Home

Politirazzi

Political chatter from DC and NYC, the amNewYork way

Raise Social Security age limit

Millionaires and billionaires have their payroll taxes capped, because their benefits are capped. If you want to do something to save Social Security, raise the age limit. It was 65 in the 30s, when the average life expectancy age was around 65. If the benefit age were indexed to life expectancy (like it should have been), the benefit age would be about 75 right now.

— Jeff...

Read more »

Hillary's sidestep

"You know, I'm going to have to look at what the budget deficit is ..." Wow, that's a smart, nuanced, remark on capital gains taxes. But not raising the social security cap? I wanted to say something nice about Sen. Clinton, for once, but she just made it impossible. Why is there any cap on social security taxes? Yeah, soak the rich!

— Dan...

Read more »

Pay-go

Pay-go. Will the moderators follow up on this issue? It’s serious. That’s a balanced budget proposal. Is Obama going to follow through? Is he going to raise capital gains? He’s waffling.

— Adrian...

Read more »

Wright Love

(Credit: Politirazzi)

George Stephanopoulos asked Obama, “Do you think Rev. Wright loves America as much as you do?”

What an offensive question! That would’ve been my response. Why do people assume love and patriotism is only properly expressed by blindly supporting and defending a country no matter its wrongs and atrocities? I love America. I am patriotic. But this country has done great harm to...

Read more »

Barack stumbling with answers

Thankfully, we see Obama's policy called onto the carpet and when it matters most, he stutters, flubs and is disoriented. When you pull the comfortable rug out from under him and take away his media bedfellows, it renders him clueless and out of his element. It's about time we called him out onto the carpet, head-on.

— Dontre...

Read more »

A $200K cutoff?

Did Sen. McCain really use scare quotes with his fingers around "hope"? And since when is $200K the cutoff for tax brackets? I mean, I realize this is NYC and $200K ain't what it used to be, but man, can't we go back to having a graduated income tax? BTW, nice work ABC, now that we're talking about substantive issues, my brain is snooze!

— Dan...

Read more »

Again with the sounding Republicans

Obama says he will cut taxes. Clinton says people making $250K and less are middle class. Am I watching the Republicans or the Democrats? Whatever, I like what’s being said!

— Adrian...

Read more »

Economy question late in the game

"Let me turn to the economy. That is the number one issue on American's minds, right now." So, let's wait until an hour and four minutes into the debate to bring it up!

— Jeff...

Read more »

Remember George Washington

Protecting all our friends in the Middle East. Hillary, you started by giving props to our founders. Did you remember what the man you want your political ancestor to be, George Washington? Do you remember what he said about “entangling alliances?” He said NOT to get into them.

— Adrian...

Read more »

Clinton answers with knowledge

This is Hillary at her best: she is articulate, she answers with knowledge and policy information, not speaking off the cuff and stumbling about.

Her ideas are clear, and her points are easy to understand, well-researched, and grounded in pragmatic diplomatic solutions.

— Dontre...

Read more »