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@BrianMcM @JasonEmery @clovisdad  As one of those boomers you describe, let me tell you that you have raised a typical strawman/fear-based "point."  Social security is a deeply flawed program financially and needs to be wound down as it is unsustainable and unaffordable.  It can be humanely ended by a pro-active US government default where priority is given to different demands/creditors just as Peter Schiff and others have advocated.

Read this and then get back to us with an answer to the following question--

http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardsalsman/2011/09/27/social-security-is-much-worse-than-a-ponzi-scheme/

Question: should such a system, born of and perpetuated by lies, be continued as is?


2 weeks, 5 days ago on Here Comes The Ultimate Keynesian Scam: Helicopter Money For The People, Not Just Banks

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The chickens are coming home to roost for Obama's foreign policy.

3 weeks ago on Why Obama Has No SecDef: The War Party Is Waiting For Hillary

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@clovisdad  I agree with just about everything here.  But I do not think it has to be many years of austerity, theoretically at least. If they let the markets work and pricing to freely occur and be discovered rationally, I can't see how it takes too much longer than about 2 years and probably much less to fix it all.  But they won't do that because whoever does it will be blamed for the "crash" from now until the end of time by the controllers of all stripes who say they know better because, after all, they are the smartest people in the room because they say so.

3 weeks ago on Here Comes The Ultimate Keynesian Scam: Helicopter Money For The People, Not Just Banks

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@medicinewolf  In summary, since the latest economic smoke and mirrors didn't work, let's try more smoke...no wait, more mirrors....  What the heck, more of both!

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Here Comes The Ultimate Keynesian Scam: Helicopter Money For The People, Not Just Banks

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This article is spot on!  But can we get a government or a central bank to do nothing? Doubtful...

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Here Comes The Ultimate Keynesian Scam: Helicopter Money For The People, Not Just Banks

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@Adam Price The primary purpose of any QE is to increase govt spending at the expense of the private sector.  Historically, this was done by raising taxes but that won't fly politically so now we use QE.  They may dress it up as many other things but this is what happens every single time with QE.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The BOJ Jumps The Monetary Shark—–Now The Machines, Madmen And Morons Are Raging

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@Le Rude Frog @clovisdad  Clovisdad nailed it. When the govt can effectively buy whatever it wants at the direct expense of the wealth-producing, private economy you will get an end point that you will not like. If you need a name, try "communism" or "fascism" or some other centrally planned, totalitarian form of society that will defacto suppress individual liberty.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The BOJ Jumps The Monetary Shark—–Now The Machines, Madmen And Morons Are Raging

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Glad to see that the US policy of deconstructing the mideast is proceeding well.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Welcome To Barack Obama’s Syrian Gong Show

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Given all we have seen since 9/11, can there be any doubt that bipartisan US policy is to completely deconstruct the middle east by violent means?

One might ask: who benefits?

3 months ago on The Everlasting Impossibility Of Obama’s Syrian Adventure

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Obama draws another red line.  This won't end well.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Obama’s Bluster and Bluff in the Baltics: Its Pointless And Dangerous.

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Is this little dance over sanctions and counter sanctions and counter counter sanctions even real?  With the west's projection of vacillation and weakness so obvious and entrenched can we really believe that anything serious in the way of sanctions against any country will happen at all?  Is it all a war of words for public consumption?  Sure looks like we are watching a Punch and Judy show.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Mindless Eurocrats Stumble Toward Disaster: “Shocked” That Sanctions Have Started A Trade War

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So?  Maybe it was a ruse delivered for public consumption, not like that has ever happened in the history of the world, now has it?  I repeat, so?

Then why were they dropped?  Details and facts please, not an argument why officialdom may have lied to us.  Geez...why do you waste your own time with something of so little consequence?  Part of a leftist meme on why American should self-hate, are we?

I think Truman was very measured and compassionate.  If it had been me, much worse would have happened, hopefully complete obliteration of Japan and all of its culture, to show the entire world what happens when you attack the US.  It then would have been written formally and openly into US Policy as the primary mission of the Dept of War (which never would have had it name changed) and perhaps the US Constitution to complete the object lesson.

If you want to end/minimize war, then all war should be perceived as one in which the only outcome is complete obliteration.



4 months, 2 weeks ago on August 6th, A Day Of Ignominy: Enduring Lies About The Incineration Of Hiroshima

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@portola87 There is none, it escapes me as well.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on August 6th, A Day Of Ignominy: Enduring Lies About The Incineration Of Hiroshima

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Obama's theater in trying to make us all believe he is doing something substantial might actually be the best thing he has ever done, being that it is as close to nothing as possible.  No one takes this bozo seriously, I wonder if he even does himself.  More will die, nothing Obama do will solve a thing, Obama's approval ratings stay in the mid-40% range.  Obama is OK, the ISOJ (Islamic State of Jihad) distraction is diverted for now.  Mission accomplished.  Back to his real goal of destroying America.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Washington Opened The Gates Of Hell In Iraq: Now Come The Furies

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Just think how terrible it would have been if ObamaCare had not been in place.  What, why are you snickering?  Recall when Q1 GDP was first reported at +0.1% the reason given for the growth was....ObamaCare.  Now, with -2.9% think how awful it would have been, maybe even -10%, without ObamaCare.  Thank God for ObamaCare, savior of our economy!

5 months, 4 weeks ago on The Message In The Q1 GDP Shock: Massive Windfalls For The 1%; Hardly 1% Growth For The Masses

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I stand with Rand.

1 year, 8 months ago on Access denied | FP Passport

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Thank you.

1 year, 10 months ago on Green Berets Sign Letter Supporting 2nd Amendment

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Magnificent!  Just ran across this article.  How did the race weekend go?

1 year, 11 months ago on Retrospective>><br/>road Racing At Pomona

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Dipsticks.  What else should we expect from this crowd?

2 years ago on Obama’s Asia team caught off guard, partying when rocket launched | The Cable

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 @MattMolina  @FoolKiller    Possible but we need some links and data.  A simple declaration of a low probability event is not sufficient.  (We expect the worst under Obama, so we are watching and listening intently but don't go off half-cocked, when you go off, be loaded for bear.)

2 years, 3 months ago on Obama official: Benghazi was a terrorist attack | The Cable

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 @VOTEROMNEY   I can tell you how this revelation will be handled by the MSM--  they ignore it and go back to attacking Romney.  Business as per usual.

2 years, 3 months ago on Obama official: Benghazi was a terrorist attack | The Cable

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 @MattMolina  @00Yankee  Quantity is no indication of quality.

2 years, 3 months ago on Obama official: Benghazi was a terrorist attack | The Cable

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 @mersey  @MOJOJO   But with Obama, lying is mandatory.

2 years, 3 months ago on Obama official: Benghazi was a terrorist attack | The Cable

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Obama has failed us so miserably.   Nov. 6 cannot get here soon enough.  Fire Obama!

2 years, 3 months ago on Obama official: Benghazi was a terrorist attack | The Cable

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