Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 October 2012
Posted on 10/21/2012 5:08:29 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
October 21st, 2012
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rubio; Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for the Obama campaign; Kevin Madden, adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Rubio; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Donna Edwards, D-Md.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; former Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M.; Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM NBC's "Meet the Press"
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ABC's "This Week"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM "Fox News Sunday"
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CNN's "Late Edition"
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"
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The Sunday Morning Bray, by Bray!
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard Work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35
Nobody seems to be talking about the multi-trillion pound gorillas in the room which are entitlements and the 47% who receive gummit checks. Until America addresses the budget destroyers, Socialist Security and its two evil twins Mediscare and Medicaid there is no way to balance our budget today let alone into the future. We are putting our moms and dads at risk of going bankrupt while destroying our kids futures of an empty promise built on a Ponzi scheme which would be taking 75% of their earnings to keep it alive for another decade. Now is the time for the Baby Boomers to solve this problem for both their parents and future generations and truly become the selfless generation.
There is only one way to balance the budget and that is to lower both these behemoths by a third to half. This will never be done by the gummit since they use it to buy votes from the slaves on the program as well as the ones waiting to retire to become the Rulers subjects. You work your entire life so you can be attached to a gummit lifeline? It is time for Americans to throw away the free cheese and become truly free. Until we break our dependence on the gummit at all levels of our lives we can never solve this deficit or free ourselves from an all powerful communist dictate.
These three programs account for over thirty five percent of the total budget and that is expected to grow dramatically as the population ages. We have two answers if you dont believe in a gas chamber solution and those are to raise taxes on the remaining workers or lower the usage. The most effective method would be to voluntarily not take the benefits and decide to work the rest of your life and leave your benefits unclaimed for those who cant survive without them. We have to change our mentality from working our entire lives to retire and switch that to trying to work until death. There is a certain satisfaction to working til you build your own coffin and then crawl in at the end of the day.
Men who work well into their sixties and seventies have more reward and are in generally better health than those who are retired and lead a sedentary life. They are also more financially secure since they are in the primes of their earnings career. This is the time they can become entrepreneurs which can make them more financially successful so they can leave more to their dependents and family they have left behind. As for curing the program they would be paying into it rather than drawing out making a larger group of contributors as well as a lower number of payees to finally begin to stop the bleeding.
When we are borrowing from our children 40% of the nearly 4 Trillion dollars in the budget and we have a program that uses 35% of it we can never be serious about balancing it. Both parties have solutions on how to get more people off the program and ours should be by voluntarily leaving it. Yes, most have contributed an average of fifty thousand dollars into it however it is just like any other bad investment, sometimes you lose it. Yes it is guaranteed by the Federal gummit but so were the GM bonds and those flew out the window when Obama changed the bankruptcy laws. The Repubs will be proposing lowering the benefit by delaying retirement or making it means tested but will likely end up with far less than is required to solve this problem. Means testing is the least fair since they contributed the most and then receive the least.
The Dems already have the solution written into Deathcare. They are going to let people die earlier than they are now since they are subjects of the state. In addition to denying life saving treatments they will lower doctors wages which will force the best ones out of the profession and make it less attractive to new doctors. This will lower the overall care if you can get it making your chances of survival less and costing the gummit far less in two programs. This is the Deathcare option for solving Communist Security.
There is a realistic alternative. Those on the program have already been forced into it and have really no options other than going back into the job market if possible. If they still have marketable skills use them to free themselves from this subjugation. If you have managed your money in the past and have a solid nest egg then it is time to get off the program and enjoy the fruits of your labor and tell them to keep their Ponzi scheme. The fact is your dollars have been lost and they are borrowing from your kids to pay you and that is their real inheritance. Dropping off is the best gift you can give them and if millions would do it they would have to eliminate thousands of make-work jobs.
If half the people would drop off these programs the outlay would be lowered by around 15-20% and the revenues would go up 5-10% putting the budget in balance. By eliminating another 30% of speckled snail darter studies as well as getting rid of half the anti-business administrations you could have the debt chewed up by the end of our generation. This would leave our kids a gift of both a smaller more efficient gummit and a vibrant economy that if they carried our programs forward would sustain for generations to come. There are far better more efficient ways to live your later years than on a small check from Uncle Sam watching TV and waiting to die. This would turn our selfish generation into the most selfless in histoir.
Working and producing people are both healthier and stronger giving them a sense of purpose. This may be harder and leaving those thousands in the system is a tough decision but in the end you will make more by working and taking care of yourself. It is time to take care of our budget and pass down something of real and lasting value. It is time to sacrifice for this great country as well as rebuild it so it can be the envy of the world once again. There is only one way to do it and that is sacrificing like no generation has ever sacrificed before.
This is our D-day against the debt. The point is, once we conquer this enemy there is a satisfaction and freedom nobody in history has ever enjoyed. We can finish taking care of the Greatest Generation as a thanks and set an example for future generations who can enjoy better lives. There is freedom waiting for America which is in our reach if we have the courage and strength to conquer it. This is our challenge to break the chains of the retirement plantation and become truly free men.
Pray for America
Note: The above opinion is not necessarily my own, but FReeper Brays. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.
Thanks for thread A.B. We’re still trying to move the needle in Ahia.
Good morning, everyone. Standing by, as usual.
Not sure I can stomach Lindsey Graham, but he will probably talk about Benghazi. Line ups on the other programs seem geared to the election.
Obama has secret talks with Iran. Or he doesn't.
Dueling announcements coming soon:
Alread’s announcement vs Trump's announcement.
[I am holding my breath. Yeah, right.]
With many versions and several re-versions of the Benghazi story, Romney should have plenty of ammo for tomorrow night's debate -- if Schieffer doesn't keep interrupting and trying to change the subject.
Chris Wallace pre-FNS promo on F&F: Romney got messed up on the Benghazi response in the debate.
[What???? Did Wallace have his head in the sand? Crowley was the one who messed up. Romney was correct that Obama did NOT call the Benghazi attack 'terrorism' until days later.]
Boy I’ll say.
Axelgrease may give us a preview of the Libya spin for the debate.
Morning, and thanks AB. Also, thank you for the late in the program ping to the transcript. I wish I could have seen Hume’s comments to Wallace. I’d guess everyone here was falling off their chairs.
How many of these POS politicians will aid and abet TREASON on state-run propaganda shows today?
Er, I mean...
Good Morning Everyone!
Looks like a Great Sunday (despite Linda and Turban Durbin)
Thanks for the thread and ping AB.
Excellent op-ed as usual Mr Bray.
No, SS is going broke because it is actuarily unsound. The trust fund could contain real assets and it would still go broke. In 1950 there were 16 workers for every retiree; today there are 3.3; and by 2030 there will be two. In 2030 one in five residents of this country will be 65 or older, twice what it is now. Our aging society is what is making SS unsustainable.
When the driveby media complain about the divisiveness in American politics, they have only people like Assholerod to blame. And themselves.
Pox on them all. And I mean it in the original context, too.
I don't know what Wallace had in mind, but my sense was that Romney was thrown off balance by Crowley's finding that Obama did say, on September 12th, that the Benghazi attack was an act of terrorism. To his credit, Romney repeated his incredulity in the words "not a spontaneous attack?", which takes the focus off defining the word "terrorism."
Carney (and probably Obama) want to have the issue both ways, where they justify calling the attack terrorism on account of all attacks are terrorism; and at the same time, claim that the attack was a spontaneous uprising in reaction to a mock-Mohammad movie.
I don't think "having it both ways" as a means of winning debate points plays well among thinking voters, the 53%.
Dollars to donuts AB, Assholerod (love it), had his hand in prepping Susan Rice for her historic Baghdad Bob gig.
Our election started yesterday with our Fraud by Mail and Oregon is definitely in the hunt for Romney. We have a new GOTV program which we think can increase Repubs significantly.
Pray for America
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