The “I’ve paid in all my life” fallacy —- Social benefits are often sold as insurance-based schemes. But they don’t work that way

If there is one thing that will get people worked up it’s talking about the real nature of Social Security.

Social Security is not an insurance product. It is pay as a society goes. Payroll taxes pay for people currently on Social Security. Then, one day the payers become payees. Or that’s how it’s supposed to work. But what happens when one generation (the baby boomers) is larger than the following generation?

And that’s just one of the giant problems that need to be confronted with Social Security.

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Obama can’t help but pop off when he hangs out with Merkel : Please Mr. former Pres., you’ve really done enough already, let America recover from your presidency

Obama is a failed president in most respects. Though I will grant that he is a re-elected failed president which makes his case all the more odd. His one “accomplishment” was Obamacare which has proven a failure and is currently imploding.

He lost the House. He lost the Senate. He blew up Libya. He helped spark the unrest in Syria. His IRS persecuted those who called for the rule of law.  The economy sputtered and sputtered more.

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Is income inequality actually bad?

Castro and Chavez, the 2 richest guys in their respective socialist countries when they were alive.
But you can’t take it with you can you boys?

 

One can seek to have equality under the law. This must always be a goal. Seeking equality of income however is just stupid. Why should people make nearly the same income if they have widely varying skill levels and contribute to society, the marketplace, the world, to greater or lesser degrees? 

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Trump’s rural voters fighting to keep their land from a growing web of pipelines (It’s happening in ACC’s backyard, almost literally)

This is certainly true where I live. Here the Democratic governor, former DNC head (I still can’t believe he got elected) Terry McAuliffe gave the green light to a new pipeline which will be owned and operated by Dominion Power which the company hopes will run just to the south of Charlottesville Virginia (my home town).

It is interesting that the Dominion/McAuliffe pipeline is slated to run right through the heart of Nelson County (to my south) and takes a jog around the well heeled and powerful city of Charlottesville (home to The University of Virginia).

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Oregon State Government’s $278 Million Self-Promotion ‘PR’ Machine

Oregon. So much to love in the state. A good deal to loathe around Portland, Eugene, and Salem.

Government should be small. Tiny. Basically invisible. We pay for it for crying out loud. It certainly shouldn’t have a PR machine that costs hundreds of millions of dollars. (Especially in Oregon.)

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A harsh truth about today’s American Welfare State (PIC)

In the welfare state equation it is the middle class that gets screwed. The middle class pays plenty of taxes while the poor and the crony rich use the system paid for by the middle class. (Paid for by the middle class to a large degree and used by the poor and crony rich in their respective ways.)

How about we slash taxes for the middle class massively? Let people keep what they are forced to pay in payroll taxes and income taxes,

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CA Dem Chair: ‘All Together Now: F*ck Donald Trump!’ as Crowd Holds Up Two Middle Fingers (VIDEO)

The Democrats appear to have lost their minds.

They believe the propaganda while creating it. It’s a big government snake eating its own tail.

Consider if the chair of the Texas GOP got up in front of the state convention and got the crowd to chant “F–k Barack Obama!” The media would have flipped out. But, because the old media is on board, very little will be heard of this. A 1 day story at best.

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95% of Fed Gov Employees who gave gave to Clinton, Department of Justice 97%, State Department 99% (This is the deep state and they are comfy – right now)

Image: The Hill

(From FOX News)

The constant, anonymous leaks from disgruntled federal bureaucrats aim to provide ammunition for the propaganda news media to press the attack.

The Left’s dance of destruction is stunningly choreographed.

I have been overseas for the last three days, and it has been sickening to see so many foreigners terrified because they unknowingly believe the news media’s false reports and vicious attacks. The only version of President Trump they know is the one portrayed in the 24-hour cesspool of CNN and the daily acrimony of the New York Times.

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