Barack Obama, our next President

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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 ...

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Any funds "loaned" to the General Fund must be paid back.
The 2011 Trustees Report Press Release stated:
"Income including interest to the combined OASDI Trust Funds amounted to $805 billion in 2011.($564 billion in net contributions,$24 billion from taxation of benefits,$114 billion in interest, and $103 billion in reimbursements from the General Fund of the Treasury—almost exclusively resulting from the 2011 payroll tax legislation.)
Total expenditures from the combined OASDI Trust Funds amounted to $736 billion in 2011.
Non-interest income fell below program costs in 2010 for the first time since 1983. Program costs are projected to exceed non-interest income throughout the remainder of the 75-year period.
The assets of the combined OASDI Trust Funds increased by $69 billion in 2011 to a total of $2.7 trillion.
During 2011, an estimated 158 million people had earnings covered by Social Security and paid payroll taxes.
Social Security paid benefits of $725 billion in calendar year 2011. There were about 55 million beneficiaries at the end of the calendar year.
The cost of $6.4 billion to administer the program in 2011 was 0.9 percent of total expenditures.
The combined Trust Fund assets earned interest at an effective annual rate of 4.4 percent in 2011.
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there is no Social Security Trust and never has been one and that lie that has been perpetrated by the Pseudo Liberal Democrats since 1937 after the SCOTUS ruling in Helvering v. Davis and people believed it.

The Myth of the Social Security Trust Fund

The Looted Trust Fund Myth Is a Serious Barrier to Social Security Reform

MARCH 01, 2000 by JOHN ATTARIAN

Read more: http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/the-myt...

Creation of Social Security’s trust fund, then, was a public-relations ploy.

What happened exactly? Section 201 of the Social Security Act,“Old-Age Reserve Account,” was replaced by a new Section 201,“Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund.” The only substantial change was elimination of the transfer of revenues from the Treasury’s general fund via specific annual appropriation to the Reserve Account. Instead, a sum equivalent to the Social Security taxes received and put into the Treasury “is hereby appropriated” to the Trust Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941,“and for each fiscal year thereafter”—that is, automatically. The only other new features were a Board of Trustees (the secretaries of the treasury and labor and the chairman of the Social Security Board) to manage the fund, replacement of the 3 percent interest rate with the average rate on interest-bearing federal debt, and a provision for paying money from the fund into the Treasury to defray Social Security’s administrative expenses.

Otherwise, the Trust Fund operated just like the old Reserve Account. Indeed, it was the Reserve Account; its assets as of January 1, 1940, were transferred to the Trust Fund. Since the Reserve Account was, according to the Act,“an account in the Treasury” and the Trust Fund was “on the books of the Treasury,” the transfer was a formality. It was as if a shoebox full of bonds labeled “Reserve Account” was relabeled “Trust Fund.” Moreover, the key paragraphs of the new Section 201, for example, regarding the duties of the Trust Fund’s “Managing Trustee”(the treasury secretary) to invest the fund’s surplus in only certain types of U.S. government debt, correspond almost verbatim to paragraphs in the old one.

Social Security’s Trust Fund, then, is really a Treasury account, nothing more.

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Have you ever voted for someone that won an election? You're just a whiny harmless fool barking in the wind.
If you want to better your life, get off your butt and do it yourself instead of depending on politicians.

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Have you ever voted for someone that won an election? You're just a whiny harmless fool barking in the wind.
Nixon.
(I actually voted against Gerald Ford because he was part of the Warren Commission Report that a sixth grader could take apart. I hate to admit this, but it's true. But, without the Carter lunacy, we probably would never have had Reagan, who saved the country.)
Reagan (both times).
Bush41 (the first time. I voted for Perot because I opposed NAFTA).
Bush43 both times.

Yes, I've voted for many winning candidates.

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Romney-Ryan in 2016
Andrew Napolitano - Rand Paul/Paul Ryan/Ted Cruz/Mike Lee.

This is one I'd love to see:

Andrew Napolitano - Janet Brewer.(It's time Eric Holder got exposed and prosecuted, and I'm sure Janet Brewer would go for his throat.)

I'll bet that makes Democrats soil their I (heart) Elton John pajamas.

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Any funds "loaned" to the General Fund must be paid back.
The 2011 Trustees Report Press Release stated:
"Income including interest to the combined OASDI Trust Funds amounted to $805 billion in 2011.($564 billion in net contributions,$24 billion from taxation of benefits,$114 billion in interest, and $103 billion in reimbursements from the General Fund of the Treasury—almost exclusively resulting from the 2011 payroll tax legislation.)
Total expenditures from the combined OASDI Trust Funds amounted to $736 billion in 2011.
Non-interest income fell below program costs in 2010 for the first time since 1983. Program costs are projected to exceed non-interest income throughout the remainder of the 75-year period.
The assets of the combined OASDI Trust Funds increased by $69 billion in 2011 to a total of $2.7 trillion.
During 2011, an estimated 158 million people had earnings covered by Social Security and paid payroll taxes.
Social Security paid benefits of $725 billion in calendar year 2011. There were about 55 million beneficiaries at the end of the calendar year.
The cost of $6.4 billion to administer the program in 2011 was 0.9 percent of total expenditures.
The combined Trust Fund assets earned interest at an effective annual rate of 4.4 percent in 2011.
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this is from 1955 and people knew then that Social Security was a SCAM being promoted by FDR & his Pseudo Liberal Democrats.

The Social Security Tax

NOVEMBER 01, 1955

by CLARENCE MANION

Dr. Manion, formerly Dean of the Law School at Notre Dame, now practices law in South Bend, Indiana.

The promoters Of the great social security deception never advertised it to the people as a slick, easily collectible form of constantly increasing taxation, Nevertheless, when the original Federal Social Security Act was passed upon by the United States Supreme Court in 1937, it was validated by that Court merely as an exercise of the Constitutional taxing power of Congress for the benefit of the general fund of the United States Treasury. In substance, the Supreme Court held that if and when the government needs money, Congress can tax payments and earnings of employers and employees in the same way that it can tax a bottle of whiskey or a ticket to the ball game.

Having thus raised the money, the Supreme Court said that Congress could, in its future discretion, spend that money for whatever Congress then judged to be the general welfare of the country. The Court held that Congress has no constitutional power to earmark or segregate certain kinds of tax proceeds for certain purposes, whether the purposes be farm-price supports, foreign aid or social security payments.*

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* U.S. vs. Butler, 297 U.S. 1; Stewart Machine Company vs. Davis, 301 U.S, 548; Helvering vs. Davis, 301 U.S. 619.

All federal taxes, income taxes, estate taxes, gasoline taxes, and social security taxes, go indiscriminately into the same general fund of the federal treasury. From that general fund, Congress makes periodic appropriations for all the purposes of the federal government, including payments for social security benefits.

Congress could continue to collect the so-called social security pay roll taxes even though Congress discontinued all social security benefit payments. Congress could wipe out the social security pay roll taxes and yet continue to pay all present social security benefits out of the general tax receipts of the federal treasury.

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<quoted text> Get a map of the city of Detroit Galt and read it if you know how. Suburbanization of our American cities in the late 60's(after the Civil Rights Bills) was the new Jim Crow. "... there's a more basic story here, and it's being replicated across America: Americans are segregating by income more than ever before. Forty years ago, most cities (including Detroit) had a mixture of wealthy, middle-class, and poor residents. Now, each income group tends to live separately, in its own city - with its own tax bases and philanthropies that support, at one extreme, excellent schools, resplendent parks, rapid-response security, efficient transportation, and other first-rate services; or, at the opposite extreme, terrible schools, dilapidated parks, high crime, and third-rate services." http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-7...
Galt's map shows that Bloomfield Hills does not even border on Detroit.

As far as Detroit being segregated, that was intentional strategy by black separatists like Coleman Young who wanted to consolidate black political power by driving out white residents.
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<quoted text>"a waist of tyme"??? WOW = a panty waaist for all time.
NO *ITCH WOW = NANCYBOY, PILLOW BITER, LIMP WRISTER, chi chi man , Fagg0titindeass liberal BIGOTS
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<quoted text>"peoples grammer"??? Well, "peoples" like you could be one reason. Beyonce has completed her GED, I believe, and your concept of white sharecroppers, aka Crackers or Rednecks, says a lot about why those poor folks went to fight in a rich man's war and still cling to their Confederate flags and racism.
'Just a good ole boy...'
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Here's some interesting questions to ponder: since God is a woman, and a fecund one at that, is she grumpy and uncomfortable at certain times of the month? Does she lie in bed looking at the moon approaching fullness with dread? Can a bad man like me get into heaven by burying my face in her loins to ease her discomfort with my bifurcated tongue? What happens when she hits 55 or so? Are we all screwed then?
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Hey lily,

I know you are not here because you geriatric Democrats are never late for dinner, but I wanted you to see this anyways.

Mayors Defect From Anti-Gun Group

WASHINGTON – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is losing part of his arsenal of local leaders as more and more long-time members of his gun-control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns say they aren’t happy with the coalition’s trajectory and want out.

While the group apparently is growing in membership overall amid an effort to assume a larger profile in the national gun debate, it's turning some members off. In the past five months, 50 members of the group have quit.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/29/bl...

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I'm not discussing it, you're talking it at me.
Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Cuba, Angola, Albania, N. Korea, and Nicaragua does not constitute a worldwide spread of communism. How many of those are still communist?
That's why the theory has been discredited.
Only Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, North Korea, and Cuba. Damn near every country on your list is still communist.

So, you think there never was a Cold War?
You think there never was a Checkpoint Charlie?
You think there never was a communist occupation of all the Eastern European countries?
You think there never was a communist insergency in Africa, or South America, or Central America, or Southeast Asia?

I don't know where to begin if you deny the facts of history.
If we need, let's just list every country in the world by alphabetical order and answer a yes or no to whether there was a communist insurgency there with the intent of taking over that country.

First country on the list: Afghanistan.
Damn. Already the very first country and we have to answer "yes" to a communist attempt to take over that government.

Well, let's just go to country number two, Albania.
Damn. Another communist country.

Algeria? Not communists, but Wahhabist terrorists.

Andorra? Never heard of it, right?

Angola?
Damn. Another country in the Cold War.

Dude, do you have any knowledge at all about events in the world?
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More info for you Democrats that are always gone at dinner time:

President Obama’s latest comments on the Keystone XL oil pipeline -- including an attempt to downplay the number of jobs it would create -- are re-igniting concerns that the administration may not approve the project.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/29/ob...
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How about Hillary/Weiner in 2016!! I think Weiner scandals are a resume enhancement another’ Rising Star’ in the eyes of Liberals and for sure he’ll be able to address women issues….Right?
Yeah

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Hey lily,
I know you are not here because you geriatric Democrats are never late for dinner, but I wanted you to see this anyways.
Mayors Defect From Anti-Gun Group
WASHINGTON – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is losing part of his arsenal of local leaders as more and more long-time members of his gun-control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns say they aren’t happy with the coalition’s trajectory and want out.
While the group apparently is growing in membership overall amid an effort to assume a larger profile in the national gun debate, it's turning some members off. In the past five months, 50 members of the group have quit.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/29/bl...
Ta da! mr for-eign-er shows up again!

go home, son. go home. leave America alone
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Tits Magee wrote:
Here's some interesting questions to ponder: since God is a woman, and a fecund one at that, is she grumpy and uncomfortable at certain times of the month? Does she lie in bed looking at the moon approaching fullness with dread? Can a bad man like me get into heaven by burying my face in her loins to ease her discomfort with my bifurcated tongue? What happens when she hits 55 or so? Are we all screwed then?
Yes, she waits for you that way. You might be in for a surprise when your time comes though. Yes, you are. The good news is your mental illness will be cured for sure.

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Communism filled some of the post-colonial power vacuums, how'd it work out for the communists in Indonesia? We didn't do a thing to confront the "communist threat" there.
In the end, communism destroyed itself without ever really existing.
So, you think Sihanouk wasn't being supported on a large scale by the US?
You can't be that ignorant.
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'Just a good ole boy...'
'Just a good old bore...'
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Can you imagine being small enough to fit in a vagina? You could reach up and feel the ripples of pink flesh as they rose and fell with the rhythmic swing of her legs, touch the peyote button of her cervix and feel it twitch in response... you could feel the hot viscous liquid on your face when she got excited, the blood drooling down your lips sometimes, covering your body... and you could stick a toe out once in a while and tickle her urethra... but, of course, once in a while you'd have to have the good sense to get the hell out of there in a hurry before some 14 speed vibrator crushed you... where would you go then I wonder?
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Yes, she waits for you that way. You might be in for a surprise when your time comes though. Yes, you are. The good news is your mental illness will be cured for sure.
My time? My time? I live in the moment Wax Man, haven't you noticed? In fact in about... 1 hour and 45 of them I'm going to test your theory... bye-ee. At least something will be cured. Say, um, how's the car today?
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The It Factor in Virginia’s Governor’s Race: Modernity

It’s a winnable election for Republicans. But with unpalatable candidates on both sides, the GOP’s medieval slate may cost the party a statehouse.

If the Republicans lose control of the Virginia statehouse, blame it on the modernity gap. The question isn’t whether the Republicans are reconciled to the 21st century, but whether they have come to grips with the last 50 years.

Modern people worry more about jobs and incomes than about private consensual sex, the role that religious faith plays in health, or even birth defects. But right now, the Republican ticket of incumbent Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the Rev. E. W. Jackson Sr. seems mostly worried about sex and religion.

No wonder then that Cuccinelli and Jackson are lagging among college graduates, voters with incomes above $100,000, and women when pitted against with former Democratic Party chairman Terry McAuliffe and state Sen. Ralph Northam. The race is still tight, although the McAuliffe-Northam ticket is ahead in most polls, but not all.

Cuccinelli and Jackson’s problems with Virginia’s upper-middle class and wealthy are self-created. Just last November, Mitt Romney actually won the votes of high-end Virginians. Clearly, modernity matters.

Something has changed, and that something is the candidates. Bluntly, they scare people. Paying lip-service to birthers, clamoring for the enforcement of sodomy laws, and comparing the anti-abortion movement to the 19th-century abolitionists on the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, as Cuccinelli has, is guaranteed to give swing-voters pause.

Similarly, writing that birth and genetic defects are the wages of sin, arguing that prayer and meditation can alter the course of a storm, or disregarding the link between cancer and genetics, as the Rev. Jackson does in his 2008 book, Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life, are not paths to the center. Jackson has posited that “rebellion against God … has brought about birth defects.” Channeling his inner Pat Robertson, Jackson declared that “you can rebuke the storms in your life,” and amplified his statement to encompass “weather patterns.” Jackson also admonishes the reader “not to say to herself or others that she expects to die of the same disease which took the life of her mother and grandmother.”

Cuccinelli and Jackson should at least try to sound more even-tempered, as old-time religion lacks the sway it once had, with church attendance becoming the province of wealthier, educated suburbanites who take their religion less flame-broiled, but their core beliefs no less seriously. Indeed, against this emerging reality, the Rev. Jackson’s earlier call for Christians to “abandon” the Democratic Party is a non-starter. It didn’t happen on Election Day 2012, and it won’t happen this year either.

All of this is affecting Republican efforts in Virginia, where the GOP trails McAuliffe & Co. in fundraising, and McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli by more than $3 million in cash-on-hand. To be clear, this is not simply a matter of money. Rather, it is about Republican candidates offending folks, both inside and outside Virginia.

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