OHHHH, THE HORROR!
PEOPLE GET FOOD STAMPS!
PEOPLE GET DISABILITY!
PEOPLE GET SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS!
PEOPLE GET 'SUBSIDIZED INCOME'!
THE POOR AND INFIRM GET HELP AND AMERICA HAS APOPLECTIC SEIZURES!
ENTITLEMENTS, ENTITLEMENTS, ENTITLEMENTS...BAD, BAD, BAD!
LET 'EM ALL DIE!
DON'T FEED THE 'MISFITS', THE 'LOW-LIFE', THE ILLEGAL ALIENS!
THE POOR ARE ROBBING US!
THE ELDERLY ARE RUINING THE ECONOMY! HOW DARE THEY LIVE SO LONG!?
THE RETURNING VETERANS, ALL DISABLED, THE MENTALLY CHALLENGED...OMG!
PUT 'EM ON AN ISLAND AND NUKE IT!
ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE SCREAMED, TALKED ABOUT, EMAILED, AND SMEARED ALL OVER MAINSTREAM MEDIA EVERY DAY.
IT IS WAR IN AMERICA, ALRIGHT, AND THE ENEMY IS THE POOR AND THE ELDERLY AND THE DISABLED AND ALL WHO DON'T FIT THAT AMERICAN IDEAL OF "REAL AMERICANS".
IT MAKES ME SICK TO HEAR AND SEE SUCH ELITIST, EGO-MANIACAL RHETORIC DAY AFTER WEARY DAY HERE.
I'VE BLOGGED ABOUT THIS BEFORE, BUT A REPEAT IS IN ORDER GIVEN THE LATEST FROM TODAY'S 'OFFERINGS' ON THE TOPIC.
TODAY, A POPULAR WEBSITE DID AN ARTICLE ABOUT A 2008 PAMPHLET DISTRIBUTED IN MEXICO, MAKING IT A BUSH PROJECT, ASSIGNING THAT TO OBAMA, AND SCREAMING TO THE HEAVENS THAT ONE GROCERY RECEIPT SOMEONE FOUND SHOWED THE PURCHASE OF STEAKS WITH FOOD STAMPS!
"THOSE ON FOOD STAMPS SHOULD NOT BE BUYING STEAK!" WAS THE CRY.
WHAT SHOULD THEY BUY....WIENERS?
***BEGIN UPDATE, AUG. 24, 2013>
MORE THAN 1 IN 5 AMERICANS WERE "ECONOMICALLY INSECURE" IN 2011.
"This economy has pushed millions of Americans to the absolute edge of despair."
"In this economy, no jobs is secure. In this economy, no business is secure. There is no guarantee that the income that you are enjoying today is going to be there tomorrow.
The U.S. economic system is slowly dying. There are many that are cheering this downfall, but the cold, hard truth is that tens of millions of us are going to experience horrible economic pain as the economy unravels."
13.9 million Americans remained unemployed at the end of 2011, 42% of whom had been out of work for 27 weeks or longer.
"108,500 Deaths in the US in 2008 were attributed to lack of adequate heat.
For every degree the temperature drops below 18C/64F, deaths go up by nearly 1.5%.”
Why Do We Hate the Poor?
November 4, 2008
<<Our "War on Poverty" has become a war on the poor.
No, really, we can't stand poor people.
We pass by them on downtown street corners as if they weren't really there. We price them out of our "new" neighborhoods--also known as their "old" neighborhoods--with little remorse. We don't drive or ride public transportation through poor parts of town. We shun stores when too many poor folks start shopping there. In other words, we don't want to talk with them, live with them, travel with them or even shop with them.
Poor people aren't poor simply because they don't try hard enough. Single moms raising a family on a minimum wage-income may be the hardest-working people in America--but no one ever talks about them that way.
And middle-class folks aren't struggling right now just because the economy tanked. If the poor can be held accountable for their economic situation, so should the middle class. And if America is a better place with a strong middle class, it would be an even better place if the poor were able to join the ranks of the middle class.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 38 million Americans living in poverty in 2007. If America's poor all lived in one state, that poor state would be the nation's largest. California's estimated population in 2007 was about 36.6 million. I can't imagine a presidential campaign that didn't make a stop in California. So why has this campaign never visited Skid Row? If we can talk about helping the middle-class in these tough economic times, why can't we talk about helping the poor?
Skills, circumstances and opportunities are often the difference between the poor, the working class and the middle class--not desire and effort.
Just 65 percent of impoverished adults at least 25 years old had high school diplomas in 2007; compared to 87 percent of their counterparts above the poverty line.
I don't think it's the poor who've given up on making a better life for themselves. I think it's that the rest of us have given up on the poor.>>
Why do Americans hate the poor so much?
August 13, 2011
<<"If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor,
either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or
we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve
the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to
do it."--- Stephen Colbert
Great quote. Any time the government talks about cutting costs, the poor are the first to be targeted. Any time there is talk of wealth disparity and of the suffering of the poor, we are inundated with accusations of trying to impose socialism, and giving something to somebody who hasn't earned it--as though sharing were a sin, and the foulest activity a human being could participate in. Attached is an excerpt of an article describing that the US ranks next to last in giving foreign aid, compared to the other wealthiest nations on earth. Why are we so miserly?>>
September 1, 2007
The Poor Will Always Be With Us
37 million Americans, one in eight, lived below the federal poverty line in 2005, defined as an annual income of $19,971 for a family of four. Yet poverty touches a far greater share of the population over the course of their lives: A 1997 study by University of Michigan economist Rebecca Blank found that one-third of all U.S. residents will experience government-defined poverty within a 13-year period. The poorest age group is children, with more than one in six living in official poverty at any given time.
The poverty line itself, which hasn’t been changed in almost four decades except to account for inflation, has been widely criticized as an antiquated measure of actual levels of need. Mark Greenberg, director of the Task Force on Poverty at the Center for American Progress, wrote in the American Prospect in April 2007:
"Studies of a minimally decent standard of living routinely find that the typical cost is twice as high as the poverty line or higher. Ninety million Americans—nearly one-third of the nation—have household incomes below twice the poverty line, a figure far larger than the official number of 37 million in poverty."
ONE THIRD OF THE NATION IS SUFFERING FROM OR IS ON THE BRINK OF POVERTY!
WITH THE ECONOMY LIKE IT IS, THAT NUMBER HAS SURELY GROWN IN THE PAST 6 YEARS!
"Waging a Living", a documentary about the working poor aired on PBS’s POV series (8/29/06) MIGHT explain the reality of the impoverished but who has watched that, and who would???
Driving home poverty’s low rank as a news priority is the fact that fewer nightly news segments were dedicated to it than to millionaire pop star Michael Jackson. During a study period that saw 58 stories about poverty, the three network programs dedicated 69 stories to Jackson’s legal woes. Of the three networks, only NBC aired more stories on poverty than on Michael Jackson (25 to 24). Moreover, in 2005, the year that saw the Katrina disaster and the culmination of Jackson’s rather less consequential trial, the networks deemed the pop star’s legal problems twice as newsworthy as the economic plight of tens of millions of poor citizens, running 44 stories on Michael Jackson to 22 for poverty.
In a handful of stories—primarily on CBS—poverty issues were discussed solely by experts, with no poor people appearing on-screen at all. A CBS story (2/7/05) on George W. Bush’s proposed budget cuts to both farm aid and block grants to fight hunger and homelessness quoted solely elected officials, think tankers and executives of food banks. Another CBS story on problems with the new Medicare prescription drug plan (1/16/06) cited only the Republican governor of Minnesota (who was concerned) and U.S. Health and Human Services secretary Michael Leavitt (who wasn’t).
DO WE CARE THAT PEOPLE, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, MOSTLY CHILDREN, ARE DESPERATELY HUNGRY IN AMERICA?
CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING HUNGRY AND HALF A NATION HATING YOU FOR BEING HUNGRY?
In late 2005, both CBS (11/24/05) and NBC (12/26/05) ran stories on food banks running short of donations, without explaining or asking why. (CBS, interestingly, had run a nearly identical story on falling food donations two years earlier—11/27/03—something it never noted in its 2005 story.) Network producers apparently had no interest in going even as deep as USA Today, which in an earlier report (11/21/05) had quoted Food Bank for New York City spokesperson Lisa Jakobsberg as saying, “It’s pretty much a direct result of Katrina”—which had drawn off private resources in part to
compensate for the lousy government relief effort.
A CBS report (10/30/06) quoted an unidentified man saying of MILITARY FAMILIES, “It’s a shame that many of them, many of them are on food stamps. And yet they’re fighting for their country.” To which Katie Couric added: “Most Americans would be so ashamed to know that.”
REALLY? ASHAMED? THEN WHO IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT THAT?
NO ONE, THAT'S WHO!
NO ONE SINCE THE NEED AMONG MILITARY FAMILIES HAS RISEN STEADILY SINCE ABOUT 1988???
THAT'S RIGHT, NO ONE HAS DONE ONE SINGLE THING TO CHANGE THE RISE, TO HELP OUR TROOPS' FAMILIES.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A CHILD WITHOUT HEAT IN A -12 DEGREE WINTER?
THERE ARE AT LEAST 20 MILLION KIDS THAT WE KNOW ARE FACING THAT AGAIN THIS WINTER, KIDS WHOSE PARENTS APPLIED FOR HEAT ASSISTANCE...AND ESTIMATES ARE THAT 1 OUT OF 2 KIDS WILL FACE FOOD AND HEAT INSECURITY IN THEIR CHILDHOOD YEARS IN THIS CURRENT ECONOMY.
In a three-minute report on high heating oil prices (2/2/06), CBS found time to include this [STUPID] interchange between reporter Lee Cowan and elderly St. Paul resident Josephine Ruiz: “It’s pretty chilly, isn’t it?” “Yes, it is.” While the story noted that “Congress didn’t appropriate a penny more than last year” for low-income heating subsidies, it didn’t find time to discuss who in Congress was to blame for this, or why the subsidies hadn’t been increased.
(NBC, 10/12/05, 12/8/05; CBS, 2/2/06) on how high heating oil prices were “forcing families who never thought they’d have to do it to look to the government for help”.
Lousy coverage, AND NOTHING CAME OF IT, NOTHING AT ALL.
THE POOR DESERVE TO BE COLD, RIGHT?
IN 2010, IT WAS ESTIMATED (BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER APPLYING FOR HEATING HELP, AND WE WILL NEVER KNOW HOW MANY DIDN'T APPLY) THAT OVER 10 MILLION HOMES, HOMES, NOT PEOPLE, HAD NO HEAT THAT WINTER. NO HEAT.
November 8th, 2010
Will you have a warm house to come home to this winter? If so, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate. With the United States experiencing the highest levels of long-term unemployment that it has seen since the Great Depression, millions of Americans families are simply out of money. All across America this winter, families are going to be forced to make some heart breaking decisions. For many, the choice will come down to either heating their home or putting food on the table.
Of course there is federal help available, but it doesn't go nearly far enough for those who are truly in need. For example, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low income households in paying their home heating bills. However, the truth is that usually only a small fraction of heating costs are covered. Nationally, the average benefit represents only about 8% of the average winter heating bill.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO THOUGHT THE GOVERNMENT PAYS FOR HEAT FOR THOSE TERRIBLE, LAZY, DISGUSTING POOR FOLK, SURPRISE!!!
NOBODY PAYS FOR THAT!
THEY CAN GET UP TO 8% "HELP" WITH HEATING COSTS, THAT'S IT!
MOST WHO APPLY ARE NOT "QUALIFIED" FOR ASSISTANCE...THEY MAY MAKE $12 TOO MUCH MONEY AS DOES ONE LOCAL FAMILY I KNOW....$12 TOO MUCH?
SEE THE PROBLEM YET?
The price of heating the average home with oil jumped 10% in 2011 to an average of $2,535 over the winter heating season (October 1 through March 31), according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). That's 45% higher than just two years ago, when the average bill was just $1,752.
The average homeowner paid about $732 to heat their home with NATURAL ABOUT $8 BILLION gas in 2011, up about 3%.
Cost of heating with propane as much of rural America does: $2,386.
Nationally, about a third of US homes rely on electricity as their primary heating source.
Cost to heat a small home with electricity: $1,315 for 5 months.
[See government stats for yourselves, doubters, if you can work your way to them on your own.]
BOTTOM LINE...FOR LESS MONEY, IN FACT, FOR 1/3rd OF WHAT THE U.S. SPENT ON BUYING DRONES, 10 MILLION HOMES COULD BE HEATED ALL WINTER WITH NATURAL GAS...10 MILLION TIMES ABOUT $800 PER HOME...DO THE MATH. $8 BILLION WOULD HEAT ALL THOSE COLD HOMES.
[WE SPENT,FOR 7,000 DRONES IN 2012, $26 BILLION, PLUS $5 BILLION FOR RESEARCH, PLUS AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT DUE TO 'NATIONAL SECURITY'. AND OUR CONGRESS HAS APPROPRIATED ANOTHER $33 TO $40 BILLION INTO 2020 FOR MORE DRONES! AND IT COST FROM $2,500-3,500 per flight hour for smaller drones to as much as $30,000 per flight hour for the big ones.MULTIPLY THAT TIMES 7,000, ANY WAY YOU LIKE.] [SOURCES:http://fcnl.org/issues/foreign_policy/understanding_drones/ AND http://afpakwar.com/blog/archives/7153 ]
For many cash-strapped Americans, the increase in fuel costs is coming at the same time when funding for the government's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, which subsidized energy bills for 9 million households last year, may get slashed almost in half.
In mid-November, 2011, Obama signed a budget bill FROM CONGRESS authorizing a 47% cut in LIHEAP's funding to $2.5 billion, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which administers the program.
THE MAJOR/MAINSTREAM NEWS NETWORKS KNOW THAT STORIES ON POVERTY DON'T SELL PRODUCTS, SO THEY DO VERY FEW, ,THEN NEVER FOLLOW UP.
An NBC segment (3/25/05) that mentioned high poverty as a cause of suicides among Native Americans noted “the problems must be taken seriously”—yet NBC never revisited the issue of Native American poverty.
Likewise, an ABC segment (1/30/04) on the Democratic presidential race focused on “an issue you will hear much more about this year: poverty”—but not on ABC, which ran only two other poverty stories in ALL of 2004.
SURE, JUST IGNORE IT, IT'LL GO AWAY...AMERICANS ONLY THINK ABOUT THE POOR WHEN TOLD TO, SO THEY AREN'T TOLD TO.
OR WHEN CONGRESS WANTS TO MAKE CUTS AND THE POOR GET ALL THE CUTS...WHILE THE SAME CONGRESS OKAYED OVER $9 TRILLION IN BAILOUTS FOR THEIR BANKER BUDDIES AND WALL STREET PALS...YAAAY TEAM??????
One nation, underfed. That’s the tagline for the new film out by Participant Productions, entitled "A Place at the Table", which looks at America’s growing hunger epidemic.
<END 08/24/2013 UPDATE>
THE SAME ARTICLE I REFERENCED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS POST SUGGESTED THAT CONGRESS IS TRYING TO TURN THIS INTO A "SECOND MEXICO"...
WELL, THE PILGRIMS TURNED IT INTO A SECOND EUROPE, RIGHT?
AND, FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW, 'MEXICO' ONCE EXTENDED FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, AND ALL THE WAY TO THE OREGON BORDER!
'MEXICANS' HUNTED ALL OVER NORTH AMERICA BEFORE THOSE BOATS STARTED ARRIVING WITH 'ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS' FROM BRITAIN, FRANCE, SPAIN, ETC.
THEY WERE CALLED BY THEIR TRIBAL NAMES BACK THEN...SEVERAL HUNDRED TRIBAL NAMES....NOT 'MEXICANS'...JUST AS THERE NEVER WAS AN 'AMERICAN' OR 'AMERICAN INDIAN' HERE UNTIL AFTER 1776 OR SO!
AND WHERE DID THE MINDSET AGAINST THE POOR AND DISABLED COME FROM?
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A 'BREEDING BOOK' OF THE OLD 1600s-1800s SLAVE OWNERS? THEY BRED ONLY THE FINEST, THE ONES WITHOUT BLEMISH, THE STRONG.
HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED DEEPLY INTO THE ORIGINAL MINDSET OF THE 'FOUNDERS' AND THEIR PROGENY TODAY?
FROM CONGRESS TO THE GUY NEXT DOOR, AMERICA IS THROWING OUT THAT "MELTING POT OF NATIONS" AS FAST AS THEY CAN, AND REPLACING IT WITH "THE RIGHT KIND".
TOO MANY DON'T SEEM TO BE THE "RIGHT KIND" HERE.
BLACKS, 'AMERICAN INDIANS', EVEN THE IRISH, ITALIANS, JEWS AND ALL ASIANS WERE VERY MUCH LOOKED DOWN ON AS 'SUBHUMANS' HERE IN AMERICA FOR MANY YEARS, AND SOME STILL HOLD THAT THOUGHT TODAY!
"THOU MUST BE WHITE" WAS THE LAW OF THE LAND REGARDING OWNING PROPERTY, HOLDING OFFICE, TRAVELING UNRESTRICTED, ETC, FOR TOO LONG HERE IN AMERICA.
"OTHERS", i.e. OTHER RACES, WERE JUST NOT FIT TO RULE.
EVEN WOMEN WERE MORE OR LESS TREATED AS CHATTEL FOR A REALLY LONG TIME AND HAD TO FIGHT FOR RECOGNITION AS CITIZENS CAPABLE OF VOTING.
THE RISE IN RACIAL PROFILING, AND THE COURTS AND LEGAL SYSTEM IGNORING THAT, PRETENDING IT DOESN'T HAPPEN, IS PROOF ENOUGH THAT SOMETHING MAJOR HAS CHANGED OVER HERE IN AMERICA!
AFTER FDR, TRUMAN, et al, INTRODUCED THE 'WELFARE SYSTEM' TO FURTHER SUBJUGATE CERTAIN AMERICANS, ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE IN THE MINDS OF THOSE WHO STILL CONSIDERED THEMSELVES AS HOLDING THE DISTINCTION, THE HONOR OF COMING FROM THOSE STELLAR 'FOUNDING FATHERS', AND THE AXES WERE SHARPENED TO CUT OFF THE 'LOW CLASS' CITIZENS, TO MAKE SURE THEY KNEW THEIR "PROPER PLACE', TO MAKE THEM "STAY WHERE THEY BELONG".
WAR AGAINST THE "UNACCEPTABLE" ENSUED AND RAGES TO THIS DAY!
ANYONE WHO TELLS YOU RACISM IS DEAD IN AMERICA IS A LIAR!
FACTS SHOULD EDUCATE THE IGNORANT, BUT THEY DON'T.
YOU CAN NEVER EDUCATE A PERSON WHO WANTS TO BELIEVE A LIE.
YOU CAN NEVER INFORM THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO BE UNINFORMED/IGNORANT.
Fact: Most Americans receiving public benefits paid for them!
DO AMERICAN CITIZENS UNDERSTAND THE WORD, "FACT"?
Not if your political parties and mainstream media can prevent facts from entering into things, you don't!
ANYONE WHO HAS EVER WORKED HAS PAID INTO THE SYSTEM, THE 'ENTITLEMENTS'....ANYONE, EVERYONE GIVEN A PAYCHECK!
Americans who benefit from the nation’s
major "social insurance programs", i.e. Social Security, Medicare, and
unemployment insurance, include MIDDLE-CLASS and low-income Americans WHO HAVE ALL PAID INTO THE 'PROGRAMS',
HAVE PAID IN ALL THEIR WORKING LIVES!
LOOK ON PAYCHECK STUBS!
THAT MEANS YOU ARE PAYING INTO THESE THINGS!
WE ALL PAY
INTO "ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS" AND WE ALSO PAY INCOME TAX, MANY PAY
STATE TAXES, SALES TAXES, THE LIST IS LONG!
WE ARE ALL PAYING INTO THE SYSTEM, OR HAVE, AND THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT IS CONTINUOUSLY ROBBING US, AND ROBBING THE VERY "PROGRAMS"
WE ALL PAY INTO!
Like private life, health, or property insurance, everyone makes regular
contributions with the expectation that, when a certain event occurs (in
the case of public benefits, that event could be retirement, disability,
or temporary job loss), they will be protected and able to collect
benefits THEY HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR! This was what we were all promised when Mr. Socialist, FDR, instituted these "programs"!
FACT: Currently, payments INTO social insurance programs represent an estimated
37 percent (or $807 billion) of ALL federal receipts as of 2011, compared to
17 percent (or $124 billion) in 1961 and 31 percent (or $455 billion) in
1981, including federal employees’ payments into their retirement
We pay in so we can take out, right? FDR and the gang swore it was "just like having a savings account for the future". People fell for that.
What it really was was a way for the government to tax, to deduct from incomes, to STEAL money from American workers so they could use that money to shore-up a failing system! How many times have they been caught robbing Social Security, "borrowing" from Medicare, misusing money that our military veterans should have available?
IT WAS DEVISED AS A SCAM AND IT WORKED!
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MAY MISUNDERSTAND THAT...37% OF AMERICA'S INCOME, INCOME, INCOME IS OBTAINED FROM PEOPLE PAYING INTO THE "ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS"!
ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS ARE HUGE MONEY-MAKERS, BUT THE FEDS MISUSE THE FUNDS!
WE PAY MORE INTO THESE PROGRAMS NOW THAN EVER BEFORE! THERE SHOULD BE MONEY THERE FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS IT! THERE ISN'T!
THE FEDS SPENT IT!
When we hear about how so many Americans are living off the government, this MYTH, this LIE is often used to perpetuate a stereotype of "poor, LAZY adults unwilling to work". THAT'S BULL!
In fact, it reflects the many MILLIONS of Americans who have paid INTO programs such as Social Security and Medicare since the things began and who, after paying in and paying in, no longer work due to age and/or disability.
THEY DESERVE A RETURN ON THEIR LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS!
THEY SURE AREN'T LAZY!
Fact: Most public benefits targeting low-income Americans are not paid in cash!Only about 10 percent of all federal dollars devoted to public benefits programs for low-income Americans are paid in cash. And of that 10 percent, more than two out of every three dollars are for Social Security disability benefits for individuals who have demonstrated to the government that they have a disability that interferes with their ability to work.
The remaining cash payments go to needy Americans under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
YES, TEMPORARY, WITH MOST PEOPLE GETTING OFF THOSE PROGRAMS WITHIN 2 YEARS, JUST 2 YEARS!
Participation in this program is low due to changes made in the 1990s that promoted work and created a five-year lifetime limit on participation.
A 5-YEAR LIMIT, NOT A LIFETIME!
ALMOST HALF WHO BENEFIT FROM THIS ALSO WORK, THEY DO WORK JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE! THEY HAVE TO!
WHO ARE THE HALF WHO DO NOT WORK?
THE OTHER HALF ARE KIDS, CHILDREN, WHOM WE DON'T FORCE TO WORK ANYMORE, THOUGH NEWT GINGRICH THOUGHT THEY SHOULD!
REPEAT: HALF, THE HALF WHO DON'T WORK, ARE CHILDREN!
AND most other forms of targeted, non-cash benefits programs such as low-income housing and energy assistance as well as higher education assistance are not entitlements.
REPEAT: THOSE ARE NOT ENTITLEMENTS!
Their funding, decided on a yearly basis, tends to help only a small portion of those who qualify. "qualifying" is something very few do!
FACT: Among those Americans receiving food assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, 36 percent of these households have an elderly or disabled person in them.
DID YOU KNOW MANY IN THE MILITARY NEED FOOD STAMPS?
WHAT DO YOU WANT...FOR OUR TROOPS TO GO DIE FOR YOU, BUT LET'S NOT FEED THEIR CHILDREN?
When it comes to Medicaid, in 2008, 65 percent, 65%, of payments were for those 65 and over, blind, or disabled.
Most of the remainder were, again, CHILDREN.NOT LAZY PEOPLE, BUT ELDERLY/DISABLED PEOPLE!
NOT LAZY PEOPLE, BUT CHILDREN!
NOT THAT MYTHICAL "MEXICAN HORDE", BUT DISABLED AMERICANS, AMERICAN CITIZENS!
WHAT TO DO? KILL OFF ALL THE ELDERLY, ALL THE CHILDREN, ALL THE DISABLED, ALL THE WOUNDED AND SICK VETERANS?
THOSE ARE THE MAJORITY!
DO YOU NOT REALIZE THAT THERE ARE LESS THAN 11 MILLION TOTAL, THAT'S TOTAL, 'UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS'/'ILLEGAL ALIENS' IN AMERICA AS OF APRIL, 2013?
THAT'S LESS THAN 4% OF OUR POPULATION!
THAT'S JUST A BIT MORE THAN THE POPULATION OF NEW YORK CITY...ONE CITY!
DID YOU KNOW THAT, OF THAT NUMBER, NOT ALL COME FROM 'SOUTH OF THE BORDER'?
DID YOU THINK THERE WERE MORE THAN 11 MILLION TOTAL 'ILLEGALS'?
AND THAT'S DOWN 2 MILLION FROM 2007!
CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW FEW OF THOSE WOULD RISK DEPORTATION BY FILING FOR "BENEFITS", FOR "ENTITLEMENTS"?
WOULD YOU, IF YOU WERE HERE ILLEGALLY? THINK!
WELL, THE PROBLEM MUST BE ALL THOSE OLD PEOPLE...TOO MANY OLD PEOPLE USING THE SYSTEM.
IS THAT WHAT YOU THINK?
WRONG AGAIN!Persons 65 years or older number about 40 million or less than 13% of our entire population!
LESS THAN 13%!Recent Census data suggest that seniors aren’t living NEARLY as well as 'official poverty numbers' suggest due to out-of-pocket medical expenses and other factors.
DID YOU KNOW THAT NO 'GOVERNMENT PROGRAM' RECOGNIZES OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES FOR FOOD, MEDICINE, CLOTHING, DOCTOR VISITS, TRANSPORTATION,ETC, WHEN DETERMINING WHO CAN GET ALL THAT "HELP"?
THE ELDERLY HAVE CARS IN NEED OF REPAIR, PETS TO FEED, YARDS TO MAINTAIN, HOUSES TO KEEP UP....JUST LIKE YOU!
SHOULD WE JUST LET THEM DIE OFF, ALL THESE CHILDREN, ELDERLY, DISABLED AMERICANS?ALL THIS IS TOO EASY TO VERIFY FOR YOURSELVES, IF YOU EVER BOTHERED TO VERIFY ANYTHING, IF YOU EVER STOPPED ACCEPTING THE LIES OF YOUR SILLY LITTLE "POLITICAL PARTIES" AND USED YOUR OWN BRAIN FOR A CHANGE AND DID A LITTLE RESEARCH!
TRY IT! YOU'LL LIKE IT!
JUST CHECK THINGS OUT FOR ONCE, SEE IF YOU DON'T PREFER THAT TO BELIEVING YOUR JUDAS GOATS!
YOU MAY BE SURPRISED HOW INTELLIGENT YOU CAN BE ONCE YOU CUT THOSE STRINGS FROM YOUR PARTY'S STICKY FINGERS THAT MAKE YOU MINDLESS PUPPETS!
We COULD aggressively act to reduce poverty, which in turn would reduce the number of people in need of basic needs assistance. This would require a dramatic shift in priorities.
Over the past 30 years, spending on education, training, employment, and social services remained a consistently SMALL part of the overall federal budget, hovering around JUST 3%, YES, THREE PERCENT!
It's estimated that spending on these programs amounted to a little more than $120 billion.
We sent more than that to Egypt!
We spend WAY more than that on renting buildings for the federal government!
YOU'D THINK THE SCREAMERS WHO SCREAM ABOUT THE "WORTHLESS POOR", THE "EATERS", THE "TAKERS" WOULD DO SOMETHING TO FIX THIS...BUT NOOOO! THEY JUST WANT MORE WARS, LESS PEOPLE, LESS RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEBT AND WANT THEIR STOCKS TO GO UP AND UP!
By way of comparison, defense spending is more than six times that amount, at an estimated $768 billion in THE SAME FISCAL YEAR, 2011.
AND THOSE STATS ARE NOT ENTIRELY FACTUAL! IT WAS MORE LIKE BETWEEN $1.4 AND $3 TRILLION ON 'DEFENSE', COUNTING THE DAMNABLE 'HOMELAND SECURITY' BS! WE WOULDN'T NEED 'DEFENSE SPENDING' INTO THE TRILLIONS EVERY YEAR IF WE STOPPED EMPIRE-BUILDING, AND BROUGHT OUR TROOPS HOME TO POLICE CONGRESS AND NOT THE WHOLE BLOODY WORLD!
WE'LL PAY BILLIONS TO BE MOLESTED AT AIRPORTS, WATCHED BY DRONES AND CAMERAS, BUT GAG ON EDUCATING PEOPLE SO THEY CAN BETTER THEMSELVES?
ONLY IN AMERICA!
THAT ENORMOUS, IMPOSSIBLE DEBT WAS NOT CREATED BY 'ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS" THAT ALL OF US AMERICANS PAY INTO OR HAVE PAID INTO ALL OUR WORKING LIVES!
BESIDES THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL INCOME TAX, WE ALSO PAY INTO "PLANS" FOR OUR FUTURE! WE HAVE INVESTED IN THESE "ENTITLEMENTS", BY THUNDER! WE ALL HAVE A RIGHT TO EXPECT A RETURN ON THOSE COSTLY INVESTMENTS!
THE GOVERNMENT CREATED SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, ETC, SO LET THEM HONOR THOSE PROGRAMS THEY SWORE WERE FOR OUR BENEFIT, OURS, NOT THEIRS!
THAT IS NOT WHAT IS BANKRUPTING AMERICA!
WALL STREET BAILOUTS, FOREIGN BANKS/NATIONS BAILOUTS, OUT OF CONTROL DEFENSE SPENDING, KEEPING TROOPS ABROAD IN OVER 150 NATIONS, FOREIGN AID, PORK BARREL SPENDING, THE SHEER COST OF SO MUCH, OF TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT IS THE REAL PROBLEM!
TO EVEN CONSIDER THAT PROGRAMS THAT ARE PAID INTO ARE THE PROBLEM AND MUST BE ELIMINATED IS LIKE CONSIDERING THAT WE SHOULD STOP A RIVER BECAUSE IT GIVES US WATER!
TO EVER BLAME THE ELDERLY, THE WORKERS, THE MIDDLE CLASS, OR THE LOWER CLASS FOR THE THEFT OF THESE 'PROGRAMS', THEIR UTTER MISMANAGEMENT, THIS LUNACY OF DEFICIT SPENDING, ISN'T JUST STUPID, IT'S INSANE!
YOU'VE BEEN LIED TO, AMERICA....AGAIN!
AND YOU BOUGHT IT, AGAIN!
AND INSTEAD OF HOLDING YOUR ELECTEDS ACCOUNTABLE, YOU CHOOSE TO HATE THE POOR, THE ELDERLY, THE DISABLED, THE VETERANS, THOSE "ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS" (BUT NOT YOUR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS!) AGAIN!
YOU'D JUST AS SOON BLAME ONE GROUP AS THE OTHER, ANY GROUP THAT ISN'T YOU, LIKE YOU, JUST LIKE YOU.
GULLIBLE SHEEP BEGET MORE GULLIBLE SHEEP.
U.S. DEBT IS CREATED BY OUR ROTTEN GOVERNMENT!
THAT IS WHAT'S BANKRUPTING AMERICA, DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT, POISONING ITS CITIZENS, ROBBING FROM ITS POOR, AND THAT GOVERNMENT HATES THE "LOWER CLASS" , ELDERLY, VETERANS AND THE DISABLED AS MUCH AS ITS CITIZENS APPARENTLY DO..
ALL THE ABOVE HAVE PAID INTO THE COFFERS, ALWAYS HAVE!
EVEN THOSE "ILLEGALS' PAY SALES TAX, CONTRIBUTE BILLIONS TO AMERICA'S ECONOMY EVERY YEAR!
INSTEAD OF FALLING FOR THE HYPE, OR SOME EMAIL YOUR UNEDUCATED, UNINFORMED BUDDY SENT YOU ABOUT THOSE NASTY OLD "ILLEGALS" AND "LAZY PEOPLE" , AND OLD PEOPLE BEING TO BLAME, WHY NOT GO TO THE SOURCE?
THAT WILL SHOW YOU WHO GETS WHAT AND WHY, IN YOUR GOVERNMENT'S OWN WORDS AND CHARTS!
WALL STREET AND THE PENTAGON, BANKERS AND FAT CATS GET A BIGGER CHUNK THAN THOSE WHO NEED IT....THAT'S HOW MANIFEST DESTINY WORKS!
ROB FROM THE POOR, GIVE TO THE RICH!
TAKE FROM THE "LOW CLASS BUMS" AND GIVE TO THE "HIGH CLASS" THIEVES AND LIARS, THE "GOOD OL' BOYS" WHO RUN THINGS AND WHO DICTATE TO YOU WHAT YOU SHOULD THINK AND BELIEVE.
WHAT A RACKET!
THOSE WHO HAVE DONE THE BLINDING LEAD THE BLIND!
Debt Will Reach Unsustainable Levels Over the Next Decade!
GO HAVE A LOOK AT THAT CHART!
http://www.heritage.org/multimedia/infographic/2012/10/federal-spending-by-the-numbers-2012/debt-will-reach-unsustainable-levels-over-the-next-decadeTHEN GO THANK CONGRESS FOR THAT, OR WALL STREET!
JUST DO STOP BLAMING THOSE "NOT LIKE YOU"...BLAME THOSE THAT ARE EXACTLY LIKE YOU!
BLAME THE BACKERS OF MANIFEST DESTINY AND "RACIAL SUPREMACY". BLAME THOSE WHO HATE THE POOR, ELDERLY, DISABLED, "OTHERS"...
BUT WAIT....THEN YOU'D HAVE TO BLAME....WHOM???
WHO ARE THE REAL "POOR"?
YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED!