"Tea Partiers, Tea Party Politicians and Seniors, speak the truth. Let us not make the same mistakes of "courteous silence," as were made in the last 40 years.
Call Social Security & Medicare exactly what they ARE, not the misnomers politicians want to give them to make the errors of their ways sound better. You don't hear politicians referring to what are, truly, their freebie benefits, as "entitlements," do you? Nor a word about how their outlandish freebies should be cut to save the Federal Budget, right? Ne'r a word.
Whatever needs to be done to fix our budget, so be it ... but call things what they ARE. Especially when you're taking money from the most vulnerable now. Those who are least equipped but who spent their own lifetimes building this nation into what each of us enjoyed yesterday; and to what we do still enjoy, though to a much lesser "Progressive" degree, today.
Entitlement my butt, I paid CASH for my social security!
Just because Congress borrowed my money (without my authority) doesn't make my return on that investment some kind of charity handout!
Congressional benefits, aka free healthcare, their outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call my retirement entitlements!
What the HECK's wrong? WAKE UP AMERICA!
The Daily Bulletin paper, ran two articles on the front page side by side :
1- California's 20 Billion Dollar Budget Deficit
2- The California Supreme Court ruling that ILLEGALS can attend college and get benefits.
Last year they ran an article on the yearly costs to California Taxpayers from Illegals using Hospital Emergency Rooms for their general health care - At just one hospital the cost to tax payers totaled over 25 million a year!
Someone please tell me what the HECK's wrong with all the people that run this country!
We're "broke" and can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless?
Our retired seniors live on a 'fixed incomes', receive no aid, nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!
They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement, even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives. Now, when its time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place?
We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.
AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without essential medications, and mentally ill without treatment - on and on and on.
They have a 'Benefit' for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations, ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies..
In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile, and Turkey. And now Pakistan .....home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!
Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' any repayment or support, like they so generously give our money to other countries.
Sad isn't it?""
Judge Andrew Napolitano gives a speech from the heart about freedom and from where our rights come. The Judge explains the hard core truth about the Constitution and why we must fight to regain and retain our freedoms.
Open Season on Open Spaces: The biggest attack in history?
"When did it become open season on our open spaces? First, Congress slashed conservation and environmental programs. Then we saw a backroom deal that stopped the BLM’s new Wildlands policy in its tracks. Now, to add insult to injury, we’re facing a new bill that could end efforts to protect approximately 60 million acres.
Read more about which wild lands will be hit worst.This new House leadership bill, The Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act, introduced by House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy, (R-Calif.), would roll back existing protections and place at risk tens of millions more acres of wilderness-quality but unprotected National Forest and BLM public lands. It also prevents Congress or future administrations from using a national policy like the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule to protect these lands in the future."
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If more politicians were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it would be a better world. ~ Claude Pepper
Ray, Jay and I wanted to get some of the cabinet doors installed, so we could see our progress in the cargo trailer.
Now that we have the larger brown fridge out of the equation, and installed the little white one under the closet, we will have to figure out what to do next.
If we go back to Plan A, I will have to buy more lumber.
We have used up most of it that came out of the trailer originally.
As we had to replace the floor, we took apart all the walls and ratty shelves that were in there, and most of that has been recycled and used again.
Only four more doors to go, maybe we will get them installed today.