In yesterday’s debate, Hillary said that she would take away benefits from people already receiving social security benefits/ I wrote down what she said, “don’t cut benefits to current beneficiaries.” And then I wrote down, “Will she cut benefits for new beneficiaries.
In the spin room, after the debate, Obama communicationis director David Axelrod said
“We heard from Senator Clinton that she’d be open to cutting benefits for social security for people who aren’t receiving benefits now, which means that all the baby boomers could see their social security benefits cut. That was a new revelation on her part. We’ll see how voter process that. “
So, next, I grabbed Clinton’s communications director, Howard Wolfson, and said to him, “David Axelrod just said that Hillary, in the debate said that she was going to cut the benefits to people who don’t already have benefits. Now I know…”
Wolfson replied, “She didn’t say that.”
I answered, “She said that the people who do have benefits won’t get them cut, which suggests that she might…”
Wolfson cut in, “Oh, that’s such a ridiculous… Senator Obama is the guy who said, in the middle of this campaign, that raising the retirement age ought to be on the table, so that’s ridiculous. They’re really just clutching at straws because their guy had a bad night. "
I replied, “I wrote a note down when she said it, that it sounded like she was leaving that open. She’s going to get hit again with this one.”
Wolfson replied, “I’m not worried about that."
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.
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