Re: What do you think of The Occupy the Super Bowl initiative?
posted at 1/31/2012 7:16 PM EST
In Response to Re: What do you think of The Occupy the Super Bowl initiative?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: What do you think of The Occupy the Super Bowl initiative? : Yes, I LOVE someone who can't pay attention. The money collected from your paycheck every pay period and designated for SSI isn't even sent to DC for THAT reason!!! Back in the 60's the libs in Congres saw this "fund" as a great source of govt spending, and have been blowing it ever since. I won't bore you with the fact that SSI was never intended to be THE retirement vehicle for Americans. it was only to supplement their own nest egg they allegedly/supposedly set aside for themselves. The biggest problem is that folks are getting SSI who have never worked a day in their lives (spouses and dependent children). They've done nothing to put the SSI earmarked money into govt coffers, yet feel entitled to extracting as much benefit for as long as they possibly can out of it. The deceased may have put $X into the "fund", but the "survivors" are taking $X times 5" out of it. SOMEONE's got to make up that money. Simple math: $X goes in, $X times 5 goes out = DEFECIT. Tea Party folks are simply saying it's time to get off the tax and spend merry-go-round. The problem is NOT the source or flow of revenue, it's how it's spent, er, blown. Take this garbage called "green/renewable energy". Think the Solyndra debacle wasn't going to happen? The intellectual morons riding point on this stuff can't seem to figure out that it's what us simple folks call "not cost efficient". Govt subsidies and grants don't make it that way either. Tea Part folks don't like it when Obamaramadingdong claims that Stimulus 2 is needed because of the infrastructure, and all those shovel ready jobs just waiting to happen. The Money is shelled out, and union hacks benefitted. Then, Old Big Ears has the audacity to go on national TV, cuckle, and say that "perhaps those jobs aren't as shovel ready as we thought". Nice, for over a billion blown dollars. But, that's OK, as he could always fall back on the "Blame Bush" rhetoric. That seems to have run its course. Sorry, but harping on a $4trillion deficit that you turn into $14trillion in 3 years is NOT very credible.
Posted by AZPAT[/QUOTE]
So here we go with my party is better than your party.
I don't know you Arizona but I voted for LBJ in 1964 who protected us from the North Vietmanese and the threat of the Domino Theory. :( And In 1972 I voted for Tricky Dicky who promised us "Peace With Honor" in Vietnam. Then in 1975 with 58,000 American Lives lost along with countless American wounded, we left Vietnam not as victors but with a gigantic question of why?
In 1976, I voted for Carter and watched helplessly as the Iranians gave us the finger during the hostage crisis. We were told to wear sweaters and turn our thermostats down to 60 because we were running out of oil.
In 1980 and 1984, I voted for Reagan as he was a pretty good salesman and I thought he would help bring back some respect as a nation. I think he accomplished this as a whole. Unfortunately, along comes Iran/Contra, Ed Meese et,al, while the sleeze factor reared its ugly head.
In 1988, I voted for Dukakis because he was the home team and I just didn't like Bush 1.
In 1992 and 1996 I voted for Clinton because I thought he was the best salesman that I had ever seen. Unfortunately a $40,000,000 BJ helped ruin his legacy. But when I look back on it now, he was really a new world order guy which actually has to bring America's Standard of Living Down while bringing the rest of the world's up. This was not a good thing. But when I look at the alternatives of Bush 1 and Dole?
There was no way I could vote for Bush 2 under any circumstances. But he got elected and I looked forward to a Campain promise to have community health clinics set up all across America to help sick people who fell through the cracks. I'm still waiting. Then he digs Saaadam out of a rat hole in the name of weapons of mass destruction. 4,000 to 5,000 American Lives lost and Billions of dollars later, Iraq is how much better off?
I voted for Obama because I couldn't stand Palin and McCain had lost too many steps. I thought that Obama might help bring about the necessary changes in Wall Street, and Corporate America as a whole. But no. Nada - All Wind and No Rain. His vision was for a rebuilding of our nationwide electrical grid along with better use of natural gas etc. No, Nada. Acturally the only change in my electrical grid was that I put a 30 Amp receptacle in my shed. And of course we have the matter of Afganistan that no country has ever been able to tame going back to Ghengis Kahn.
So there you have it. 47 Years of listening and believing that politicians could actually accomplish what they promised.
The bottom line is that there is no such thing as my party is better than your party - not when they are all scum bags.