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Frankie B

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In an article in the Washington Post, Neel Kashkari, TARP Guru, wants to toss social security, citing retired people as having a 'me-first' attitude. Paradoxically, he added, "a 'me first' mentality usually makes markets more efficient." Remember Neel Kashkari? He's was in charge of of the delivering $700 billion of taxpayers money to the Banksters during the banking crisis. He wasn't around in the last great Republican Depression when the elderly were dying of of hunger and hypothermia, but it's clear that his "me-first" attitude includes saving the the wealth of the wealthy while the middle class..can just eat dog food. Here's the bottom line. Kashkari believes in the magical thinking supply side conservative claptrap that Wall Street will care more about your retirement than the career guys at the Social Security office. This is the Wall Street that pays its executives hundreds of billions of dollars in bonuses - that would be deducted from your retirement, of course - versus the guys with the green eyeshades who work for a civil service salary and a good pension and have never, ever missed making a Social Security payment. Even though in its current condition, Social Security will be totally solid for at least 34 years, and lifting the cap on payments into the fund by millionaires and billionaires would make it profitable forever, the real reason why Friends Of Wall Street like Neel Kashkari want us to abandon Social Security is because then the trillions of dollars that Social Security right now very safely and conservatively manages by mostly investing it in Treasuries would be shifted over to Wall Street where Kashkari's banker and trader buddies could skim billions off of our retirement funds in fees and commissions. There are big bucks at stake here, and Wall Streets wants to do to our retirements what the big Insurance monopolies have already done to our health care. Total corporate control, and hundreds of millions in salaries for their CEOs and top executives.
 
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