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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Full Story
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#955369 Jul 28, 2013
The DemocRAT Weener's campaign manager just went limp.

Baaawwwaaaaa!!!!!!!

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#955370 Jul 28, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Federal Government owes nothing to people is the point and it has been that way since 1960 when Pseudo Liberal SCOTUS ruled in the case of Flemming V Nestor and it is legal.
Is There a Right to Social Security?
By Michael D. Tanner
November 25, 1998
You worked hard your whole life and paid thousands of dollars in Social Security taxes. Now it’s time to retire. You’re legally entitled to Social Security benefits, right? Wrong. There is no legal right to Social Security, and that is one of the considerations that may decide the coming debate over Social Security reform.
Many people believe that Social Security is an “earned right.” That is, they think that because they have paid Social Security taxes, they are entitled to receive Social Security benefits. The government encourages that belief by referring to Social Security taxes as “contributions,” as in the Federal Insurance Contribution Act. However, in the 1960 case of Fleming v. Nestor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers have no legally binding contractual rights to their Social Security benefits, and that those benefits can be cut or even eliminated at any time.
Ephram Nestor was a Bulgarian immigrant who came to the United States in 1918 and paid Social Security taxes from 1936, the year the system began operating, until he retired in 1955. A year after he retired, Nestor was deported for having been a member of the Communist Party in the 1930s. In 1954 Congress had passed a law saying that any person deported from the United States should lose his Social Security benefits. Accordingly, Nestor’s $55.60 per month Social Security checks were stopped. Nestor sued, claiming that because he had paid Social Security taxes, he had a right to Social Security benefits.
http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/i...
The outcome of the case would have been quite different had the appellee resided in the United States.
,
In their decision in Fleming v. Nestor, the Supreme Court further stated:

WE MUST CONCLUDE THAT A PERSON COVERED BY THE ACT HAS NOT SUCH A
RIGHT IN BENEFIT PAYMENTS AS WOULD MAKE EVERY DEFEASANCE OF "ACCRUED" INTERESTS VIOLATIVE OF THE DUE PROCESS CLAUSE OF THE FIFTH AMENDMENT.

II.

THIS IS NOT TO SAY, HOWEVER, THAT CONGRESS MAY EXERCISE ITS POWER TO
MODIFY THE STATUTORY SCHEME FREE OF ALL CONSTITUTIONAL RESTRAINT. THE INTEREST OF A COVERED EMPLOYEE UNDER THE ACT IS OF SUFFICIENT SUBSTANCE TO FALL WITHIN THE PROTECTION FROM ARBITRARY GOVERNMENTAL ACTION AFFORDED BY THE DUE PROCESS CLAUSE....

"WHETHER WISDOM OR UNWISDOM RESIDES IN THE SCHEME OF BENEFITS SET FORTH IN TITLE II, IT IS NOT FOR US TO SAY. THE ANSWER TO SUCH INQUIRIES MUST COME FROM CONGRESS, NOT THE COURTS. OUR CONCERN HERE, AS OFTEN, IS WITH POWER, NOT WITH WISDOM...PARTICULARLY WHEN WE DEAL WITH A WITHHOLDING OF A NONCONTRACTUAL BENEFIT UNDER A SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAM SUCH AS THIS, WE MUST RECOGNIZE THAT THE DUE PROCESS CLAUSE CAN BE THOUGHT TO INTERPOSE A BAR ONLY IF THE STATUTE MANIFESTS A PATENTLY ARBITRARY CLASSIFICATION, UTTERLY LACKING IN RATIONAL JUSTIFICATION.

SUCH IS NOT THE CASE HERE. THE FACT OF A BENEFICIARY'S RESIDENCE
ABROAD - IN THE CASE OF A DEPORTEE, A PRESUMABLY PERMANENT RESIDENCE
CAN BE OF OBVIOUS RELEVANCE TO THE QUESTION OF ELIGIBILITY."

"NOR, APART FROM THIS, CAN IT BE DEEMED IRRATIONAL FOR CONGRESS TO HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THE PUBLIC PURSE SHOULD NOT BE UTILIZED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUPPORT OF THOSE DEPORTED ON THE GROUNDS SPECIFIED IN THE STATUTE. WE NEED GO NO FURTHER TO FIND SUPPORT FOR OUR CONCLUSION THAT THIS PROVISION OF THE ACT CANNOT BE CONDEMNED AS SO LACKING IN RATIONAL JUSTIFICATION AS TO OFFEND DUE PROCESS."

http://www.ssa.gov/history/nestor.html

tell_it_like_it_ IS

Oklahoma City, OK

#955371 Jul 28, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Obviously you have a comprehension problem son.
... or, you're upset that I wasn't talking about one of your favorite body parts!
oh no you didn't....

'if you fail to locate the polling place in your voter prencint you will not get your ball sack washed next year!'

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#955372 Jul 28, 2013
endeavor wrote:
<quoted text>
I confess, my ability to suffer fools like you gladly is non existent. Something about out and out liars just sets me off, like the liar in chief Oblama. Sadly, virtually every lib on here fits those qualifications, not an honest one anywhere.
Like a latter day Diogenes
I continue my search for an honest liberal
obviously your search will be a long one, since the searcher is dishonest himself. Honesty has nothing to do with political standing. There are just as many dishonest conservatives as there are dishonest liberal. To think otherwise is either foolish, stupid or just plain blind

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#955374 Jul 28, 2013
endeavor wrote:
<quoted text>
Even the unemployed darkies[many on here] are starting to ask " where's them jobs you promised, Zebra boy?"
wow, "darkies"...I haven't heard that since my racist grandmother days

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#955375 Jul 28, 2013
endeavor wrote:
<quoted text>
Lying coward, show where they tried, especially when dems controlled both houses and the oval office. Show where Oblama has shreiked for cuts. You're such an easy poseur.
In the first two years in office, the most important thing was to end the job losses & put us on a path to recovery.

Cutting government spending during a recession is a f*cking stupid thing to do.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#955377 Jul 28, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"Vi
etnam War-era veterans were
the most common wartime veterans in both State (36%) and
Federal (39%) prison. Veterans of the Iraq-Afghanistan eras
comprised 4% of veterans in both State and Federal prison.
The average length of
military service of veterans in prison
was about 4 years. An estimated 62% of veterans received
an honorable discharge and 38% received various types of
other discharges." (Bureau of Justice, 2004)
How about a link to your aged data?

Sounds like Vietnam veterans were 36-39% of the veterans in prison, not 36-39% of the total prison population. Not surprising considering the huge number of draftees forced into slavery in LBJ's war.
LCN Llin

United States

#955378 Jul 28, 2013
Waxman wrote:
The DemocRAT Weener's campaign manager just went limp.
Baaawwwaaaaa!!!!!!!
"Pulled out" ;-)

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#955379 Jul 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Reminds me of a new show on television about how the brain plays tricks on us. Last night something was said about how it's too hard to make our brains believe something it doesn't want to see.
I had to pause it and look at my husband and say, "Liberals...that explains it."
So true about the the Modern Day Bigots that call themselves Liberals.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#955380 Jul 28, 2013
endeavor wrote:
<quoted text>
I should feel sorry for you, you don't exist anywhere, you're invisible. But I don't..
invisible?

like all of those folks i listed?

no one pays attention to right wing nutjobs except right wing nutjobs.

example: Obama still in the WH.

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#955381 Jul 28, 2013
endeavor wrote:
<quoted text>
Even the unemployed darkies[many on here] are starting to ask " where's them jobs you promised, Zebra boy?"
Another right whiners slinging racial slurs. Typical.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#955383 Jul 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, we are discussing government employees. It makes absolutely no difference that "most business employees are 'employees at will'. In government, people have a contract that sets out what constitutes "wrongful termination" and the employee has rights that other "employees at will" do not have. Job security is one of the very reasons people choose to work for a government agency rather than for a private employer where they are at the mercy of the "boss".
I think you are jealous because you don't have the same job security.
Time to change all that.

No reason from government employees to have any special protection.

Galt once worked for the government and hated it because there was no real work and nothing to accomplish, just show up (most days) and collect a paycheck.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#955384 Jul 28, 2013
endeavor wrote:
<quoted text>
'speaking of stats, I'm sure the dead , racist thug Tragone fits in somewhere:
After researching the FBI numbers for "Suicide of a Superpower," this writer concluded: "An analysis of 'single offender victimization figures' from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study."
Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.
Better watch your pasty white butt, some darkie is targetting you.
I guess it never occurred to you that those crime statistics might be the result of economics than of racial basis. As in blacks are statistically more likely to be poor, out of work and living in ghettos.

second I just can't imagine that there is not one case of a white male raping a black female, not in a population of 330 million people
LCN Llin

United States

#955386 Jul 28, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
wow, "darkies"...I haven't heard that since my racist grandmother days
he/she/it voted for Warren Harding
LOL
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#955388 Jul 28, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
The Chris Hayes who's married with children?
You're partisanship is ridiculous at times. Hayes, although misguided in his politics IMO, is a very intelligent man who makes very good arguments. When I've watched him I counter his arguments to myself so I don't feel the need to make up stupid sht about him.
Rock Hudson was married as well.

Tough to get beyond Hayes' overt femininity (even if he is straight) to get the message.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#955390 Jul 28, 2013
endeavor wrote:
San José State University
Department of Economics
The Nature and the Origin
of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
There has been a long term American policy of promoting home ownership. This entailed making the financing of home purchases as easy as possible. Various financial institutions were set up over time to make the securing of a mortgage quick and convenient. There once were Savings and Loan Associations that were savings institutions which could only invest in home mortgages. Fannie Mae (the Federal Nation Mortgage Association FNMA) was set up in 1938 to provide a secondary market for home mortgages. This meant that if a bank granted a mortgage to someone and later the bank needed funds the bank could readily sell the mortgage to Fannie Mae. However, in order for lending institutions to have access to the secondary mortgage market of Fannie Mae they had to abide by Fannie Mae's rules.
In the past Fannie Mae prohibited the lenders it was dealing with to engage in the practice of red lining. Red Lining meant that a bank would refuse to finance a home purchase in neighborhoods it consider high risk even if the prospective borrowers were themselves good credit risks. In part, this was because the bank did not want, in the event of default and foreclosure, to become the owner of property in a risky neighborhood. The deeper roots of the problem go back to the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.
lol! It's a good thing you don't give your source son.

You may find he's a hired gun and is an 'out and out' liar. Then you won't be able to stand yourself!

OTOH, that's a good thing!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#955391 Jul 28, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
FDR :-)
Next we move on to President Madison
LOL
FDR is Responsible for Pseudo Liberalism not Madison at least during Madison's time as President people were providing for themselves and not depending on Federal Social Programs by the Federal Government to provide for them like we see today.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#955392 Jul 28, 2013
Seven Dead After South Florida Shootout

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/s...

i thought for sure the guy would be white.

but then i always assume that any mass shooting involves a white guy.

but you right wingers will still give him a pass....he's not black.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#955393 Jul 28, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
President Obama will spend part of Monday paying tribute to one of his Republican predecessors.
The president and first lady Michelle Obama welcome ex-president George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush to a White House ceremony to recognize the Points of Light volunteer program.
"Points of Light — the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service — mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world and recognizes individuals who are making a difference through service and volunteerism," the White House schedule says.
The first President Bush established the program in 1989.
While honoring Bush, President Obama plans to announce the creation of a federal task force "to identify additional ways that the public and private sectors can partner together to support national service as a strategy for tackling national priorities."
Monday's ceremony at the White House includes recipients of the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award: Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, a retired couple of farm owners from Union, Iowa, whose non-profit organization delivers free meals to children suffering from hunger in more than 15 countries, including the USA.
The Obamas will have lunch with the Bushes and members of their family.
Bush's visit comes two weeks after Obama met with former president George W. Bush during a trip to Africa.
Old news.

Patrick is drooling in his oatmeal.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#955394 Jul 28, 2013
Waxman wrote:
The DemocRAT Weener's campaign manager just went limp.
Baaawwwaaaaa!!!!!!!
Just like you, mr for-eign-er!

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