Fact: Most Americans receiving public benefits paid for them!
DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORD, "FACT"?
FOR FAR TOO MANY WHO ARE BLINDED BY THE LIES OF THEIR "PARTY", the phrase “public benefits” implies money handed out to poor people, but that’s not the case, THAT'S A LIE THE RICH/ELITE WANT YOU TO FALL FOR, A LIE THAT THE TOP 2% USE TO KEEP FROM PAYING IN MORE!
Like private life or property insurance, everyone makes regular
contributions with the expectation that, when a certain event occurs (in
the case of public benefits, that event could be retirement, disability,
or temporary job loss), they will be protected and able to collect
benefits THEY HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR! This was what we were all promised when Mr. Socialist, FDR, instituted these "programs"!
Americans who benefit from the nation’s
major "social insurance programs", i.e. Social Security, Medicare, and
unemployment insurance, include MIDDLE-CLASS and low-income Americans WHO HAVE ALL PAID INTO THE 'PROGRAMS', HAVE PAID IN ALL THEIR WORKING LIVES! LOOK ON PAYCHECK STUBS! SEE THOSE 'DEDUCTIONS'? THAT MEANS YOU ARE PAYING INTO THESE THINGS! WE ALL PAY INTO "ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS" AND WE ALL ALSO PAY INCOME TAX, MANY PAY STATE TAXES! WE ARE ALL PAYING INTO THE SYSTEM, AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS CONTINUOUSLY ROBBING US, AND ROBBING THE VERY "PROGRAMS" WE ALL PAY INTO!
WISE UP, PEOPLE! SEE THE LIGHT! LEARN, OR PERISH!
We pay in so we can take out, right?
Oh brother! Have we ever PAID IN! But, in the meantime, the federales have stolen from these funds year after year, and called it "borrowing"! They "borrow" until there's no way they can PAY BACK! So then one "side", one "wing", one "party" started the LIE, the MYTH that these "entitlements" are the source of all our trouble!
THAT'S LIKE HITLER BLAMING THE JEWS FOR EVERY WOE IN GERMANY!
IT'S A LIE!
ALL OF US HAVE PAID INTO THESE "ENTITLEMENTS, AND, BYALLTHEGODS, WE OUGHT TO SEE A RETURN ON OUR "INVESTMENTS"!
Instead, we see that our own government has robbed us, robbed all of us who have busted our behinds for decades, paying into programs that they have INTENTIONALLY spent up! They've tapped OUR money until none is left!
FACT: Currently, payments INTO social insurance programs represent an estimated 37 percent (or $807 billion) of ALL federal receipts as of 2011, compared to 17 percent (or $124 billion) in 1961 and 31 percent (or $455 billion) in 1981, including federal employees’ payments into their retirement accounts.
WE PAY MORE INTO THESE PROGRAMS NOW THAN EVER BEFORE! THERE SHOULD BE MONEY THERE FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS IT! THERE ISN'T!
THE FEDS SPENT IT!
Clearly, our CITIZENS believed there should be programs that ensure senior citizens who work throughout their lives and CONTRIBUTE to these programs should have a minimum level of security and care, be safe from the ups and downs of the stock market, etc. Social Security and Medicare account for 55 percent of federal benefits dollars, BUT THOSE WHO GET SOCIAL SECURITY/MEDICARE PAID INTO THAT FOR DECADES! THE INTEREST THEYMIGHT HAVE GARNERED ON THAT IS MIND-BOGGLING, BUT WHO USED THAT INTEREST INSTEAD OF THE CITIZENS WHO PAID IN? THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, YEAR AFTER YEAR!
When we hear about how so many Americans are living off the government, this MYTH, this LIE is often used to perpetuate a stereotype of "poor, LAZY adults unwilling to work". THAT'S BULL! In fact, it reflects the many Americans who have paid INTO programs such as Social Security and Medicare and no longer work due to age and disability. THEY DESERVE A RETURN ON THEIR LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS!THEY SURE AREN'T LAZY!
BUT ONE PARTY, IN PARTICULAR, JUST DOES NOT WANT TO COUGH UP THE LOOT! THEY ALREADY USED IT FOR THINGS LIKE 'NATIONAL DEFENSE', A "PROGRAM" THAT NOBODY BUT THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER PAYS INTO! DID YOU EVER WRITE OUT A CHECK TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE PENTAGON, TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE? Well, maybe when you pay your income tax?
Fact: Most public benefits targeting low-income Americans are not paid in cash!Only about 10 percent of all federal dollars devoted to public benefits programs for low-income Americans are paid in cash. And of that 10 percent, more than two out of every three dollars are for Social Security disability benefits for individuals who have demonstrated to the government that they have a disability that interferes with their ability to work. The remaining cash payments go to needy Americans under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. TEMPORARY, WITH MOST PEOPLE GETTING OFF THOSE PROGRAMS WITHIN 2 YEARS, JUST 2 YEARS! Participation in this program is low due to changes made in the 1990s that promoted work and created a five-year lifetime limit on participation. ALMOST HALF WHO BENEFIT FROM THIS ALSO WORK, THEY DO WORK! THEY HAVE TO! THE OTHER HALF ARE KIDS, CHILDREN, WHOM WE DON'T FORCE TO WORK ANYMORE, THOUGH NEWT GINGRICH THOUGHT THEY SHOULD!
The bottom line: Conservative rhetoric that the federal government routinely hands out checks to people who are too lazy to work is grossly inaccurate. Today's federal cash assistance programs primarily focus on those unable to work.
"Conservatives" decry spending increases on these entitlement programs, WHILE FIGHTING LIKE HELL TO KEEP THEIR OWN TAXES DOWN AND PUTTING ALL THE TAX BURDEN ON MIDDLE-CLASS WORKERS. Yet upswings in Americans falling into poverty through no fault of their own during certain periods, such as the Great Recession of 2007-2009, as well as growing income inequality in the long term, are at the root of more spending on basic public benefits programs. AND most other forms of targeted, non-cash benefits programs such as low-income housing and energy assistance as well as higher education assistance are not entitlements. Their funding, decided on a yearly basis, tends to help only a small portion of those who qualify.
FACT: Among those Americans receiving food assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, 36 percent of households have an elderly or disabled person. When it comes to Medicaid, in 2008, 65 percent of payments were for those 65 and over, blind, or disabled. NOT LAZY PEOPLE, ELDERLY/DISABLED PEOPLE!
WHAT TO DO? KILL OFF ALL THE ELDERLY?
Recent Census data suggest that seniors aren’t living as well as official poverty numbers suggest due to out-of-pocket medical expenses and other factors.
SHOULD WE JUST LET THEM DIE OFF???
THE $$$$$ IS NOT GOING TO LAZY, WORTHLESS SCUM! FORGET THAT LIE!
ONLY A COMPLETE FOOL (WITH NO ACCESS TO A COMPUTER AND THE INFINITE AMOUNT OF FACTUAL DATA/STATISTICS THAT PROVE OTHERWISE EVEN TO A 5TH-GRADER), OR ELSE ONLY A DEDICATED, ARROGANT ELITIST WOULD BELIEVE SUCH UTTER NONSENSE!
ALL THIS IS TOO EASY TO VERIFY FOR YOURSELVES, IF YOU EVER BOTHERED TO VERIFY ANYTHING, IF YOU EVER STOPPED ACCEPTING THE LIES OF YOUR SILLY LITTLE "POLITICAL PARTIES" AND USED YOUR OWN BRAIN FOR A CHANGE! TRY IT! YOU'LL LIKE IT! JUST CHECK THINGS OUT FOR ONCE, SEE IF YOU DON'T PREFER THAT TO BELIEVING YOUR JUDAS GOATS! YOU MAY BE SURPRISED HOW INTELLIGENT YOU CAN BE ONCE YOU CUT THOSE STRINGS FROM YOUR PARTY'S STICKY FINGERS THAT MAKE YOU MINDLESS PUPPETS!
We COULD aggressively act to reduce poverty, which in turn would reduce the number of people in need of basic needs assistance. This would require a dramatic shift in priorities. Over the past 30 years, spending on education, training, employment, and social services remained a consistently SMALL part of the overall federal budget, hovering around JUST 3%, YES, THREE PERCENT! It is estimated that spending on these programs amounted to a little more than $120 billion. YOU'D THINK THE SCREAMERS WHO SCREAM ABOUT THE "WORTLESS POOR", THE "EATERS", THE "TAKERS" WOULD DO SOMETHING TO FIX THIS...BUT NOOOO! THEY JUST WANT WARS SO THEIR STOCKS WILL GO UP AND UP! WAR IS $$$$$ TO THEM!
By way of comparison, defense spending is more than six times that amount, at an estimated $768 billion in THE SAME FY 2011. AND THOSE STATS ARE NOT FACTUAL! IT WAS MORE LIKE BETWEEN $1.4 AND $3 TRILLION ON 'DEFENSE', COUNTING THE DAMNABLE 'HOMELAND SECURITY' BS! WE WOULDN'T NEED 'DEFENSE SPENDING' INTO THE TRILLIONS EVERY YEAR IF WE STOPPED EMPIRE-BUILDING, AND BROUGHT OUR TROOPS HOME TO POLICE CONGRESS AND NOT THE WHOLE BLOODY WORLD!
Debt Will Reach Unsustainable Levels Over the Next Decade! GO HAVE A LOOK AT THAT CHART!
THAT ENORMOUS, IMPOSSIBLE DEBT WAS NOT CREATED BY 'ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS" THAT ALL OF US AMERICANS PAY INTO OR HAVE PAID INTO ALL OUR WORKING LIVES! BESIDES THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL INCOME TAX, WE ALSO PAY INTO "PLANS" FOR OUR FUTURE! WE HAVE INVESTED IN THESE "ENTITLEMENTS", BY THUNDER! WE ALL HAVE A RIGHT TO EXPECT A RETURN ON THOSE COSTLY INVESTMENTS! THE GOVERNMENT CREATED SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, ETC, SO LET THEM HONOR THOSE PROGRAMS THEY SWORE WERE FOR OUR BENEFIT, OURS, NOT THEIRS! THAT IS NOT WHAT IS BANKRUPTING AMERICA! WALL STREET BAILOUTS, FOREIGN BANKS/NATIONS BAILOUTS, OUT OF CONTROL DEFENSE SPENDING, KEEPING TROOPS ABROAD IN OVER 150 NATIONS, FOREIGN AID, PORK BARREL SPENDING, THE SHEER COST OF SO MUCH, OF TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT IS THE REAL PROBLEM!
TO EVEN CONSIDER THAT PROGRAMS THAT ARE PAID INTO ARE THE PROBLEM IS LIKE CONSIDERING THAT WE STOP A RIVER BECAUSE IT GIVES US WATER!
TO EVER BLAME THE ELDERLY, THE WORKERS, THE MIDDLE CLASS, OR THE LOWER CLASS FOR THIS THEFT OF THESE 'PROGRAMS', THEIR UTTER MISMANAGEMENT, THIS LUNACY OF DEFICIT SPENDING ISN'T JUST STUPID, IT'S INSANE!
YOU'VE BEEN LIED TO, AMERICA....AGAIN!