Browsing All posts tagged under »Social Security«

Not A Party Pooper

January 12, 2017 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ “I like birthdays,” said my granddaughter last year. “You get presents. You turn another number.” She had just turned five. “Next year, I’ll be six,” she added matter-of-factly and that day comes Saturday. She’s a New-Year’s-Eve baby who arrived just in time to give her parents a tax deduction for 2010. […]

Help Wanted: Principled, Conservative Leaders

December 31, 2013 by


By Star Parker ~ As 2013 comes to a close, it’s as good a time as any to do some national soul searching. Polls show that three out of four Americans say the nation is on the wrong track. Disapproval ratings of our president are lodged above fifty percent. Clearly, whatever was generating the glow […]

Give Low Income Earners Exit From Social Security

December 21, 2013 by


By Star Parker ~ Americans now in their forties and younger, who will be retiring in 20 years or more, will receive only 75 percent of their promised benefits. A new study just published by the National Institute on Retirement Security – “Race and Retirement Insecurity in the United States”- presents a dismal snapshot of […]

Replace Social Security With Personal Retirement Accounts

June 15, 2013 by


By Star Parker ~ The annual Trustees Report for Social Security has just been issued and the news is that there is no news. Social Security is on its way over a fiscal cliff – just as we hear every year when the report is issued. According to this year’s report, Social Security will be […]

Centralizing Power Is Really Expensive

February 6, 2013 by


The Patriot Post ~ The Foundation “[W]hen all government … shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another.” –Thomas Jefferson Editorial Exegesis “The latest Congressional Budget Office calls the lie on President Obama’s claim that the nation’s debt crisis can […]

Working Into the Grave

January 28, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Believe it or not, there was a time when, if you turned 65 and retired, you could expect to live in reasonable comfort. Social Security covered a portion of your expenses; your savings account yielded a modest amount of interest, and, if you had made investments, stock dividends provided a safety […]

This Way to the Poorhouse

September 15, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba On Tuesday, September 13, Reuters news service reported “Number of poor hit record 46 million in 2010.” Another new record set by the Obama administration and a President who has been out campaigning to “Pass this jobs bill now.” “The number of poor Americans in 2010,” Reuters reported, “was the largest in the […]

If I Were Dictator (Part 11)

June 29, 2011 by


By Marlin6 On 02/05/2008, I authored a post “Benevolent Dictators Make Good Government”. Examples are King David – Israel – (1010 BC –970 B.C.) in ancient times and General Douglas McArthur – Japan – (1945 –1947) in modern times. I started musing about what I would do if I were absolute dictator of the United […]

The Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and Social Security – Priceless

March 7, 2011 by


By Frank Hill Ever wonder how things get done in Washington? Compromises are made; deals are cut and hopefully everyone gets an equal amount of satisfaction out of it.  (‘Shared pain’ is also a desirable outcome but no one really ‘likes it’, do they?) There is a fascinating new documentary out on PBS now, (better […]

Social Security: An Example Of Government Rigor Mortis

October 3, 2010 by


By Star Parker Keeping government limited is a practical approach to governing that opens the door to growth and prosperity. Why? Consider a fundamental difference between business and government. Any businessman operating successfully is in touch with reality, with change, and acts with speed to make adjustments necessary to survive. Businesses are not democracies, so […]

Things to Consider

August 12, 2010 by


I really like the first one. Let’s push for it! Call or email your Congress Person.   –Al Every Bill Should State Its Constitutional Authority, Republican Congressman Says ( – A Republican congressman says all bills introduced in Congress should include a statement setting forth the specific constitutional authority under which a law is being enacted. […]

Paul Ryan Strikes Back at ‘Intellectually Lazy’ Paul Krugman

August 11, 2010 by


By Noel Sheppard Republican Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has struck back at Paul Krugman calling the New York Times columnist “intellectually lazy.” As NewsBusters reported Saturday, Krugman wrote an article the previous day castigating Ryan as “The Flimflam Man” calling the Congressman a “charlatan” and a “fraud” while claiming his “Roadmap” to balance the […]

From Hope and Change to Hopeless Chicanery + More

August 9, 2010 by


The Patriot Post Brief The Foundation “There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises.” –James Madison Publisher’s Note Today’s Brief will be the only edition of The […]

Obama’s Land Grab Nightmare

July 29, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba There are ten planks in the Communist Manifesto and it will come as no surprise to anyone to discover that they are being implemented by the Obama administration in league with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The first plank called for the abolition of all private property […]

Pols Ignore Public to Push Their Own Agendas + More

July 28, 2010 by


The Patriot Post Chronicle The Foundation “We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” –Thomas Jefferson Editorial Exegesis “A major poll just gave Congress a favorability rating of 11% — lowest in history. Never, it seems, have our representatives in Washington been so disconnected from the people they purport to serve. The […]

Social Security Fraud Rampant – Threats To Privacy Increase

May 13, 2010 by


By Jim Kouri CPP In 1936, the Social Security Administration established the Social Security number to track worker’s earnings for Social Security benefit purposes. Despite its narrowly intended purpose, the SSN is now used for a myriad of non-Social Security purposes. Today, SSNs are used, in part, as identity verification tools for services such as […]

MY State Of The Union

January 26, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba Each one of us has their own “state of the union” so far as the economy is concerned. Much of the workforce receives a paycheck, but many of those jobs have ceased to exist. Other jobs involve contract services. A reported 10% of the workforce is unemployed and the likelihood is that […]

The Devil In The Details

May 14, 2009 by


By Nancy Morgan The change Obama has promised, and the American people have voted for, is here. And its not pretty. Defying history, reality and common sense, Obama’s $3.5 trillion budget resolution passed by Congress earlier this month signals a dramatic shift in the priorities and scope of the federal government. Not that most Americans […]

‘Immigration’ Lobby To Petition Obama On ‘Reforms’

November 15, 2008 by


MAIN ARTICLE from FAMILY SECURITY MATTER’S Micheal Cutler An article that appeared this week in the El Paso Times makes it clear that even before President Bush leaves office, the lobbyists who advocate for open borders and massive amnesty programs for millions of illegal aliens whose true identities, backgrounds, affiliations and intentions can never be […]

How America Has Changed

November 10, 2008 by


Alan Caruba Many of those who helped elect Barack Obama as the next President represent a very different generation of Americans from earlier ones. They have passed through the politically correct indoctrination of government/union controlled schools and have little accurate knowledge of history, geography, or civics with which to make informed judgments. They are more […]

Should The U.S. Boycott The Beijing Olympics?

April 28, 2008 by


In response to China’s crackdown on pro-Tibet sympathizers and its continued support of the Sudanese genocide in Darfur, pressure is mounting on the U.S. to boycott this summer’s Olympics in Beijing. Read more at Parade Magazine and take their poll. My question is WHY DID THOSE IDIOTS Choose China in the First Place? The Olympic […]

Social Security – The Great Ponzi Scheme

April 6, 2008 by


By Marlin6 Social security is not even on the radar screen in this election cycle. In the 19th Century, German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck had a big idea – that a worker with a pension depends on the state and is a more docile worker. He invented a pay-as-you-go social security system with a moral […]