First of all, I want to thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us reach our annual fundraising goal. Now I won’t have to threaten Brillo to motivate people.
Now that The Beast From The East, The Hound From The Pound, The Pest From The West is safe and sound, let’s check in on the endless Freepathon, shall we?
To: onyx“Done at last, done at last, thank God Almighty we’re done at last!”
Twelve days to go until the next one begins.
(A 1982 period instrument performance conducted by the late Christopher Hogwood.)
(by the way – why do televangelists’ last names always display as typos?)
A Republican senator hints at gutting Social Security ‘behind closed doors’ [fake: Joni Ernst]
Los Angeles Times ^ | Sep. 6, 2019 10:40 AM | Michael Hiltzik************Your word-humping worketh not, lame-stream media editors.
“If all undocumented immigrants were deported today, next year’s Social Security trust funds would have approximately $13 billion less for benefit payouts. It’s a considerable loss of dollars, especially when it’s projected that the Social Security funds will be depleted by 2034.
According to New American Economy, undocumented immigrants contributed $13 billion into the Social Security funds in 2016 and $3 billion to Medicare. Three years prior, the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, Stephen Goss, wrote a report that estimated undocumented immigrants contributed $12 billion into Social Security.
Approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the U.S. with no legal authorization to work, yet an estimated 8 million do, both on and off the books. Since undocumented immigrants don’t have Social Security numbers and are not authorized to work legally in the U.S., they are not eligible for any Social Security benefits, whether they’ve paid into the system or not.”
To: Cowboy BobWhy don’t they ever gut Welfare?
Social Security has become welfare. People tend to think of retirement, but Social Security gives money to all sorts of people (including illegals). I have (or know of) at least five people who are receiving Social Security in my family that simply are not working.
Why hold down a decent-paying (or even a crappy) job, when you can feed yourself by dumpster diving, and live in a 400 sq. ft. apartment in a combat zone. trying to live off $1200 a month? And “illegals” don’t get a red fucking cent of Social Security – and you’d know that if you weren’t a pinheaded inbred waste of protoplasm.
If they want to cut way back on the costs, then they should scale it back to retirees.
“The first sentence in a “news” story.”
It’s an opinion column
And he’s right. Just before the 2018 election, Mitch McConnell said they had to cut Social Security. A great way to lose the House and turn it over to Trumps tormentors. That may have been Mitch’s plan
By the way, Trump has said GOP has to stop trying to cut Social Security. He argued against all the othe candidates in the 2016 primaries. And he got booed by the big donors. But he won the votes of blue color democrats. If GOap now insists on cutting social security (behind closed doors or wherever)?theyll go back to losing as they did before Trump
Nonetheless, I’m willing to compromise. I’m willing to give Democrats a crown jewel of what they’ve demanded for decades.
I want President Donald Trump to call their bluff. Democrats want “universal background checks” on all gun sales. Let’s give it to them — as soon as Democrats agree to federal government-issued photo and fingerprint ID for every voter in America.
Now there’s a grand bargain. Isn’t that an offer too good to refuse? Democrats claim they want to stop gun violence. They claim universal background checks are the answer. So why would they reject this offer? Are they so frightened by voter ID that they’re willing to let gun violence and mass shootings continue unabated?
What’s so scary about voter ID? Don’t Democrats claim “election integrity” is a top priority? Aren’t they worried about “foreign interference” in U.S. elections? So why isn’t it a priority to prevent voter fraud?
********************Oh Wayne. That’s just silly. You see, requiring some sort of proof to vote violates someones rights where as requiring that sort of thing concerning firearms is…………. Oh. Never mind. On the other hand. Infringed means what it means. And you know they would ‘Lucy’ us and yank the ball once we agreed to what they want.
To: rktman“Just Wayne’s suggestion.”
This guy is an ignorant fool and should never be taken seriously.