Alan Simpson, a former Senator from Wyoming, calls senior citizens the “Greediest Generation“, as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats .
Here’s a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana …
I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!
“Hey, Alan, let’s get a few things straight!!!!!
1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole (tit) for FIFTY YEARS.
2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).
3. My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in ‘an interest bearing account’ for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.
4. Recently, just like Lucy and Charlie Brown, you and “your ilk” pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age, 67. NOW, you and your “shill commission” are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.
5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from day one, and now “you” propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because “you” mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal our money from Medicare to pay the bills.
6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you “incompetents” spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.
7. To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullshit” to your incompetence . Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU:
1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?
2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?
3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?
4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?
It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the “greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow thieves who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes, your job and retirement security at our expense, you leech.
That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it. And you can take that to the bank you miserable son of a bitch.
NO, I did not stutter.
P.S. And stop calling Social Security benefits “entitlements”. WHAT AN INSULT!!!!
I have been paying in to the SS system for 45 years. It’s my money-give it back to me the way the system was designed and stop patting yourself on the back like you are being generous by doling out these monthly checks.”
The Wages of Unfaithfulness
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
I have written earlier of what I believe is a direct correlation between the decline of America and the “great falling away” of her people from the religious faith, which historically was a part of the foundation of the country.
LTEs From Amy Klobuchar Democrat and David Bly Democrat..
This weekend’s Northfield News had letters from Amy Klobuchar and David Bly. Interesting similarity in their principles: petty, cheapo socialism.
MN Rep. Bly reports on his first bills of his second career to “help us”.
Klobuchar’s bill:The Medicare
Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act “will empower Medicare to negotiate the BEST POSSIBLE PRICE for drugs” for me.
Is that the lowest drug price for the government and me? Or the necessary price to induce new drug discoveries? Klobuchar thinks she knows better than the marketplace.
Bly’s HF355 “improves access to mental health education” for grade 6 to 12 students. Ah, E D U C A T I O N will solve mental illness, prevent gun violence ….
Bly’s HF364 will increase K-12 funding (naturally) for year round independent study programs “to grow and learn outside the normal school day”.
Obama too has a new program to improve education outside the normal school day. His preschool Federal bureaucracy would supplement mothers care from Birth to Head Start
Note in all cases, the Democrats want to provide steady, small, invidious, incremental growth of the nanny state, supplanting the family and the market.
The basic arguments put forward in the letter are that:
1. Background Checks Don’t Impede Criminals.
Criminals obtain guns through illicit means such as theft and by having friends and associates with clean criminal records purchase guns for them, while rampage killers often have no criminal or serious mental health record to impede them. The Newtown Connecticut murderer was the only recent rampage killer who didn’t pass a background check to obtain his weapons–stealing his and murdering the legal owner–and none of them obtained guns from private sellers.
2. Injecting Government into Private Transactions is Unproductive and Dangerous.
Purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer is the only exercise of an enumerated constitutional right which requires government permission. Every time a person purchases a gun through a licensed dealer, they are investigated by the government, even if they already own dozens of firearms, and even if they have just purchased a firearm in the previous month, week, or day. The infrastructure for these redundant checks costs taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year, and adding private transactions into the mix would cost millions more.
Money which could be much better spent on programs that have been proven to actually reduce crime. There has never been a study produced demonstrating a significant reduction in crime due to the background check system.
The current load on the background check system from dealers is often overwhelming, causing long delays and system shutdowns. Including private transactions in the process would exacerbate those problems and could result in a complete stoppage of all legal sales as easily as flipping a switch. These checks also provide the foundation for a federal firearm registration scheme–something tens of millions of responsible gun owners vehemently oppose. Registration in New York State recently resulted in hundreds of gun owners being placed at risk when a newspaper published names and addresses garnered from registration files. Several of those gun owners were subsequently burglarized.
3. Compromise on Background Checks is a Losing Proposition.
There is no gain for politicians, firearms retailers, or the public in any compromise on firearm rights, and the proposals for “universal background checks” are no exception. Few politicians have ever been harmed politically for opposing gun control, but support for gun control has ruined the careers of hundreds.
The backlash from passage of the Clinton “assault weapon ban” alone was credited with retiring almost half of the House of Representatives and numerous members of the Senate. No firearm manufacturer or retailer has had their business significantly hurt by being supportive of firearm owner rights, but the few who have made concessions to gun control advocates have paid a hefty price.
4. Don’t Just Do Something; Do Something That Works.
Politicians can make a significant impact on crime and rampage killings by focusing on strategies that have been proven to work like keeping violent criminals behind bars and doing away with imaginary Gun-Free Zones.
The letter concludes by declaring that restricting lawful access and use of guns will never deny illicit access and use of guns, and by putting politicians and others on notice that the group’s members will actively work to defend the Second Amendment against any encroachment and will exact a political or monetary toll on any who stand against them.
Healthcare Paid for With Unicorn Farts
There will be many words from many people about much of the President’s State of the Union speech from last night.
I will only focus on one line, which distinctly highlights again just how out to lunch the man is when it comes to real healthcare reforms in this country.
During his speech the President said this:
“We’ll bring down costs by changing the way our government pays for Medicare, because our medical bills shouldn’t be based on the number of tests ordered or days spent in the hospital – they should be based on the quality of care that our seniors receive.”
In other words, we should stop paying for tests based on the number performed and we should stop paying for hospitals based on the number of days in which a patient stays in the hospital. Instead, we should pay based on the quality of care given, which I guess means if suddenly your stool sample turns to gold, we’ll charge more.
His approach makes no sense. Healthcare cannot be paid for based on quality of care without introducing subjective standards that will themselves drive up the costs of healthcare. He might as well claim he does not want to pay for healthcare at all or, at best, will cover the costs with unicorn farts.
The President’s speech was a defense of big government.
He started his speech referencing John F. Kennedy.
John F. Kennedy said, “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”
Barack Obama now only wants to tell us what Uncle Sam will do for us so that we need do nothing for ourselves. If he is successful we will each be too dependent on the federal government to set our own course in life. . . . please click here for the rest of the post →
Well this goes along with his history…Only if your some pointless Celebrity will he notice you. Remember 4 dead in Benghazi!!
Fort Hood hero: President Obama ‘betrayed’ shooting victims
ABC News reports that Sergeant Kimberly Munley, one of the two then police Sergeants who stopped the deadly shooting at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009, says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of . . . please click here for the rest of the post →
And this makes a lot of sense…not..
Honor killing victim Fatima Abdallah, whose murder was classified a suicide by Florida law enforcement authorities for “fear of Muslim reprisal.” They said she committed suicide by banging her head on a coffee table
The State of the Union sucks, thank you very little Buck Ofama…
One should pay attention…
Joe…a gaffe a day..
Applying pressure to the Overlords…
An Open Letter to Congress and the American People from Nebraska Firearms Owners Association (NFOA) and Other Organizations
End run by the UN..Remember..When you see the blue helmeted thugs..Send some heavy duty hunting ammo their way..Aim for the blue…Eff the Bahs-turds..
Failed news..not reporting what is important and only reporting what isn’t important…
Ammo. Buy some…But lots…I am thinking a helluva lot!!
“[I]f there’s even one thing we can do to keep our children and our community safe — [if] there’s just one step we can take to prevent more families from feeling what they feel after they’ve lost a loved one — we’ve got an obligation to take that step.” —Barack Obama, still stumping for gun control on nothing but emotion
So he’s trying to deflect the fact that AR-15s and other defensive weapons are responsible for very few deaths. They are, first and foremost, designed for defending Liberty, which is why the NeoComs want them outlawed.
About the Affordable Care Act – ObamaCare
Ultimately, our success will depend upon whether we get busy taking care of ourselves and each other. If we had already done that, we wouldn’t have needed the ACA to begin with. Being personally and socially responsible is the only philosophy that can make healthcare reform affordable for everyone. When it comes down to it, why should anyone hate that?