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Clinton's Plan For Gutting Social Security The Coming Plague of Poverty Among the Elderly:

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... one of the clearest disclosures of her policy plans concerns her intention regarding Social Security. She stated that she would return to the position of the [Simpson-Bowles] Commission, ... charged with producing recommendations for ... cutting government social spending.

Clinton will swallow whole the Simpson-Bowles recommendations. All stops will be pulled. The woman holds popular sentiment in contempt, so public disapproval will count for nothing..... a principal function of neoliberal policy is to do away with democratic government, a requirement if the distribution of private and public resources is to be consistently to the benefit of the plutocracy. Those most dependent on government assistance  -the elderly, the unemployed and the disabled-  will be hit hard.

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