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There are two solutions that may work. One conservatives isn't going to like; the other Democrats will be screaming against. Let's take the one most conservatives will be happy with. Discourage abortion (future Social Security payees). Second, encourage immigrates to come to work on a temporary work visa. Charge them twice the social security tax and they must understand that they will never be entitled to Social Security, that for them it is a tax for working in this country, not a benefit. This will allow American companies to be competitive and will make up for those missing 43 workers needed to fund our retirees. They will continue to spend money while here thereby continuing to fund local economy and the double tax will give American companies an advantage over companies hiring immigrants with temporary work visas. Allowing them to come here to work and go home will also encourage them not to bring their families here. Again if the problem is the numbers: workers ratio to retiree, then this is a simple answer to gaining more workers without having to pay them in later year. But I have a feeling for most conservatives (aka Libertarians pretending to be Republicans) it is far more important to keep and get rid of Mexicans. The proof of that is in their willingness to forgo their less spending and little government for open wallet to stop illegal immigration and their border security meaning only one border.
Raising the retirement age also makes no sense; can you imagine an 77 year old cop? Penalizing a successful person by refusing social security benefits flies in the face of conservative belief that if the wealthy are penalized, they will go elsewhere and take their company and jobs. The problem is the term "entitlement" which has come to mean something not earned. Social Security is a program that has been earned over a lifetime of working and the Ponzi scheme has too many players (voters) to drop now.
Ok, IF the problem is that there were 45 workers kicking in funds to every 1 worker and now there are only 2 to 1, how does removing more workers (those under 30) from the Social Security system help? Doesn't that mean instead of 2 to every 1 we'd have LESS than 2? Which according to Star, the problem is there isn't enough supporting the retiree?
I don't think you quite get what CredibleHulk is saying, "Any black person ALIVE TODAY..." Those are the key words alive today. In other words nobody.
Tanner makes an excellent point. If the major goal of the Tea party is smaller government and less spending, then "no matter the cost" makes no sense. This is the reason why our government is so bloated; each politician seems to find an exception for spending. The Tea Party and their so called people of principle desire to get rid of Mexicans trumps all.
The only reason why Reagan became the epitome of a great president was because when he died, the Liberals could point to him and say, "See that was a great REPUBLICAN president" and then feel free to bash Bush. It is the same reason that conservatives (aka Libertarians pretending to be Republicans) jumped on the same wagon. The problem is two fold. First: all the sins of Bush (over spending, amnesty) had to be whitewashed as "mistakes" with Reagan. Second: it cost Republicans elections as this painted conservatives as sanctimonious, disloyal and hypocritical. History will paint GW as a great president because he was a president for ALL Americans not just his party. America is now suffering because of conservatives demand for perfectionism in politicians. The sad and perhaps fitting part is unlike previous generations who could deny loving Kennedy, supporting Hitler and civil rights, this generation has the ability to put their beliefs and thoughts on record. There will be no denying their part in demonizing one man for the "mistakes" that another made.
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Sanity102 Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 5:04 PM
The race card has got to be retired. Enough already.
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Sanity102 Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 5:03 PM
I'm talking about Whites and other non-Blacks finally understanding that there can be no equality as long as Blacks are allowed special treatment. And I am not White (well I have a little bit of White Blood but that was like 5 generations ago.) I feel extremely offended whenever someone tries to tell me my kids cannot make it without some type of preferential treatment. My kids have a wide variety of races but they are Americans and just as good as anyone else to succeed.
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Sanity102 Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 12:59 PM
It's been a long time coming but true equality and the end to racism is possible when people stop expecting something because of the color of their skin. Whites (and non-Blacks) are starting to understand that preferential treatment based on race IS racism.
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Sanity102 Wrote: Jun 17, 2014 2:37 PM
Well Bush was to blame for Katrina and everything that moved or didn't. Right? Let me try to explain this to those stuck on "BLAME BUSH" mentality: Bush is NOT, NEVER HAS BEEN God. Honest. He never promised to part the seas and move mountains. That was some other guy, running on the color of his skin and little else. Until the day we actually make Obama accountable, racism WILL continue--it is being practiced by those who insist that Blacks cannot be judged the SAME way as Whites and Orientals.
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