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President Johnson wanted guns and butter and a balanced budget. How to do it? By executive order the trust fund became fair game and Congress has been spending it like it was going out of style. Since then there was always a crises concerning the future availability for retirement money. Since then our Social Security number has become unofficially our national identification number. Since then Social Security benefits may be taxable. I have seeing fixes like raising the retirement age or raising the Social Security tax.
The result is that Social Security isn’t secure, the quick fixes forces the workers to work longer, and Congress has more money to spend on pork but Social Security has not been fixed. Yes, Obama and democrats the poor are suffering more because of the cash in their pocket is less because of taxes, have a shorter retirement time to enjoy their fruits of labor and very possible that some of their retirement benefits are taxed. Nice going.p>The Democrats say that privatizing S.S. would hurt the needy. From what I read that would be an option and only part could be privately invested. Either way they would be protected. The IRA program offers higher returns than the return that Social Security has and is offering. br> — Tom MacKay br> Pennsylvania /p> p> HE’S BAAA-AAAK br> Re: Mike Dooley’s letter (under “Think Before You Write”) in Reader Mail’s All Power to the Palin : /p>
Being a bright guy, I suspect that Mike Dooley already knows that one could lift the words “lib” “liberal” and “right” from his letter and insert in their place the words “con” “conservative” and “left” without changing a single other word and you would have a fair approximation of how some liberals view their counterparts.
Mr. Dooley writes: “While denouncing the purported hatred, vitriol, and narrow-mindedness of the right, they spit out indignation and outrage in unmistakable colors of hate.” Purported? One would think Mr. Dooley has never read a single letter from other conservatives who write in response to articles in TAS. There is plenty of hatred, vitriol and narrow-mindedness on both sides of the cultural divide; most of it, thankfully, from the fringes.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?