Kill your parents!

parentsGeorgia state senator Mike Crane (Republican, seen at right) is running for the U.S. House. Crane wants to replace Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (a male), who is retiring after this term. Crane should have little trouble sliding into Westmorland’s spot, because Westmorland is the single most right-wing creep in the entire U.S. House. Out of 535 Congress members, the only one in Westmoreland’s league is Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina.

Last Thursday (7 April 2016) Candidate Mike Crane spoke to students at LaGrange College, a private college in LaGrange Georgia. The students tend to be right-wing, and they come from rich families. Crane told them that Social Security was an “entitlement program” and a “redistribution of wealth” from noble rich people (like these students) to the wretched poor.

“What’s happening to us now with Social Security? … The retirement age is still low. Does the math work anymore? No. That’s why it’s bankrupt. That’s why they are printing money.”

Got that? The U.S. government is “printing money” because it is “bankrupt.”

One might ask how a government can be “bankrupt” if it can print money, but let’s not let logic get in the way of bullshit.

Crane said that Social Security is “unsustainable” because not enough people are dying. Hence the eligibility age should be raised to seventy or beyond, so that most people die before they can collect any benefits.

Such garbage is popular with pampered right-wing college kids, since they think they will never grow old, and hence they will never need Social Security themselves.

Adding to the problem is the fact that the Social Security Administration itself maintains the lies that Social Security is “bankrupt,” and runs on tax revenues, despite the fact that the U.S. government is “printing money.” One example of the bureaucrats’ lies can be seen here.

Who are these lying bureaucrats? The Social Security Administration employs 65,000 people in 1,300 field offices across the USA. Among those 65,000 people, only six spread the lies. Those six are the “Board of Trustees,” which consist of…

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

U.S. Secretary of Labor

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Commissioner of Social Security

Plus two others appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. These two other members serve 4-year terms.

Currently the two others are Robert D. Reischauer, a right-wing economist (i.e. a professional liar) plus Charles Blahous III, a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution (which is extremely right-wing). Both of these liars claim that Medicare and Social Security are “unsustainable,” and must be “reformed” (i.e. benefits must be cut, FICA taxes must be increased, and the retirement age should be raised to 70 or even 75). Charles Blahous was a close advisor to W. Bush when Bush tried to give Social Security to Wall Street.

Blahous and Reischauer write the “Social Security Trustees’ Report.” The other four members just put their signature to it.

Elderly people want to keep their Social Security and Medicare. Therefore politicians who want to privatize Social Security focus on the young, saying that their parents and grandparents are stealing all the money (even though their parents and grandparents pay property taxes that keep schools open.)(In the USA, public schools of grades K-12 are supported by property taxes.)

Back at LaGrange College, Congressional candidate Mike Crane told the students…

“When the ratio of taxpayer to retiree hits one to one, you will be working entirely to support someone in retirement.”

Got it? You will become a host to some geezer parasite! You will toil all your life to support some old wrinkled bastard! Let’s get rid of these crusty creeps! Let’s give Social Security to Wall Street!

“There’s a mathematical solution to the problem nobody wants to solve, because they want to get re-elected and they think they won’t get re-elected if they don’t solve this problem.”

Translation: When I am elected, I will save Social Security (by destroying it).

Crane told the students that they should swallow his excrement because Crane is a “businessman,” and the U.S. government is a “business” like any other.

That’s a common lie. Other than banks, how many private businesses do you know that can create money out of thin air?

One young reader has exactly the attitude that Wall Street and its puppet politicians want him to have…

With Social Security the older generation is punishing their children and grandchildren for their own selfish reasons. Most all seniors have received far more payout than they ever paid into SS and Medicare. It’s not my fault that seniors never saved enough for retirement on their own. Personally my generation will never see a penny of SS. Thanks baby boomers.

Young morons like this are eager to give Social Security to Wall Street, if only to punish their parents. “If I can’t have any benefits, no one will!”

They will have a friend in Hillary.


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6 Responses to Kill your parents!

  1. Narco-Capitalist says:

    If anything most people who paid into SS are probably getting LESS than what they actually “contributed” into the system; but ideology trumps reason, so screw it.


    • It would be interesting to do a study of the total amount on money that the average American pays in FICA taxes during his or her lifetime, and the total amount that he or she receives in Social Security benefits (minus state and federal taxes on Social Security benefits).

      Meanwhile, on a year-to-year basis, here’s what the federal budget shows…

      During fiscal year 2016 (which runs from 1 Oct 2015 to 30 Sep 2016) the U.S. government expects to collect $1,111.9 trillion in FICA taxes.

      (All other federal taxes are separate from that.)

      During that same fiscal year, the U.S. government expects to spend $2.477 trillion on Medicare and Social Security.

      Therefore the U.S. government will spend over twice the amount of money that the government collects in FICA taxes.

      However total spending for Medicare and Social Security will be only seventy percent of the total $3.525 trillion collected in all taxes (FICA taxes, income taxes, corporate taxes, estate taxes, Social Security taxes, excise taxes, customs duties, etc.)

      Therefore, logically, only one of the following can be true…

      [1] Medicare and Social Security are already bankrupt, since they pay out more than twice what they collect

      [2] Medicare and Social Security are not bankrupt, but they are bankrupting the nation, since they consume 70 percent of all tax revenues.

      [3] Medicare and Social Security are not bankrupt, and they are not bankrupting the nation, since tax revenues do not pay for benefits. Instead, the benefits are created out of thin air.

      The correct answer is #3.

      One other thing…

      The average person regards Medicare and Social Security benefits as money that disappears into some giant black hole. People think that once the money is spent, it is “gone.”

      In reality, everyone benefits from Medicare and Social Security, whether or not they get any money from those programs, since the programs put money into the economy.

      When you and everyone around you have more money to spend, life becomes better for all.


  2. Steve says:

    It never pays to comment on backwoods hicksville newspapers like the LaGrange Daily News. Both my very reasonable comments pertaining to Crane’s propaganda and nonsense were scrubbed.


    • I would love to know what you wrote. 🙂 Anyway this is why I will never delete anyone’s comment here, no matter what. I may not respond to a person’s comment, but I will never delete it. This is also why I never comment on anyone else’s blog, except Rodger Mitchell’s. No matter how kind, courteous, and careful I am, I will usually be deleted. Even Rodger deleted me a couple of times. He and I agree on a lot of things, but we are at polar opposites on other things.

      Anyway thanks for visiting and commenting.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Narco-Capitalist says:

        RMM deleted one of your comments? That is rather ironic, considering he boasted about getting deleted from Barry Ritholtz’ blog.


        • He deleted several of my comments. No big deal. As I said, he and I agree on some things, but we are diametrically opposed on other things.

          On those other things, he and I are not simply a trillion light years apart. We are in two entirely separate universes.


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