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Friday, May 19, 2006

Illegals granted Social Security

There can be little doubt our politicians view Social Security as nothing more than a tool for buying votes. Nor can there be any doubt as to whom the Senate's allegiance falls. The only question I have is, were they born this way or are they this stupid on purpose?

If Social Security were meant to be a retirement plan for all Americans it would have been set up much differently than it is. The first clue that it was something less than that is the original exemption of government employees from the plan. It was not until the 1970's that those working for the government were forced by law to join the SS system. They were not added because of a desire on the part of employees to partake in a wonderful opportunity, but they're contributions were needed to hold off impending bankruptcy. If SS were a pension plan the government would be unable to use the funds for anything other than investing for return and paying out benefits because the money in pension plans belongs to the contributors.

Over the years new classes of individuals have been added to the list of beneficiaries, not because they paid a premium to earn such benefits, but because congress wanted to buy their vote. Now the SS system is being looted once more to by votes. Curiously the votes being bought are of non citizens. Not just non citizens who are in line to become citizens, but illegal immigrants who's future citizenship rests with the people who are looking to reward them with SS benefits. With all the angst over SS's return to insolvency for what other reason are they so anxious to hasten its collapse by adding illegal immigrants?

The inmates of the US Senate have finally drew back the curtain and revealed to whom they give their loyalty. It is not to the citizens they claim to represent. It is not to the future citizens they claim they want to help with SS benefits. It is not to the law and constitution they swore to uphold. They are loyal to themselves and the perpetuation of they're own power. The most prestigious legislative body in the land is populated with the most unprincipled and incompetent con artists in the land. The more they try to sop up our support for their "comprehensive" immigration bill the more they reveal the cynical panderers they are.

I would marvel at their accomplishment if I thought they were truly sophisticated con men, but they continue to just enflame the citizens to greater anger. They have relied on the same bag of trick for so long that there is no sophistication evident in their actions. Each statement that comes out of the senate to defend their handing the country over to illegal immigrants sounds more and more ridiculous.

Several years ago much hope was placed in the Republican majority. That hope has been swallowed up by whatever disease afflicts people that enter the asylum on Capitol Hill. Now with such an abysmal outlook on their effort to continue as a majority they are pulling the tired rabbit out of their hat by saying the Democrats are worse. Only by degree as I see it. If the country is going to go to hell in a hand basket with the Republicans in charge, why not let the experts at that job take control by letting the Democrats take over?

In the words of Howard Beale from "Network" "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more.



Anonymous Old 'n Cranky said...

Well its not much of a logic problem really but if the Social Security *system* is viewed as a Ponzi scheme and the operators of Ponzi schemes are crooks and swindlers where does that leave our esteemed elected representatives?

Actually in pretty good shape because they get to bestow exemptions upon themselves. Together with quite a bit of largesse from the public treasury. Pity they cant pull themselves away from the trough long enough to lead the nation forward.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Tran Sient said...

'Several years ago much hope was placed in the Republican majority. That hope has been swallowed up by whatever disease afflicts people that enter the asylum on Capitol Hill.'

I think it should be mentioned that its only between 1 and 18 Republicans in the Senate, which include Lindsey Graham and McCain, that are screwing things up, depending on which ammendment you are talking about. Democrats are 100% hopeless on this issue, and I think the is 100% overlooked.

11:09 PM  

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