Welfare rights are pseudo-rights: They rely on the force of law to take private property for the use of others without compensation and without consent. Public charity is forced charity; it is not a virtue but a vice.
When you boil it all down, according to their own quasi-manifesto, all the OWS rabble want is to “occupy the government’s teats,” sucking up money and refusing to grow up and be independent, productive adults.
Sucking Government Teat, It’s All OWS Wants
A lot of deluded people focus on the slackers’ hatred of corporations involvement in politics and they’re having been allowed to suck government teat via TARP. This allows them to support OWS and feed their own classism and angst because they ignore the fact that the OWS “movement” wants to suck on those same teats themselves.
It’s a very well known but seldom openly talked about fact of life and politics in America that the Liberals feed like parasites upon the poor. The Liberals need a steady herd of people – preferably largely minority – to be perceived as impoverished and to perceive themselves as impoverished in order for the Liberals to maintain some level of hold upon America’s cultural, political and economic landscape.
In a country where the single most often repeated lament about the “poor” is that they’re obese this has presented the Liberals with more than a bit of a quandary. How are the Liberals to tend their herd and farm them for votes and support as their overall situation becomes less dire? How are the Liberals going to stampede them at the forces of capitalism and individual freedom when their “poor’s” standard of living isn’t that objectively uncomfortable?
Enter Obama, or more accurately those who do the dirty work for Obama’s handlers since Obama himself is more minstrel than leader. The Obama Regime’s Census Bureau released its brand new, still technically experimental “supplemental poverty measure.”
This Supplemental Poverty Measure fundamentally changes how poverty is measured in America. It doesn’t just update the thresholds and metrics for measuring poverty, it is designed to change the basic measure of poverty from an objective standard to a relative standard.
The current poverty metrics are antiquated and do need updating, and this supplemental poverty measure has inside of it some damn good changes. It’s its philosophical base that is pernicious.
Traditionally the poverty line assumes that families need a set amount of money to meet their material needs. The Obama Regime’s new supplemental measure declares that people need at least what Americans in the 33rd percentile of expenditures already spend on “essentials.” This in turn means that, if the Liberals can coerce the government into shifting to this new wealth measuring standard, they will always have a large crop of “poor” to exploit irrespective of improvements in overall wealth.
A permanent class of poor determined to be such by relative standards is the culmination of the Liberals’ fevered wet dreams. With their boy, Obama’s help, they’re one giant step closer to achieving it. 🙁
Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after they’re down.
Just a humorous little variation on a theme – specifically the theme of the Leftist lamestream media’s “reporting” of the TEA Party patriots and the OWS rabble.
I’d Suggest Changing To An American News Channel
Of course this is the same Lamestream MSM that consistently describes illegally squatting, theft, assault, spreading diseases, and disrupting businesses and Americans as “civil disobedience.” One does have to consider the source…
And you know, the OWS rabble and the Leftist media may well be true and staunch patriots. They’re just not American patriots.
America’s Campaigner-in-Chief, Obama, thinks that gutting Social Security is a good thing but wants to push the GOP into being the ones that do it. Or, at least, that’s what he was jabbering in New Hampshire as part of his ever-rolling 2012 reelection campaign.
Specifically, he demanded that the payroll tax-cuts he got through Congress earlier this year be extended past their agreed upon duration.
Hell, the boy even demanded that they be increased even further – all at the cost of Social Security which gets its funding from those payroll taxes.
During a speech Tuesday at a Manchester high school, the president was to argue that a failure to extend the tax breaks would hurt middle-class families already struggling amid a shaky economy, effectively daring congressional Republicans to block a measure and thus increase taxes.
“If we don’t act, taxes will go up for every single American, starting next year. And I’m not about to let that happen,” Obama said Monday, previewing the message he was expected to deliver.
The expiring payroll tax cuts came at a total cost of approximately $120 billion and not only does Obama want to increase that drain on Social Security’s already bleeding coffers, he wants to further cut the payroll tax by another 1% for workers, at a total cost of $179 billion, and cut the employer share of the tax in half as well for most companies, which carries a $69 billion price tag.
Given the ages and other demographics of the TEA Party, I’m sure that gutting Social Security to buy votes was an easy choice for Obama to make. It might even be punitive action.
The estimated to loss to Social Security from Obama’s transparent attempt to buy votes in 2012 would be $368 billion. This is a loss that it is doubtful that SSI can absorb.
Social Security expenditures exceeded the program’s non-interest income in 2010 for the first time since 1983. The $49 billion deficit last year (excluding interest income) and $46 billion projected deficit in 2011 are in large part due to the weakened economy and to downward income adjustments that correct for excess payroll tax revenue credited to the trust funds in earlier years. This deficit is expected to shrink to about $20 billion for years 2012-2014 as the economy strengthens. After 2014, cash deficits are expected to grow rapidly as the number of beneficiaries continues to grow at a substantially faster rate than the number of covered workers.
There’s little or no doubt that Social Security is doomed. It was never designed to deal with America’s growing population and it’s trust fund was stolen by the federal government for their own uses decades ago. That doesn’t in any way make it right for Obama to try to gut it and to maneuver others into taking the blame for doing so.
If the boy wants to finally write off Social Security as a loss, fine. Let him own up to that and take responsibility for this one single thing during his misbegotten life and tenure as POTUS.