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The House Fiscal Year 2019 Budget and Its Effect on Seniors

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The House Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 would make cuts to the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs and repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), actions which would be harmful to millions of Americans.

The House Budget Resolution for FY 2019, introduced by House Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack (R-AR), was approved by the House of Representatives Budget Committee on June 21, 2018.  This budget proposes drastic cuts in federal spending for programs of importance to most low- and middle-income Americans while protecting nearly $2 trillion in tax cuts, which mainly benefit the very wealthy and large profitable corporations and dramatically increase our deficits and debt.  This paper summarizes some of the key proposals in the House Republican FY 2019 budget resolution that would affect seniors and people with disabilities who rely on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Medicare

The budget resolution proposes $537 billion in cuts to Medicare which would be achieved by ending traditional Medicare and increasing health care costs for beneficiaries.  Chairman Womack’s plan assumes savings for the federal government by privatizing Medicare and shifting costs to Medicare beneficiaries.

Privatizing Medicare with Vouchers/Premium Support Payments

Under premium support, when people become eligible for Medicare they would not enroll in the current traditional Medicare program which provides guaranteed benefits.  Rather they would receive a voucher, also referred to as a premium support payment, to be used to purchase private health insurance or traditional Medicare through a Medicare Exchange.  The amount of the voucher would be determined each year when private health insurance plans and traditional Medicare participate in a competitive bidding process.  Seniors choosing a plan costing more than the average amount determined through competitive bidding would be required to pay the difference between the voucher and the plan’s premium.  In some geographic areas, traditional Medicare could be more expensive.  This would make it harder for seniors, particularly lower-income beneficiaries, to choose their own doctors if their only affordable options are private plans that have limited provider networks.  Wealthier Medicare beneficiaries would be required to pay a greater share of their premiums than lower-income seniors.

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OBAMA REAFFIRMS INTENT TO TRANSFORM US INTO MARXIST SOCIETY

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On Monday, November 30, 2013, Obama gave a talk about what he called the growing inequality and lack of opportunity in America.   He said this would be his focus the rest or his term.  This is how he phrased it.

“…. and that is a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain — that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead.  I believe this is the defining challenge of our time:  Making sure our economy works for every working American.  It’s why I ran for President.  It was at the center of last year’s campaign.  It drives everything I do in this office.  And I know I’ve raised this issue before, and some will ask why I raise the issue again right now.  I do it because the outcomes of the debates we’re having right now — whether it’s health care, or the budget, or reforming our housing and financial systems — all these things will have real, practical implications for every American.  And I am convinced that the decisions we make on these issues over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where opportunity is real.” More

The New CRAP-italism: Amnesty traded for killing Social Security

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The fiscal cliff: How to screw ordinary Americans again

The stage show in the District of Criminals about the fictional fiscal cliff,  is in full production.  Democrats are busy agreeing to cut Social Security and Medicare to appease Republicans who have now “evolved” to the point where they will support [comprehensive immigration reform].  Both factions of the one party system are trying to rephrase Medicare and Social Security as “Entitlement” programs.  That word swap is really important.  If they can convince the general public that Social Security has somehow become a welfare program instead of an invested insurance program, it will be far easier to rob peoplerydencarrot.jpg of their retirement investments they have been funding all of their working lives.

The Republican faction has now decided that they just have to give in on immigration reform.  Neither faction of the one party system has mentioned enforcement of our laws which, as it turns out, neither faction is interested in.

Of course if you would allow the government to privatize your Social Security investments somehow that would be just peachy.  You could throw at least a portion of your SS taxes into the black hole that is Wall Street and then watch it disappear into the pockets of the thugs and thieves who robbed the country blind in 2008 and 2009.  In the interim, we can stand by and watch as our retirement investments are doled out to illegal immigrants.

In that sense, Social Security has become an entitlement program.  If you are here illegally, and if you can prove you worked here a minimal amount of time even under a false identity, you can collect from Social Security.

GAO report

“Under the Social Security Act, all earnings from employment in the United States count towards earning social security benefits, regardless of the lawful presence of the worker, his or her citizenship status, or country of residence. Immigrants [both legal and otherwise] become entitled to benefits from unauthorized work if they can prove that the earnings and related contributions belong to them. However, they cannot collect such benefits unless [or until] they are either legally present in the United States [hence the Administration’s Guest Worker Program], or living in a country where SSA is authorized to pay them their benefits. [Hence an SSA office in Mexico City] Mexico is such a country.”

Democrats sell out

The offer now has morphed into “carving out sections of Medicare”.  In other words…..the District of Criminals will collude to reduce your Medicare benefits, raise your rates and reduce quality of care and access.  This will be done to avoid addressing the actual problems with the program.  There will be no discussion on capping insurance rates, allowing negotiation of drug prices or of closing the “donut hole” that was created specifically as a gift to the insurance industry so that they could profit from selling worthless gap insurance.  There will be no earnest investigation and prosecution of fraudulent claims by medical industry providers of all kinds where services never rendered are added to billing, hospital bills are padded, and other fraudulent activities go on as “business as usual”.

The well-known fraud that occurs in Medicare by unscrupulous medical providers and suppliers along with other industry players has cost Medicare billions if not trillions.  Obamacare will add 540 billion in administrative, record keeping, data basing over the next ten years, to Medicare. More

Social Security: The efforts to demonize this invested insurance

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It appears that some of our so-called grassroots advocates have jumped ship and now routinely parrot government talking points, helping to drive public opinion away from actual facts and towards what the government is desperate to have the public believe. This is quite evident in the recent article put out J.D. Heyes of Natural News regarding the condition of Social Security and Social Security Disability. Big government gone wild: Social Security on the verge of insolvency

Its hard to know where to start in highlighting the evident misrepresentation of the condition of Social Security (& disability) that occurs in this article. More

Why the District of Criminals is desperate to kill Social Security

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This is what the District of Criminals is trying to eliminate, the calling in of all the monies stolen from Social Security, due and payable to the investors in Social Security; the working class.  Should the fund actually ever incur a shortage, the Social Security Administration could lawfully force the federal government to borrow money to cover the theft and to restore the 2.7 trillion stolen so far from the fund. 

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According to Obama, he could not guarantee that Social Security checks would go out on time if an agreement was not reached on raising the debt ceiling.  Really? And just what does Social Security have to do with the unfettered and mindless spending that goes on in the District of Criminals, sanctioned by one president after another? From the CBO graph above, you can see that 40% of all receipts in the federal government come from our FICA investments.  They have re-designated our investments as “receipts”, as revenue for their use.

What will never be admitted by the District of Criminals is that if the federal government stopped seizing the surplus today, the fund would remain solvent.  The projections thrown out continually of just when the fund will run short are all premised on the continued theft of the surplus from invested workers.

The fact is that Social Security has nothing whatsoever to do with raising the debt ceiling unless of course you take into account the fact that 19.5% of the money owed by the federal government, is owed to Social Security as a result of decades of theft from that fund.  This is an intra-governmental debt; a nice way of saying we continue to steal money from the investments in Social Security to pay for lots of other crap that benefit, us and our friends. The intra-governmental debt is accrued when money is stolen from one designated fund and used for anything and everything else.  It is not money borrowed externally from countries like China and it is not money borrowed from the Federal Reserve.  It is money collected as an investment for retirement that was seized and redistributed by the government to other government entities, agencies and programs to cover the loss of revenues generated and accrued after successive tax cuts for the upper 3% and corporations. 

Retiree’s were held for ransom and dangled in front of the public as bait, but not one of those haggling over this confessed to the fact that Social Security continues to produce an annual surplus which is immediately seized by the federal treasury (IMF) and used for other purposes. 

As noted here:  Since the Greenspan Commission in the early 1980s, Social Security has cumulatively collected far more in payroll taxes dedicated to the program than it has paid out to recipients—nearly $2.4 trillion by 2008. This annual surplus is credited to Social Security trust funds that hold special non-marketable Treasury securities, and this surplus amount is commonly referred to as the “Social Security Trust Fund“. The proceeds are paid into the U.S. Treasury where they may be used for other government purposes.” More

CRAPitalism: Liquidating the elderly: Part 2

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We are on the verge of seeing the boomers, who have contributed FICA taxes for 40 years or more, pauperized.  Obama and the Gang of 6 (A very apt name, this is a criminal enterprise) are about to chop up SS, and medicare rather than cut costly and useless government programs or shutting down any of the unlawful federal agencies that suck the lifeblood out of the country. 

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It is an amazing thing to me to hear those in the District of Criminals continue to spew the mantra that increasing taxes on the wealthiest will somehow cost us jobs.  Knock! Knock! Puddin’ heads!  WE got no jobs!! We have an admitted 22 million out of work. What is your excuse now?  Where are those jobs you promised if we treated the wealthy preferentially and absolved them of any meaningful responsibility to our country?

I believe the excuse for not taxing the wealthy has long since been exposed as fraud.  The wealthy do not create jobs, at least not here in the US. The wealthy do not invest in America to any great degree.  The wealthy are not willing to make any sacrifices in order to help stabilize the economy and reduce the national debt.  Why this privileged class is allowed to exempt themselves from the burden the rest of the country has to shoulder is a nagging question many of us are asking.  Maybe God could put a word of knowledge on the hearts of some of those pious Republicans who would see most of us destitute before they called on their wealthy friends or corporate donors to contribute. 

Why is it you will tax small business owners and working class people into oblivion but refuse to tax pirating corporations and uber wealthy individuals and families that are plundering the economy and the country?  

At what point did these hard core, bible thumping, scripture quoting right wing fanatics decide that it was morally acceptable to relieve their best wealthy friends (and themselves) along with mega corporate donors from any meaningful responsibility in sacrificing for the national debt, but it was just fine and damn dandy to go after the elderly and disabled after decades of plundering the investments in Social Security. 

Obviously it is far more acceptable to put the screws to the elderly, retired or disabled rather than ask those skimming the cream off the top to contribute one damn thing to this country. 

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Social Security, Medicare & Public Education Now on the U.S. Government Chopping Block

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As Secret Deals are Made by President Obama & Members of the U.S. Congress this week
 
http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/?q=social-security
 
July 26, 2011
 
President Obama and a “Gang of Six” members of the U.S. House and Senate have placed Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid on the chopping block in secret, ongoing debt ceiling negotiations.  In these secret negotiations, far away from public enlightenment or debate, deals are being cooked-up to undermine, cut or privatize these important and highly beneficial programs.  With a vote on the impending national debt ceiling deadline these programs may be cut at any time in the next few days.
 
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders stood on the floor of the U.S. Senate several times this week.  We can support his efforts to protect these vital programs by contacting our elected officials.
 
His Speech on Social Security and Medicare is on this link:
http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/content/bernie-sanders
 
Take Action Today to Stop immediate cuts to these programs.  According to several members of congress the cuts to these programs will begin this year after proposed changes are made to the CPI Consumer Price Index so that no cost of living increases will be made to recipients, only cuts.
 
(The Toll Free Number for any member of the U.S. House or Senate is:  (1866) 220-0044)

Government Promises to Cut Social Security in Urgent Compromise

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Friday, February 25, 2011

It’s official, national austerity measures are here!  As Wisconsin protesters fill the streets because of lost rights and benefits to workers, the nation is gearing up to face similar losses with social security being cut.  Comedian George Carlin warned us that this day would come:
GEORGE CARLIN: Who really controls America?

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Psssst. Social Security. Can You Spare The Gov Another Trillion?

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Copyright © 2011 by W.R. McAfee, Sr.  All rights reserved.

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“Somewhere in a closed room—Washington, New York, hard to say— there is, in my opinion,  talk of  phasing out the most successful government program ever initiated for the common folk because the banksters, who’ve  openly  taken over the government’s finances are either unwilling  to bail it out or, since there’s not enough left in it to steal, are thinking about just shutting it down.   

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Today’s elected thieves, Wall Street crooks, and international banking cabal are trying to sell Social Security’s demise to the country in the midst of the financial shutdown they’ve engineered with its accompanying 15 million unemployed and a 22% unemployment rate  (Click here to view link) .

Without Social Security, millions more would become as desperate as the unemployed.

Desperate people are malleable people if you’re trying to sidestep a Constitution and force an elite-appointed global government on them. More

Social Security is not an “entitlement” program

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Social Security is an investor funded program that has also been used to fund the government, it is NOT an entitlement program nor was it intended to be any form of welfare.  The “entitlement” the government speaks of would be more aptly applied to them; they feeling they are entitled to avail themselves of our investments and use that money for whatever they choose to. 

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A long coveted cut to Social Security and Medicare is going to happen.  This will occur for reasons none of the politicians in the District of Criminals will ever speak about publicly.  There is far more at stake here than what the District terms an “unfunded liability”.  When you hear those in the District speak about this liability, you need to understand what they are really saying.  This is an intra-governmental debt, meaning; a debt accrued within the government. It is a liability to the federal government because it is owed to “you” and they have no way of paying it back without taxing you more heavily.  You are the “full faith and credit” of the United States corporation.  That means government runs up the bills and we pay it. 

The federal government now includes Social Security in its debt portfolio, not because the program is insolvent or ever was, and not because the Federal government has to fund it in any sense (SS is funded by your investments) but because the Federal government has stolen so much money from the fund, then sold special treasury securities on those stolen funds to countries like China to finance the massive debt accruing across the board.  Since there is no chance the national debt can ever be repaid, the Fed is now in the position of finagling the discharge of internal debt from the books.  Look at it as a form of back door bankruptcy. 

The federal government DOES NOT fund Social Security!  Social Security funds the federal government.  More

The Social Security Scam – Why all taxpayers must file income tax returns

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Reprinted with permission

 This site will forever end the conflict between the various “tax honesty movement” groups and the enforcement of the internal revenue laws.  First of all, when dealing with the federal government of the United States, one must learn the definitions of the government’s legal “terms”.  So let’s start with the definition of the term “taxpayer”.

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The Social Security Scam – Why all taxpayers must file income tax returns

          You have been told that Social Security is an insurance program run by the federal government.  You were led to believe that your income would be taxed at a certain rate for the cost of the program.  Then in times of medical emergency or upon retirement you would be eligible for Social Security benefits.  On the surface, this would seem to be an equitable arrangement.  

          But the federal government failed to fully inform you as to all of the other ramifications of applying for a Social Security number.  For instance, did you know that you became a federal employee?  Well, you did – specifically you became a member of the Merchant Marine.  You also became an employee of a corporation that is involved with importing to and from the U.S. possessions.  Another consideration is that if FICA is based upon a percentage of your earnings, then the government has somehow been granted the right to know the amount of your income and the sources of your income – this is not a hallmark of freedom.  These statements and more will be evidenced by the actual federal statutes and regulations further on this page.

          Like all great magicians, the federal government has you looking at the obvious while hiding the basis of the trick that the magician is performing right in front of your eyes.

          Lots of Americans have questioned the legitimacy of the personal income tax, but it seems that everyone just loves the Social Security program.  Social Security is the sacred cow that no one is ever supposed to criticize.  Oh, sure, some claimants of Social Security find fault with what claims are denied or only partially funded.  And lots of people are now pointing out that Social Security is not going to be solvent in the near future.  But up till now no one has questioned the legitimacy of the Social Security program.  Well, that time has come. More

Are “Guaranteed Requirement Accounts” in Your Best Interest?

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For the purposes of this satirical piece, one will need the following definitions to assist in decoding the secret methods of stripping away the populations nest egg.

SSA : Sorry Suckers All gone : Formerly known as Social Security Administration

AARP : Another Association Ripping off People : Formerly known as American Association of Retired People

GRA : Grab Retirement Assets  : Guaranteed Retirement Accounts

Introduced in the past have been Bills indicating that American Corporations are being irresponsible with their employees monetary investments (401K/IRA) and that the simple little American Folk need protecting from the big bad businesses. In order to do this, Administrations in the past have helped the under-informed idiots (us) by setting up programs that are designed to “help” us save for retirement. Seeing as the Federal Government has done such a fine job with the SSA program (never mind that for the first time since the overhaul in 1983 the program is in the red, is projected to be “less bad” and then recover nicely until it fails again in a few years) – history shows that another “assistance program” might not be such a great idea.

“While defined contribution plans have some strengths relative to defined benefit plans, participants in defined contribution plans bear the investment risk because there is no promise by the employer as to the adequacy of the account balance that will be available or the income stream that can be provided after retirement.” And furthermore, “The Agencies are considering whether it would be appropriate for them to take future steps for them to facilitate access to, and use of, lifetime income or other arrangements designed to provide a stream of income after retirement.”

We’ll just put that little data point at the back of our “unevolved-cannot-make-decisions-for-ourselves” brains until we work forward with this problem. More

The Unpleasant Truth of Depending on EMRs (ObamaCare Mandate)

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Imagine if you will an alternate universe. One where people, thousands of them, can disappear in a few weeks time. Well one Veteran doesn’t have to imagine, because he found out he apparently didn’t exist. At least not all of him…..

George Wincapaw thought he was getting some strange requests from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The 63-year-old Vietnam War veteran had had several heart attacks since leaving the Navy, submitting enough paperwork on them to amass a two-volume file at the Veterans Benefits Administration office. But in response to his most recent claim, submitted earlier this year, the office was requesting copies of medical records Wincapaw had already submitted.

Curious, he traveled from his home in Oconomowoc to the VA regional offices in Milwaukee to look at his medical file. What he found shocked him.

He wasn’t providing duplicates. Dozens of his medical records were missing.

Then the public contact representative with whom he was reviewing his file broke the news: An employee had been fired from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wincapaw’s representative agency, for destroying veterans’ records.

An official with the state VFW, which handles thousands of such cases a year, told Public Investigator the employee had shredded nearly all its veterans files – no one knows how many – after making a unilateral decision to go “paperless. More

Voodoo Economics: The return of Republican fascism

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I remember back during the Reagan Administration when “trickle down” economics was first introduced.  The idea was marketed as “ we give huge tax cuts to the wealthy and they will in turn re-invest in America and create jobs”; this was a win/win for the country.  After all, if you tax the people creating jobs, supposedly they won’t be able to create jobs.

This plan, was marketed to the public as an economic theory and plan that just couldn’t lose.  If America’s workforce would just bear the brunt of heavy taxation with no special loopholes, hedges, deductions or other tax escape mechanisms provided to the wealthy,  the wealthy would create vast and wonderful high paying jobs.  The benefits of relieving the wealthy and corporations from paying taxes on 100% of their income or profits would magically “trickle down” to the working class.   

It worked!  They did create jobs; in India, Pakistan, China, Taiwan, Mexico and any other nation where returns on investments could be predicated upon slave labor wages and government protection. Oh…and they then got to ship their crappy products back into the US tax free and we got Austin (a.k.a. Abdul) answering the phones for many major corporations.  

The wealthy invested alright; in everything and every place but America.  The economic bleeding from the US to foreign markets accelerated to such a rate that businesses literally disappeared overnight and took with them the jobs needed to keep America working.  Off shore accounts were set up to provide fictional business addresses for the stashing of funds, assets and anything else of value in order to avoid US taxes.  

The only thing that trickled down to the working and middle class was diminishing wages, a lower standard of living and increased costs of living.  Oh, yeah….and taxes went up too….but not on the wealthy.  The Reagan years marked a major event in the redistribution of wealth as the middle and working classes were relieved of ever increasing amounts of annual income and the country’s wealth was redistributed to those in the upper 3% and to corporations. More

Social Security money stolen by government

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note: The theft of SS funds has been ongoing since President Johnson took the fund out of trust and put it into the general fund to help finance the Viet Nam War.  The Bush2 Administration used SS funds to hide the loss of revenue from his tax cuts the upper 3%;  redesignating these stolen funds as “revenues” to hide the theft. 

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By ALLEN W. SMITH
Guest columnist
Published: Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 4:01 a.m. NewsChief.com 

 The 1983 payroll tax hike has generated more than $2.5 trillion that is supposed to be in the trust fund”

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In December, the Obama deficit-reduction commission will make recommendations for budget cuts that will then be voted on, with an up or down vote, by the lame-duck Congress.
Already, there is much speculation that Social Security will be one of the big targets. The rationale for cutting Social Security seems to be that, during such difficult economic times, everything should be a candidate for the chopping block, and that the public should support such cuts out of a sense of patriotism. More

The Answer is No. The Time is Now

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by: Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2o10 ALL RIGHTS RSERVED

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If I had the opportunity to sit in each living room of America, this would be the conversation I would have with each individual who believe they have no power.

America – why are we making this so difficult? The endless discussion, the banter back and forth, the reconciliation game being played in Washington, D.C., Republican, Democrats, Constitutionality?

The answer, though simple, is quite clear once the muck is removed from the discussion. No. Polite, firm and insistent. “No Thank you Mr. Republicrat. The answer to Health Care Reform is No. The answer to an increase in Taxes? No.”  Not a qualified maybe, not a “wait and see”, the answer is No.

Can one not see the return of the Republican’s to the discussion is no more than their attempt to grab what little power and money not already jingling in the pockets of the Democrats? The call sweeping the Nation now  is – “The Vote in 2010 is going to wipe out the corruption in Washington, by replacing the Democrats with Republicans.” Do you really believe that?

I say the answer is No.   No incumbents.   Each and every one of them has contributed to the conflagration that currently abides in this Nation. If you truly believe that through the election process a single one is going to carry through for your wants or needs, take the blinders off and open your eyes.

The only path to the return to simple Government of the People By the People is the People.

Not promises, additional Regulatory Practices, endless debate or bargaining. More

The Drive to Eliminate Social Security in America

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By Shamus Cooke

“What will the reformed Social Security look like? Again, the Conservative think tanks have an idea waiting in the wings: personal savings accounts.  In the same way that 401(k)s killed the pension, Social Security is set to be privatized for the mighty benefit of Wall Street.”

Global Research, February 23, 2010

In Washington each new day brings a fresh call to reform entitlement programs Social Security, Medicare, etc., (in Congress, the word reform now means to eliminate, or drastically reduce).  Tackling Social Security has been on the to-do list of the corporate elite for years, and they’re not waiting any longer.  After years of promoting this cause, conservative think tanks have now garnered solid support from the political establishment as a whole, which includes the Republican and Democratic parties. 

The newest liberal recruit to the destruction of Social Security is Thomas Friedman, the influential columnist for The New York Times, who wrote recently:

The president needs to persuade the country to invest in the future and pay for the past… We have to pay for more new schools and infrastructure than ever, while accepting more entitlement cuts than ever [Social Security, Medicare, etc.] when public trust in government is lower than ever.  (February 20, 2010). More

Untested, full of toxins: forced vaccinations are coming your way

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My recent article on refusing vaccinations elicited many comments from people all over the world.  My article claimed the WHO had claimed the authority to dissolve governments and of course, the naysayers crawled out of the woodwork saying this was not true.   I will be posting an article this evening expanding on this claim, showing how and where the WHO claims to have this authority.  In the meantime, watch these videos’ which will clarify more fully the WHO’s claim to be able in a health “crisis” to take emergency government control, commandeering police among other entities to establish a government run by the United Nations via the WHO.    Marti

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Jane Burgemeister with Max Igan. 

States fight back against NAIS

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In what can only be nothing more than a last ditch effort to eradicate all family farms and ranches, USDA has been caught repeatedly misrepresenting the voluntary National Animal Identification System and many states and groups are fighting back.

Without any approval or oversight from congress (none being needed as USDA operates as a self –regulating agency) USDA launched the NAIS with the usual bleating about [national security].  This threat was identified as the possibility that some rampant terrorist might somehow sneak some bio weapon into the country and infect a cow or corn field with some disease no doubt developed while hiding out in a cave somewhere on the other side of the world.  I suppose its possible considering how insecure our ports of entry are. 

More than likely, any attack of a bio weapons nature will come from one of the hundreds of bio labs now operating right here at home.  The US is the most prolific producer of bio weapons in the world and has created and designed some of the most lethal biological weapons ever to have been cultivated. 

Using the usual scare tactics of terrorist attacks, NAIS was launched with one goal in mind: eradicating family farms and ranches and establishing the complete takeover of all food producing lands and animals by huge multi-national corporations.  Instrumental in this takeover is the designation of PREMISES ID, rather than property ownership.

Defining Premises within the law

Premises, signifies a formal part of a deed; and it is made to designate an estate.

Estates:  Lands and tenements when generally called premises, or when particularly spoken of as, the premises, will be sold without reserve.

Conveyancing:  That part in the beginning of a deed, in which are set forth the names of the parties, with their titles and additions, and in which are recited such deeds, agreements, or matters of fact, as are necessary to explain the reasons upon which the contract then entered into is founded;

 and it is here also the consideration on which it is made, is set down, and the certainty of the thing granted. The technical meaning of the premises in a deed is every thing which precedes the habendum.   (http://www.lectlaw.com/

Ha`ben´dum    (hå`bĕn´dŭm) n. 1. (Law) That part of a deed which follows the part called the premises, and determines the extent of the interest of estate granted. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Habendum

Premises ID when viewed as a conveyance, could be construed to mean voluntarily abandoning what you owned.  You convey control of your property by signing up for Premises ID, voluntarily abandoning your control of the property and subjecting the property to the newly acquired control of the government.  Simply put:  you just gave away your property and any rights to control or use that property as YOU see fit.  At this point, legally, the property is no longer property but rather a premises and can be sold and controlled by someone other than you without reserve.

Premises signifies a formal part of a deed as mentioned above.  To designate is to name or entitle and to create an estate.  A premises has no protection under the United States Constitution and allows no exclusive rights of ownership.  Once you have signed onto PREMISES ID, you have put your property into a state of legal limbo and have agreed to the new status as nothing more than a tenant farmer or sharecropper.  Of course you will still have to make the mortgage payments until they take it from you.

Animals belong to the owner only so long as the owner retains possession of them.  Once you enter into the National Animal Identification System, you no longer legally own the animals.  They are no longer under your control, but rather under the control of the USDA. 

 

The USDA uses the term [stakeholder] to identify those who own animals, implying under the statutes and codes you are a third party interest until the legal owner can be determined.  No doubt in an administrative court which administers codes and statutes, not constitutional law. [you could not access a civil, constitutionally controlled court]

UN policy of STAMPING OUT/Agenda 21 rules for controlling access to food supplies and sources.

Using the UN Agenda 21 rules the USDA has adopted, there is no requirement for the USDA to vaccinate or to quarantine sick animals.  In fact, they don’t even have to prove there is a real threat to the animal population, or to substantiate that any disease is present or a threat prior to stamping out entire animal populations in a six mile area surrounding the claimed infection or disease.  The only requirement of the NAIS is that USDA follow UN Agenda 21 guidelines and eradicate all animal life in that area.   That means every fish, bird, dog, cat, cow, horse, deer, raccoon etc……every living thing is killed in its tracks. 

This isn’t about food safety, animal safety or national security:  this is about food access and control.

How they get away with it

1946 Federal Administrative Procedures Act.   The Administrative Procedures Act is the law which allows US Federal Agencies to create the rules and regulations they can then enforce.  This Act is a subversion of constitutional government and should be repealed.  It was another case of congress ceding its authority to a non-elected agency allowing the construction of codes and statutes and avoiding constitutional provisions and laws.

Using regulations they themselves created, in essence creating laws in abeyance of congress, the USDA can also amend any of these regulations and rules at will and at any point can rewrite their own laws.  http://www.archives.gov/federalregister/laws/administrative-procedure/

NAIS violates the 1st, 4th, 5th, and the 14th Amendments, suspending and substantially violating the rights of private citizens without so much as a hearing in congress, not that it would do any good.  Congress has shown itself consistently to support the most un-American and anti-constitutional policies and laws ever foisted on the American public and neither party is a protector of constitutional rights.

Its difficult to know that any time we are dealing with our own government or its agencies, we must constantly be on guard for hidden agendas, the hiding of hostile intent, or the practice of [altered functions].  This means that although the thing being promoted may have a good and beneficial purpose if applied as it is marketed, an altered function which is hidden, destructive or implemented with malice will be the reality.

Kudos, to all of you out there fighting this battle to keep government from controlling our land and animals and our right to chose the foods we want to consume.

© 2008 Marti Oakley

 

 

http://www.nonais.org/

Website devoted to fighting NAIS. Technical Documents section:  [Cooperative Agreements] that the USDA has with each State  and full text of NAIS directive.

 

Other resources:

http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/p141.htm

http://www.tofga.org/

http://www.farmandranchfreedom.org/

info@picfa.org 

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

http://libertyark.net/

http://arkansasanimalproducers.8k.com/

http://www.vicfa.net/

www.dogpolitics.com/my_weblog/2007/06/mary-zanoni-of-.html

www.farmandfood.org/newscommentary/articles_past/News_apr06.htm

 

Social Security……A Ponzi Scheme? Maybe you should look at your insurance company.

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If I hear one more crack pot whining about Social Security being a [Ponzi scheme] I think my head will implode.  SS is a retirement fund and one totally funded by taxpaying workers.  Even to some extent by those [have mores] who only pay on a portion of their earnings as opposed to us [have nots or have less] that pay on all of our earnings.  Come retirement day even the rich guys will be lining up for the monthly Social Security check. They’ll think it’s a really good deal then and won’t say the word [Ponzi].

 

All the chronic whiners who throw old Ponzi out there as though he was some creature from hell seem not to be aware that those insurance companies that charge exorbitant rates for policies they have no intention of honoring, are modeled on the same premise as Social Security is.  Only SS actually pays as promised whereas your insurer most likely won’t unless you sue them..and then you’re not likely to win.  Now there is a refined Ponzi scheme for you: even Ponzi attempted to pay at least some of his investors back……your insurance company has no such intentions unless forced to.

 

As employees, we INVEST in SS with each and every paycheck we earn.  The federal government DOES NOT fund SS in any way.  Currently, and for the past thirty years, SS has produced a massive surplus and is currently producing about 150 billion a year beyond what it needs to pay all claims. 

 

When the government announces the yearly budget, it is immediately offset by the amount that will be stolen from SS and used for other purposes.  So, add 150 billion to the announced budget total: this will give you a more realistic total for what the government is going to spend using your money.

 

Lets look at those insurance companies. 

 

You are forced to buy insurance whether you want it or not, if you own a vehicle.  You are forced to pay extortion rates for health insurance…..or go without.  This leaves you either very sick or on welfare or just treading water until the health issues pass.

 

But what happens to those millions of premiums paid by people who have never accessed their policies or tried to, or who were informed by their insurer that for some reason their ridiculously priced policy doesn’t cover that problem they have?  What happens to those billions and billions of dollars paid in premiums year after year to companies that have no intention of paying anything but the smallest portion of claims?

 

We don’t know what happens to these accumulated premiums because they are used for anything and everything other than honoring the policies the insurance company sold.  For every $1 that is paid out on claims, $2 is spent trying to avoid legitimate claims and even with this, they still honor less than 20% of the claims made on policies.

 

In fact, we just bailed out a few biggy insurance companies that have continued to sell policies and to conduct the business of selling [insurance] after destroying the financial sector of the country with risky business ventures that we can only speculate about.  We have to speculate because they were not required to divulge just exactly where the money had gone and what exactly they had done with it.  All we know is that it wasn’t used for honoring the contracted insurance policies they sold and continue to sell.  I call this breach of contract and you should be able to sue on that premise, but try finding a judge for that one…..in fact, lots of luck even finding an attorney.

 

In fact, a fair portion of the investments we all made in Social Security just this year will go directly to bail out the biggest PONZI schemes ever devised by people who had no intention of ever making good on their promises. 

 

And this is how we come to the [unfunded liabilities] section of the federal budget.

 

  • First we tax workers on their wages for their retirement.

 

  • Then, we make the SS trust fund available to the general fund because it has and continues to produce a massive surplus each year.

 

  • We use the money stolen from workers accounts to finance wars, to cover up the massive loss of revenues from preferential treatment of the upper 3%, and to fund the day to day operations of the government that is the thief of these funds.

 

 

  • Later, we use these stolen retirement funds to bail out Wall Street, corrupt insurance companies and all of our crooked cronies who enriched themselves at the expense of the entire country

 

  • Then we start crying about SS being an [unfunded liability] because we stole so damn much money from this program, which we never had any intention of paying back, we have potentially run it into a hole.  Fearing that the worst could happen, we present this as a false scenario hoping to convince the very people we victimized when we stole their retirement investments that somewhere in the future, at a time far, far away, this retirement investment account might only be able to pay a portion of its claims.

 

Only even that last statement isn’t true. The part about them never intending to pay it back is, but the part about it being in the red in the future isn’t.  The fact is, left alone and untampered with, SS will still produce far more than it pays out.  

 

The next time someone tells you that SS is a Ponzi scheme……direct them to their insurance company and ask them to explain that one.  Then ask them what happens when and if they try to make a claim.  Ask them when the last time was that insurance premiums were seized to finance the repayment to Social Security.

 

© 2008 Marti Oakley

 

 

 

 

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