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Offline jeanette

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2019, 02:36:18 PM »
I grew up in the 50s. I was poor. I lived a block from the stock yards. I remember bums laying drunk in the streets. The high tax rates were in support of the US economy and jobs, to reconstruct from wartime to peacetime. My family home was taken by eminent domain to build a highway. Any benefits to poor people were gained indirectly.

America WAS great because we were proud to be Americans. We conceived, implemented, fought for and won the American way: freedom, independence, opportunity. It's not a joke. Americans asked for and expected nothing. It's obvious that this spoiled generation, that thinks poverty is not being able to afford an iphone, will not learn from history or appreciate what previous generations gave us.
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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2019, 04:02:47 PM »
De Blasio just announced a Heath Care deal for all New Yorkers.

New York is GREAT.

Also Jeanette, have you spoken to your grandchildren?

After having a proper conversation with young folk, you will be surprised that your views about "Kids, I don't know what's the matter with kids today!" (another song lyric from your era!) are simply incorrect.
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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2019, 10:14:17 AM »
social security is Marxism -- once your withdrawals exceed your contributions, that is.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2019, 10:25:51 AM »
I think social security is based on your highest earnings. It is not what you pay in, you get back. If you make six figures for five years but nothing for the rest of your life, you will get the maximum in payments. I think.

At any rate, it's a ponzi scheme that requires new payees coming into the system. One of the concerns about lowered wages is everyone pays into a system that results in low payouts. It's unsustainable. It will go broke. Then, I don't know, I don't think we have a replacement.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2019, 10:35:22 AM »
I think social security is based on your highest earnings. It is not what you pay in, you get back. If you make six figures for five years but nothing for the rest of your life, you will get the maximum in payments. I think.

At any rate, it's a ponzi scheme that requires new payees coming into the system. One of the concerns about lowered wages is everyone pays into a system that results in low payouts. It's unsustainable. It will go broke. Then, I don't know, I don't think we have a replacement.

Put old people in a workhouse run by Amazon!!!

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2019, 10:46:18 AM »
I think social security is based on your highest earnings. It is not what you pay in, you get back. If you make six figures for five years but nothing for the rest of your life, you will get the maximum in payments. I think.

At any rate, it's a ponzi scheme that requires new payees coming into the system. One of the concerns about lowered wages is everyone pays into a system that results in low payouts. It's unsustainable. It will go broke. Then, I don't know, I don't think we have a replacement.

i know how it works, i'm just saying it's socialism. much like most of modern society, from police protection to EMS to subsidized water and sewer and free wi-fi in the subway.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2019, 12:38:32 PM »
The Evils of "Socialism"
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This morning I was awakened by my alarm clock, powered by socialist electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US Department of Energy. I then took a shower in the socialist clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the socialist radio to one of the FCC regulated channels to hear what the socialist National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like using socialist satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of socialist US Department of Agriculture inspected food and taking the socialist drugs which have been determined as safe by the Food and Drug Administration.

At the appropriate time, as kept accurate by the socialist National Institute of Standards and Technology and the US Naval Observatory, I get into my socialist National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved automobile and set out to work on the socialist roads build by the socialist local, state, and federal departments of transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the socialist Environmental Protection Agency, using socialist legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the socialist US Postal Service and drop the kids off at the socialist public school.

If I get lost, I can use my socialist GPS navigation technology developed by the United States Department of Defense and made available to the public in 1996 by President Bill Clinton who issued a policy directive declaring socialist GPS to be a dual-use military/civilian system to be managed as a national socialist asset.

After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the socialist workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the socialist USDA, I drive my socialist NHTSA car back home on the socialist DOT roads, to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the socialist state and local building codes and socialist fire marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its valuables thanks to the socialist local police department.

I then get on my computer and use the socialist Internet which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration and browse the socialist World Wide Web using my graphical web browser, both made possible by Al Gore's socialist High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991.

I then post on freerepublic.com and Fox news forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine and energy - and especially for poor people looking for handouts! - is BAD because the government can't do anything right, and the poors don't deserve my hard earned cash that I got for myself without any socialist help.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2019, 01:04:26 PM »
Yep, never works. That explains why fdr and JFK were so hated for their programs

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2019, 02:31:58 PM »
Both millionaires who were born into wealthy families. Never forget that most of the JFK’s fortune was from his dad running rum from Canada and Cuba. He never paid taxes on that income because it was all illegal at the time. Most of the FDR wealth came prior to there being an income tax.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2019, 04:24:00 PM »
FDR was a genius!

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2019, 04:29:18 PM »
FDR was a genius!

he was -- but imagine the idea of "social security." Marxist pabulum. work until you die. in fact, child labor, too. work before you're born!

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2019, 05:48:40 PM »
Hate to break up the whole “I love Social Security “ love fest but given the decline in population after the baby boomers there will not be enough workers to cover the retirement costs of the elderly. It is only a matter of time before they will need to cut benefits or  American workers will emigrate to seek a better life without legacy costs. It truly is a Ponzi scheme. Most twenty to forty year olds will never see a dime of social security they pay into.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2019, 01:40:20 AM »
Hate to break up the whole “I love Social Security “ love fest but given the decline in population after the baby boomers there will not be enough workers to cover the retirement costs of the elderly. It is only a matter of time before they will need to cut benefits or  American workers will emigrate to seek a better life without legacy costs. It truly is a Ponzi scheme. Most twenty to forty year olds will never see a dime of social security they pay into.

And yet there are people who hate the idea of immigrants coming into the U.S., even though, if we allow them to do it legally, they can work and contribute to Social Security.

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2019, 09:24:54 AM »
I don’t think people hate the idea of immigrants coming in. It’s the idea of the illegal immigrants coming in

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2019, 10:27:56 AM »
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given the decline in population after the baby boomers

Gen X is small compared to the Boomers. However you're ignoring another generation that came after the Boomers. https://www.careerplanner.com/Images/Annual%20Births%20Chart-550w.jpg

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