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Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 8:33 PM

I am sure all of you know that our "leaders" are in Washington trying to come to a budget agreement. In my opinion neither side seems to be concerned with anything except improving their chances of re-election. I am really not sure as to the best solution, but it seems to me that neither side really understands what the American people want. I think most people want the government to stop spending recklessly and find things, programs and or people that the government could operate without. The thing is those type of things are never mentioned when it comes to budget cuts. They seem to always threaten to cut something that would affect the average American first. Today it was reported that Obama is now stating that unless a budget agreement is made, that he cannot guarantee that social security checks will be mailed out next month. What Obama doesn't mention is whether or not the vice president, all of the members of congress and himself will receive their checks. I bet they will. Obama's salary is a little over $33k per month, Biden's is a little over $19k per month, and our senator's and congressman's receive a salary that is roughly $14K per month each and there are 535 members. So nearly $7.5 million of taxpayer money goes out each month to pay these people and Obama has the nerve to say social security checks may not go out! The question I would like the President to answer is how many people drawing social security could be paid out of the $7.5 million that he and the other members of congress make each month, because at least those people earned their money!


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EXACTLY!!!!

I do not draw Social Security but I know many who do and they live on bare minimum now, the loss of one check means losing everything. I resigned to the fact by the time I get old enough to draw Social Security there will be no such animal and everything I have put into the system will be in the pockets of some White House bigwig.. I have come to terms with the fact I will have to work until the day I fall into the grave and i am ok with that fact (or I might as well be anyway)

How could taking these people's money benefit our economy?? How can Obama even think such a thing and still look at himself in the mirror?

Some experts are calling this a scare tactic but I ask you who is he trying to scare?? The elderly and the veterans? Com'on now don't they have enough to fear with just trying to get by?

If he wants to do some cutting Start with cutting Foreign Aid!!!

-- Posted by Dianatn on Tue, Jul 12, 2011, at 9:44 PM

$14K each month? Maybe politics IS worth the hassle.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jul 12, 2011, at 10:31 PM

And who elected Obama?--Hope he has made all of you proud. Has he threatened to stop any welfare checks?

I have been paying taxes, medicare and SS since 1981. It is ridiculous to punish those of us who have been supporting the govt all our working lives.

-- Posted by tbdyer on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 7:52 AM

I agree Dianatn. On the news recently, they were stating that the US is holding over $8 million dollars which was going to Pakistan in foreign aid. The US needs to stop worrying about everyone else and take care of home first.

And you know that the politicians will get their checks no matter what. Why won't the politicians forfeit the paychecks for a month or two or take a pay cut? The answer: because it affects them. I realized when I was in high school and taking a government study class that basically 99% of politicians are for themselves and for the rich who line their pockets. Once they are elected, they no longer care about the "little people".

As for the SSI checks. That is what I was talking about in another post. SSI was suppose to be for those who work and pay in. However, today people that get out of prison can get a SSI check. As well as people who claim they are too overweight, drug users, etc. The only people that are suppose to be getting the checks are people who have paid in.

As for the threat of delaying the checks - is just that, a threat. It is suppose to scare them into making the decisions and work together. However, I don't think Obama is going to get what he wants (even though he has gotten everything else ex. Obamacare). Obama knows that the election is coming around and he has to play the hero and try to get the votes. But I honestly, don't think that his threats are going to work this time.

-- Posted by PrpleHze on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 7:56 AM

$8 million dollars to Pakistan in foreign aid is just a drop in the bucket of the aid we are supplying.. every dime of foreign aid needs to stop Now!! If and when America can stand on it's own two feet then maybe just maybe we can help other countries but not one minute before.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 9:23 AM

Once again the All Mighty O wants to make people who he thinks is beneath him do the suffering - the very people that supplies his monthly $33k. I am not one to brag, but this is one time I will - "I certainly did NOT vote for him!" Not only take a long hard look at the foreign aid that leaves our country, but look at all the benefits handed out to the in-coming illegals that demand the same things as those in our own back yards that have worked and struggled all their lives to reach that age when they can finally rest and have a small smidigen of what they paid into the program all their working years. Big O needs to take a step back and cut his own expenses that come from our tax dollars - like all the family trips all over the world.

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 11:54 AM

While I have never been a fan of Obama, I would have never thought he could reach this low by using social security checks as a form of political extortion in hopes of getting his way. He should be ashamed of himself for using such a sad and pathetic tactic and try and scare individuals who have worked all their lives and paid into the system and then have to worry if they are going to get their investment back.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 12:10 PM

Foreign aid takes less than 1% of federal spending, while social security comprises 20%. Even if we cut all foreign aid (which would have bad national security consequences), it would have little effect on our budget.

About 50 billion in SS checks are due in August. 7.5 million in congressional salary would pay about .00015% of the tab.

Kind of a silly comparison don't you think?

-- Posted by Oliver Klozzoff on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 12:15 PM

Hear, Hear! It's time for a change from the CHANGE! More than half the voters got on that "CHANGE" bandwagon (not me), but now you know what that change meant:

More DEBT

More TAXES

More WELFARE

More REGULATION

More GOVERNMENT

More WASTEFUL SPENDING

More CORRUPTION

And why not pick on the elderly and disabled, so that the politicians can still submit their 'expense' sheets for $1,000 lunches, high-dollar "escorts," 30 mile helicopter flights, etc. Rather than put a reign on some of that wasteful spending in Washington!!???

I hope you've all come to your senses and vote Obama out in the next election. If not, imagine what we'll be left with after another 4 year term...?

Thanks for posting this Rodney, it saved me the trouble of writing it. Although it did prompt me to write this instead:

http://www.t-g.com/blogs/1443/entry/4247...

-- Posted by shawna.jones on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 12:21 PM

Oliver Klozzoff- I wasn't trying to state that the salaries could come close to covering social security. The fact is that the government never can seem to find anything that it can cut from the budget except things that affect a large number of Americans.They only do it to scare people and to turn people against the other party. They have shown no serious effort to eliminate anything from the budget.

-- Posted by Rodney Simmons on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 12:42 PM

How much of that 50 billion due in august is collected in July from Social Security payroll deductions?

-- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 12:51 PM

Oliver Klozzoff . . . what I find silly is that Social Security was suppose to be set up sort of like an investment in which taxpayers would pay in a certain amount and then when the time came, people could start drawing from it but now they are being told all the money they have paid in has magically disappeared? In the financial world, some would call the embezzlement. How would you feel if you had made investments with a stock broker and then in several years when it came time for retirement, he told you that you had no investment left because he decided he wanted to buy a new house on an exotic island somewhere and used your money to do it with? I am sure you would definitely not be happy with that scenario and that is how Obama and Congress are playing it out now.

So any comparison being made in the comments are not silly . . . they just point out how government truly does not know how to budget what it makes and spends and what is priority and how Obama is holding social security recipients hostage for political gain.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 1:08 PM

Everybody blames Obama for every thing .All the other elected oficials are to blame too.Watch them on c-span if you want to see them at work.

-- Posted by jdem on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 1:26 PM

No jdem There seems to be enough Blame to go around. Obama is just throwing gas on the fire.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 1:35 PM

Obama is a disgrace to this country. All the world is wondering what the heck Americans are thinking having this man as our president. Let's regain respect for ourselves in the next election!

-- Posted by caligal on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 2:27 PM

Have a look at some of these programs.

http://www.patriotactionnetwork.com/foru...

Don't forget Senator Reid's beloved "cowboy poetry festivals" either.

-- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 3:07 PM

My husband and I are both retired seniors. We live on SS Checks. Since there is so many seniors who depend on that money that we paid into this account why should the government be using it for anything else? I think it is time that we seniors start taking things in hand a put a stop to these money grabbing politicians. We should vote for a bill where the politician can only serve for 8 years same as the President. We should not be paying them all that salary after they leave office and they should be paying their

FICA portion of their payroll checks. They keep talking about the wealthy well why don't they look in the mirror. Both sides should stop their fighting like children and do what the American people want and that is to have our America back like it was in the 1950's. We have all worked to hard for some hot headed politician to take our money. It is not Obama's fault we are in such deep debt. I think The Republicans and Bush were the ones who got us where we are today. All of the Federal Congress is responsible for this defecit and they should quit their creedy ways and fix it NOW!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by madsenior on Wed, Jul 13, 2011, at 3:53 PM

I am by no means a George W. Bush fan, but it really irks me when someone wants to lay all the blame of our current state of economic downfall at his doorstep and defend the disaster that has been made since Obama took over. Let's look at a few facts, shall we:

George W. Bush assumed office on January 20th, 2001.

The 107th Congress assumed office on January 3rd, 2001. The 107th Congress had a Republican majority in the House and a Democrat majority in the Senate.

The 108th Congress assumed office on January 3rd, 2003. The 108th Congress had a Republican majority in both the House and Senate.

The 109th Congress assumed office on January 3rd, 2005. The 109th Congress had a Republican majority in both the House and Senate.

The 110th Congress assumed office on January 3rd, 2007. The 110th Congress had a Democrat majority in both the House and Senate.

So George W. Bush had 4 years with a Republican Congress, 2 years with a Democrat Congress, and 2 years with a split Congress.

Coincidentally it was when the Democrats controlled the entire [110th] Congress that the economy started to go south and has been been taking a free-fall nose-dive ever since.

According to historical data published by the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama White House, no Congress in which the Democrats controlled both the House and Senate has balanced the federal budget since fiscal 1969--more than 40 years ago.

The federal appropriations made for that fiscal year--which began on July 1, 1968 and ended on June 30, 1969--were approved by a Democrat-controlled Congress elected in 1966. They were signed by Democratic President Lyndon Johnson, who had decided not to run for reelection in 1968. (Until 1977, the federal fiscal year began on July 1 and ended on June 30. Since 1977, it has begun on Oct. 1 and ended on Sept. 30. Federal fiscal years are numbered by the calendar year in which they end.)

President Eisenhower in 1960 was the last Republican president to preside over a balanced budget. A Democrat-controlled Congress elected in 1958 approved the appropriations for that fiscal year in 1959.

More recently, the federal budget was balanced in fiscal years 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. A Republican-controlled Congress approved the appropriations for each one of those years and Democratic President Bill Clinton signed them. In fiscal years 1994 and 1995, when President Clinton governed with a Democrat-controlled Congress, the federal government ran deficits of $203.2 billion and $163.9 billion respectively. IMAGINE THAT...

-- Posted by shawna.jones on Thu, Jul 14, 2011, at 2:26 PM

Obama walked out on the deficit talks with congress because he wasn't getting what he wants.

Obama needs the debt ceiling raised and is willing to use the Soc. Sec. program to get his raise in spending.

The only thing is... Obama is such a wicked king, that he COULD stop or delay all Soc. Sec. checks just to show congress he means business.

Look at all the evil things he has already done to the people and The United States.

Obama's goal is to smash the American ream and force Socialism on the people.

Obama has also threatened to raise taxes by 6 billion dollars if he doesn't get his raise that will last more than a couple months. King Obama is asking for no less than a $2.4 Trillion raise in the debt ceiling taht will only last until 2012.

King Obama has Roads and Bridges and High Speed Rail Transportation Systems to build. They have already started the NAFTA Superhighway, so they must continue building it. It is being kept quiet but it is happening now.

Senator Rand Paul said, "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced the Obama Administration will be working hand-in-glove with the UN to pass a new "Small Arms Treaty."

Disguised as an "International Arms Control Treaty" to fight against "terrorism," "insurgency" and "international crime syndicates," the UN Small Arms Treaty is in fact a massive, GLOBAL gun control scheme."

He continued with, "Create an INTERNATIONAL gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun CONFISCATION.

I'm sure I don't have to tell you that this is NOT a fight we can afford to lose.'"

Then we have Congress voting on the H.R. 704, the bill to end the Visa lottery. This bill will reduce by 50,000 the immigrants that Congress brings in each year to compete with unemployed Americans.

This bill can't pass because President Bush has already signed a treaty with Canada and Mexico to prevent any border fences, wall and etc., in preparation to combining the three countries together as the North American Union.

It doesn't really matter what we say, because all this has already been planned and it the works.

How is Obama going to control the mobs? By taking their jobs, homes and saving away from them, including the welfare, Soc. Sec., Medicare/caid programs leaving Americans with nothing. It will also confiscate your arms so you have no way of defending yourself.

King Obama gave the white house employees a raise right after he said the wages of federal workers would be frozen during the beginning of layoff.

King Obama promised to give school teachers more money so they could teach our children to be scientist and make our Country a Super Country again. He then destroyed not only the raises of for the teachers, but their jobs as well.

He promised the college Students that we would do whatever we had to to improve the educations and make it easier for anyone to go to college. Instead he limited pell grants to $2,000 per year. Not enough to encourage anyone to go to college.

Obama did mention that home moms should go back to school just to decrease his unemployment rate.

That only created women with cash money to spend on other things while attending a school somewhere.

He promised to create new jobs to build roads and bridges, but that only lead to overtime for the already employed construction workers. Obama's idea of creating jobs was to create more IRS Agents to collect ObamaCare Ins Payments and FEMA employees to rule over victims during disasters.

His new jobs created the highest unemployment rate in years and still won't stop lying about how high the rate really is. It has to be around 20-25% today. No one can find a job and thousand of jobs are lost each year because of Obamanation.

King Obama spent money that only created more financial crisis. He bailed out corporations that he bailed out trying to create jobs with no luck.

King Obama has taken millions of acres away from farmers by Eminent domain to build his Super Highway. Flooded farm land creating a shortage of food in our nation that is already in trouble because of floods, earthquakes and tornadoes.

King Obama has told us the recession is over when it is just starting. We still have years of problems ahead from this Obamanation he has created by his greed and stupidity and pride.

He is destroying the relationship with Israel, the only country that is our friend and partner against the rest of the muslim world.

When Obama walked out on the talks, should show everyone where Obama sits. He has no love for this country. He has only tried to destroy every thing sacred to the people including their lives, homes and savings.

YES! I believe king Obama is capable of stopping the Soc. Sec. checks.

The thing is... I have been told all my life, that Social Security is not connected to the U.S. Government in any way. It is a separate organization from the U.S. Government. That would mean that king Obama is threatening to take something form us old people that he doesn't own. How can he do that? Hey, the Anti-christ can do anything he wants to.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Jul 14, 2011, at 3:20 PM

You sure did paint an ugly picture there Unique-Lies.

Not sure all if the info is correct though because I know the max pell grant for 2011-2012 is 5500. But it is still a drop in the bucket considering the cost of college and they went up this year by another 10%.

I honestly believe if this begins to unfold we will all need to keep our guns handy if you think the riots in Europe were bad.. just sit back and watch.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Jul 14, 2011, at 3:33 PM

That is what we are really kind-of on edge about. Obama will do whatever needs to be done to get what he wants. No matter what the majority of the US wants or needs. He has his own agenda - the "CHANGE" agenda. And even though I cannot stand him, he has fulfilled what he stated he would do - Change what we all know as the norm. Even though his changes are bad and hurtful to the US.

Remember, he still has until 2013 to destroy and turn the US into a socialist country. Which gives him more than enough time to do it.

As for blaming Bush for what is occurring is totally wrong. Sure, Obama walked into office with a recession starting. The economy is like a roller coaster ride. You have to reach the very bottom in order to go back to the top. However Obama, never allowed us to reach the bottom. He stopped it in the middle of the downward slope creating a false climb. Now we are starting to decline once again. This time it will be worse because we never recovered from the first downward slide. This was all Obama, not Bush. Also, Obama is the one on the spending spree.

"On Inauguration Day, the Debt stood at $10.626 trillion. The latest posting from the Treasury Department shows that as of July 31st, the debt hit $11.669 trillion.

During the last administration, it took over 2 ? years for the National Debt to increase a trillion dollars. But by the time former president George W. Bush left office, he had run up the deficit by a record amount: $4.9-trillion over eight years."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-5...

So it took Bush a little over 2 years to spend as much as Obama has in one.

-- Posted by PrpleHze on Thu, Jul 14, 2011, at 4:21 PM

For the last three years I have tried to support Obama. When he touched the the third rail, in a scare tactic, I will bow out on this man forever.

Mr. Obama, my grandchild no longer gets a free lunch.

I see your pretty little girls in the news, and they look great. What is so sad, they know very of little of the child sleeping next to her mom, in the back seat of an old car, homeless.

-- Posted by marwi on Thu, Jul 14, 2011, at 6:16 PM

Sorry I got a little off topic with last evenings post.

A person just gets angery when you see in black and white what they are paid.

What does he think we do with the S S, put under the mattress. We spend every penny of it.

Wouldn't his plan hurt the economy.

-- Posted by marwi on Fri, Jul 15, 2011, at 10:03 AM

Congress will raise the debt ceiling before they let Obama take our Soc Sec check away.

That is Obama's plan all along. Make it look like Congress is the bad guy.

Everything Obama had done has hurt the economy. Hurt isn't the word for it. It is more like Destroy.

King Obama has several people around here thinking he is a good guy and not causing all this chaos. Obama has them believing the recession is over or coming to an end. If the recession was over, why would king Obama need more money to run the government after Aug. 2?

Just hang in there Marwi.

If Obama's plan had worked and the Big Corporations took their free Tax money and put it back into the economy, things would at least look better. Didn't work!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Fri, Jul 15, 2011, at 3:18 PM

Raise the debt ceiling? When you max out your credit card, only a damn fool believes that getting another one is the solution to the problem. The voters in this country were warned about this blatantly socialist and inexperienced buffoon. After all, his own Vice President stated during the campaign that Mr. Obama did not have the experience to lead. So...how's that "change" working out for ya now???

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Sun, Jul 17, 2011, at 10:18 AM

Well, Let's see now! King Barack Obama hasn't doen anything go for the people nor this country and appears to be useless in power as fall as good goes AND Congress can't seem to be able to do their jobs either. They can't stop Obama from spending taxpayer's Dollars when they are the ones given the power to spend. The are the only ones with the power to declare war, yet let king Obama do it at his will.

It almost seems like the best answer would be to shut down the Presidency, the White House and Congress until 2012 when we can replace all of them.

Too bad it wouldn't work, but we do need to replace every one of them. That would make them think about what they do when the One World Order tries to move in on our country with UN Laws etc..

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sun, Jul 17, 2011, at 2:58 PM

If the republicans were not holding the citizens of this country hostage and using us a tool to black male the President we would not be in this situation. They did it with extending the tax breaks to the wealthy ( keep in mind those were "tax breaks" or gimmes, offered as a temporal relief ,funded off the backs of hard working people who need their wages to survive.If they were intended to be permanent they would have been given as a tax reduction, not break,) Remember if the tax break/entitlement was not extended they would block the unemployment to millions? All we are to them is a means to an end that insures they get richer and we pay for it! They are once again using those who can afford it the least as bait to get what they want to pad the pockets of their greed mongers. They would rather see those on Social Security starve and lose anything than one of their elite lose a drop of fuel for their luxury yachts. Yes Obama has blame in this too - his blame is that he continues to allow this to happen! He needs to man up and tell them NO, that they can not use us as bait to ruin this country. I can't believe I'm saying this but Obama needs to learn from Bush, he needs to learn that he is President, and that he can not play fair all the time. He needs to take some of the tricks from Bush's play book and use them, playing nice - expecting the right to actually play fair and consider what is best for "the People" of this country is never going to happen so he needs to play their game their way. Fair, honest and bi-partisan is not working. The right has made it clear THEY WILL NEVER work with Obama not matter what - and for Obama to continue to act like they will is stupid on his part. HE needs to wake up, turn around and put his foot down and stop playing their game, by their rules and take the lead he was ELECTED to do!!!

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Sun, Jul 17, 2011, at 9:24 PM

King Obama has taken the lead to spend Trillions of dollars to save the Big Corporations from the recession he has put our country in, by not obeying his oath of office and violating the Constitution as if it doesn't exist. He became a self made leader when he sucked up to the United Nations to attack Libya without the consent of Congress. He promised money to Brazil to drill for oil while stopping the drilling in the Gulf and promising to buy their oil when they pumped it without any warning or consent from congress or the people. King Obama made a fool of himself at the Royal Wedding and insulted both American people and Israel with his peace treaty plan for Israel and Palestine.

That is the leadership he has displayed for the American people. You call it Leadership, I call it deceit.

He tells us one thing then does the opposite at the cost of the people.

He put us in a double recession (now going into a triple recession) by spending more than we have to pay back. That makes our dollar worth less than a dollar. Everything is sky high in cost because of his runaway leadership.

Now he is inventing a new way to determine the cost of living compared to inflation. His system would make your Soc. Sec. check smaller as costs go up.

How does one do that kind of math? I have no idea how he did it or how to even try to figure it out. It makes no sense to me.

When costs go up Soc. Sec. should go up also, but not the case when King Obama is finished with his math.

The Republicans want King Obama to stop spending. They have refused to raise the debt ceiling. At the same time they Republicans aren't smart enough to cut useless government programs that would only hurt some government employees by putting them in our shoes... Unemployed!

So, King Obama is threatening the Republicans with cutting Soc. Sec. checks so they will raise the debt ceiling so he can further destroy our economy with giving the money to the Rich and to Big Corporations who only know how to use the money for their own greedy needs.

King Obama has taken the lead to spend Trillions of dollars to save the Big Corporations from the recession he has put our country in, by not obeying his oath of office and violating the Constitution as if it doesn't exist.

That is the leadership he has.

He tells us one thing then does the opposite at the cost of the people.

He put us in a double recession (now going into a triple recession) by spending more than we have to pay back. That makes our dollar worth less than a dollar. Everything is sky high in cost because of his runaway leadership.

Now he is inventing a new way to determine the cost of living compared to inflation. His system would make your Soc. Sec. check smaller as costs go up.

How does one do that kind of math? I have no idea how he did it or how to even try to figure it out. It makes no sense to me.

When costs go up Soc. Sec. should go up also, but not the case when King Obama is finished with his math.

The Republicans want King Obama to stop spending. They have refused to raise the debt ceiling. At the same time the Republicans aren't smart enough to cut useless government programs that would only hurt some government employees by putting them in our shoes... Unemployed!

So, King Obama is threatening the Republicans with cutting Soc. Sec. checks so they will raise the debt ceiling.

This would allow King Obama the power to further destroy our economy with giving the money to the Rich and to Big Corporations (again) who only know how to use the money for their own greedy needs.

The latest news is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is scheming to raise the debt ceiling with no real spending cuts, but if this plan goes through, Senator McConnell will have handed yet more power over to the Executive Branch - just because the Senate GOP Leadership doesn't want to have to "deal with it" again!

In addition to surrendering more of Congress' power to King Obama, there is no timetable for the cuts in the bill - and the debt ceiling will be raised "automatically" THREE TIMES during this Congress alone!

If this plan goes through, Senator McConnell will have betrayed every freedom-loving patriot in America.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Mon, Jul 18, 2011, at 4:54 PM

Unique-Lies ---- just like with the tax breaks that we have been held hostage by the right they will o anything , hurt any one, to keep them..... The right has put America under the heal of their boots and is crushing the REAL American citizens more and more every minute. You may have a lot of fancy long bla bla entries with a lot of childish name calling and other propaganda fear mongering hate speech gab- but it does not change what is really going on, simply put it is the rabid right out to destroy the middle class and poor by slowly taking all possibility of them resurfacing to the quality of life where they can do any more than squeak by with the basics if they are lucky. They are intent on squeezing every penny left out of us to support their greed mongering buddies. They are patient though they will just force us to die off slowly,one crooked bill at a time , taking away our rights, making sure to preserve just enough of us to keep their cushie elite life styles . They are out to ruin anyone not up to their standards of greatness, race, religion or any one else they feel superior to less they are expendable - Hitler used gas chambers to do the same thing the right is attempting to do to the real citizens of this country.He wanted to get rid of those he did not concider as great as he was. They will Stop education, health care, assistance of any sort, lower wages to well below living standards, eliminate child worker laws ( we will need the young to work since parents won't have enough hours in a week to work and earn a livable wage so they will have to put the kids out there too) It will be the elite rich ( they won't stop at millionaires they will be the next tier of expendables once they stamp out us) and the extremely poor subservient who will be reduced to mere beggars who will be powerless to stand up for their rights and thus have to take any turds thrown at them by those elite. They will see to it that all work protections is gone, it will be the equivalent of what they refer to as the good old days - owners and slaves- haves and have nots. If we are not listed as approved of in the equivalent of a KKK roster we will be at their mercy. Hitler was too bold, they know to get their goal they have to be sleezy and slid it in behind the blind eyes of folks like you who have bought into the manipulations fed to them. - they learned from hitler how not to achieve their goal( gas chambers drew too much attention) , they will just force us to die off slowly one illness, one hungry uneducated child at a time.

So go call Obama names , and manipulate the facts ( or just repeat the talking points the republican tea bag puppet masters feed you -) it will not change a thing - it may get the votes needed to help them achieve their" kill off the little guy agenda", but it will not change the facts of their fear mongering elites intentions. I hope your smart enough to understand that they will throw you under the bus right along with all the rest of us, your just a puppet for a cause, and they will turn you into the waste pile right along with the rest of the real Americans that this country is made up of...... So do hang on tight to all your unique lies, if they make you feel like one of the big dogs. Your not any more important to them than any far left democrat, and every bit as expendable.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Tue, Jul 19, 2011, at 10:54 PM

wonderwhy,

You are repeating what I have said. I explain who is behind all this takeover and I will tell you right now and here wonderwhy, I will be the first to be arrested or killed for what I have already told everyone. My life won't last the first day when it all comes into play. I only feel like I need to explain to the people what I think is going to happen. This isn't something I have just heard about last month or last year. These things have been going on long before this congress was even elected.

You people are the ones who claim to be a Republican or Democrat. I am neither. I am an American Patriot. I love my country and have no intentions of leaving it.

It is the governments and government employees that are destroying our country and our Constitution which they took an oath to uphold, protect and obey.

I am not a Republican and have no answer for why they won't close up the loop holes in the tax codes for Big Businesses.

I have always said that Big Corporations, small businesses and government employees are suppose to pay the Federal Taxes in this country because they are Federally controlled. Big Corporations do NOT have Constitutional rights like the people. They only have the Privilege and Benefits of doing business in our country. Therefore they were given the right to do business in America and must pay their taxes on their "INCOME" which is "Profit or Gain". People don't have profit or gains. They are compensated for their time or work.

YOU need to understand that Congress - Republicans nor the Democrats control this country. They don't even have the final sayso in most cases. Anything both houses pass can be VETOed by the President.

You need to look at who you are suppose to blame. It is the World Bankers who control and determine what is going to be done in this little country of ours.

YES, King Obama, as I so stupidly call him, because he acts like a king with no one to answer to, has destroyed our country more than any other president in the history of mankind. He has done to YOU AND ME as well as every other American and U.S. Citizen what you have described above.

You are just putting the blame on the Republicans (and calling them the Right) and not the Owners of the World.

I am so stupid, I never did figure out who was right and who is left and why. I have been called a leftist and called a right wing ????

I don't pay much attention to either. Like I said I am a patriot who wants to let people know what our country leaders are doing to all of us.

Now, pay close attention here. I email my congressmen and tell them what I don't like and do like. If everyone did that the Congressmen and representatives would start doing what YOU want done.

So don't blame me for your life being taken away from you.

Write or email your congressmen and representatives with your complaints. That is where it belongs. I can not do anything for your complaints, except tell you why it is happening.

And remember one thing, I am not better than anyone. I just believe what is happening around me and take it seriously. I try to explain it in simple terms when possible and usually use laws to back it up so anyone can read it for themselves. Not always possible, because some things haven't happened yet or discovered by the people.

It is like I said, when all this hits the fan, who do you think they are going to KILL first? You who know nothing or a blabber mouth know it all who is warning the public, making it harder for them to control them?

I am hoping I will have passed on before they come after me.

They have shut Glenn Beck up on FOX and now they are going after the FOX Network, so they may be knocking on my door sooner than I think.

You on the other hand will be safe as long as you let them take everything away from you and keep your head in the sand.

Your favorite President has admitted several times that he is going to redistribute the wealth, but he is just giving your wealth to the rich and other countries. I'm not getting any of it.

If the wealth is re-distributed, that sounds like everyone would have about the same amount of money. Where else have I read about that? Oh I know, in the Bible! Everyone who accepts the Mark of the Beast will be able to buy and sell, but no one else will be able to. So if you are having all your wealth taken away, you won't be able to buy nor sell, unless you accept the Mark of the Beast.

King Obama will re-distribute YOUR wealth (I don't have any wealth to speak of), so the Beast can use it to give to people who will worship him and use his Mark.

There will be no need for money because everyone will work for the state in order to have a place to live and food to eat (Socialism and Social Justice).

I hope that makes you feel better. But remember, I won't be here, because I will already be killed.

I might as well add this one last comment since you spoke of it.

The bible say he who leads into captivity will be led into captivity and he who killeth by the sword shall die by the sword.

In everyday simple life, that means that the people who relocate us into a relocation center, and the ones who take our arms and weapons away from us, will then be disarmed and put in relocation centers, just as YOU speculated in your comment about me. So you see, I already know all about that. It's in the Bible. If all the people are being controlled, there will no longer be any use for the millions of armed thugs anymore. They may even be killed instead of locked up with us peasants because they know too much. WHAT? Someone will know more than I do?

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 1:16 PM

They have shut Glenn Beck up on FOX and now they are going after the FOX Network, so they may be knocking on my door sooner than I think.

Posted by Unique-Lies on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 1:16 PM

Unique-lie,

Wishful thinking. I hardly think you are in the same league, so rest easy. You have not made the top 10 yet.

If America could buy you for what you are worth and sell you for what you thought you were worth the national debt could be retired instantly.

Better yet, why not get a job with a hot air ballon company. All you would have to do is look up into the balloon and start yacking and off it would go.

-- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 6:03 PM

Oh, you came on in time to read that last line. I guess I can leave now and let you straighten it all out and put on some happy faces.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 7:41 PM

wonderwhy,

Congressman Diane Lynn Black is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district.

She is Republican so I guess that makes her a "right" in your eyes.

Our 2 State Senators are: Senators - Lamar Alexander (R) and Bob Corker (R) more "rights". You just picked the wrong State to live in.

You can contact them here:

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/cgi...

Any one who doesn't live in TN can find their Congressmen here:

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Ask them questions or tell them what you are wanting. Remember they work for YOU.

Ask Congressman Diane Black why Republicans don't want to vote for a higher Tax Rate.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 9:22 PM

Lighten up unique lies. I actually enjoy reading your rambling ramblings.

What would life be like without comedy?

-- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Thu, Jul 21, 2011, at 4:36 AM

...I will be the first to be arrested or killed for what I have already told everyone.

Posted by Unique-Lies on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 1:16 PM

You must be thinking someone takes you seriously?

-- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Thu, Jul 21, 2011, at 8:03 AM

Unique How do you figure it to be a TAX hike to return to the regular rate? If you go to break at work and are not paid for it, is it a pay raise when you return and get the normal wage you had before the break? Or should you keep the same rate you had on break so the employer does not have to give you a raise???? Get real, they had a temporary tax BREAK not a tax REDUCTION ---- the manipulation being fed the weak to confuse them into believing that end of a TEMPORARY BREAK to the real permanent rate is a tax hike is playing on stupidity!!!! They were given a gift of relief on the backs of the middle class and poor who had to sacrifice necessities to cover the expense of said breaks that preserved their fancy life style --- milk in exchange for jet fuel would be a good example. What part of TEMPORARY BREAK is so hard to understand???? I am amazed so many are being fooled and duped into believing that it is a tax hike, it will be the same as it was. People need to stop and THINK, conciser facts and forget about the fairy tales like the tax hike stuff they are being fed from the silver platters of those getting the nice BREAKS at their expense.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Thu, Jul 21, 2011, at 9:09 AM

If congress passes their latest bill that the Gang of ix came up with, the taxes laid on someone will come to $1.4 Trillion. That is what it will take to lower the deficit. There won't be a normal go back to regular rate thing. The world move on.

I wasn't aware of any tax reduction. I understood it as a tax freeze. Taxes didn't go up nor go down. They were frozen where they were.

Now if you do anything it will be a tax hike. With the deficit in question, Obama has to lower the deficit by some means and congress won't let him cut Soc Sec so... ergo, a Tax Hike. The Gang of Six Obama has created has found a way to get congress to raise the debt ceiling and make king Obama happy and have money in the future, which will be spent before the future gets here by Obama. It is by invoking a $1.4 Trillion tax hike. There is your right and left's answer. Again, the Middle Class will pay it.

If the rich and Big Corporations paid it there wouldn't be any jobs in the future according to the Republicans. And the Democrats, well, hell, I don't know what they are doing except arguing with Republicans.

Obama, well, he should have a big grin on his face because he got what I said he would. And that isn't in my best interests because he will devalue the dollar even more now.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Jul 21, 2011, at 12:35 PM

My grandfather once said that the one eyed idiot box in everyone's living room would one day lead to the demise of this great nation.

When untold millions of Americans can tell you exactly who all twelve finalists are on American Idol, yet don't know and don't care who their elected officials are...well it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out we've arrived where we are at today through our own ignorance.

Looks like paw-paw was right on this one folks!

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Fri, Jul 22, 2011, at 11:32 PM

Your right, but you can also tell a lot by watching TV. And the internet is even worse.

For example King Obama got on TV yesterday and said someone asked him why he didn't use the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling.

He said he asked his legal advisers and they told him he couldn't because it was "Statutory Law". That means several things to me.

1). Obama thought that maybe he could do that or he wouldn't have gone to the trouble to find out he couldn't.

2). He was told it was "Statutory Law".

A. "Statutory Law" is Business Law or the "Uniform Commercial Code" which is the One World Law for both Businesses and for people who run a red light.

B. It is De facto law which Black's Law Dictionary defines as "Unlawful, unjust and unconstitutional".

C. Statutory law may be the supreme law of the world, (the law the United Nations uses) but it's not the Supreme Law of the Land in America. Our Supreme Law is the Constitution and the laws of the United States that are made pursuant to the constitution. But when people don't know their rights, they are tried under Statutory law in America. Kind of like the king trying our forefathers under Admiralty law not American law.

3). On the TV show - Freedom Watch With Judge Napolitano, the judge said he studied and taught the constitution and nowhere did the 14th Amendment give the president any power to raise the debt ceiling, verifying what I said in an earlier comment.

4). The news reporters don't know the law yet want the people to think their opinion is the right one, so don't argue with them.

5). It shows me just how many Americans actually know what is going on and why.

As I explained several times, 14th Amendment Citizens were the slaves who were just freed by the 13th Amendment who didn't have a citizen anywhere. They were no longer citizens of any country.

The citizens of the U.S. Territories were citizens of their own Island or land, but not U.S. Citizens.

Sooooo, Congress decided that if they gave all these newly freed slaves and citizens of the U.S. Territories a new United States Citizenship, they could place them under their exclusive jurisdiction, giving the Central Government a class of Citizens all of their own.This act gave the Central Government "SOVEREIGNTY" over this new class of U.S. Citizens.

Now the Federal Government, " our Central Government" , had Sovereignty over these people now.

Article I, Section 8, clause 17 gave Congress the power to make any and all laws they wanted to without constitutional restrictions and limitations when legislating for these new 14th Amendment U.S. Citizens.

Before the 14th Amendment, Congress had to legislate using Constitutional Limits and restrictions. In other words, they could not violate our rights, but now with the 14th Amendment they didn't have to consider the inalienable rights of these new citizens because they were under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Central Government.

The Central Government (Congress and the white house) can do anything they want to do to their own citizens who are under its exclusive jurisdiction.

Our Federal Government who has very limited power over the Sovereign People, has Sovereignty itself now over these 14th Amendment Citizens.

The 14th Amendment says they can not question the U.S. Deficit and must obey all the laws of their Sovereign Government.

Our king, Obama, could raise the debt ceiling if it was just the 14th Amendment Citizens, but because the Congress and President is bound by the U.S. Constitution, the President can not raise the debt ceiling using the 14th Amendment jurisdiction as the power. The President has unquestioned power over 14th Amendment Citizens, but not over the Sovereign People of the 50 states.

The sad part is... foreigners come to our Free Country to get freedom and be Free like all Americans are. Little do they know that they just traded any sovereignty they did have in their own country to be Free Citizens under the exclusive jurisdiction of our run away Central Government where they only have Civil Rights and equal protection of the law... "Statutory law not Constitutional Law".

The internet is worse. You can find a website that will agree with any opinion if you search long and hard enough.

Without the TV, there would be less crimes committed because people wouldn't be aware of all these crimes being committed.

People wouldn't know what was going on on the battlefields when we go to war.

people would only know what they read and saw in their local newspapers.

Boy, would that be depressing if we went back to knowing only what was in the local newspaper.

It has it's good points and its down falls.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sat, Jul 23, 2011, at 11:56 AM

Latest headline is King Obama will not deal if Taxes aren't included.

Spoken like a true King!

No Taxes and No Soc Sec checks. What a great Democratic deal that is!

Taxes will destroy all the small businesses and unemployment will go to 50%, but Obama will say it is still under 10%.

With unemployment that high people will not have the money to survive the inflation.

Get ready for the Relocation Centers people and Obamanation's FEMA government.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sat, Jul 23, 2011, at 4:49 PM

Taxes will destroy all the small businesses and unemployment will go to 50%, but Obama will say it is still under 10%. `

So the tax breaks will fix that? Your nuts!!! There is over 1 trillion in revenue losses the middle class is being expected to cover due to tax breaks---- you may not mind paying for their luxury life style, but me I can afford to do so. If their tax breaks were working we would not be where we are. And do not waste our time with the they are afraid of what will happen bla bla bla because they had years to create jobs before the economy tanked - now if you say Bush and his crap scared them it might fit in the time line. But the breaks themselves cause a lot of the problem. Common sense tells us when you go to war you do not hand out big fancy tax breaks --you pay for the war ( ummm guess the pay as you go should have expected to be followed by Bush too not just ignored till they cold blame it on the next guy )

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Mon, Jul 25, 2011, at 12:40 PM

No reason for us to worry. They will raise the debt ceiling next weekend.

If they don't, the United States economy will be destroyed over night and the Inflation and interest rate will take care of what is left of this country and its people.

If they let the interest rate go up, that will be that much more they will have to pay on the debt. That would also mean that much more cuts would have to be made.

I believe they need to stop spending money now! They do have to pay the Bills, but not throw it away on new projects that are a waste of time and money.

If they need money they should cut government jobs and programs that do nothing.

Homeland Security spoke on TV Sunday about FEMA and said they were NOT suppose to protect the people. We are suppose to protect ourselves and they will only assess the disaster but not provide the actual help.

That Gov. Agency can be shut down for my money. Also, I see no benefits in having a Home Land Security that doesn't protect us from or prevent any terrorist attacks.

We have the FBI and Secret Service for that.

I also believe the Rich and Big Corporations should have the Tax Loop Holes shut so they can pay their fare share and not get Billions of Dollars back in bonuses each quarter.

They need to figure out a way to do that without the Corporations passing the tax down to the consumers, which they will if taxed.

The Rich and the Big Corporation have NOT created new jobs, but only laid off or fired more than they created.

Some have created more corporations with some new jobs, but more profit than anything, that won't be taxed.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Jul 26, 2011, at 3:46 PM

As I have said before, I am not a Democrat nor a Republican nor a conservative. I do lean more towards Liberal because we do need to change a few things, especially since Obama has dropping in on us.

I personally think the Congress has got to stop spending or we will be slaves sooner than planned.

I believe the Tea Party is doing a good job of waking up the Congress, but doesn't seem to be helping Congress's intelligence any.

The Republicans are right to want to stop spending but I can't for the life of me understand why they don't want to tax the rich and Big Corporation UNLESS they have promised them no taxes for their votes.

There are several programs that could be cut without taxing the rich, but I think the rich should be taxed or do away with the TAX System for everyone.

Looks to me like it is time to vote for a new Congress as well as a new President.

I heard some Senators state on TV last night that Obama could Invoke the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling.

SINCE THIS COMMENT WILL DESTROY THIS BLOG... I will explain it.

FIRST the meaning of the word invoke!

INVOKE:

1. to call upon (an agent, esp God or another deity) for help, inspiration, etc

2. to put (a law, penalty, etc) into use: the union invoked the dispute procedure

3. to appeal to (an outside agent or authority) for confirmation, corroboration, etc

4. to implore or beg (help, etc)

5. to summon (a spirit, demon, etc); conjure up

Just HOW do you invoke something that has already been ENACTED years ago and is standing Law 24/7 ?

Next let's read the 14th Amendment:

Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights.

The title alone specifies that it is only Citizenship Rights. It isn't a Presidential Executive Order, Presidential Proclamation, or any form of Executive power. It is an Amendment that describes WHO is a Citizen of the United States Central Government and why and the rights of being a Citizen of the United States Central Government and their rights protected by the U.S. Constitution.

1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The words ""and" subject to the jurisdiction thereof," is the BIG SECRET to the 14th Amendment. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof", are citizens of the United States...

It continues with "and of the State wherein they reside."

Here we see that 14th Amendment Citizens are citizens of our government AND a citizen of the State wherein they reside.

A Sovereign American citizen is a citizen of the 50 United States of America not just the State where they reside.

Then it says: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;

We the People are the Sovereignty of this country and inherit Inalienable Rights at birth. We are citizens of THESE United States, not THE United States. 14th Amendment citizens are granted "privileges or immunities". A far cry from Inalienable Rights.

It goes on to say "nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law" Here it is speaking of Sovereign Citizens. We are entitled to "Due Process of the Law".

But when it continues it says something entirely different.

The 14th Amendment says, "nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws".

Here we see the words "any person within its jurisdiction" and "the equal protection of the laws".

There seems to be a big difference in the wording for Sovereign Citizens and 14th Amendment Citizen who are under (its) exclusive jurisdiction.

The word (its) is singular, meaning one. We have 50 United States so they would be plural, but the 14th Amendment refers to the United States as a Singular (1) United States. Therefore it is addressing the Central Government or (the Corporation of the United States).

These 14th Amendment Citizens who were (slaves until they were freed by the 13th Amendment) and the (citizens of the territories and possessions) are placed under the exclusive jurisdiction of our Corporate United States Government and were given privileges or immunities and equal protection of the laws.

clause 2 talks about apportioned Representatives and voting rights of these new citizens.

Clause 3 prevents anyone who has been elected and took the oath of office and engaged in insurrection or rebellion of the constitution or given aid or comfort to the enemies to ever be elected as a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State.

Clause 4 is about the Public Debt. It prevents any U.S. Citizen who is under its exclusive jurisdiction from questioning the debt. The 14th Amendment is all about 14th Amendment citizens and not about Sovereign citizens.

Clause 5. is the empowering clause thet give CONGRESS power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Now just where in there is a clause that gives King Obama power to do anything. It plainly states that these new citizens are under the exclusive jurisdiction of Congress and the State wherein they reside.

The last time I looked, the President was in the Executive Branch of Service. The President doesn't legislate nor make laws. That is the job of the Legislative Branch of service or Congress.

The War Powers Act (aka) the Trading with the Enemy Act is all about the president having power to regulate or investigate funds paid to the enemy. And the enemy also includes the 14th Amendment Citizens because they are under its exclusive jurisdiction and not part of the Sovereignty.

where does the War Powers Act give the President any special power?

Title 12 Chapter 2 SubChapter IV 95a (1),

(B) investigate, regulate, direct and compel, nullify, void, prevent or prohibit, any acquisition holding, withholding, use, transfer, withdrawal, transportation, importation or exportation of, or dealing in, or exercising any right, power, or privilege with respect to, or transactions involving, any property in which any foreign country or a national thereof has any interest, "by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States;"...

The same wording Congress uses to denote 14th Amendment Citizens (aka) U.S. Citizen who were included as the Enemy to these United States of America.

So again, the Trading with the Enemy Act acknowledges Congress has Exclusive Jurisdiction over the enemy (or) 14th Amendment Citizens but nowhere does it give the President any power to raise the Debt Ceiling or apply his power to the Sovereign people.

The President can only deal with Financial transactions with the enemy and 14th Amendment Citizens.

Do you see a scheme to overthrow the American People by insinuating we are the enemy to the United States or 14th Amendment Citizens and usurping power that isn't there?

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Jul 28, 2011, at 5:04 PM

Next, you have to ask yourself - What are the rich bankers getting out of this?

This whole debt crisis thing is to benefit the Rich Bankers.

The Stock Market is falling now and will continue to fall until the debt ceiling is raised.

The Bankers want the market to fall so they can buy up at its lowest prices making a bundle of money that they just don't need.

Here is the thing!

House Speaker John Boehner doesn't have to do a thing. He can hold out until President Obama and the Democrats sign what he has or the United States defaults.

The default will crash the whole world. It will destroy all the other Nations with it. Our WORTH LESS Currency will no longer be what backs the world money. The currency around the world will become worth less also.

The world Bankers won't be making any money on that kind of move, so the Feds will force King Obama into accepting Boehner's deal for the time being.

Just how late this will happen I don't know. The default begins on Aug 2. The Feds want the Market to crash so it can buy up at low prices. The rich are selling now to get out from under a big loss. That is almost like insider trading.

All of this is about money and the rich getting richer. The worse part about it is the Natural Disasters that they were not counting on. That cost them a lot of control over the situations around the world.

No need to ask what you are getting out of this, but what are the rich bankers getting out of all this?

And to think Hillary Clinton wants to be the Head of the IMF. She wants to be where the money and power is.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Fri, Jul 29, 2011, at 10:14 AM

What I think is ironic, is how many of you here were "afraid" of Obama because you thought he was a SOCIAList, and he was just going to funnel all the money to those who rely on government assistance....

Fast forward three years and he makes the slightest mention of being FORCED to withhold SOCIALSecruity beneftis (not his choice, the President doesn't pay the bills, Congress does), and all the anti-SOCIALism people can't fathom what will happen if their SOCIAList checks don't come to them. Is it me or did we just define the problem? Everybody wants a larger piece of the pie, but nobody wants to contribute anything more than they "feel" they should.

There are books about how the federal government works, and it would pay homage for you all to read it. If the federal government can't borrow money due to an imaginary debt ceiling then yes, EVERY program will experience cuts, even the SOCIAL programs people love to hate, but hate to lose.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sat, Jul 30, 2011, at 9:02 AM

The default will crash the whole world. It will destroy all the other Nations with it.

Posted by Unique-Lies on Fri, Jul 29, 2011, at 10:14 AM

The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

-- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Sat, Jul 30, 2011, at 4:10 PM

Somebody point unique lies to the acorn that hit him in the head.

-- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Sat, Jul 30, 2011, at 4:11 PM

That's the whole problem. There are too many books telling you how the government is suppose to work but the government can't read or they just run the government the way they want to without the limitations placed on them by our Constitutions.

I have given many, many examples of how the government has usurped power they never had. I have included laws to prove what I said is true.

All the books on how the government works are just stories. You have to go behind the scenes to see what really happens.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sat, Jul 30, 2011, at 4:13 PM

There won't be a default BA. All this debt talk is just a big scare to get the debt ceiling raised.

They will raise it so the bills can be paid and then they will promise each other they will work on cuts but won't until around December.

If the US defaults you will see big problems all around the world.

However, we won't need to worry about the rest of the world, because we will have our own problems to deal with. I won't have time to play on here... or will I?

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sat, Jul 30, 2011, at 11:23 PM

The problem with social security is that the government has spent the money that is supposed to be there to fund it.

Social security is basically a ponzi scheme or pyramid scheme. The same type of gimmick Bernie Maddoff used to extort his investors.

The Social Security system has one mechanism working in its' favor that could make it sustainable and that is "death". The pyramid schemes all fail because there eventually is not enough money being paid in at the bottom of the pyramid (youth) to pay those at the top (retirees). However, since many people die before reaching retirement age that leaves the top with unclaimed money that can be used to pay those who live long enough to draw from it.

The Social Security system was set up seperate from the Federal budget with different funding withdrawn from tax payers and held in a trust fund managed by the fund trustees. Both parties are guilty of tapping into the trust fund and spending it.

To the best of my understanding this is how. The Social Security fund which was being paid into each year, also paid out the money to the receipents that same year and each year had an excess amount. The excess was place into a trust fund and grew to around 2.6 trillon dollars. About 1983, under Reagan, the law was passed to allow the government to issue "special bonds" to the social security trust fund in order to borrow money from the fund for other spending. The law would not take effect for 10yrs. (same as many other laws that are set to take affect at a time when those who pass the law are no longer in office). The law provided that the money borrowed did not have to be included as a budget "deficit" but was included on the total "debt". In 1993 (10 yrs later), under Clinton, the borrowing commenced. (Clinton projected a surplus in 10 yrs. long after he was to be out of office) This is why Clinton was able to project a surplus on the "deficit" but the total "debt" continued to grow. Bush did the same.

Obama has followed suit, now they threaten to not be able to pay without being able to borrow more money. So, this says that the trust fund has been completely emptied and that they need to borrow from Peter to pay Paul., or they (both parties) have/are a lying to us about the security of the funds and the status of current revenues/expenditures. Either way, the spending is the problem!! That is the problem with Socialist sooner or later they run out of other peoples money to spend.

Spending is the problem! The question to us is: How much of our childrens money are we willing to spend on ourselves?

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Sun, Jul 31, 2011, at 10:07 PM

Your right only the bonds are suppose to be paid back. Yeah right. The Government can't keep itself operational all year long and we are suppose to believe our government has the money to pay off the bonds when they are turned in for cash?

Our leaders are under the control of the world bankers who want it all. They already own the world. What more do they want...? Our Money, Property and souls.

The parties lie about everything else, why not about SS? They claim that is Federal Money because they had to give out Federal bonds in order for Soc. Sec. to reclaim the money.

We have shamed our forefathers. I for one am going to hate running into them when I die.

It all comes down to one thing... The Tea Party.

People have the wrong idea about the Tea Party. It isn't a bunch of Republicans trying to take over the country, they are patriots trying to make Both Parties obey the United States Constitution. Right now they are pushing to make them stop spending money they don't have and they are doing a good job of it.

The Government has to raise the debt ceiling in order to pay the bills and run the country, however they are working to find a way to stop spending unless they can make it up in other ways.

That is what needs to be done. They can't just keep borrowing and spending and not pay it back as they spend it.

The Tea Party is holding them accountable for all this spending and Americans, if you want to call yourselves Americans are sitting back condemning the Tea Party for doing your job.

I take my hat off to them and back them all the way. Since I can't do it, I at least won't do anything to stop them. If everyone would get behind them we would see our Congress come alive with a back bone. As I listen to Senators, I wonder what they are doing in Office. They don't know anything about the Constitution and just want to argue about nonsense and not the problem.

They want to pass new laws instead of enforcing the laws they have already passed because they want to add in another right they can give themselves and take away from the people.

Rights forbidden by the Constitution to the State, goes to the people. If they can take a right from the people, it automatically goes to the State.

That is why we have to stop taking rights away from each other. It doesn't give you any more rights, it takes that right away from everyone and gives it to the States.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Mon, Aug 1, 2011, at 11:22 AM

why are you blaming obama?????????????? I think you republicans should man up and tell the truth for once and blame yout tea baggers and your house republicans what is wrong with you?????????????? no matter what they do you always blame obama for every thing your own party is responsable for doing WHEN WILL YOU FOLKS WAKE UP???????????????????? the old south

-- Posted by gary ashley on Fri, Aug 26, 2011, at 8:54 AM


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Rodney Simmons is a life long resident of Bedford County. He grew up in the Halls Mill area and graduated from Community High School. Rodney's career has primarily been in the construction industry and he holds a degree in Construction Management. Some of his hobbies include fishing, reading and writing. He presently lives in Shelbyville with his wife and two teenage children.
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