Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Seniors on Social Security

Setting the Record straight
I received the following in an email the other day, and I thought it was worth sharing. Read on:

Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming , Co-Chair of Obama's deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared "Social Security" to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats August, 2010.

Here's a response in a letter from a unknown fellow in Montana .... I think he is a little ticked off! He also tells it like it is!


"Hey Alan, let's get a few things straight..
1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).. (Note I said "paying". Social Security is NOT an entitlement as you would have us think. We PAID for that right, unlike you Congressional 'employees'.)

3. My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud.

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.

5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.

To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling out your incompetence. Well, Captain Bull, I have a few questions for YOU.

1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual,have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain Bull, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the "greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow nutcases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers.

And for what? Votes. That's right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.
And you can take that to the bank.

A Good Day of Fishing 
IMG_1064We went fishing yesterday. All five of us. That was George, Linda, and Nancy plus Beverly and I. We caught eight nice Lake Trout and one smallmouth bass. I was excited that my Beverly caught her first Lake Trout. 

Yes, we had a nice stringer. I cleaned the fish after we returned home. So now we have an ample supply of fish. So we’re planning a fish fry soon.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
There are three keys to making a good speech: (1) A good introduction. (2)A good ending. And... (3) keeping them close together.

Quote of the Day
"How's your new job at the factory?"
one guy asked another. "I'm not going back there."
"Why not?" "For many reasons," he answered. "The sloppiness, the shoddy workmanship, the awful language ... they just couldn't put up with it."
— Mell Lazarus

Joke of the Day

An old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home.

He followed me into the house, down the hall, and fell asleep on the couch. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back, resumed his position on the couch and slept for an hour. This continued for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: "Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap."

The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar: "He lives in a home with four children -- he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?"

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