The Republicans response to Obama’s Health Care Reform was the same for Social Security, Disability Insurance, Medicaid and Medicare! 1935-2013

1935

 

Almost all Republicans in Congress opposed the creation of Social Security.

 

1939

 

75% of Republicans in the Senate try to kill legislation providing Social Security benefits to dependents and survivors as well as retired workers.

 

1956

 

86% of Republicans in the Senate opposed Disability Insurance; the program was passed nonetheless.

 

1964

 

Republican Presidential Candidate Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan both suggest Social Security be made Voluntary.

 

1977

 

58% of the Senate voted against amendment to provide semiannual increases.

 

1977

 

88% of Republicans in the House and 63% in the Senate voted against increase in Social Security Payroll Tax needed to keep the system solvent.

 

1981

 

Ronald Reagan White House proposes $35 Billion in Social Security cuts over five years. The cuts would have included elimination of student benefits; lump-sum death benefits and a retroactive elimination of the $122.00 minimum benefit for three million recipients. Congress ultimately enacted $24 Billion of the proposed cuts.

 

1981

 

Reagan Administration begins a wholesale review of the Social Security Disability Rolls, resulting in over 560,000 eligibility investigations in 1982, more than the year before. Ultimately, at least 160,000 families were removed from the rolls.

 

1981

 

99% of Republicans in the House and 98% in the Senate voted for legislation containing $22 Billion in Social Security and Medicare Cuts.

 

1981

 

Reagan Administration proposes a three month delay in 1982 cost-of-living increases.

 

1981

 

Reagan White House proposes $200 Billion in Social Security Cuts between 1982 and 1990. The cuts included reduction in early retirement benefits; tightened disability eligibility standards; delay in the 1982 cost of living adjustment and a 10% eventual reduction in benefits for all new retirees. [The US Senate repudiated the President’s proposal by a vote of 96 to 0]

 

1982

 

President Ronald Reagan and Senate Republicans proposed a $40 Billion in benefit cuts over three fiscal years.

 

1985

 

The Reagan Administration backs attempts by the Republican Senate Leadership to eliminate the 1986 Social Security COLA. Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush casts the tie-breaking vote to eliminate COLA. The House of Representatives defeated it and it was never enacted.

 

1990

 

President George Herbert Walker Bush instigated efforts to end Social Security by appealing to younger workers to put “their” Social Security Insurance Payments in the Stock Market.

 

2005

 

Labor led a fight against privatization saved Social Security from being privatized.

 

2007

 

President George W. Bush, once again, includes privatization of Social Security in his 2007 Budget.

 

As you can see, the Republicans Greek god – Ronald Reagan and Congressional Republicans have been and continues to be, the worst enemy of America’s hard-working men and women! Why do people vote for them?

 

2010 – 2013

 

The Republicans in the House of Representatives voted 42 times to repeal Obama’s Health Care Reform Act and failed each time.

 

Then, Speaker of the House John Boehner allowed his Leadership to be hijacked by The Tea Party and the extreme right and attempted to use the Continuing Resolution for;

 

1. Defunding Obamacare that failed.

 

2. Delaying Obamacare that failed.

 

3. Attempted to delay the individual Mandate that failed.

 

Time ran out and they shut down the Government, claiming they were voting their conscience. However, you don’t have to be Einstein to ascertain that their motive has been and continues to be, to deprive the American People of vital Insurance Services that have been in the making for 70 years.

 

The Brainwashed or Uninformed Americans or both, really do need to get involved with what is best for them and their children, for if they don’t, they would continue to be used by the Republican Party against their own best interest. 

REPUBLICANS ARE AGAINST THE WORKING CLASS

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