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Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 12:44 AM
There has always been a struggle in DC for power. The movie Lincoln points this out. However, the President or the leaders in Congress understood that the power struggle was just a means to an end, not an end in itself. They understood that ultimately we were all in the same boat and that immoral or irresponsible behavior should never be rewarded. Entitlements were originally meant to tidy people over in hard times with the assumption that few people would want to be dependent on these programs. But, human nature as it is, has lead to a culture of dependence and the programs have encouraged the break-up of families and a "play" the system moral compass. The vote getting potential of these programs have corrupted both major parties. (cont)
Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 12:53 AM
This is seen through unnecessary corporate welfare for Coke and Pepsi to ridiculous expansions in Social Security Disability payments or Food Stamps. Federal spending is all about buying votes in order to create political majorities and not about priorities or Constitutional duties. Bankruptcy is inevitable as DC is out of control. With abdication of responsibilities to unelected agency bureaucrats, even if Congress and the President would want to do the right thing, the bureaucrats would just nod their heads and wait to the next election. The Progressives like FDR believed in creating a benign bureaucracy of elites. What has been created is Frankenstein's monster that is sucking the life out of this country.
John2261 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 11:42 AM
Everyone who is a net contributor (ie. a taxpayer) should be sent a bar code. On election day, you scan the bar code to enable you to vote. People who are takers from the system should not be allowed to vote. This includes corporate welfare bums. This does not deny anybody the right to vote... if you want to vote, all you need to do is become a producer, not a moocher.

Let's expose presidential prevarication. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama warned that Social Security checks will be delayed if Congress fails to increase the government's borrowing authority by raising the debt ceiling. However, there's an issue with this warning. According to the 2012 Social Security trustees report, assets in Social Security's trust funds totaled $2.7 trillion, and Social Security expenditures totaled $773 billion. Therefore, regardless of what Congress does about the debt limit, Social Security recipients are guaranteed their checks. Just take the money from the $2.7 trillion assets held in trust.

Which is the lie, Social Security checks must be...