Pardon the strong language but it's about time someone told the truth
28th Amendment is loooong overdue!!!!
Pissed off in Montana !!!
Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming , Co-Chair of Obama's deficit
commission, 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 a unknown fellow in Montana ..
I think he is a little ticked off! He 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 for FIFTY
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 zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus
bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme
that would have made Bernie Madoff proud.
4. Recently, just like Lucy & 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 is 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 morons propose to change the rules of the
game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy
to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay
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.
Because you incompetent bastards 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.
To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling "bullshit" on
your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for
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
3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?
4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and health care 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
nutcases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream
from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes.
That's right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole
purpose of advancing your pathetic 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.
If you like the way things are in America , delete this. If you agree
with what a fellow Montana citizen says, PASS IT ON!!!!
This would change everything and should be retroactive!
No one has been able to explain why young men and women serve in the
U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and
only get 50% of their pay. While politicians hold their political
positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same
men and women, and receive full pay retirement after serving one term.
It just does not make any sense.
On Fox news they learned that the staffers of Congress family members
are exempt from having to pay back student loans. This will get
national attention if other news networks will broadcast it. When you
add this to the below, just where will all of it stop?
35 States filed lawsuits against the Federal Government
Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government
for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50)
States to convene a Constitutional Convention.
This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please
pass it on.
This is an idea that we should address.
While I don't disagree with the sentiments expressed - the letter contains several inaccuracies, and is also part of a chain-email effort to promote a perspective.
The student loan repayment statement is pure bullsh*t as stated - it does have a basis of fact (see here http://www.factcheck.org/2011/01/congre … ent-loans/), but not the kind that supports the message of the statement.
the 50% military retirement statement is correct, but not complete - and misleading as asserted. additional years of service (beyond 20) could boost pension amount to 75% of a year-year period of highest pay level achieved. So the military minimum pension is 50% but could max out at 75% vs. unions, (everyone's favorite bogeyman - including me), require reaching a retirement age of at least 55, not a certain number of years of work (there could be exceptions), and their minimum pension could be as low as 30%, and maxes out at 80% - BUT THE REFERENCE TO POLITICAL PENSIONS IS SPOT ON!
changing the SS retirement age is also a strawman argument, as it applies to workers that entered the system after a certain date - folks approaching retirement are not affected. (again, there are nuances and exceptions to this)
etc. etc. etc.
To make a point and establish a perspective the letter is fine - but as an authoritative source - it sucks.
But - as a message, I like and agree with the letter.
Ohhhh ZZ, why do you always fall for this stuff. You didn't send any money to that Nigerian prince did you?
Well, Lets go down the list here. Uninvited Writer,, When I post something out here, as a rule, I take a good whip-pin. That is OK. Now, as far as who wrote it, I do have enough respect for my friends, to keep them out of the mud.
GA Anderson,, Good re-ply. Fast Check, Snoops, Ask.com, You will get a difference of opinion on all of them.
Well, Ron. You know me, LOL. Always a sucker for a good letter.
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