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What are they thinking ?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by OLD ONE EYE, Jul 12, 2011.

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  1. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    "There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." Theodore Roosevelt 1907



    Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only 30K over your working life, thats close to $220,500. If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employers contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working (me) you'd have $892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years, and thats with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you'd have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month. The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madhoff ever had.



    Entitlement my ass , I paid cash for my social security insurance!!!! Just because they borrowed the money , doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout !! Congressional benefits , aka. free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages , 67 paid holidays , three weeks paid vacation , unlimited paid sick days , now that's welfare , and they have the nerve to call my retirement entitlements !!!!!!.....scroll down..............

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    What the HELL's wrong???

    WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!


    Tuesday's Daily Bulletin paper, ran two articles on the front page side by side :


    1- Calif 's 20 Billion Dollar Budget Deficit


    2- The Calif Supreme Court ruling that ILLEGALS can attend college and get benefits.


    Why don't they just deport them when they arrive to register?


    3- Last year they ran an article on the yearly costs to Calif Taxpayers from Illegals using Hospital Emergency Rooms for their general health care -

    At just one hospital the cost to tax payers totaled over 25 million a year

    Someone please tell me what the HELL's wrong with all the people that run this country!!!!!!

    We're "broke" & can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc.,???????????

    In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile , and Turkey . And now Pakistan ......home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!

    Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!


    They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when its time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place?

    We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.

    AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without 'needed' meds, and mentally ill without treatment -etc,etc.


    YET....................
    They have a 'Benefit' for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations, ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies.

    Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.

    Sad isn't it?
     
  2. halfmile

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    California suffers the same disease as Washington DC.

    They do not understand the meaning of the word "consequences"

    They are not alone, but seem to be deeper into it than the rest of the country.

    Spending borrowed money is never a good thing. At this point many legislators do not know the difference between borrowed money and revenue, and seem to treat it all the same.

    That's why 43 percent of our "revenue" goes to pay interest on borrowed money.

    Try that in your own personal life. Can I say "Homeless shelter"?

    Wage war on dimwits.

    HM
     
  3. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    Old One Eye you nailed it on the head, it's too bad the idiots in Washington can't figure it out, but they have been doing it so long they think their morally bankrupt way it the only way
     
  4. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Stick a fork in America. It's done.
     
  5. bill1949

    bill1949 Well-Known Member

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    I really believe that people in this country are getting dumber by the minute...Bill
     
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