Sunday, July 31, 2011

Why Seniors Should Be Mad as Hell

"Entitlement???" What the hell is wrong here?

Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only 30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500. If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. Pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working (me) you’d have $892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years, and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month. The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madhoff ever had.

Foot Note: In 1964 Pres. Lindon Johnson put Social Security into the General Fund & took it out of the Lock Box. In 1993, Pres Bill Clinton made Social Security taxable. You pay tax on 85% of SS.

Entitlement my ass, I paid cash for my social security insurance!!!! Just because they borrowed the money, doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout! Congressional benefits, aka: Free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call my retirement entitlements!!!!!
What the HELL's wrong???

Tuesday's Daily Bulletin paper, ran two articles on the front page side by side :
1- Calif 's 20 Billion Dollar Budget Deficit
2- The Calif Supreme Court ruling that ILLEGALS can attend college and get benefits.
Why don't they just deport them when they arrive to register?
3- Last year they ran an article on the yearly costs to Calif Taxpayers from Illegal’s using Hospital Emergency Rooms for their general health care - At just one hospital the cost to tax payers totaled over 25 million a year!!!

Someone please tell me what the HELL's wrong with all the people that run this country!!!!!!
We're "broke" & can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc.,???????????
In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile, and Turkey. And now Pakistan, home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!
Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!
They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when its time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place?
We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans. AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without 'needed' meds, and mentally ill without treatment -etc,etc.
They have a 'Benefit' for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations, ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies.
Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.


99% of people won't have the guts to forward this.
I'm one of the 1% -- I Just Did

While You Were Sleeping


Here is one for a strong objection campaign----Write everyone
you know and tell them what is happening in Washington DC

1% tax on all bank transactions HR4646

Watch for this AFTER November elections; remember
this BEFORE you VOTE in case you think Obama's
looking out for your best interest.

1% tax on all bank transactions HR 4646

This government just cannot think of enough ways to hurt the American
people! I sure hope this dies!!!!!


1% tax on all bank transactions HR 4646 - ANOTHER NEW OBAMA TAX SLIPPED IN
WHILE WE WERE ASLEEP. Checked this on snopes, it's true! Check out HR 4646.

President Obama's finance team is recommending a one percent (1%)
transaction fee (TAX). Obama's plan is to sneak it in after the November
elections to keep it under the radar.

This is a 1% tax on all transactions at any financial institution - banks,
credit unions, savings and loans, etc. Any deposit you make, or even a
transfer within your account, will have a 1% tax charged.
~If your paycheck or your social security or whatever is direct deposit, it
will get a 1% tax charged for the transaction.
~If your paycheck is $1000, then you will pay Obama $10 just for the
privilege of depositing your paycheck in your bank. Even if you hand carry
your paycheck or any check into your bank for a deposit, 1% tax will be
~You receive a $5,000 stock dividend from your broker, Obama takes $50 just
to allow you to deposit that check in the bank.
~If you take $1,000 cash to deposit at your bank, 1% tax will be charged.

Mind you, this is from the man who promised that, if you make under $250,000
per year, you will not see one penny of new tax. Keep your eyes and ears
open, you will be amazed at what you learn about this guy's under-the-table
moves to increase the number of ways you are taxed.

~Oh, and by the way, you receive a refund from the IRS next year and you
have it direct deposited or you walk in to deposit that check, you guessed
it. You will pay a 1% charge of that money just for putting it in your bank.
Remember, any money, cash, check or whatever, no matter where it came from,
you will pay a 1% fee if you put it in the bank.

Some will say, oh well, it's just 1%. Are you kidding me? It's a 1% tax
increase across the board. Remember, once the tax is there, they can also
raise it at will. And if anyone protests, they will just say, "oh,that's not
really a tax, it's a user fee"! Think this is no big deal? Go back and look
at the transactions you made from last year's banking statements. Then add
the total of all those transactions and deduct 1%. Still think it's no big
The entitlement people will think that they will not be affected but won't
they be surprised when the gov decides to pay all social security payments
by direct deposit and they automatically lose 1%,   

Charley Reese last column from the Orlando Sentinel

Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel...

He has been a journalist for 49 years.

He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000 People

Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.


Tax his land,

Tax his bed,

Tax the table,

At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,

Tax his mule,

Teach him taxes

Are the rule.

Tax his work,

Tax his pay,

He works for

peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow,

Tax his goat,

Tax his pants,

Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,

Tax his shirt,

Tax his work,

Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,

Tax his drink,

Tax him if he

Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,

Tax his beers,

If he cries

Tax his tears.

Tax his car,

Tax his gas,

Find other ways

To tax his glass.

Tax all he has

Then let him know

That you won't be done

Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;

Then tax him some more,

Tax him till

He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,

Tax his grave,

Tax the sod in

Which he's laid...

Put these words

Upon his tomb,

'Taxes drove me

to my doom...'

When he's gone,

Do not relax,

It’s time to apply

The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax

Building Permit Tax

CDL license Tax

Cigarette Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Dog License Tax

Excise Taxes

Federal Income Tax

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)

Fishing License Tax

Food License Tax

Fuel Permit Tax

Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)

Gross Receipts Tax

Hunting License Tax

Inheritance Tax

Inventory Tax

IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)

Liquor Tax

Luxury Taxes

Marriage License Tax

Medicare Tax

Personal Property Tax

Property Tax

Real Estate Tax

Service Charge Tax

Social Security Tax

Road Usage Tax

Recreational Vehicle Tax

Sales Tax

School Tax

State Income Tax

State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)

Telephone Federal Excise Tax

Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax

Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes

Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax

Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax

Telephone State and Local Tax

Telephone Usage Charge Tax

Utility Taxes

Vehicle License Registration Tax

Vehicle Sales Tax

Watercraft Registration Tax

Well Permit Tax

Workers Compensation Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

Sweet Treat from the FRG Mailbag

Thanks vet John

Career Politicians do not care about you.
Never vote for an incumbent.

Obituary--Very Interesting

In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinborough, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of overnment. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage."

The Obituary follows:

Born 1776, Died 2008

It won't hurt to read this several times.

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:

Number of States won by: Obama: 19, McCain: 29

Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 & McCain: 2,427,000

Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million. McCain: 143 million.

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 & McCain: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's - and they vote - then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message.

If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

This is truly scary! Of course we are not a democracy, we are a Constitutional Republic. Someone should point this out to Obama. Of course we know he and too many others pay little attention to The Constitution.

There couldn't be more at stake than on Nov 2012. If you as concerned as I am please pass this along.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Taxation Without Representation

You're probably wondering why you haven't heard from me in a month.  So much has been going on in the World and so much to digest.  Currently our government is in turmoil and a great battle to stop creeping Marxist Socialism and complete collapse of our economy due to unbridled spending by our current poser in chief.  For most of us we feel we have no representation in the white house.

I have been pondering for the last month what I wanted to talk about.  To Share.  What has become important to me and my family.

I came to the conclusion that the most important thing is the willingness to give up perceived security to fight for preserving our freedom and American way of life.

We have been covertly taxed and outright robbed to help keep career politicians in office with lifetime benefits paid for by us to create laws,regulations and more taxes to bankrupt us and our country.  How stupid are we?  It is time we take back our paychecks and full responsibility for ourselves and our families.  No more representatives with no more intelligence than a bag of hammers determining where our money can best be spent and how much we get to keep. 

Here's an old term.  Self determination.   It is a concept that so many immigrants made sacrifices to come here for and used to make something of themselves.  The ability to determine your own future by the sweat of your brow. 

Americans have discovered that those perceived safety nets they thought they paid into all these years are nothing but a scam to con you into willing giving up more of your paycheck to line the pockets of politicians and these days nothing more than carpetbaggers with your hard earned money.

During LBJ's administration the boomer Social Security surplus was placed into the general funds used primarily to pay off  re-election votes with pork projects.  This action was warned about by even Social Marxist FDR.

Now we have found out that America has been borrowing money to stay a float and over printing money reducing the value of the dollar so low that third world countries no longer see the dollar as stable enough to use as the currency of trade when buying oil.  Since when do we borrow when we don't need to start any of these unnecessary government departments and social programs that are ineffectual and are redundant to state programs.  Since when does the Federal Government do what is the State's job.

It is time to stop this now run a way train to socialism and economic collapse and take back our country and stop delegating our responsibilities. Write,call,email your representatives of any party that you do not want to continue raising the credit limit of American's credit card to enable them to go on out of control spending.  Like a teenager away at college with mom and dad's credit card for emergencies only we can not and  will  not tolerate DC spending away our old age monies and the inheritances we planned on leaving our children.  If they wish to live the high life let them go out and start a business or get a job.  Enough is Enough.  And they will honor the folks on Social Security and Medicaid and the Vets and the costs of defending this country the promises they made and people in good faith invested in for the betterment of Americans.  Anything else will go out the door including Obamacare.

And if Obama continues to be an arrogant stumbling block go forward with impeachment based on eligibility fraud and lock him up in the federal pen and throw away the key.  Clear the house of his co conspirators as well if they continue being stumbling blocks.

Lets reestablish our country back on a firm foundation of smaller government.  Less regulation and social programs and improved civil defence and then maybe we will have a government that truly represents.