security

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 11:03 am

July 1, 2010

“We Can’t Afford War”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:05 am

McChrystal was in Paris when interviewed by Rolling Stone to prevent the French from “going all wobbly on him.”  Our NATO “allies” are pulling out of Afghanistan under heavy public pressure.  Obama’s Vietnam?  Comments from our favorite newscaster.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/30