FRUSTRATED MONTANA WOMAN TELLS IT LIKE IT IS
July 5, 2012
Most Americans feel utter despair about the dysfunctionality of our current president and his Congress. Obama and 535 representatives fail to correct our economic decline, our trade deficit, our financial debt, enforce our immigration laws, correct our joblessness as well as our drop in standard of living for average Americans.
With 14 million unemployed and 7 million underemployed, and 46 million subsisting on food stamps, the numbers don’t lie. Obama and Congress fail our citizens at every level.
Astoundingly, those folks in Washington DC constitute the prime reason for America’s predicament. They engineered it with free foreign trade that killed our manufacturing; insourcing, offshoring and outsourcing of our jobs which they mandated; importing 3.1 million foreigners annually without pause for the past 40 years, which has created too many workers and not enough jobs, endless welfare programs for illiterate high school dropouts to live on forever, etc. Today, while Congressional critters enjoy wealth and privilege, we pay their bills and we eat the consequences.
At the same time, while Americans could vote them out of office, they re-elect most incumbents decade after decade. A senator must die before he finally vanishes from the halls of Congress, i.e., Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Teddy Kennedy of Massachusetts, Strom Thurmond and at some point, John McCain of Arizona. You could name a dozen more career do-nothing senators that voters continued to vote into office long after the senators’ useful lives as to governing.
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.
I ran across a Montana ranch woman, Patty Myers who spoke directly to exactly what we see happening in Congress.
“Hey Alan, let's get a few things straight!” she wrote to Simpson. “As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for fifty years. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 years (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).
“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.”
On my bicycle ride across America this summer, I noticed Electronic Benefits Transfer cards now operating in pizza, sandwich and 7-11 shops. That means free eats for America’s poor at junk food joints. One guy bought booze and cigs in Maine with his EBT card and sued the country and won his right to continue his EBT use with whatever he chose. We’ll get to pay for his chemo therapy once he contracts lung cancer and his AA meetings.
With 68 percent of African American babies now reared by single mothers and 99 percent of them on EBT and other welfare, what do you suppose those mothers are teaching their children about life? Answer: “Well son or daughter, all you have to do is do nothing and Uncle Obama and the American taxpayer will take care of your for the rest of your life.”
With 7,000 high school kids dropping out every day through the nine month school year, that EBT mother hits the mark.
Myers continued, “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 are proposing to move the goalposts yet again.
“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. And you've spent more than any administration in history.
“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 bastards 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 "bullsh*t" on your incompetence. Well, Captain BS, 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?
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“It is you, Captain BS, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the "greedy" ones,” said Myers. “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.”
Where are those votes coming from and why? As you read from my “Monkey Metaphor” several columns back, as long as we keep voting the same “monkeys” into Congress, you can expect the same results. Patty Myers just opened the discussion up a bit, but it’s up to you to vote the SOBs out of office in November and vote fresh, new and critically thinking and acting representatives into place if we are ever to escape what’s coming as to financial collapse.
Listen to Frosty Wooldridge on Wednesdays as he interviews top national leaders on his radio show "Connecting the Dots" at www.themicroeffect.com at 6:00 PM Mountain Time. Adjust tuning in to your time zone.
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Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His published books include: "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS"; �STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE�; �IMMIGRATION�S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES�; �MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND�A TEEN NOVEL�; �BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION�; �AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTICA.� His next book: �TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP.� He lives in Denver, Colorado.
His latest book. �IMMIGRATION�S UNARMED INVASION�DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.�