Paycheck Politics Could Be Here to Stay

Paycheck Politics Could Be Here to Stay

There are 13 comments on the Roll Call story from Jan 24, 2013, titled Paycheck Politics Could Be Here to Stay. In it, Roll Call reports that:

Longtime Rep. Dan Lungren lost re-election last year in part because of redistricting that favored Democrats.

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America Once Beautiful

Medford, NY

#1 Jan 25, 2013
The third rail of politics is still Social Security. That's why socialist programs like it continue to pose such a danger to The Republic and are so embraced by the Democrats.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#2 Jan 25, 2013
GALLUP: Obama's Fourth Year in Office Most Polarized In History...
Ed Ortiz

AOL

#3 Jan 25, 2013
Be grateful. The impending Nightmare is better than it could be if Obama's plan was to foment a violent, destructive Civil War like Castro did when he took over Cuba. Obama's plan is more like rule by Mob ala Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jan 25, 2013
America Once Beautiful wrote:
The third rail of politics is still Social Security. That's why socialist programs like it continue to pose such a danger to The Republic and are so embraced by the Democrats.
That's right. It is important to take all the money seniors have paid in for decades and give it to a few rich people. Just think how much they will donate to specific election campaigns with that extra dough. Why if we don't give more and more money to the rich, where will they get it? Heaven forbid they would have to actually work.
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#5 Jan 25, 2013
President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said that Obama did not have the power to make three recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board.

The unanimous decision is an embarrassing setback for the president, who made the appointments after Senate Republicans spent months blocking his choices for an agency they contended was biased in favor of unions. Low blow to Odumbo, high five for business owners.
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#6 Jan 25, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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That's right. It is important to take all the money seniors have paid in for decades and give it to a few rich people. Just think how much they will donate to specific election campaigns with that extra dough. Why if we don't give more and more money to the rich, where will they get it? Heaven forbid they would have to actually work.
Or give it to the 30 year olds with "mental issues", or the career welfare reformed, or the illegals. It's a shell game with our "investment".
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#7 Jan 25, 2013
America Once Beautiful wrote:
The third rail of politics is still Social Security. That's why socialist programs like it continue to pose such a danger to The Republic and are so embraced by the Democrats.
"Social security has nothing to do with the deficit. Social Security is totally funded by the payroll tax levied on employer and employee. Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or raising or lowering the deficit.

Ronald Reagan
Dane Thorsen

AOL

#8 Jan 25, 2013
Gary wrote:
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"Social security has nothing to do with the deficit. Social Security is totally funded by the payroll tax levied on employer and employee. Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or raising or lowering the deficit.
Ronald Reagan
Yep....It was true 25 YEARS AGO. Now the Trust Fund has been spent and our kids are so screwed.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jan 28, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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Or give it to the 30 year olds with "mental issues", or the career welfare reformed, or the illegals. It's a shell game with our "investment".
I don't mind a thousand a month to some guy who really needs it to keep from shooting up schools. On the other hand, I object to giving trillions to some guy just because he is rich enough to afford lobbyists and donates a lot to republicans.
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#10 Jan 28, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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I don't mind a thousand a month to some guy who really needs it to keep from shooting up schools. On the other hand, I object to giving trillions to some guy just because he is rich enough to afford lobbyists and donates a lot to republicans.
Weren't you the guy who didn't believe that someone who was 30 years old could be receiving SS; and your wife has a condition and can't even get on it?
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 28, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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Weren't you the guy who didn't believe that someone who was 30 years old could be receiving SS; and your wife has a condition and can't even get on it?
You are correct. You can't get disability at age 30. If you have a condition, and you have worked 40 quarters and have paid into the fund for that long, then it might be considered. If you become disabled before you reach 40 quarters you are out of luck. Typically all are refused, unless you have enough money to hire a good lawyers who will only take a portion of what you receive. There are a lot of lawyers who advertise, but when you talk with them, the first question they ask is how many quarters have you worked.(It comes even before they ask what is the disability.)
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#12 Jan 28, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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You are correct. You can't get disability at age 30. If you have a condition, and you have worked 40 quarters and have paid into the fund for that long, then it might be considered. If you become disabled before you reach 40 quarters you are out of luck. Typically all are refused, unless you have enough money to hire a good lawyers who will only take a portion of what you receive. There are a lot of lawyers who advertise, but when you talk with them, the first question they ask is how many quarters have you worked.(It comes even before they ask what is the disability.)
That's interesting.. I know a woman who NEVER worked, she collects her father's SS (he passed). She is in her 40's. SSI instead of SSD.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jan 28, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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That's interesting.. I know a woman who NEVER worked, she collects her father's SS (he passed). She is in her 40's. SSI instead of SSD.
Yea, there is plenty of corruption in the system. They spend a lot, but it doesn't go to those who qualify, or to those who earned it. Mostly it goes to those willing to bend the rules, or who have relative in powerful places.

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