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TTU

Saint Louis, MO

#53 Mar 14, 2013
"Entitlement" is a social construct. It is whatever those who hold power say that it is.

Presently, any existing Social Security recipient over 75 or so has already received more entitlements than they paid for. On average, about a quarter million bucks in SS and MC. If they get a Medicaid nursing home bed they will get even more.

Older teacher and public union retirees (older than their mid-70s) are also receiving a huge windfall.

And if you ask any of the above, they earned it and they are entitled. Few will admit that they are making out like bandits. Greatest generation, etc.

Problem now is that our society has experienced a power transition in some areas. Kinda like a quilt. Traditional labor unions used to largely dictate terms to the Democratic party. Now there are few traditional labor folks 9 percent and falling.

So the Dems have looked to public and service employee labor union members along with blacks and entitlement recipients to fill up the ranks. Those folks now dictate the terms to the party and hence drive the white house and senate initiatives.

Whereas traditional union folks had union healthcare, their main concern was keeping the pipeline of work going for the members.

The new power base, because they largely work for or live off of the govt, have work, or at least an income stream. What they want are: 1. affordable health care meaning everybody gets the same--got it; 2. affordable housing meaning everybody gets the same--got it; 3. educational "equity" meaning everybody gets the same education and the same jobs--got it. All paid for with a trillion dollar federal deficit every year and busted school district budgets.

Interesting times we live in.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#55 Mar 14, 2013
everything you have said rev is the truth. i'm 57 years old and i have watched my parents go though the same thing , everything you have worked for is down the tubes. i lived my job for 38 years ,had too. there are some employers that used to care about their employees but not anymore or it's very rare. the big companies are worried about profits not america. it's all about the dollar anymore. the unions were created to provide health care and safety standards.there was a time where they use to take care of the older people at work ,but that day is long gone. when i retired 12 months ago it was every man for himself and the way to the top was to be a suckass. if it was for big bizz nobody would have anything,but thats not what america is based on. when i left work i was not living for the job i had when i was 18 any longer as it has changed for the worse it was just a way to make money so i could do the things i enjoy. sad that the work force has went this way. i will say rev you are a very wise man for your age and i wish there were more like you.
TTU

Saint Louis, MO

#56 Mar 15, 2013
Anybody who was watching closely knew we were in a housing bubble. It was engineered. Wasn't the first nor will it be the last.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#57 Mar 15, 2013
well one of the problems as i see it is we are in a world market now and have no job base here anymore. unless we do something with our borders we are in deep trouble.
TTU

Saint Louis, MO

#58 Mar 16, 2013
hardhead wrote:
well one of the problems as i see it is we are in a world market now and have no job base here anymore. unless we do something with our borders we are in deep trouble.
De-industrialization of America and increased dependence on government is part and parcel of the plan. As is disarmament of the population.

Once those are prevalent, central command and control is within grasp, facilitated by worldwide real time communication and surveillance.

First on the national scale then worldwide. Once "they" have worldwide control, national borders are irrelevant and basically just become like fences in a feed lot for maintaining order. All made possible by technology.

If this goes per plan, common people will just become a fungible item, like a hammer or a bushel of grain.

In a nutshell world socialism run by an elite is the end game and we are seeing implementation of the initial steps right now.

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