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Official Lies

Kevin 354 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:24 PM
Once upon a time, a politician was not electable if he suggested putting debt upon the nations posterity as a means of capitalizing himself and his friends. That was long ago, before the teaching of disfunctional literacy.
droll Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 5:08 PM
I believe it was John Adams who saw nothing in the constitution that would allow congress to take money from the citizenry to use for any charitable purpose, no matter how noble. (paraphrasing from memory here, and there were a lot of Adams's in the early government so it might not have been John).
Ed468 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:58 PM
his famous quote on the floor of the House was "You can all go to Hell, I'm going to Texas"
Fooling Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:11 PM
For sure. Along related lines, you may be aware that Davy Crockett in an act of moral courage stood up in Congress and refused to vote for an appropriations package for, I believe it was, the widow(s) of a U.S. citizen(s) (seems like it was a soldier).

The gist of it is that he told the Congress that regardless of how worthy the cause, he could not steal other people's money and use it for something others felt was worthy (obviously, in today's world, that could include Secret Service members buying hookers, etc.).

It is a great story. Bits and pieces may be off, but it is clear he stood up for the principle that legislatures should not STEAL from the citizens).

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...