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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    Social Security Administration Historical Documents ^ | AUGUST 14, 1935 through OCTOBER 28, 1944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...