We've been hoodwinked by all our Congress and all our Presidents since FDR. Our Social Security and Medicare taxes were never intended for that purpose, used instead to give us all a false sense of our nation's financial position.
So many people falsely believe we've got a "stash" of money to pay for those benefits in "trust funds" which in reality are bogus chits our Congress never intended to repay. This is most evident in the recent game of the Clinton budget "surplus" which instead got squandered with our crook-in-chief George W. Bush as "free" for his two rounds of tax cuts...
Yes, Rick Perry, this was and still is a scheme.
We've never had a "budget surplus" since our payroll taxes were intended to be saved, not spent on current expenses. Most importantly, our elected officials never intended to repay the funds they "borrowed".
We need a true accounting of our nation's financial position. We all need to know how many other schemes have added to our "unfunded liabilities".
Barack Obama's scheme to use funds from the ending of the Iraq and Afghanistan quagmires is bogus since we've borrowed every cent of those costs and will never have those funds as "free cash".
Why aren't these crooks - if they're still alive - in federal penitentiaries with Bernard Madoff and his ilk?
167 brave men and women: Americans standing up for they perceive to be American principles.
The Republican message of lower taxes and (much) lower Government spending was severely derailed by Mitt Romney in his desire to please anyone who stood in front of him at a campaign stop.
But the message clearly lives on in the hearts of the “New Years Day 167” and they voted against the tax deal that John Boehner both presented and endorsed.
151 of the 167 are Republicans. We may not have agreed with all policies – those concerning womens’ access to contraception really sucked – but we admired their unflinching adherence to core Republican principles.
As does a pack of wolves, these House members turned on their weaker brethren such John Boehner and Paul Ryan. Those still wondering why Romney and Ryan lost the election, while Republicans were returned to Governorships and State legislatures by the boatload, need look no further.