by John Vodila
It is truly amazing now, and always has been to me, how not only the American political system but the American people beat around the bush of truth. Everybody talks about change but very few speak about just what really must be changed to get our house in order.
It’s always the divide and conquer, order out of chaos technique, concentrating the masses on non-issues instead of the real issue at hand. There is only one issue that needs to be addressed and all the other financial problems the USA is having will dissolve like an Alka-Seltzer in a cup of water.
It is really something to watch the main stream media, run by the criminals in action, run their campaigns of nonsense keeping the American people and the world in a state of mass confusion.
For example this video from Fixed News, where they, as always, refuse to even say one word to the truth of what has bankrupted this country financially and morally. It is not just this MSM source; let me be clear, they are all in concert in an orchestra of deceit.
This news clip where they warn, the US is on a march down the road to becoming Greece, talk about taking on spending, how we are ready to run out of cash and the budget linked to the debt ceiling.
Fixed news talks about paying for what we consume and snake oil, well I don’t know about everyone else but I have been drowning in a sea of snake oil for a long time.
All the issues we hear about that are bankrupting our country ‘Entitlement programs ‘such as Medicare, Social Security, disability, etc. are miniscule to the real issue; I will get to it after a few more paragraphs.
Definition of Entitlement:
Distribution or exercise of an absolute privilege or right to an economic benefit (such as old age pension, social security, unemployment) granted by contract or law, automatically upon meeting the required qualification.
Definition of Absolute privilege:
Privilege that protects its holder from all harms arising from any action or inaction.
Definition of Holder:
Party that is in possession of a document of title, a negotiable instrument, or a security (bond, note, share) that is drawn, issued, or endorsed to the party, to its order, to bearer, or in blank.
So how does an entitled absolute privilege holder of a disability and social service program for retirement after working into old age and paying the MANDATORY tax become a Ponzi scheme and a non-legally binding governmental promise; Social Security and Medicare taxes are now called FICA or payroll taxes and ARE mandatory, the money is no longer yours the minute your employer withholds your Social Security taxes. The Social Security Act of 1935 stated they were not to be allowed as income tax deductions.
For the purpose or by any Act of congress in substitution therefor, the tax imposed by section 801 shall not be allowed as a deduction to the taxpayer in computing his net income for the year in which such tax is deducted from his wages.
Jim Horney at the liberal Center on Budget Priorities said “Retirement programs are not legal obligations.”
As Dr. Paul Craig Roberts put it in his article from 3 years ago titled ‘Looting Social Security’
Two Wall Street henchmen, Alan Greenspan and David Stockman, set up the Social Security raid in this way: The Carter administration had put Social Security in the black for the foreseeable future by establishing a schedule for future Social Security payroll tax increases. Greenspan and Stockman conspired to phase in the payroll tax increases earlier than was needed in order to gain surplus Social Security revenues that could be used to finance other government spending, thus reducing the budget deficit. They sold it to President Reagan as “putting Social Security on a sound basis.”
Along the way Americans were told that the surplus revenues were going into a special Social Security trust fund at the U.S. Treasury. But what is in the fund is Treasury IOUs for the spent revenues. When the “trust funds” are needed to pay Social Security benefits, the Treasury will have to sell more debt in order to redeem the IOUs.
Social Security was mugged again during the Clinton administration when the Boskin Commission jimmied the Consumer Price Index in order to reduce the inflation adjustments that Social Security recipients receive, thus diverting money from Social Security retirees to other uses.
We constantly hear from Wall Street gangsters and from Republicans and an occasional Democrat that Social Security and Medicare are a form of welfare that we can’t afford, an “unfunded liability.” This is a lie. Social Security is funded with an earmarked tax. People pay for Social Security and Medicare all their working lives. It is a pay-as-you-go system in which the taxes paid by those working fund those who are retired.
Social Security was a good thing “during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first term, as a measure to implement “social insurance” during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when poverty rates among senior citizens exceeded 50 percent. The Act was an attempt to limit what were seen as dangers in the modern American life, including old age, poverty, unemployment, and the burdens of widows and fatherless children.”
A good thing until the amendment that took it from a Trust fund and put it into the General fund so the Congress could spend it.
They even have the audacity to tax the annuities!
A letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana to Alan Simpson-
This letter has been verified; I don’t care what Snopes says. Here’s the link-
Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming, Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.
Here’s a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana… I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!
“Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight.
1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.
2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).
3 My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for
decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for
votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud..
4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors
nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing
to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.
5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of
the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare
to pay the bills.
6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet
again. Why? Because you incompetent basterds spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of
money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.
To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullshit” on your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few
questions for YOU.
1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?
2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from
the American taxpayers?
3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?
4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as
usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?
It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the “greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow
nutcases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes.
That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know
it, we know it, and you know that we know it.
And you can take that to the bank, you miserable SOB.
Obamas vacation to Hawaii at a cost to the taxpayers of a sum of $4 million which brings it to over $20 million to date, but that’s just chicken feed when we are talking, as of today $16,359,000,000,000 of US debt.
They have done a great job
Biden will earn $231,900 beginning March 2013, a roughly $6,000 bump from the previous year, The Weekly Standard reports, citing official disclosure forms.
Members of the House and Senate will also get a small pay increase of $900 as annual compensation for members of Congress will jump to $174,900 in 2013.
Hurricane Sandy, NY and Jersey in shambles
Another good one: $200bn annual cost for the phony war on drugs.
The Real Issue:
Now onto the REAL issue; wonder why our country is going down and will continue to do so? Here it is!
You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
Your government makes war the biggest industry in the name of peace, using it against non-threatening countries around the globe and maintaining 900 military bases in 130 countries while no war has been declared, going into trillions of dollars in debt to China and then telling it’s people they have to pay more taxes, give up social services they have paid all their hard working lives for, all the while bragging about the billions of tax payer dollars being spent on battle ships, drones, fighter jets, invasions and occupations of other countries etc. Over half of the Federal Budget goes to the military Industrial Complex, but it is the people that are blamed for the Fiscal Cliff we fall off every year.
We have 900 military bases in 130 countries; there will be $633.3 billion in defense spending for 2013 as we are deploying troops to 35 African countries, continuing our invasions and occupations of the Middle East and keeping the Persians in our crosshairs.
This hegemony over the world in the name of ‘The War On Terror’ is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the inhabitants of this planet and especially the American people who are for the most part completely clueless to the blowback and peril to come from our actions, and most of all, our inactions.
238 years of militarization, some wonder why so many are going nuts in this country; adults, and worst of all our children for the most part are all on pharmaceutical mind altering drugs, watching violence on TV and playing violent video games all day. All of us have been brutally desensitized and demoralized, just some worse than others. No one has escaped the effects of this war on terror.
A so called war that can never be won and in reality does not even exist, a fabrication devised by the biggest tax furnace ever devised by man to benefit the few who profit immensely from the military industrial complex.
No war has been declared, no enemy is threatening the United States militarily or otherwise, when does the war on terror end? Maybe we have become what we are supposedly fighting, maybe we are the terror… a look at our last 238 years it sure looks to be true.
CANADA 1775- Continental Army invaded Canada to get support of our revolution from the French settlers in Quebec.
CANADA 1812- we invaded Canada after we declared war on Great Britain.
MEXICO 1846- US invades Mexico after Mexican declarion of war
ARGENTINA 1890 Troops Buenos Aires interests protected.
CHILE 1891 Troops Marines clash with nationalist rebels.
HAITI 1891 Troops Black revolt on Navassa defeated.
HAWAII 1893 (-?) Naval, troops Independent kingdom overthrown, annexed.
CHICAGO 1894 Troops Breaking of rail strike, 34 killed.
NICARAGUA 1894 Troops Month-long occupation of Bluefields.
CHINA 1894-95 Naval, troops Marines land in Sino-Japanese War
KOREA 1894-96 Troops Marines kept in Seoul during war.
PANAMA 1895 Troops, naval Marines land in Colombian province.
NICARAGUA 1896 Troops Marines land in port of Corinto.
CHINA 1898-1900 Troops Boxer Rebellion fought by foreign armies.
PHILIPPINES 1898-1910 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, killed 600,000 Filipinos
CUBA 1898-1902 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, still hold Navy base.
PUERTO RICO 1898 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, occupation continues.
GUAM 1898 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, still use as base.
MINNESOTA 1898 (-?) Troops Army battles Chippewa at Leech Lake.
NICARAGUA 1898 Troops Marines land at port of San Juan del Sur.
SAMOA 1899 (-?) Troops Battle over succession to throne.
NICARAGUA 1899 Troops Marines land at port of Bluefields.
IDAHO 1899-1901 Troops Army occupies Coeur d’Alene mining region.
OKLAHOMA 1901 Troops Army battles Creek Indian revolt.
PANAMA 1901-14 Naval, troops Broke off from Colombia 1903, annexed Canal Zone 1914.
HONDURAS 1903 Troops Marines intervene in revolution.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1903-04 Troops U.S. interests protected in Revolution.
KOREA 1904-05 Troops Marines land in Russo-Japanese War.
CUBA 1906-09 Troops Marines land in democratic election.
NICARAGUA 1907 Troops “Dollar Diplomacy” protectorate set up.
HONDURAS 1907 Troops Marines land during war with Nicaragua
PANAMA 1908 Troops Marines intervene in election contest.
NICARAGUA 1910 Troops Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto.
HONDURAS 1911 Troops U.S. interests protected in civil war.
CHINA 1911-41 Naval, troops Continuous occupation with flare-ups.
CUBA 1912 Troops U.S. interests protected in civil war.
PANAMA 1912 Troops Marines land during heated election.
HONDURAS 1912 Troops Marines protect U.S. economic interests.
NICARAGUA 1912-33 Troops, bombing 10-year occupation, fought guerillas
MEXICO 1913 Naval Americans evacuated during revolution.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1914 Naval Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo.
COLORADO 1914 Troops Breaking of miners’ strike by Army.
MEXICO 1914-18 Naval, troops Series of interventions against nationalists.
HAITI 1914-34 Troops, bombing 19-year occupation after revolts.
TEXAS 1915 Troops Federal soldiers crush “Plan of San Diego” Mexican-American rebellion
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1916-24 Troops 8-year Marine occupation.
CUBA 1917-33 Troops Military occupation, economic protectorate.
WORLD WAR I 1917-18 Naval, troops Ships sunk, fought Germany for 1 1/2 years.
RUSSIA 1918-22 Naval, troops Five landings to fight Bolsheviks
PANAMA 1918-20 Troops “Police duty” during unrest after elections.
HONDURAS 1919 Troops Marines land during election campaign.
YUGOSLAVIA 1919 Troops/Marines intervene for Italy against Serbs in Dalmatia.
GUATEMALA 1920 Troops 2-week intervention against unionists.
WEST VIRGINIA 1920-21 Troops, bombing Army intervenes against mineworkers.
TURKEY 1922 Troops Fought nationalists in Smyrna.
CHINA 1922-27 Naval, troops Deployment during nationalist revolt.
HONDURAS 1924-25 Troops Landed twice during election strife.
PANAMA 1925 Troops Marines suppress general strike.
CHINA 1927-34 Troops Marines stationed throughout the country.
EL SALVADOR 1932 Naval Warships send during Marti revolt.
WASHINGTON DC 1932 Troops Army stops WWI vet bonus protest.
WORLD WAR II 1941-45 Naval, troops, bombing, nuclear Hawaii bombed, fought Japan, Italy and Germay for 3 years; first nuclear war.
DETROIT 1943 Troops Army put down Black rebellion.
IRAN 1946 Nuclear threat Soviet troops told to leave north.
YUGOSLAVIA 1946 Nuclear threat, naval Response to shoot-down of US plane.
URUGUAY 1947 Nuclear threat Bombers deployed as show of strength.
GREECE 1947-49 Command operation U.S. directs extreme-right in civil war.
GERMANY 1948 Nuclear Threat Atomic-capable bombers guard Berlin Airlift.
CHINA 1948-49 Troops/Marines evacuate Americans before Communist victory.
PHILIPPINES 1948-54 Command operation CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion.
PUERTO RICO 1950 Command operation Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce.
KOREA 1951-53 (-?) Troops, naval, bombing , nuclear threats U.S./So. Korea fights China/No. Korea to stalemate; A-bomb threat in
1950, and against China in 1953. Still have bases.
IRAN 1953 Command Operation CIA overthrows democracy, installs Shah.
VIETNAM 1954 Nuclear threat French offered bombs to use against seige.
GUATEMALA 1954 Command operation, bombing, nuclear threat CIA directs exile invasion after new gov’t nationalized U.S. company lands;
bombers based in Nicaragua.
EGYPT 1956 Nuclear threat, troops Soviets told to keep out of Suez crisis; Marines evacuate foreigners.
LEBANON l958 Troops, naval Marine occupation against rebels.
IRAQ 1958 Nuclear threat Iraq warned against invading Kuwait.
CHINA l958 Nuclear threat China told not to move on Taiwan isles.
PANAMA 1958 Troops Flag protests erupt into confrontation.
VIETNAM l960-75 Troops, naval, bombing, nuclear threats Fought South Vietnam revolt & North Vietnam; one million killed in longest
U.S. war; atomic bomb threats in l968 and l969.
CUBA l961 Command operation CIA-directed exile invasion fails.
GERMANY l961 Nuclear threat Alert during Berlin Wall crisis.
LAOS 1962 Command operation Military buildup during guerrilla war.
CUBA l962 Nuclear threat, naval Blockade during missile crisis; near-war with Soviet Union.
IRAQ 1963 Command operation CIA organizes coup that killed president, brings Ba’ath Party to power, and Saddam Hussein back from
exile to be head of the secret service.
PANAMA l964 Troops Panamanians shot for urging canal’s return.
INDONESIA l965 Command operation Million killed in CIA-assisted army coup.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1965-66 Troops, bombing Marines land during election campaign.
GUATEMALA l966-67 Command operation Green Berets intervene against rebels.
DETROIT l967 Troops Army battles African Americans, 43 killed.
UNITED STATES l968 Troops After King is shot; over 21,000 soldiers in cities.
OHIO May 4, l970 members of the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of Kent State University demonstrators, killing four and
wounding nine Kent State students
CAMBODIA l969-75 Bombing, troops, naval Up to 2 million killed in decade of bombing, starvation, and political chaos.
OMAN l970 Command operation U.S. directs Iranian marine invasion.
LAOS l971-73 Command operation, bombing U.S. directs South Vietnamese invasion; “carpet-bombs” countryside.
SOUTH DAKOTA l973 Command operation Army directs Wounded Knee siege of Lakotas.
MIDEAST 1973 Nuclear threat World-wide alert during Mideast War.
CHILE 1973 Command operation CIA-backed coup ousts elected marxist president.
CAMBODIA l975 Troops, bombing Gas captured ship, 28 die in copter crash.
ANGOLA l976-92 Command operation CIA assists South African-backed rebels.
IRAN l980 Troops, nuclear threat, aborted bombing Raid to rescue Embassy hostages; 8 troops die in copter-plane crash. Soviets warned
not to get involved in revolution.
LIBYA l981 Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down in maneuvers.
EL SALVADOR l981-92 Command operation, troops Advisors, overflights aid anti-rebel war, soldiers briefly involved in hostage clash.
NICARAGUA l981-90 Command operation, naval CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions, plants harbor mines against revolution.
LEBANON l982-84 Naval, bombing, troops Marines expel PLO and back Phalangists, Navy bombs and shells Muslim positions.
GRENADA l983-84 Troops, bombing Invasion four years after revolution.
HONDURAS l983-89 Troops Maneuvers help build bases near borders.
IRAN l984 Jets Two Iranian jets shot down over Persian Gulf.
LIBYA l986 Bombing, naval Air strikes to topple nationalist gov’t.
BOLIVIA 1986 Troops Army assists raids on cocaine region.
IRAN l987-88 Naval, bombing US intervenes on side of Iraq in war.
LIBYA 1989 Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down.
VIRGIN ISLANDS 1989 Troops St. Croix Black unrest after storm.
PHILIPPINES 1989 Jets Air cover provided for government against coup.
PANAMA 1989 (-?) Troops, bombing Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers, leaders arrested, 2000+ killed.
LIBERIA 1990 Troops Foreigners evacuated during civil war.
SAUDI ARABIA 1990-91 Troops, jets Iraq countered after invading Kuwait. 540,000 troops also stationed in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE,
IRAQ 1990-91 Bombing, troops, naval Blockade of Iraqi and Jordanian ports, air strikes; 200,000+ killed in invasion of Iraq and
Kuwait; large-scale destruction of Iraqi military.
KUWAIT 1991 Naval, bombing, troops Kuwait royal family returned to throne.
IRAQ 1991-2003 Bombing, naval No-fly zone over Kurdish north, Shiite south; constant air strikes and naval-enforced economic
IDAHO 1992 confrontation between federal agents and the Randy Weaver family in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, has become one of the most
controversial and widely discussed examples of the abuse of federal power.
LOS ANGELES 1992 Troops Army, Marines deployed against anti-police uprising.
SOMALIA 1992-94 Troops, naval, bombing U.S.-led United Nations occupation during civil war; raids against one Mogadishu faction.
YUGOSLAVIA 1992-94 Naval NATO blockade of Serbia and Montenegro.
TEXAS February 28, 1993 the Waco massacre, one of the most brutal acts of domestic state repression and mass murder in US history.
BOSNIA 1993-? Jets, bombing No-fly zone patrolled in civil war; downed jets, bombed Serbs.
HAITI 1994 Troops, naval Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide to office three years after coup.
ZAIRE (CONGO) 1996-97 Troops Marines at Rwandan Hutu refugee camps, in area where Congo revolution begins.
LIBERIA 1997 Troops Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
ALBANIA 1997 Troops Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
SUDAN 1998 Missiles Attack on pharmaceutical plant alleged to be “terrorist” nerve gas plant.
AFGHANISTAN 1998 Missiles Attack on former CIA training camps used by Islamic fundamentalist groups alleged to have attacked
IRAQ 1998 Bombing, Missiles Four days of intensive air strikes after weapons inspectors allege Iraqi obstructions.
YUGOSLAVIA 1999 Bombing, Missiles Heavy NATO air strikes after Serbia declines to withdraw from Kosovo. NATO occupation of Kosovo.
YEMEN 2000 Naval USS Cole, docked in Aden, bombed.
MACEDONIA 2001 Troops NATO forces deployed to move and disarm Albanian rebels.
UNITED STATES 2001 Jets, naval Reaction to hijacker attacks on New York, DC
AFGHANISTAN 2001-? Troops, bombing, missiles Massive U.S. mobilization to overthrow Taliban, hunt Al Qaeda fighters, install Karzai
regime, and battle Taliban insurgency. More than 30,000 U.S. troops and numerous private security contractors carry our occupation.
YEMEN 2002 Missiles Predator drone missile attack on Al Qaeda, including a US citizen.
PHILIPPINES 2002-? Troops, naval Training mission for Philippine military fighting Abu Sayyaf rebels evolves into combat missions in
Sulu Archipelago, west of Mindanao.
COLOMBIA 2003-? Troops US special forces sent to rebel zone to back up Colombian military protecting oil pipeline.
IRAQ 2003-? Troops, naval, bombing, missiles Saddam regime toppled in Baghdad. More than 250,000 U.S. personnel participate in
invasion. US and UK forces occupy country and battle Sunni and Shi’ite insurgencies. More than 160,000 troops and numerous private
contractors carry out occupation and build large permanent bases.
LIBERIA 2003 Troops Brief involvement in peacekeeping force as rebels drove out leader.
HAITI 2004-05 Troops, naval Marines land after right-wing rebels oust elected President Aristide, who was advised to leave by
PAKISTAN 2005-? Missiles, bombing, covert operation CIA missile and air strikes and Special Forces raids on alleged Al Qaeda and
Taliban refuge villages kill multiple civilians. Drone attacks also on Pakistani Mehsud network.
SOMALIA 2006-? Missiles, naval, covert operation Special Forces advise Ethiopian invasion that topples Islamic government; AC-130
strikes and Cruise missile attacks against Islamic rebels; naval blockade against “pirates” and insurgents.
SYRIA 2008 Troops Special Forces in helicopter raid 5 miles from Iraq kill 8 Syrian civilians
YEMEN 2009 Missiles Cruise missile attack on Al Qaeda kills 49 civilians.
LIBYA 2012- and now on to 35 African countries in 2013 and more.
And Now Their After The Guns?
All by design:
If we take a real look at what is being done in all the countries abroad, the game is the same every time; create civil war and dismantle the country, look at Iraq, Libya and now Syria for real good examples.
I know many will say it can’t happen here, please just think about it for a minute.
So just what is going on here in the US with all this Gun control nonsense? All we hear today is they’re coming after the guns, when in fact all this latest fear mongering, just as before, has done what? Made everyone go out and empty the gun shops of all the guns and ammo available, quite the strategy for a government that supposedly wants to disarm the people.
In fact they are arming the American people to the teeth, so when it comes our turn for a purposely created civil war we can all kill each other, just as has happened in so many other countries, it will here too when the planned collapse and great final conflict is realized. In other countries we ship in the weapons for the people to kill each other, in this country we have them readily available, and they will be used; the powers that be know exactly what they’re doing.
The infinite war:
Unless something is done soon about this out of control spending on imperialism, our definition of currency, our general attitude to the rest of the world and lives in general; make no mistake about it, we are on the road to collapse, civil war and the complete destruction of everything this country was founded on and supposed to be about. These are the goals of the real enemy and they are being met with little resistance so they are coming to pass very quickly. Beside the military industrial complex issue all other debates are a waste of time and another day closer to the complete bankruptcy of the United States of America.
It is time now for the re moralization, re sensitization anti pharmaceutical drug, anti violence and anti stupidity campaign of America to begin… God Speed…
If I were the Devil…
Innocents Betrayed – The History of Gun Control