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  • Agenda for Shared Prosperity

    11/18/2008 4:21:45 PM PST · by combat_boots · 4 replies · 448+ views
    "With grim economic news coming from many directions, it's easy to get discouraged about our ability to repair the damage of years of failed economic policies. And yet, there are pragmatic solutions to our biggest challenges, including ways to restore health care and retirement security, to create family-supporting jobs, and to reestablish a leadership role in the global economy. Collaborating with some of the nation's top progressive thinkers, EPI researchers have been exploring and refining solutions for the better part of two years. Now, just in time for national debates on economic direction, EPI has compiled the best of these...
  • Liberals plan to use SSI program to steal from the poor and weak

    11/15/2008 2:10:33 PM PST · by mainestategop · 19 replies · 1,584+ views
    Been away awhile. Turns out a lot of leftists from DU, Youtube and elsewhere have come on my website to start accusing me of things I never said or meant. Gotta love public school curriculum. With Obama and the Dems taking control, I thought I should bring up an important topic, private property rights and how Democrats plan to use the SSI program in Social security to strip Americans of their assets, homes and even their jobs. The SSI or Supplemental Security Program was started by Richard Nixon in 1974 to federalize welfare. The SSI program was administered by Social...
  • Stories of left wing tolerance in Maine. (must read but keep a barf bag near)

    04/24/2008 2:11:21 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 23 replies · 224+ views
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    Lately I've been thinking of four left wing incidents that happened in Maine over the course of two years. I feel I should get them off my chest I think some of them would be interesting and I think others should know about them. The first one involves an incident that took place in the Bangor metro area two years ago. This freind of mine and his family were having trouble. He had difficulty getting by and he worked at Edwards Shop'n'save in Hampden outside Bangor. He was on food stamps and his wife was laid off and couldn't get...
  • Obama's Problem with White Voters

    03/21/2008 4:32:04 AM PDT · by Renfield · 86 replies · 2,524+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 3-21-08 | James Pennington
    The racial dimension of Barack Obama's electability problem is now apparent, but no prominent Democrat dares discuss it openly. Similarly expect no discussion of the subject in the major media. The white working class vote I am not referring to the ongoing and intense discussion of The Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Wright is a separate problem for Obama. Whether Obama has been, or will be, permanently weakened by his long and close association with Wright, or has soared above it with his Philadelphia speech, is not the subject of these thoughts. Something much simpler than the answer to that question has...
  • Help! Social Security says I don't exist?

    12/07/2007 9:03:41 PM PST · by BellStar · 59 replies · 86+ views
    12/07/07 | BellStar
    I went to get a new S.S. card and was told I don't exist.
  • Shooting was over gold necklace

    05/25/2006 4:31:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies · 174+ views
    WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE ^ | May 24, 2006 | Scott J. Croteau and Juan Pablo Lopera
    WORCESTER— While fear exists that an 18-year-old man shot for his gold necklace Saturday night near Chino Avenue may be paralyzed, members of his family said yesterday they have faith he will emerge OK. Jeffrey Burgos remained in a city hospital in critical but stable condition and was scheduled to undergo more surgery. His family, who asked that their names and address be withheld for fear of reprisal, said the bullet went in near his navel and came out his back near his spine. “The doctors said it was a possibility (he would be paralyzed), but I trust in God...
  • Each US Household Owes $500,000 For Government Benefits - Report

    05/25/2006 9:21:25 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 50 replies · 1,225+ views
    Excerpt - NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Taxpayers owe more than $500,000 per household for financial promises made by government, mostly to cover the cost of retirement benefits for baby boomers, USA Today reported, citing its own analysis. Federal, state and local governments have added nearly $10 trillion to taxpayer liabilities in the past two years, bringing the total of government's unfunded obligations to an unprecedented $57.8 trillion, said the report late Wednesday. That is the equivalent of $510,678 for every household in the U.S., said USA Today. ~ snip ~
  • Mark Steyn: Not just immigration: It's societal transformation

    05/21/2006 2:24:13 AM PDT · by croak · 80 replies · 2,061+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 21, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    From the Washington Times: "The Senate voted yesterday to allow illegal aliens to collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal employment." Well, I think that's the kind of moderate compromise "comprehensive immigration reform" package all Americans can support, don't you? Some mean-spirited extremist House Republicans had proposed that illegal aliens should only receive 75 percent of the benefits to which they're illegally entitled for having broken the law. On the other hand, President Bush had proposed that illegal aliens should also be able to collect Social Security benefits for any work they'd done in Mexico (assuming, for the purposes...
  • Senate at odds with itself, nothing new

    05/20/2006 4:44:56 PM PDT · by Tspud1 · 10 replies · 322+ views
    05/20/06 | Tspud1
    On Thursday, the US Senate approved Social Security payments for illegal aliens, even if their employment status was due to stolen and/or forged documents. But yet the same Senate does this: "A proposal by Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, to deny citizenship to immigrants convicted of a felony or three misdemeanors passed 99-0 after changes were made to ease Democrats' concerns." They want it both ways. I bet very few of the users of fake social security numbers filed income tax returns.
  • The Ensign Amendment Fiasco [disaster for GOP]

    05/20/2006 5:49:47 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 90 replies · 1,562+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5/20/2006 | Ross Kaminsky
    May 20, 2006 The Ensign Amendment Fiasco By Ross Kaminsky The Senate has by a 50-49 vote allowed a provision to remain in the Immigration Bill allowing illegal aliens to claim Social Security benefits. There is no way to sugar-coat what a disaster this is for Republicans and for the country. Democrats had many reasons for voting against Senator Ensign's amendment, which was designed to insure that "persons who receive an adjustment of status under this bill (The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006) are not able to receive Social Security benefits as a result of unlawful activity." 1. The...
  • Illegals granted Social Security

    05/19/2006 8:33:37 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 137 replies · 2,459+ views
    WashTimes ^ | May19, 2006 | Charles Hurt
    The Senate voted yesterday to allow illegal aliens to collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal employment -- even if the job was obtained through forged or stolen documents. "There was a felony they were committing, and now they can't be prosecuted. That sounds like amnesty to me," said Sen. John Ensign, the Nevada Republican who offered the amendment yesterday to strip out those provisions of the immigration reform bill. "It just boggles the mind how people could be against this amendment." The Ensign amendment was defeated on a 50-49 vote. "We all know that millions of undocumented immigrants...
  • Illegals granted Social Security

    05/19/2006 11:56:06 AM PDT · by Rick_Michael · 86 replies · 2,977+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2006 | By Charles Hurt
    "The Senate voted yesterday to allow illegal aliens to collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal employment -- even if the job was obtained through forged or stolen documents. 'There was a felony they were committing, and now they can't be prosecuted. That sounds like amnesty to me,' said Sen. John Ensign, the Nevada Republican who offered the amendment yesterday to strip out those provisions of the immigration reform bill. 'It just boggles the mind how people could be against this amendment.' The Ensign amendment was defeated on a 50-49 vote," the Washington Times reports. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)...
  • Senate kills amendment that would deny illegals SS

    05/18/2006 6:28:52 PM PDT · by rcocean · 66 replies · 1,910+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5-18-2006 | Donna Smith
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate blocked an effort on Thursday to limit Social Security benefits for illegal immigrants who would become permanent residents under a sweeping immigration overhaul being debated by lawmakers. The Senate immigration bill would give millions of the estimated 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants in the country a path to citizenship as long as they pay a fine and back taxes and meet such requirements as learning English.
  • Senate blocks effort to limit benefits to immigrants

    05/18/2006 11:39:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 243 replies · 4,580+ views
    Senate blocks effort to limit benefits to immigrants By Donna Smith 10 minutes ago The U.S. Senate blocked an effort on Thursday to limit Social Security benefits for illegal immigrants who would become permanent residents under a sweeping immigration overhaul being debated by lawmakers. The Senate immigration bill would give millions of the estimated 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants in the country a path to citizenship as long as they pay a fine and back taxes and meet such requirements as learning English. The Senate is considering a number of amendments to the bill and was expected to...
  • Teleconference on Enrolling Jail Diversion Program Participants in Medicaid, SSI/SSDI

    08/04/2005 5:05:35 PM PDT · by ikka · 2 replies · 287+ views
    GAINS Center to Conduct Net/Teleconference on Enrolling Jail Diversion Program Participants in Medicaid, SSI/SSDI The National GAINS TAPA Center for Jail Diversion is conducting a Net/Teleconference on Thursday, August 25 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST) focusing on the challenge of enrolling jail diversion program participants in Medicaid and SSI/SSDI. An overview of the entitlement enrollment process and strategies for jail diversion programs to facilitate this process will be provided by presenters Yvonne Perret, Executive Director of the Advocacy and Training Center and Deborah Dennis, Vice President of the Housing and Homelessness Division at Policy Research Associates - which...
  • Social Security

    04/04/2005 12:31:05 PM PDT · by dvan · 7 replies · 501+ views
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    Social Security We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.--Winston Churchill SOCIAL SECURITY: Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised: 1.) That participation in the Program would be completely voluntary, 2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual incomes into the Program, 3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each...
  • Social Security crossroads (Robert Novak)

    03/10/2005 2:23:07 PM PST · by The Great Yazoo · 5 replies · 383+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2005 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Robert Bennett, the chief deputy majority whip and one of the wisest Republican heads in Washington, has quietly entered the Social Security maelstrom with a thoughtful compromise that puts his party at a crossroads. The GOP faces this choice: pass a bill that is a pallid version of the original proposal, or concede defeat and fight out the battle in the 2006 campaign. Bennett's plan would attack the unmistakable Social Security funding deficit by cutting benefits, graduated to hit hardest in upper income brackets. There would be no tax increase. President Bush's proposed voluntary personal accounts as...
  • I have thoughts and questions about Social Security reform

    03/10/2005 4:21:50 PM PST · by HankReardon · 82 replies · 1,112+ views
    Social Security as it is today is not a fully funded savings and investment system. It is redistribution system, workers pay in, beneficiaries receive payments and the surplus is lent to the federal government and spent. My first question, What type of bond is held by the Social Security System for the money owed it by the federal government? I think it was 1968 this started, almost 4 decades ago. Estimated SS contributions for the year 2005 are $575 billion, the estimated pay out is $515 billion, the $60 billion dollars will be lent to the federal goverment and spent....
  • FDR Message to Congress on Social Security (1-17-1935) [wanted private accounts]

    02/04/2005 4:59:24 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 49 replies · 3,992+ views
    PBS ^ | 1-17-1935 | Franklin D. Roosevelt
    In addressing you on June 8, 1934, I summarized the main objectives of our American program. Among these was, and is, the security of the men, women, and children of the Nation against certain hazards and vicissitudes of life. This purpose is an essential part of our task. In my annual message to you I promised to submit a definite program of action. This I do in the form of a report to me by a Committee on Economic Security, appointed by me for the purpose of surveying the field and of recommending the basis of legislation. I am gratified...
  • Elderly, disabled refugees lose benefits

    10/11/2004 3:33:19 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 41 replies · 852+ views
    modbee ^ | 10-11-04
    WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - Va Choua Vang, who fled Laos after the Vietnam War, couldn't sleep over worry about how he would support his family when the U.S. government stopped sending monthly checks. "I didn't want to live. I thought about suicide," said Vang, 74, through his son, Chue Neng Vang. The elder Vang, who doesn't speak English, did not know that the reason he and his wife stopped receiving the $1,500 in checks was because they failed to become citizens within seven years of their arrival in America. A Hmong, Vang felt betrayed. He and other members of the...
  • Thousands of immigrants being cut off from welfarenoncitizens losing SSI funding, health care

    04/25/2004 6:29:36 PM PDT · by truth4 · 50 replies · 177+ views
    <p>Yossif Sakirski used to enjoy painting buildings, going to parties - and having a little financial freedom, thanks to his monthly $546 Supplemental Security Income check.</p> <p>The Baltimore resident doesn't paint or go to parties these days because of a painful leg injury. Worse, he is scheduled to lose his monthly checks in five months because of a quirk in U.S. immigration law - one of the thousands of immigrants throughout the nation facing a similar fate.</p>
  • Bureaucracy Stymies Disability Claimants

    03/30/2004 10:15:14 AM PST · by AuntB · 29 replies · 950+ views
    Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY ^ | Mar. 30,2004 | Linda Fullerton
    <p>About 12,000 people per week in this country apply for Social Security disability benefits. The time it takes to process a claim from the original filing date is now, in many cases, at least one to three years or longer. Claimants, in addition to their illnesses, face homelessness, bankruptcy and even death while waiting for their cases to be approved.</p>
  • Mars Mission a Trojan Horse?

    02/03/2004 3:36:36 PM PST · by vannrox · 113 replies · 401+ views
    Wired News ^ | 02:00 AM Jan. 16, 2004 PT | Suneel Ratan
    <p>President Bush's plan to go to the moon and to Mars without much additional funding will force NASA and Congress to make hard choices -- particularly regarding the space shuttle and the hugely expensive International Space Station, observers said.</p> <p>The Bush plan increases NASA's budget by just $1 billion over the next five years. That means the space agency has to figure out how to carry out the mission -- first a return to the moon and later a trip to Mars -- without a lot of additional money in its budget.</p>
  • Moral / Philosophical Question: Social Security Disability

    01/24/2004 12:42:51 PM PST · by Objective Reality · 32 replies · 578+ views
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    Those who have noted my username in my posting history at FR will recall that I have mentioned once or twice before that my wife, beautiful and loving human being that she is, also happens to be profoundly mentally ill. Her primary ailment is a severe anxiety disorder with secondary manifestations of savage depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. If we had not found each other, it's most likely she would have committed suicide, and if anything should happen to me, I fear for her survival. I raise these points not as a plea for sympathy or self-justification, only for context. These...
  • Work help free for people with disabilities

    01/01/2004 8:27:38 PM PST · by Holly_P · 129+ views
    Myrtle Beach Sun News ^ | 01/01/04 | Gail L. Raborn
    Social Security's Ticket to Work program - designed to help people with disabilities go to work and achieve their employment goals - is now available nationwide. The Ticket to Work program is one of the best ways to help Americans with disabilities realize their dreams through meaningful and successful careers. People receiving a ticket in the mail also get information telling them how to use it to get vocational rehabilitation services, as well as employment and other support services from any of the employment service providers. Social Security now has contracts with hundreds of groups and organizations around the country,...
  • The Unemployment Myth

    11/29/2003 8:12:33 PM PST · by iceman_419 · 34 replies · 218+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/29/03 | AUSTAN GOOLSBEE
    November 30, 2003 The Unemployment Myth By AUSTAN GOOLSBEE CHICAGO The government's announcement on Tuesday that the economy grew even faster than expected makes the current "jobless recovery" even more puzzling. To give some perspective, unemployment normally falls significantly in such economic boom times. The last time growth was this good, in 1983, unemployment fell 2.5 percentage points and another full percentage point the next year. That's what happens in a typical recovery. So why not this time? Because we have more to recover from than we've been told. The reality is that we didn't have a mild recession. Jobs-wise,...
  • U.S. cutting off disability benefits to refugees

    11/10/2003 9:46:24 AM PST · by steppenwolffe · 7 replies · 77+ views
    AP ^ | 11-10-03 | suzanne gamboa
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has begun cutting off payments to thousands of disabled and elderly refugees and people seeking asylum who missed a deadline to become American citizens. About 4,300 people who have been in the country at least seven years are losing monthly Supplemental Security Income checks. When that happens, they also lose eligibility for Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor and elderly.</p>
  • Report: Addicts Need Disability Income

    07/21/2003 10:51:22 PM PDT · by Tamzee · 178 replies · 438+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | July 21, 2003 | Laura Meckler (AP writer)
    WASHINGTON -- One in three drug addicts and alcoholics removed from a federal disability program in 1996 failed to make up even half the money they once got from the government, researchers reported Monday. The Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, program gives cash benefits to very poor, disabled Americans. Until 1996, a program called Drug Addiction and Alcohol allowed very poor alcoholics and drug addicts about $500 a month from SSI, plus health benefits through Medicaid, if they were receiving treatment for their addictions. The program started small but grew rapidly in the 1980s and 1990s as courts ruled that...