In 1935, Congress passed the Social Security Ac. At the time, the “idea” was to find a way to offset the cost of people who outlived their retirement savings. In 1940, when the first checks went out, the average life expectancy was 61 years old. To collect social security, you had to be 63 years old (2 years passed your expected death) It really was a safety net forfeiture. It was never meant to be a retirement account nor were Americans supposed to count on it because they “paid into it” The first recipient, Ida May Fuller, worked under the Act for 3 years contributing $24.75. She ended up living until she was 100 and collected $22, 888.92. The socialist “ideas” never work out. They are one ponzi scheme after the last. It is the same with every socialized country. How are we going to pay for Bernie’s pipe dreams of utopian “equality?” I don’t want equal pay, I want fair pay in a fair system. Which brings us to the problem of mass, unfettered, illegal immigration….boy, this is going to be a long education.
 February 10, 2016 at 3:52pm
I’m going to try to help you.
“Democratic socialism” is no different than socialism. “Trickle down economics” is not the issue. The issue is freedom. Freedom to live your life un-enslaved by big, bloated, over-regulated, corrupt government; to live in a society that is fair to everybody no matter your socioeconomic status. Our tax code is rigged to favor those who can afford to play the game. The reason “far too much has gone to too few” is because WE allowed members of both parties to force banks to lend to people who had no skin in the game and either couldn’t afford the loans or never intended to pay them anyway, THEN WE allowed the same corrupt people to scare us into believing we had to bail them out and print $85 billion dollars a month or we were going to die. WE allowed it. The reason they are bigger today is because we have allowed the concentrated of power; WE have move so far from original intent that Americans don’t understand what that is anymore. Scandinavian countries can’t compare to America in size, population, industry, or freedom of speech, expression, religion, self-protection, or the ability to redress our grievances. I’m going to follow this post up with a post specifically addressing the socialist idea of Social Security in this country and then you can decide why we should or shouldn’t dismiss the slow creep that happens when men and women of questionable character get elected.
 February 10, 2016 at 1:14pm
There sure are a lot of young socialists in this country. Speaks volumes about our “education” system, doesn’t it?
Wait til those younguns get their first job and find out they are going to have to pay for , not only their free stuff but, someone else's free stuff as well. No fool like a young fool who believes the BS from an old fool.
I get you don't like or understand democratic socialism, which is different from socialism. But, I ask you, has trickle-down economics worked the way we were told it would. Am I crazy when I say that far too much share has gone to too few. Am I crazy because I think it was recklessness and greed and concentration of wealth that were the main causes of the '08 collapse. Am I crazy because I think we should have done something to ensure that those same "too big to fail banks" wouldn't be bigger today. Am I crazy because I see data that says the scandinavian countries have better and cheaper health care, more income equality, and overall rate themselves happier, and I don't dismiss all socialist ideas because Venezuela? If I need education, please educate me.
i think it speaks volumes of what parents allow their kids to be taught
 February 8, 2016 at 1:53pm
Could it be this guy???
From Linkdin –
Program Assistant, M.S. in Management Studies Russell Fellows Program at Kellogg School of Management
Greater Chicago Area
Kellogg School of Management
Kellogg School of Management, Gibbs & Soell, Dittoe Public Relations
Higher education professional with experience in the public sector and the private sector at public relations agencies. I have worked with several Fortune 500 clients as a public relations professional and with people from all over the world at the U.S. Department of State. I am an active volunteer at several organizations where I provide communications assistance and policy analysis.
I just posted on this guy. Sounds like he could be a good possibility. Further down it mentions he has workshops on public speaking, etc.
If I had to guess why he was visiting so much it's because he's the magic man behind the teleprompter. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. HAHAHA. The veil has been lifted.
 February 8, 2016 at 10:53am
Beyonce is a one-trick pony…same dance, same outfits, same melody (if you can call it that), same hair, same everything all the time. This is the pandering gasp of a dying genre. Can’t wait till the final nail is in the gangster music coffin!
It was mentioned here that Rubio was on Telemundo advocating citizenship or something close to that regard...
Nor will I. However, should the unfortunate happen and he becomes the Republican nominee, I will indeed support him, rather than either of the POS candidates "the other" party supports!
 February 4, 2016 at 9:20am
Santorum just proved he is no conservative. I knew it back when Glenn interviewed him during the last election cycle. He hedged and evaded the questions and never could give a full-throated response to the tough questions…just like Rubio.
I guess he needs to try to get back in good with the establishment… Santorum is dead to me and I suspect he’s dead to most evangelicals too.
 February 3, 2016 at 9:17am
You are exactly right. When the 3rd most assigned reading in American Universities is Hilter’s Mein Kaumpf then it is in all likelihood, too late.
All comedy aside, I want to break this down to a elementary level.
I’d like to ask every Hillary supporters this…
If you had a server at home that was a closed system only accessible to you, your spouse, and your children which contained your social security number, bank account passwords, combinations to your safe, and your personal “intimacy” tapes and then you hired a nanny, added her to your safe list and she decided to set up a shared, offsite server in her home bathroom and had your children send her your social security number, bank account passwords, combination to your safe, and your private “intimacy” tapes – would that be ok with you?
Wait, what happened to all comedy aside?
You have a nanny and intimacy tapes? I guess I'm doing worse than I thought.
 February 1, 2016 at 1:07pm
The truth of the matter is this…
Hillary Rodham Clinton set up a private, offsite, SHARED server and passed information she should have know was sensitive. She premeditated the avoiding of the Federal Records Act by not using a .gov account. She knowingly and willfully destroyed records from that SHARED server. She showed reckless disregard for the safety and security of our intelligence community by allowing closely-held federal documents and personal information of such employees to be compromised.
This is the very definition of ESPIONAGE. She premeditated the skirting of the Federal Records Act and SHARED classified intelligence through an offsite, third party. If she isn’t prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law then America is dead. No plea deal to a misdemeanor, no slap on the wrist, no fine. This is treason.
 January 29, 2016 at 11:02am
As a member of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, I can share the contents of the latest email with you.
“There are articles in the press today about McAuliffe and the Republicans working on a deal to fix reciprocity. VCDL is very, very carefully monitoring what is happening and I will have more details tomorrow after the Governor’s press conference in the afternoon. For now, I ask that everyone just stand down patiently as we wait for more details and facts to emerge. Believe me, VCDL is all over this.
I will be keeping everyone informed as things do (or don’t) develop.”
This organization is top notch. Phillip Van Cleave & Jim Snyder are incomparable and unflinching in their protection of our rights especially under this adversarial state legislature. If not for them, Virginia would already be a “gun free zone.” They are tireless in their pursuit to RESTORE our rights…one day at a time.
 January 26, 2016 at 1:28pm
How can you hate their food??? Their waffle fries and nuggets are great and their milkshakes…outstanding! Love Chick-fil-A.
Only problem is Sarah Palin never said anything about Russia. That was from a SNL skit.
 January 14, 2016 at 1:18pm
Actually, in America we call it gang rape, but… that’s so English!
 January 14, 2016 at 11:20am
I know most people don’t like to click on links posted, BUT I think this story is very important and nobody seems to be reporting on it. It makes me wonder…what were our boats doing “adrift.” Somebody needs to interview this ADMIRAL on TV.
Thanks TA66 for the link...great website...the real unfiltered news
True, barries net worth in 2007 was 1.3 million. What would be REAL interesting is to know where all this money has come from. He just bought a waterfront place in Hawaii a few months ago.
"It makes me wonder…what were our boats doing 'adrift.'”
What REALLY make me wonder is how the hell did TWO boats both lose power at the same time? If one had lost power, the other could have taken it in tow. (I assume at least one of the boats had a rope on board.) The odds that they would BOTH lose power at the same time are so astronomical as to be completely unbelievable.
This whole story stinks like rotting fish.
 January 13, 2016 at 4:09pm
Has anybody seen this? Makes me wonder what are boats were really doing….