A Primer in Owellian Doublespeak
I had the misfortune of watching DNC Chairperson Tim Kaine on Fox & Friends yesterday. The disingenuousness of his remarks was stunning to behold. Everything the Fox(y) lady asked was met with one unchallenged talking point after another. So, I decided to form a rebuttle.
First, he blamed “gridlock in Washington” for the various failures of the O’Drama Administration. I could hardly believe my ears. Did I wake up in a parallel Universe somewhere? Or am I still living in a country where the Dems have a near-filibuster proof majority in the Senate (and had one sho’ nuff over the past several months)? Is this still the place where the Dems own Congress? What about the WH? Did something happen during the night which removed the very RED Marxist-in-Chief and the entire cadre of socialist sycophants who now so irreverently occupy the WH? Nope. It’s still the DEMS in control. What could Mr. Kaine POSSIBLY mean?
Next, in this Alice-in-Wonderland sojourn through the Dem Chair’s cavernous and mostly empty recollection, he opines that “the President is tuned in to what the American people are saying about jobs.” Oh yeah? Gee. When did that happen? Everytime I’ve heard the Narcissist-in-Chief open his mouth lately it’s been about “the American people’s” universal desire for universal healthcare. (And just as a side note, the two are mutually exclusive. A job “created” in the gubmint [or as a result of gubmint regulation] is simply one taken from the private sector. It’s like printing money — it seems nice, but there’s no net gain and a huge downside.) Well, I guess I should just shut up and be glad that, after I don’t know how many months of 6%, 8% and even over 10% unemployment, O’Drama is now on the case hammer and tong (or hammer and sickle.) Thank goodness for small favors. Hopefully it won’t take him more than a year to realize when something serious is happening to this country, like a war on terror or something — no wait…yeah, forget that for now.
O.K. In any case, he’s got it now. So, what does the “Man from Honolulu” plan to do about the massive hemorrhaging of U.S. jobs? MIrabile Dictu!! A cap gains tax for small business! Whodathunkit?? But wait, seems like I’ve heard that one before. Oh yes, that’s right. He promised that very thing during the campaign as well. And during the first SOTU Address also. And just last night too. I’ve never been to New York City (get a rope), but isn’t this kinda like that game those nice fella’s on the street play with the tourists? You know, the one where we get to guess which shell the peanut is under. I think there is also a version which uses playing cards as well. Three-Card-Baracky or something like that, isn’t it?. (I’m just a hick. I’ve never been north of D.C. in this country.)
In fact, Dems in general have a long history of playing such games with the citizenry. Take Social Security for instance:
Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn’t know this. It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it. Be sure and show it to your kids. They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts!!!
Our Social Security
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:
1.) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary,
No longer Voluntary
2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program,
Now 7.65% (6.2% of the first $106,800 for Social Security + 1.45% of total for Medicare…and the employer matches that amount)
3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year,
No longer tax deductible
4.) That the money the participants put into the independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and,
Under Johnson the money was moved to The General Fund and Spent
5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.
Under Clinton & Gore
Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed
Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and may now be receiving a Social Security check every month — and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to ‘put away’ — you may be interested in the following:
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Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically controlled House and Senate.
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Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?
A: The Democratic Party.
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Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the ‘tie-breaking’ deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the US
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Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?
AND MY FAVORITE:
A: That’s right!
Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!
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Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!
And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!
If enough people understand this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will evolve. Maybe not, some Democrats are awfully sure of what isn’t so.
But it’s worth a try. Actions speak louder than bumper stickers.
AND CONGRESS GIVES THEMSELVES 100% RETIREMENT FOR ONLY SERVING ONE TERM!!!
ALL gubmint programs start out this way.
“When Wilson signed the (income tax) bill in October, it included an income tax of 1 percent on individual income over $3,000. (That’s $65,011.21 in 2009 dollars” Sound familiar? Odrama promises to tax only those with incomes over $250,000. And Universal Healthcare won’t result in rationing or, dare I say it, death panels.
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. --Thomas Jefferson