February 24, 2013
Tens of millions of Americans are afraid of the truth. They want someone to tell them everything is going to be okay. They want to believe the same liars and thieves they keep reelecting who are responsible for the financial mess we're drowning in will somehow come up with the magic bullet that has eluded those same incumbents for decades. Reelect me - I'll save social security and Medicare!
Americans are scared because they have allowed themselves to be put in the position of raw fear their social security check won't come in the mail first of the month. That Ponzi scheme was doomed from the start. Contrary to the endless repetition of the big lie about trust funds and lock boxes: Social security is a tax that goes into the general fund of the U.S. Treasury and is not ear marked for any specific spending purpose. That trust fund is nothing but computer files backed by a debauched currency. As the dollar continues to lose its purchasing power, that SS check will also continue to lose its value no matter how many COLAs poltroons in the Outlaw Congress throw your way. Scraps from the king's table to appease the peasants.
While this column is about Medicare, people should understand the history behind the social security taxing scheme. It made me gag when I began researching; Steward Machine Co. Collector - 301 U.S. 548 (1937). Indeed there were people in the big cities starving because of the "Great" Depression - a depression engineered by various foreign interests and the banking cartels. The path taken by the Outlaw Congress since the impostor president usurped the office is nearly identical to what happened back then with "solutions" that turned into more disaster:
There is NO law which requires anyone to apply for a Social Security Number. Not infants, not adults. However, you will be taxed anyway to pay for someone else's retirement even if you never get a SSN. It is the classic definition of indentured servitude. Americans have been tricked into getting that number longer than I've been alive when most are not legally eligible to apply. That's right. More lies.
Medicare is the same only on a much bigger scale. And, like SS, it cannot be fixed and it cannot be saved. Not unless mother government starts confiscating your entire paycheck or raises taxes even higher so you have not a single penny left at the end of the month after paying for a roof over your head, gas, food and maybe shoes for the kiddies. THAT is the reality facing this country.
Yes, I am fully aware of how afraid people are because they have become dependent on Medicare. Too many want you to work to give them motorized scooters and free blood pressure this or that. Seems to be okay with people, though. After all, someday they might want one of those nifty scooters to get around, so keep demanding more and more for those Ponzi schemes passed off as "entitlement" programs.
The only problem is those taxes you pay with a gun to your head no where near cover the out put for Medicare. That's why Medicare is now an unpayable $85.2 TRILLION dollars in liabilities. Those numbers will increase on the liability side as millions more are forced into Medicare. On top of that, we're all being raped in more taxes for the unconstitutional Obamacare for other people's health coverage. And, don't forget, you get taxed at the state level for Medicaid. Taxed to death.
$85.2 TRILLION and increasing by the minute. Where do people think that "money" is going to come from? More taxes taken out of your paycheck? Here's a reality check. Let's back up a second and refer to some numbers I covered in a piece by Carolyn Lochhead in 2004:
Speeches Ignore Impending U.S. Debt Disaster by Carolyn Lochhead
"Laurence Kotlikoff, Economics Chairman at Boston University, who has written abundantly on this subject, offers up a shocking response on how to close a $51 trillion dollar fiscal gap: "To give you idea how big the problem is, you'd have to have an immediate and permanent 78 percent hike in the federal income tax." More than double the payroll tax, immediately and forever, from 15.3 percent of wages to nearly 32 percent; Raise income taxes by two thirds (roughly 78%), immediately and forever; Cut Social Security and Medicare benefits by 45 percent, immediately and forever;"
When Ms. Lochhead wrote that column in September 2004, the national debt created by Congress demanded by voters was $7.3 TRILLION dollars. Today it is $16.5 TRILLION dollars with roughly 25 MILLION unemployed Americans who make no "contributions" - taxes.
Today, that $51 TRILLION dollar fiscal "gap" is $122.7 TRILLION dollars. SS, Medicare and, oh, did you forget the liabilities created by Bush, Jr. and the Republican controlled Congress for "free prescription drugs"? That program is now $21.4 TRILLION in liabilities. YOUR bill for that debt: $1.1 MILLION dollars. YOUR bill for the national debt: $146,573.00 and climbing on top of the $1.1 million.
Our children and grand children will inherit an even bigger tab because the American people have begged the thieves to give them more. Fix the programs, but don't cut my benefits! The American people, really, have begged for their own destruction.
We are now at the tipping point where the takers almost outnumber the producers. Millions through no fault of their own because of the economy destroyed by the same incumbents who get elected over and over and millions who demand the fruits of your labor. The situation will deteriorate no matter how much BS is dished out by politicians who want to "save SS and Medicare for future generations".
Medicaid and Medicare Enrollees Now Outnumber Full-Time Private Sector Workers: "In 2011, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), there were 70.4 million people who enrolled in Medicaid for at least one month. There were also 48.849 million people enrolled in Medicare. That gave Medicaid and Medicare a gross combined enrollment of 119.249 million in 2011." No telling how many are illegal aliens.
"The impostor in the White House and scum like Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer and Harry Reid will continue telling illegal aliens they care about them when in fact they nothing about them. Only about making sure they register as Democrats because they promise to steal from you to give to those who feel you and I ow them. Controlling the lives of millions, making them dependent instead of independent and self-reliant.
"I also believe this push to give amnesty to another 11 MILLION, which will end up being twice as high, is to get them sucked into the two giant Ponzi taxing schemes called Social Security and Medicare. Two programs that are nearly $90 TRILLION in unpaid mandates.
"Without the 54.4 MILLION murdered babies in the womb who would have been forced to contribute to those taxing schemes if they had been allowed to live, and their children forced into those toxic systems, millions and millions more are now needed to stem the eventual collapse. Give 11 million plus illegals amnesty and force them into those Ponzi schemes."
As people are living longer, the social security Ponzi and Medicare schemes cannot be sustained. Oh, there's plenty of talk and fighting between the two "main" parties as if it means anything. The Republican and Democratic parties are nothing more than two wings on the same bird of prey:
"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can "throw the rascals out" at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy." Bill Clinton's mentor, Carrol Quigley, Tragedy and Hope
The unconstitutional Obamacare has death panels. Even though they have no jurisdiction nor can the General Government dictate what doctors can and cannot do for their patients, the stinking Marxist in the Red House and the parasites who back him up (think Kathleen Sebelius) are in full force trying to implement every section of that "law":
Get rid of the useless eaters. A conspiracy theory? Not hardly when you've done as much research as many of us have trying to warn our fellow Americans.
Medicare is a monster program that has NEVER run efficiently and has been crippled by fraud from day one. So called Americans who cheat the system as a way of life:
Medicare Fraud: 91 People, Including
Doctors And Nurses, Charged In False Billing Scheme
• FBI raids The Scooter Store headquarters and question executives as company is being probed for $100M Medicare fraud
• DOJ Convicts 8 People Of $50 Million Medicare Fraud
GAO Estimates $44 Billion in Improper Medicare Payments - That is only for 2012. It goes on decade after decade. It hasn't mattered one iota how many raids or congressional committee hearings have been held over the decades. That program is ripe for fraud, decade after decade. Sure, some might be recovered, but at more cost to you, me, our children and grand children in borrowed debt: the cost of investigations, prosecution and incarceration.
You are forced into Medicare even when you have your own insurance. Millionaires who don't want Medicare are forced with a gun to their head into the system:
WASHINGTON (AP) — "The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge from former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and other Social Security recipients who say they have the right to reject Medicare in favor of continuing health coverage from private insurers. The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand a federal appeals court ruling that held that there is no way for people who receive Social Security to reject Medicare benefits. Armey, a Texas Republican, and two other former federal employees say private insurance covers more than Medicare. Two other plaintiffs are wealthy individuals who have high deductible private insurance and prefer to pay for their health care."
You see what the lunatics the American people keep reelecting have done? A system in the hole $85.2 TRILLION dollars, yet those who can afford their own health insurance, thereby decreasing the debt, cannot refuse Medicare or they will lose their social security:
"Despite having paid thousands of dollars each in Social Security and Medicare taxes during their working lives—for which they never sought reimbursement—the five plaintiffs were told by officials at the Social Security Administration and Department of Health and Human Services that they had to forfeit all of their Social Security benefits if they wished to withdraw from (or not enroll in) Medicare. This determination resulted from internal policies that were put in place during the Clinton administration and strengthened by the Bush administration. The plaintiffs sought a judicial ruling that would prohibit SSA and HHS from enforcing these policies, which they believed conflicted with the Social Security and Medicare statutes. A sharply divided U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit eventually upheld them. By its decision not to hear the case, the Supreme Court let that controversial ruling stand."
I don't want Medicare and neither do a whole lot of Americans. I pay my own health insurance. Can people begin to fully understand the horrific mess your incumbent and mine in the Outlaw Congress have created? Can people begin to fully understand those two taxing schemes along with the "free prescription drugs" cannot be sustained? They cannot be fixed because there isn't enough money to fix them no matter how many illegal aliens are given amnesty.
Americans are desperately watching and screaming at their Congress critter not to cut those programs. I understand the desperation and fear. But, can those same folks not see all of the above? Can those same folks not understand they have doomed their children and grand children to a life of financial bondage to pay for their medical treatment? Is this what YOU want for your children and grand children?
What's going to happen?
More and more of your hard earned paycheck will be stolen from you for unsustainable programs that many Americans do not want to be part of, yet they are forced with the IRS' gun to their head to fund.
All the think tanks in the country can yap about private SS accounts and other "solutions", but they are no solutions. Not when Americans are forced into VOLUNTARY taxing schemes by lies and deception. No one is required to get a SSN to live or work in this country, but if you don't, you are taxed anyway with a gun to your head.
No one is required to enroll in Medicare, but you will be taxed anyway with a gun to your head whether or not you ever enroll. If you do apply for SS benefits, you will then be forced into Medicare even if you can afford your own health insurance or lose SS benefits even though you were forced with a gun to your head to pay those taxes all your working years.
The American people have continued to reelect the same SOBs who destroyed the greatest health care delivery system in the world starting back in 1973 with the HMO Act. Instead of addressing that disaster and getting government out of medical care for which they have no constitutional authority, Americans continue to reelect the same scoundrels who have made an even bigger mess affecting nearly 100 million people. .
Now, we're all paying the price. I predict the worst for both programs because there isn't enough money to fund them either at current levels or even with a few billion dollars in cuts. Not when the program is carrying $85.2 TRILLION in liabilities just for Medicare. Back on August 10, 2009, in a column, I cited Medicare's liabilities at that time: $34 TRILLION. In just four years, Medicare's liabilities have increased a whopping $51 TRILLION dollars. Can people not see what's down the road five years unless a few million useless eaters get on their way sooner rather than later?
Informed Americans are hoarding what little they have left at the end of the month, which is not good for the economy. They know what I've written above is true and it scares them as it should scare everyone regardless of which "party" you belong to or don't belong.
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I told people the truth about SS and Medicare when I ran for Congress back in the early 90s. Even though I was told not to because those two programs are the "sacred cows" of politics, I believe every American has the right to know the truth so they can make informed decisions and plans for the future. Our future, our pursuit of life, liberty and happiness has been destroyed by Demorats and Republicrats in the U.S. Congress for the past 100 years. Starting with the non-ratified Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and the Federal Reserve Banking Act (all three in 1913), followed by the social security taxing scheme and then LBJ's "great society" (Medicare) to fast track America's downfall into socialism and then full blown communism.
The bickering between the two parties in the Outlaw Congress will continue while those two programs go further into debt, while beneficiaries of those programs demand no cuts. You see? It's a no-win situation that is not going to have a good outcome.
As I said, we passed the point of no return a long, long time ago. Instead of implementing constitutional solutions instead of pushing socialism, the opposite road has been taken.
Americans need to look in the mirror:
Will Obamacare Bring Us Death Panels
2- BACKFIRE: Medicare Bills Rise as Hospital Records Turn Electronic (BILLIONS)
3- AARP lobbies against Medicare changes that could hurt its bottom line
4- Medicare Drug Cost Estimates: What Congress Knows Now
5- 15 Signs The Economy Is Headed For Recession In 2013
6- 20 Signs That The U.S. Economy Is Heading For Big Trouble In The Months Ahead
What happens when Americans have little or no disposable income left after all the taxes, city, state, county and federal:
Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over
2- Abercrombie to close up to 50 US stores
3- Confidential Wal-Mart Memo Discloses Substantial Drop
In Store Traffic Compared To Year Ago
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Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies sold. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn't left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party.
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