Congress is a whorehouse that serves the oligarchies, the pimps, that profit from eternal wars. Corporate media protects the oligarchies and the war spending. They give us all kinds of excuses for the debt and the deficit; pitting Republicans against Democrats and dividing us all. They will not end the gravy train unless we the people, regardless of party, unite. Here you can find letters to copy, paste, sign and send to make sure they get our message instead of giving us all their message.
Letter to Your Senator and Representative 04/23/2011 Re:Stealing From Social Security & Medicare to Pay for the Wars
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April 23, 2011
Congress has and is stealing money that the American people have paid into Social Security and Medicare to fund the wars and the American people, your constituents, especially me, are waking up to that fact. In your town hall meetings and your newsletters “debating” Paul Ryan’s budget or Obama’s budget, that is what we want to hear. The truth! Congress has stolen from us to give to “them”, the war profiteers and now they don’t want to pay it back!
To cover up Congress’ crimes we are being led by corrupt whores in Congress and oligarchy CORPORATE media to the destruction of Social Security and Medicare. Republicans have convinced a large percentage of voters that America is in trouble, not because it wastes 20% of the annual budget on wars of aggression and Homeland Security porn-scanners, but because of the poor and retirees. Corrupt CORPORATE OLIGARCHY MEDIA is part of this outrage!
Pundits scapegoat the middle class and blame them along with the poor and retirees. Fareed Zakaria, for example, sees no extravagance in a trillion dollar military budget. The real money, he says, is in programs for the middle class, and the middle class “will immediately punish any [politician] who proposes spending cuts in any middle class program.” What does Zakaria think the military/security complex will do to any politician who cuts the military budget? As a well-paid shill he had rather not say.
Andrew Sullivan also has no concept of reductions in military/security subsidies: “they’re big babies I mean, people keep saying they don’t want any tax increases, but they don’t want to have their Medicare cut, they don’t want to have their Medicaid [cut] or they don’t want to have their Social Security touched one inch. Well, it’s about time someone tells them, you can’t have it, baby.” We can’t have it because it was stolen to pay for the wars!
Fox News’ and all media outlets who are the protectors of war profiteering, main theme is that Americans are spoiled with their “entitlements”. Well, yeah, we pay for them and Congress has stolen it!
Niall Ferguson thinks that Americans, not the corporate whores in Congress, are so addicted to wars that the U.S. government will default on Social Security and Medicare. “Americans” as in we the people, want to defund these wars and Congress knows it!
Republicans tell us that our grandchildren are being saddled with impossible debt burdens because of handouts to retirees and the poor. $3 trillion wars are necessary and have nothing to do with the growth of the public debt. The public debt is due to unnecessary “welfare” that workers paid for with a 15% payroll tax.
When you hear a Republican sneer “entitlement,” he or she is referring to Social Security and Medicare, for which people have paid 15% of their wages for their working lifetime. But when a Republican sneers, he or she is saying “welfare.” To the distorted mind of a Republican, Social Security and Medicare are undeserved welfare payments to people who over-consumed for a lifetime and did not save for their old age needs.
America can be strong again once we get rid of these welfare leeches. Once we are rid of these leeches, we can really fight wars. And show people who is boss. Republicans regard Social Security as an “unfunded liability,” that is, a giveaway that is interfering with our war-making ability. Alas, Social Security is an unfunded liability, because all the money working people put into it was stolen by Republicans and Democrats in order to pay for wars and bailouts for mega-rich bankers like Goldman Sachs.
“What I am about to tell you might come as a shock, but it is the absolute truth, which you can verify for yourself by going online to the government’s annual OASDI and HI reports. According to the official 2010 Social Security reports, between 1984 and 2009 the American people contributed $2 trillion, that is $2,000 billion, more to Social Security and Medicare in payroll taxes than was paid out in benefits.
Over the past quarter century, $2 trillion in Social Security and Medicare revenues have been used to finance wars and pork-barrel projects of the US government. What happened to the Social Security surplus $2,000 billion, or $2,000,000,000,000? The government spent it.”
We are spreading the news of this theft in your town hall meetings and all over the place. The Tea Party already knows it. Independents know it and its time for everyone to know it and unite… and they will!
Please add me to your mailing list and please stop funding the wars in the 2012 budget. Stop stealing from us to give to them, because the American people are dangerously fed up with Congress. Can’t you feel it?
PS. The government of the United States does not represent the American people. It represents the oligarchs. The way campaign finance and elections are structured, the American people cannot take back their government by voting. A once proud and free people have been reduced to serfdom.
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan's first term.He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, GeorgetownUniversity, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, StanfordUniversity. He was awarded the Legion of Honor by French President Francois Mitterrand. He is the author of Supply-Side Revolution: An Insider's Account of Policymaking in Washington; Alienation and the Soviet Economy and Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy, and is the co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice. He gave Peter Brimelow's from Forbes Magazine an interview about the recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.
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