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I MUST BE A LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE

Updated on October 23, 2010

INTRODUCTION

 

Fellow hubbers and other readers, those of you who have read my political writings before may be surprised to see the title of this hub since my conservative bent is legendary. I must, however confess that my recent lifestyle would seem to place me in the Liberal Progressive camp.

 

Those of you who have read my profile page know that I spent my career working in industry as an electrical engineer and project manager in various enterprises both in both foreign and domestic spheres. I would still be working in such enterprises if my late boss and best friend hadn’t been killed in an explosion in China in July of 2004.  I knew I wasn’t physically capable of working anymore after my boss was killed but I didn’t want to be dependant on government largess.

RETIREMENT INCOME

After my boss and last best friend was slaughtered in the explosion in 2004, I found out I had no other choice but to become a government slave since my Social Security disability income would make up about 84% of my retirement income. I wasn’t even going to file since I didn’t believe the program was viable and the whole government largess system was going to be the downfall of the United States of America!!!!!!!!!

Then entered my sweet daughters in 2006 who talked me into claiming what I had paid into all of my adult career. I was resistant at first but I came to the conclusion that my survival depended on this anathema of government largess!!!!!!!!!!! Thus I sold my house and paid off all debt and moved in with my daughter Tra and her family. I guess she lost the coin toss between her and Jen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I BOUGHT A HOUSE

This brings us back to present time and the further proof that I am a Liberal Progressive and total government slave. Just this July of 2010 I began the process of buying the house I had been living in with Tra and her family until they moved in 2008. Since I was still living in the house I decided to seek a mortgage and buy the house lock, stock and barrel.

I wondered if an old fogey like me would be able to obtain the necessary financing for my home purchase since I was soon going to be 64 years of age and on Social Security disability. Much to my surprise a local credit union gladly took my mortgage request and the outcome was a favorable response and I obtained the funds necessary to purchase the house I was living in with Salem my cat (The chipmunk slaughterer) that Tra had left when she moved. The closing took place yesterday on Friday 10-22-2010!!!!!!!!!

During the closing I found out what I suspected all along, the mortgage was immediately being sold to Fannie Mae, that government backed entity that had exacerbated the housing crash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I’m even more of a government slave since I get my money and housing from the huge and growing Federal Government Bureaucracy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How could it come to this? I am a conservative slave to huge Federal Government largess and I want to give a clarion call of warning to each and every one of you that this thing may befall you also!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONCLUSION

I saw an omen of this fate as far back as the beginning of my career in 1969. I tried, without success, to opt out of Social Security so I wouldn’t become a government slave but you must know the response I got from the Federal authorities at that time. I call it the guffaw heard around the Earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I warned my daughters of this growth of government when they were in their teens and that they would have to kill their parents in order to survive when they became adults!!!!!!!!!!

If you think that Huge Federal Government is something new then you have another think coming and this fate is awaiting you with all its fury!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember elections do matter and get out on November 2, 2010 and vote for common sense conservatives to return this nation to a sustainable path of freedom and justice for one and all for time and eternity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

End the growth of the federal monstrosity and don’t become a Liberal Progressive slave as I did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      SusanP 6 years ago

      A good warning to all! Thanks, Tom.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      SusanP,

      It's no fun to feel like a prostitute to a huge government!!!!!

      Thank you for your supportive comment.

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      Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Poignant and true. The only path to change is through our vote, and we better be paying much more attention once the votes are cast to make sure that whoever holds the baton now and into the future does the job. If not, we need not let them sit tight for the next 30 years like we've done so often time and time again in the past.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Jim,

      I agree with your position as I said in my previous Hub,"A Conservative View on Elections."!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your cogent comment.

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      50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

      A Cuban cigar and scotch on the rocks, then kick your feet up and enjoy the stolen fruits of your labor! Hell I'm a Liberal Conservative, go figure, Blessings dusty

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Dusty,

      It sounds like a good idea. It's not like I have any choice!!!!!

      Thank you for your comment.

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      Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Thanks, Tom for information.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Vladimir,

      You're welcome sir!!!

      Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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      Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Tom - No worries mate, you earned the benefits given just like most us do. Enjoy life and keep on hubbing!

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Hmrjmr1,

      Thank you for your supportive comment it means a great deal!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Hi Tom-I'm with Hmrjmr1 and others, that you earned it. NO REGRETS! I appreciate you sharing your personal story with us:)

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Minnetonka Twin,

      I appriciate all the support and I don't mind sharing my story. It's my true life adventure!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for visiting and commenting,

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Tom, I think you are too hard on yourself. You did earn the benefit of contributing to Social Security. Why should you get some benefit. Enjoy your home and tell everyone to vote to get this country back on the right path.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pamela,

      Your encouraging words are music to my soul!!!!!!

      My voting advocacy is strong and steady!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your supportive comment.

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      Congratulations on the home closing. I enjoyed your witty Hub, brother. Well done!

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      James,

      I am very glad to have closed on the new house. I'm honored you consider my hub witty brother!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your complimentary comment.

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      conservative, liberal, progressive. It all ahrks back to college Political Science when I had to write a book review of Russell Kirks "mind of a conservative" By the time I got through I was convinced that these terms have no permanent meaning and are constantly shifting.To some extent we are dependent on government and pragmatic living means we have to take whatever benefits we are entitled to unless we are independently wealth.

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      Jolly Rogero 6 years ago

      I hope it's not too late to right some wrongs in November. We MUST take back our freedoms and stop being, as you say, prostitutes of the government. Less government is what we need.

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      eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      You just can't get away from the liberals. They are controlling everything.

      Take the Social Security, you bad into it. YOU earned it, while others have not.

      I think I will become a democrat afer I retire and make everyone else take care of me, too.

      Keep on hubbing!

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      dahoglund,

      The meaning of conservative may shift and being pragmatic is fine with me.

      I do, however want common sense solutions to extricate us from this mess were in in the United States of America!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your cogent comment.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Jolly Rogero,

      You have stated my position almost word for word I'll be voting for conservative leaders in November and my advocacy is strong and steady!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your supportive comment.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      eovery,

      It sounds like a good common sense idea. It's not like I have any choice!!!!!

      Thank you for your supportive comment.

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Great hub. I'm a first time reader, and I'll be back for more. You're not one of the one's abusing the system my man. May adsence make you a million bucks and allow you to say .. "BITE ME!

      Yep, elections DO count. They got us into this mess and they will get us out as long as we stay informed and become active. Allow me to take this oppertunity for a cheap plug.

      https://hubpages.com/politics/Im-Running-For-Presi...

      jim aka tmwnp

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Jim,

      You are so kind to give your name since my typing skills hardly exist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      For now welcome to my Hub and I'll check back on yours and good luck in your presidential run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      SheriSapp 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Tom,

      You worked, you paid into the system, the money BELONGS to you!! I get disgusted about folks saying soc sec is a gov bailout program, if you WORKED legally and paid into it, you have a RIGHT to reap the reward. My problem is the illegals and other freeloaders who have NEVER contributed but find a way to suck off the public teat! Congrats on your new home ownership!!!

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Sheri,

      I guess your're right I just get down on myself because I so much wanted to opt out of this monstrosity back in 1969 because I knew it would cause massive unfunded liabilities but I have no chioce so I'll keep going on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your supportive comment.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Dear Tom,

      The money you are receiving is money you paid in. It's not welfare!

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop,

      I appreciate your visit and your sentiments!!!!!

      I still have feelings of guilt but I'll get over it!!!!

      Thank you for your supportive comment.

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