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  • Obama's Social Security Number challenged

    07/05/2012 9:53:40 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 228 replies
    WND ^ | July 5, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    If Barack Obama has an immediate eligibility problem, it is more likely to derive from the Social Security Number he has been using for the last 25 years than from his birth certificate. Ohio private investigator Susan Daniels has seen to that. On Monday, July 2, she filed suit in Geauga County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court demanding that Jon Husted, Ohio secretary of state, remove Obama’s name from the ballot until Obama can prove the validity of his Social Security Number. Daniels, who has vetted thousands of Social Security Numbers for numerous other clients, has done her homework. In her...

    07/04/2012 7:51:52 PM PDT · by ebysan · 122 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/4/2012 | Jack Cashill
    If Barack Obama has an immediate eligibility problem, it is more likely to derive from the Social Security Number he has been using for the last 25 years than from his birth certificate. Ohio private investigator Susan Daniels has seen to that. On Monday, July 2, she filed suit in Geauga County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court demanding that Jon Husted, Ohio secretary of state, remove Obama’s name from the ballot until Obama can prove the validity of his Social Security Number. Daniels, who has vetted thousands of Social Security Numbers for numerous other clients, has done her homework. In her...
  • DNC Wasserman Schultz tells you failure to comply with Obamacare will no longer be tolerated

    07/03/2012 9:28:27 AM PDT · by WKUHilltopper · 188 replies
    Here's the CNN clip: From her mouth: "It's not a tax". The Internal Revenue Service would be the easiest enforcer of penalties against those who refuse to comply for those who fail to not pay the tax that isn't. This is a penalty that will be assessed on the tax return if you choose to roll the dice and make us all pay for your being irresponsible and increase all of our health care costs...Were not going to tolerate that any more in America. You have to be responsible and you have to pay a penalty if you choose...
  • Understanding Today By Remembering Our History: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Social Security

    06/28/2012 10:43:32 PM PDT · by bd476 · 13 replies
    Social Security Administration Historical Documents ^ | AUGUST 14, 1935 through OCTOBER 28, 1944
    Presidential Statement Signing The Social Security Act. AUGUST 14, 1935 Today a hope of many years' standing is in large part fulfilled. The civilization of the past hundred years, with its startling industrial changes, has tended more and more to make life insecure. Young people have come to wonder what would be their lot when they came to old age. The man with a job has wondered how long the job would last. This social security measure gives at least some protection to thirty millions of our citizens who will reap direct benefits through unemployment compensation, through old-age pensions...
  • Social Security for Couples: Should One of You File Early?

    06/21/2012 7:02:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | June 21, 2012 | Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
    Dear Carrie: My husband is almost 62 and working part time. I'm 54, have always been the primary breadwinner and plan to work at least another decade. He's thinking of taking Social Security soon, but I think he should wait until later so that he gets a bigger benefit. What's your opinion? --A Reader Dear Reader: Interestingly, you and your husband both have a point. While you're correct that if he takes Social Security before what the IRS designates as normal retirement age (66 for those born between 1943 and 1954), his benefits will be permanently reduced by approximately 25...
  • Pelosi: Obamacare Is A Right

    06/08/2012 11:00:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    Pelosi: Obamacare Is A Right By Terence P. Jeffrey June 8, 2012 ( - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at her Thursday press briefing that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ActAKA Obamacreis not a privilege but a right. At the same time, Pelosi also said Social Security and Medicare are rights. Key elements of Obamacare include a provision requiring all individuals to purchase government-approved health-care plans, taxpayer-funded transfer payments to finance the purchase of health-care plans by individuals and families who earn less than 400 percent of the federal poverty level, and a regulation that requires all...
  • Gingrich to Georgia GOP: Let's rally around Romney

    05/19/2012 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 223 replies
    The Florida Times Union ^ | May 19, 2012 | Errin Haines
    Newt Gingrich took the stage at the Georgia Republican Party state convention on Saturday wearing a Mitt Romney sticker, focusing his attacks on President Barack Obama and attempting to energize the crowd around his former Republican rival. "To every conservative, everywhere in America: When your choice on the one hand is Barack Obama, and your choice on the other hand is Mitt Romney, no serious conservative could possibly believe that electing Barack Obama is acceptable ... for America."
  • As the Boomers Head for the Barn

    05/15/2012 6:40:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | May 15, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    When the April figures on unemployment were released May 4, they were more than disappointing. They were deeply disturbing. While the unemployment rate had fallen from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent, 342,000 workers had stopped looking for work. They had just dropped out of the labor market. Only 63.6 percent of the U.S. working age population is now in the labor force, the lowest level since December 1981. During the Reagan, Bush I and Clinton years, participation in the labor force rose steadily to a record 67 percent. The plunge since has been almost uninterrupted. Here is a major cause...
  • 100 Most Popular Names of 2011

    05/14/2012 9:15:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 72 replies
    A lot of weight rides on the name you choose for your kid. And every year when the Social Security office releases the data on the most popular baby names, parents get upset. As a Michele who faced the extreme popularity of my name way back when, I'm here to tell you that if your child's name is on this list, it's going to be just fine. In fact, take pride in knowing your baby name choice won't be ridiculed.
  • Save Social Security: Restore Economic Growth (3 possible scenarios we can look forward to)

    05/12/2012 10:39:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/06/2012 | Fred Bauer
    The April release of the 2012 Social Security Trustees Report has occasioned considerable media coverage. Much of this coverage has emphasized the report's finding that the date for Social Security's bankruptcy has been pushed to around 2033 (the 2011 report suggested that bankruptcy would instead occur in 2036). Yet the implications of this report are not confined solely to the matter of public finances, and policy reforms for Social Security are not the only thing that could improve the outlook for this program. Like many federal programs, Social Security is dependent upon the health of the broader U.S. economy; the...
  • Obama is Scamming the Disabled

    05/12/2012 4:56:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 12, 2012 | John Ransom
    I have to credit our own Mike Shedlock for writing about how Obamas been able to drive down the topline unemployment number even though unemployment remains as a big problem today as it has ever been. Im often reluctant to piggy back on a contributors work, but when something is really newsworthy, I think its justified. Yesterday Mish pointed out that:In the last year, the civilian population rose by 3,638,000. Yet the labor force only rose by 945,000. Those not in the labor force rose by 2,693,000. In the last month, actual employment fell by 169,000, but the unemployment rate...
  • Obama's Conn. Social Security Number hits Rush

    05/07/2012 12:42:10 PM PDT · by GregNH · 181 replies
    WND ^ | 5/7/2012 | Joe Kovacs
    Rush Limbaugh, the nations top-rated radio talk-show host, briefly brought up the issue of Barack Obamas potentially criminal use of a Connecticut-based Social Security Number, since the president has never lived in the Constitution State. While speaking with a caller named Rob about Obamas alleged deception of citizens, Limbaugh tossed out the question: What are your thoughts on the fact Obamas Social Security Number is from Connecticut and hes never been there? Rob responded, Thats what you call a red flag. A red flag is also, First of all, I dont need to give you my birth certificate, and then...
  • Australia vs. USA: Two Charts that Tell You Everything You Need to Know about Social Security Reform

    05/03/2012 9:51:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/03/2012 | Daniel Mitchell
    There are two serious problems with Americas Social Security system. Almost everyone knows about the first problem, which is that the system is bankrupt, with huge unfunded liabilities of about $30 trillion. The other crisis is that the system gives workers a lousy level of retirement income compared to the amount of taxes they pay during their working years. Younger workers are particularly disadvantaged, as are African-Americans because of lower life expectancy. These are critical issues, but perhaps looking at a couple of charts is the best way to illustrate why the Social Security system is inadequate. Lets start by...
  • Paul Ryan's Cross to Bear: The House Budget Chairman Challenges The Religious Left

    04/30/2012 10:12:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | April 30, 2012 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    April 30, 2012 McGurn: Paul Ryan's Cross to Bear The House Budget Chairman Challenges The Religious Left WILLIAM MCGURN Paul Ryan shocked the gentle souls at Georgetown University when he traveled up to their campus last Thursday and said: "We believe that Social Security legislation, now billed as a great victory for the poor and for the worker, is a great defeat for Christianity. It is an acceptance of the idea of force and compulsion." The Wisconsin Republican went on to lament that "we in our generation have more and more come to consider the state as bountiful Uncle Sam,"...
  • Work 'til You Drop: Is that such a bad idea? (Why is working as long as you live so terrible?)

    04/30/2012 6:20:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/30/2012
    Social Security is slated to run out of money in 2033, three years earlier than expected. So maybe it's time for politicians to stop pandering when it comes to shoring up the system and instead rethink the retirement entitlement altogether. Maybe we just need to look back at our history. In the early 1900s, nearly 80 percent of Americans over the age of 65 had a job. Dora Costa, an economic historian at UCLA, says people stopped working only if they were no longer physically able to. They expected to work as long as they lived. Is that really such...
  • Don't look now, but Social Security's trust funds are vanishing

    04/28/2012 4:36:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/27/2012 | Veronique de Rugy
    You had better start increasing your personal retirement savings, because Social Security is fast approaching insolvency. According to the latest Social Security Trustees' report, released Monday, the program's combined trust funds will be exhausted by 2033 -- three years earlier than last year's projection and seven years earlier than projections made in 2006. This means that by 2033 Social Security benefits would have to be slashed significantly. Sounds bad, right? Well, it gets worse. Since 2010, Social Security has been running a permanent cash-flow deficit. This means that the taxes collected for the program aren't enough to cover the benefits...
  • Rick Perry Was Correct

    04/26/2012 4:06:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | April 26, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry, then in the early stages of his short-lived quest for the Republican presidential nomination, referred to Social Security as "a Ponzi scheme," he was excoriated by the press, left and right, and by his fellow Republicans, as well. Earlier this week, government actuaries revealed that Perry was correct. That revelation, which was greeted with a ho-hum by the media, basically announced that by 2033, 21 years from now, the so-called Social Security trust fund will be empty. The only reason this was even announced is because we are approaching a presidential election campaign, and in...
  • Social Security Faces Unfunded Liability of $8.6T, or $73,167.83 Per Household

    04/24/2012 4:47:48 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Social Security Faces Unfunded Liability of $8.6T, or $73,167.83 Per Household By Christopher Goins April 24, 2012 ( - Social Security faces an unfunded liability of $8.6 trillion, according to the 2012 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds. The unfunded liability is the amount that has been promised in benefits to people now alive that will not be funded by the tax revenue the system is expected to take in to pay for those benefits. (The Social Security trustees calculate the unfunded liability for a period...
  • When Has Romney EVER Done A Tough Conservative Thing? SS Fund Bankrupt by 2016

    04/24/2012 3:49:09 PM PDT · by rightjb · 2 replies ^ | 4/24/2012 | Libertarian Neocon (@LibNeocon)
    The Wheels Are Already Coming Off: Social Security Disability Insurance Fund to Go Bankrupt by 2016 |And We Have No Confidence Obama or Romney Would Know What To Do
  • Social Security is slipping closer to insolvency (Welcome to Greece)

    04/23/2012 7:52:01 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/23/2012 | Noam N. Levey
    The nation's Social Security and Medicare programs are sliding closer to insolvency, the federal government warned in a new report underscoring the fiscal challenges facing the two mammoth retirement programs as baby boomers begin to retire. Medicare, which will provide health insurance to more than 50 million elderly and disabled Americans this year, is expected to start operating in the red in its largest fund in 2024, according to the annual assessment by the trustees charged with overseeing the programs. That's unchanged from last year. And the Social Security trust fund, which will provide assistance to more than 45 million...
  • 5.4 Million Join Disability Rolls Under Obama

    04/22/2012 2:17:58 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 58 replies
    A record 5.4 million workers and their dependents have signed up to collect federal disability checks since President Obama took office, according to the latest official government data, as discouraged workers increasingly give up looking for jobs and take advantage of the federal program. More than 5 million people have been jobless for 27 weeks or more, nearly twice the previous high set in 1983, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since the recession ended in June 2009, the number of new enrollees to Social Securitys disability insurance program is twice the job growth figure. In just the first...
  • Youth, above all, shouldn't cast lot with left

    04/15/2012 1:25:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Day ^ | April 15, 2012 | Red Jahncke
    Not since the "lost generation" of the First World War has the errors and miscalculations of their elders so disastrously affected the younger generation. Yet, today's youth seem curiously unaware of the bad hand dealt them. Witness the aimlessness of the Occupy Wall Street protest, whose cause and goal should have been clear. What enabled the young OWS protesters to camp out for months was their unemployed status. Indeed, the unemployment rate for all 16- to 24-year-olds is a stratospheric 17 percent. So jobs should have been their unambiguous and elemental cause. Instead, OWS squandered its energy on class warfare,...
  • iPhone app projects user household tax payments for federal deficit

    04/13/2012 4:31:30 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/12/2012 | Staff
    U.S. taxpayers can now use their iPhone to compare how much different plans to tackle the federal deficit would cost them in their yearly income taxes. Debt Bomb based on the U.S. tax code and publicly available data from the Congressional Budget Office and other government sources allows users to project how a raise in taxes would cost in their personal income taxes over the years. In order to make a projection, users input basic income tax data modeled after what a household pays in taxes into the app. Debt is going to be one of...
  • VIDEO: Milton Friedman On the Social Security Myth

    04/10/2012 9:07:06 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/10/2012 | Milton Friedman
    Using Social Security as his prime example, Milton Friedman explores the idea that the major expansions in government resulted from popular demand. In a speech delivered more than 30 years ago, he directly relates this dynamic to today's health care debate.
  • Help Needed - Social Security Benefits Question

    04/08/2012 7:12:19 PM PDT · by TheBattman · 28 replies
    None/Vanity | April 8, 2012 | Me
    Brief Background: My Step-father was killed in a vehicle accident recently (hit head-on by a drunk driver). He and my mother had been married nearly 26 years. He had started drawing Social Security benefits a few years back (full retirement age), though he was still working. My mother, who has paid in to Social Security for many years and is a college teacher recently retired (Texas Teacher Retirement)and they moved back up to MIchigan. She is also "retirement age", but is still teaching essentially "full time". She has been taking care of final stuff - and ran into something she...
  • Gingrich Speaks on Social Security, Draws Protest

    03/29/2012 1:52:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hoya ^ | March 29, 2012 | Matthew Strauss
    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich stressed his desire to return the country to its religious values and reform social security Wednesday. Gingrichs talk in Gaston Hall sparked a protest on Copley Lawn that drew about 20 students chanting and holding signs. At the lecture, Gingrich introduced a proposal to partially privatize social security. Under his plan, taxpayers would manage a private savings account with funds drawn from their paychecks. Contributions from employers would continue to fund the social security trust. It turns out, according to the official actuary for social security, if...
  • C-SPAN: Newt Gingrich to Speak with Georgetown Students about Social Security [LIVE 5PM EST]

    03/28/2012 1:00:43 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 28, 2012
    Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich will address a group of students at Georgetown University on his plan to allow Americans to choose to invest in a personal retirement account instead of the traditional Social Security plan. CLICK photo - Newt Gingrich at Georgetown University: Live at 5pm (ET)
  • High Court conceives of life after death

    03/20/2012 7:55:38 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3/20/2012 | Dana Milbank
    Next week, the Supreme Court will begin deciding whether President Obamas health-care reforms live or die. But if you think thats ambitious, consider what the modest justices were debating on Monday: what Americans are allowed to do AFTER they die. Specifically, the question before the court was whether a dead man can help conceive children. This odd point of law came before the court after a woman, Karen Capato, gave birth to twins 18 months after her husband died of cancer. She had used sperm he deposited when he was alive, and she was seeking his Social Security survivor benefits...
  • What I Saw At The Social Security Office

    03/16/2012 8:32:28 AM PDT · by relictele · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Self | 16 Mar 2012 | Relictele
    A state DMV office is the stock-standard exemplar of government bureaucracy, sloth and outright hostility but I recently had occasion to visit a Social Security office. At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, the Feds make the states look like amateurs. But government in all its forms particularly their indefatigable Fagin-like clawing at small coins was on proud display even before I entered the hallowed halls of Social Security. I used on-street parking and fed the meter a few quarters. At one point it jammed, which caused the yellow violation flag to appear. After a bit of...
  • Did you notice who Obama threatened???

    03/04/2012 5:46:39 AM PST · by · 29 replies
    From now thru November 2012 this should be required weekly or at least monthly reading BY ALL WHO VOTE!!! Did you notice who Obama threatened when he wasnt getting his way on raising the debt ceiling? He threatened to not pay: Social Security Retirees, Military Retirees, Social Security disability and Federal Retirees. Now.. Let this sink in really good
  • The trillions the government doesnt account for (Social Security & Medicare promises not included)

    03/02/2012 6:06:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/02/2012 | Bryan R. Lawrence
    Accounting standards may seem like a sleep-inducing subject to many people. But when retirement promises are improperly accounted for, companies and governments can go bankrupt, and hardworking Americans who have relied on the promises can suffer. General Motors made its first retirement promises to workers in 1950. Under the accounting rules of the time, GM did not have to recognize the current cost of these future promises, as they were considered immaterial to the companys operations. Forty-two years later, Americans longer life spans and increasingly expensive health care had dramatically increased the cost. The Financial Accounting Standards Board, a private...
  • Obama's "Sneak Attack" on Senior Citizens

    02/24/2012 9:14:30 AM PST · by opentalk · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 24, 2012 | John Mariotti
    There are a lot of senior citizens in the US now. The number is increasing by 10,000 every day as Baby Boomers turn 65and start applying for Medicare and then shortly after that, for Social Security. These are the folks who once thought this would be the Golden Years when their years of hard work and savings and pension plans would let them live the good life, in places that are sunny and warm. Then came the financial crisis and the stock market crash, the recession, and the non-recovery. Whatever nest egg they thought they had suddenly was mostly gone....
  • Congress ready to vote on Obama jobs plan [Kicking the can on Social Security funding]

    02/17/2012 2:02:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 2/16/2012
    Congressional negotiators put their final signatures late Wednesday on an economic plan worth more than $150 billion that would extend a payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits. A key roadblock was overcome when the lawmakers agreed to require new federal workers to contribute more to their pension plans, clearing the way for a majority of the House-Senate conference committee to approve the deal just past 11 p.m., aides in both parties said. A vote could come as early as Friday, the last act in a five-month battle over President Obama's proposed jobs plan.
  • Social Security Is Failing Even Faster Than We Thought

    02/15/2012 3:27:51 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | 2/14/2012 | Chuck Saletta
    In last year's Trustees Report, the Social Security Administration warned that the program's trust fund was likely to run out of money in 2036, leading to deep cuts in benefits. If that weren't bad enough for anyone expecting to be alive then, a more recent projection from the Congressional Budget Office paints a much worse picture. This year's CBO report forecasts that by the end of this decade, the combined Social Security Old Age and Disability Trust Funds will be about $800 billion smaller than last year's SSA projections. That's a very substantial drop -- and a sign that this...
  • HR 4646 will become law if Obama is re-elected

    02/08/2012 10:26:58 AM PST · by entropy12 · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Email | 02/08/2012 | Email
    ON JANUARY 1 2012, THE GOVERNMENT IS REQUIRING EVERYONE TO HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR SS CHECKS. WONDER WHY? 1% tax on all bank transactions HR4646 Watch for this AFTER November elections; remember this BEFORE you VOTE in case you think Obama's looking out for your best interest.

    01/26/2012 5:55:04 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 1,472 replies · 2+ views
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  • Santorum: Trim Social Security now even if painful

    01/06/2012 6:38:10 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 622 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2012 6:35 PM (ET) | CHARLES BABINGTON
    KEENE, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum called Friday for immediate cuts to Social Security benefits, risking the wrath of older voters and countless others who balk at changes to the entitlement program. "We can't wait 10 years," even though "everybody wants to," Santorum told a crowd while campaigning in New Hampshire and looking to set himself apart from his Republican rivals four days before the New Hampshire primary. Most of his opponents have advocated phasing in a reduction and say immediate cuts would be too big a shock to current and soon-to-be retirees.
  • Santorum criticizes Ronald Reagan on Social Security (Oh the audacity!)

    01/05/2012 1:44:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 01/05/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Gotta say, every time I read a headline that makes me think I’ll like Rick Santorum less, I just find myself liking him more. When I came across this article in The Huffington Post, I cringed to think Santorum might have taken a cheap shot at conservatives’ most revered modern hero. But he did no such thing. Instead, he made a valid point — that Reagan, for all his many victories, still established a troublesome precedent of quickly “fixing” Social Security instead of meaningfully reforming the program. The relevant excerpt: Santorum outlined his stance on social security at the event,...
  • Training excercise startles locals (papers please, mein herr)

    01/05/2012 9:36:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Commercial ^ | 1/5/12 | MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer
    It may have looked like they were ready for war or some deranged person looking for his late Social Security benefits. But it was only Federal Protective Service officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who were conducting a random training operation early Tuesday morning when they surprisingly showed up at the Social Security Administration office in downtown Leesburg. With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications. And other officers, some with K-9s, sifted through the building. "I thought...
  • Social Security/Ponzi Scheme

    12/30/2011 9:17:00 AM PST · by native texan · 27 replies
    I got this in an email this morning from a retired Col. in the Air Force. What do you think about it? It sounds pretty right. Subject: Soc Sec SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THIS CALCULATION IS THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY COLLECTED THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY!!!! WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO????????????? This is another example of what Rick Perry called "TREASON in high places" !!! Get angry and pass this on! Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your...
  • What Does $40 per Week Mean To You?

    12/25/2011 7:47:12 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 44 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | December 24, 2011 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    - Let's see, to me one thing it means is that the federal government will be adding another $120 billion to the national debt. For my friend Jeff, at Liberty Works, it means we've been bamboozled again. -By: BoomerJeff | Liberty Works"... On Thursday Obama ramped up the theatrics and gave us a preview of his New Year strategy for diverting attention away from his manifest failures. He stepped to the microphones to prove he identifies with the struggles of the helpless against those cruel Republican Scrooges (transcript). His tone dripping with pious solicitude, he began: Weve been doing...
  • To congressional Republicans: How to reverse your Social Security payroll Tax Cut train wreck

    12/24/2011 10:04:36 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 68 replies · 1+ views
    December 24, 2011 | sickoflibs
    This latest reversal (and surrender) by Boehner in the house isnt a surprise to me. It has been clear to me that while Obama is planning and executing a re-election strategy that depends on making you congressional Republicans look incompetent at best and evil-minded at worst, you seem to plod aimlessly along with absolutely no plan just assuming you will win automatically while helping Obamas re-election campaign. How can you Republicans turn this around and put Democrats and Obama on the defensive? First, accept that you cant sell the idea that the FICA/SS tax cuts must be paid for now....
  • The Democratic Party's War Against Promotions

    12/23/2011 5:20:47 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The December 2011 battle in Washington, D.C. -- a battle over continuing a Social Security tax-cut for another year, or even another two months -- demonstrates the differences between the parties in stark detail, both in terms of campaign methods and economic ideology. Most commentators have focused on the campaign methods: brilliant, isn't it, how the Democrats have turned the tables on the GOP, making it look like the GOP is fighting a tax cut? Pundits laugh at the "tax cut party" being put in the position of opposing a tax cut that all workers' pay, while simultaneously opposing the...
  • GOP freshman: McConnell 'ran over us'

    12/23/2011 11:59:40 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 103 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-12-23 | Jonathan Easley
    Freshman Tea Party Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is incensed that Republicans caved in the payroll-tax debate, and is putting the blame squarely on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). I dont think theres a revolt with respect to Speaker Boehner, Gowdy said Thursday night on Foxs "Your World With Neil Cavuto." "I think the license tag of the truck that just ran over us has Kentucky license tags. For the life of me, I cannot understand when the Senate is going to find something they care enough about to stand on policy and principle.Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a...
  • Will Democrats revive millionaire surtax? (Here we go again...)

    12/23/2011 10:20:34 AM PST · by Qbert · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/23/2011 | Greg (Obama Shill) Sargent
    Flush from last nights victory, Harry Reid floated the possibility at a press conference this morning that Dems could revive the idea of a millionaire surtax when the talks begin over the year long payroll tax cut extension next year. Ive talked to Senate Republicans, plural, who think there should be a fair tax on rich people, Reid said. Im going to make sure that my conferees understand that this could be part of what we try to do. Given that Dems dropped the millionaire surtax during the talks over the payroll tax cut earlier this month, youd be forgiven...
  • RUSH: We Stand for Principle Over Politics and the Establishment Can't Stand It

    12/23/2011 1:56:05 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 23 replies ^ | December 21, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    We Stand for Principle Over Politicsand the Establishment Can't Stand It December 21, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "House Democrats tried Wednesday to force a vote on the Senates two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut, but Republicans gaveled the House closed to prevent them from having a chance, as top GOP leaders huddled down the hall to try to figure a way out of the mess. The House was set to hold a pro forma session, but two top Democrats, Reps. Steny H. Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen, demanded to be recognized to try to force a vote on the...
  • payroll tax cut = Social Security cut

    12/22/2011 11:13:47 AM PST · by jyro · 11 replies
    The payroll tax cut is a social security tax cut. The program is already deeply in the red because of congress spending all the money. Democrats want to end Social Security by stopping the funding of it. Why isn't it being advertised as this by Republicans.
  • Boehner: Still 10 days to reach a deal on payroll tax break

    12/22/2011 9:01:48 AM PST · by Qbert · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 22, 2011 | Lisa Mascaro and Kathleen Hennessey
    The standoff over preserving a tax break continued as House Speaker John Boehner showed little sign of reversing course despite sustained criticism from his own party and President Obama. Boehner assembled his top negotiators for a second day at an otherwise empty Capitol, but their position is being overpowered by the risk of a looming tax hike on Jan. 1. Obama planned to showcase stories of workers who will lose $40 a paycheck later Thursday at the White House. Were fighting to do the right thing, said Boehner, who wants to launch formal negotiations with Democrats to resolve differing approaches...
  • Manchin: Extension compromise was a failure (Senate Democrat "furious" about 2-month extension)

    12/21/2011 3:09:39 PM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    Parkersburg News and Sentinel ^ | December 20, 2011 | Parkersburg News and Sentinel
    PARKERSBURG - A temporary extension of the Social Security payroll tax has infuriated a West Virginia senator. Sen. Joe Manchin said the two-month extension is a failure for the American people. "I am furious and disgusted that anyone could imagine this stopgap measure is the best that Congress could offer hard-working Americans, seniors and the unemployed," Manchin, a Democrat, said. "Delaying a decision for another two months makes no sense, especially when Congress will not be working for one of those months. Only in Washington would you get a month off for failing to do your job. West Virginians and...
  • Wary Investors Seeking New Retirement Funding Options

    12/21/2011 1:53:55 PM PST · by SargeK · 8 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 12/21/2011 | Liza Porteus Viana
    Many Americans saw their hard-earned retirement savings virtually disappear during the 2008 financial meltdown--along with their confidence in being able to afford a comfortable retirement.