A few months ago, I read something here that stopped me dead in my tracks: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, talking about the possibility of privatizing Social Security, said “my brother tried, got totally wiped out...the next president is going to have to try again.”
We all remember that fight very well. In 2005, President George W. Bush called for privatization in his State of the Union speech. Working together, the Netroots community and elected Democrats fought back against privatizing Social Security. And together, we won.
But Jeb Bush’s comments prove what we’re still facing: a broken Washington where billionaires and big corporations are trying to call all the shots, and haven’t given up their wish to privatize Social Security - one of the most important programs in our nation’s history.
As we build our campaign for Senate, I’ve made it a priority to travel the state and talk to as many Wisconsinites as I can. Recently, I had the pleasure of spending the day listening to Wisconsin seniors in Green Bay, Wausau, and Eau Claire -- and everything we talked about only reaffirmed my mission to protect Social Security -- and expand it.
Read the rest at http://m.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/20/1435812/-Protecting-and-Expanding-Social-Security
I think we should stop calling it privatizing Social Security and Medicare because Republicans really want to profitizing them so that those rich wall street Republicans can make a profit off of our money. These Republicans just want to create another welfare program for the rich at our expenses. Working men and women desire better, but they won't get it from any of the Republicans.
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King, jr.