Monday, July 18, 2011

Sherrod Brown, Social Security and Medicare

I am often amused when I read the material I receive from "my" Senator Sherrod Brown, who is tied for first as the most liberal in the U.S. Senate. The most recent email from "my" Progressive Senator is so pathetic, it's funny. Here is the meat of his email:

If Brown had taken the time to read the Social Security Trustees report, he would have read the following:

"Social Security owes $9.1 trillion more in benefits than it will receive in taxes. The 2011 number consists of $2.6 trillion to repay the special-issue bonds in the trust fund and $6.5 trillion to pay benefits after the trust fund is exhausted in 2036." Maybe Brown could ask his President to stop spending incoming Social Security tax receipts on green cars, infrastructure and his other "winning the future" boondoggles.

On Medicare, don't forget that Obamacare, supported by Brown cuts half of a trillion dollars from Medicare to pay for Obamacare. Does that have an impact on "the most vulnerable citizens?" Also, from the Medicare Trustees report we are told "Medicare will start running out of money in 2024 -- five years earlier than projected last year -- as a result of the sluggish economy, the program's trustees reported today. Maybe Brown could also ask his President to stop spending incoming Medicare tax receipts on Obama's pet projects.

The most amusing comment from "my" Senator is his comment that "We can't force our most vulnerable citizens to pay for the deficits created by the right." Hello? Maybe he can sell this to senior citizens, but it's is a massive stretch of the truth.

Deficits created by the right? You decide! It's seems like Brown want to ignore the spending by the Obama administration, because Brown is a partner in crime with Obama on spending. When politicians play the blame game, it's time to hold them accountable for their lies. Sherrod Brown needs to held accountable next year. Let's make him a one term Senator.


  1. I don't watch a lot of TV but I did catch a spot hammering Senator Brown for saying one thing about federal spending while doing the exact opposite.

    We must hold people like Brown to their word. I'm sick of politicians uttering outright lies to get elected. There is no reason why we should accept that from them.

    Oh and I note that the charges against Ganley were dropped. Hmmmm, is it time to suspect dirty politics from, gasp, Betty Sutton?

    For the next election may I suggest this as a bumper sticker:

    Betty Sutton is BS.

  2. That's because at 2036 he's not a Senator anymore. He tends to focus more on the present rather than the future which resembles him as this... GREEDY.

  3. Brown had a fundraiser where I work; if I didn't need the job so badly in his "recovering economy," I'd have gladly risked it by heckling him and raising questions about his mixed-up facts, including his take on the cause of the deficit crisis as you so clearly explained above, and his recent comment comparing the Tea Party's "responsibility" for the tough cuts in the budget and our credit downgrade to Hitler's opposition of the trade unions -- even though Hitler vocally and wholeheartedly embraced and supported trade unions as essential to furthering the national political agenda (a close paraphrasing of Hitler's words in translation). If only I didn't need that job, I'd have left him in the hot seat in front of all his paying friends and boosters. Funny thing is, he doesn't even represent this district!

  4. Correction: I withdraw the final sentence above; of course, as Mr. Brown is a state Senator, he has no district per se (unless you count as a territory the patches of blue choking off the rest of the state!)


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