In another foolish “let’s make a deal” attempt in Washington, Social Security has been willingly offered up as sacrifice on the budget chopping block. President Obama has ignored the voices of the majority of the American people who agree that Social Security has not caused the federal deficit and therefore should not be cut in an attempt to decrease the deficit. In an attempt to “negotiate” with Republicans, he included the chained CPI as a part of his project proposal under the deceptive guise of a technical fix to the cost of living adjustment calculation. But we know better! The chained CPI is nothing more than a stealth benefit cut to Social Security benefits.
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Our founder, Maggie Kuhn, said we need to be "watchdogs" that bark when danger is near. Gray Panther watchdogs are needed to challenge the many lies that are constantly perpetuated about Social Security & Medicare by opponents who want to dismantle these vital programs. But in order to Fight Truth Decay, you must first arm yourself with the facts. >>Know the Facts about Social Security >>Know the Facts About Medicare
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Under our current law, a suspected terrorist on the FBI's No-Fly List can't board an airplane -- but they can still legally purchase guns and explosives.
From February 2004 through February 2010, FBI data show that individuals on the terrorist watchlist were involved in firearm or explosives background checks 1,228 times; 1,119 (about 91 percent) of these transactions were allowed to proceed because no prohibiting information was found—such as felony convictions, illegal immigrant status, or other disqualifying factors. Only 109 of the transactions were denied. (Source: Mayors against illegal Guns and the report ).
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