Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I think it's cute how you keep managing to foul up quoting me properly, yet manage to quote everyone else just fine. If one was a skeptic, one might think it was being done on purpose.
And, again, you're ducking the issue. You tried to pass yourself off as an open minded voter because you voted for Democrats long ago. But the illusion was ruined once one looks at how you're not really open minded to different ideas so much as you just changed the letter for whom you vote. That's the point.My ideology promotes individual responsibility, neighbor helping neighbor, and social programs residing where they belong, at the state and local level. Any politician that promotes those has my support. You don't seem to understand the concept. As stated and you ignored, we have a Lesbian, Democrat Mayor of Houston who is fiscally conservative and as a result has bipartisan support including mine. Social issues aren't the responsibility of the Federal Govt. except to promote an atmosphere that assists in solving those kind of problems meaning people helping others not the govt. bureaucrats.
But you're posting things which have been disproven. It's that simple.Keep singing the same old song and believing the liberal rhetoric and I will continue to give you the same answers until they finally sink in
Yes, because it is clear you do not. Heck, you referred to it as an investment.LOL, I contributed to SS for 35 years and you claim I don't know how it works?
No, I just take the time to research my facts before I post them.You have a very high opinion of yourself which just covers up your own insecurities.
Again I implore you to research how Social Security really works.SS was designed as a supplement but it never was intended to be used and it certainly wasn't intended for a sole retirement program. It is the govt. that creates inflation, not the private sector as the govt. produces nothing really of value thus creating more workers than there are products driving up cost.
Because it was necessary to promote the general welfare of its citizens.It was the govt. that created those entitlements and forcing people to contribute.
Given your lack of understanding over something as basic as Social Security, it would be in your best interest to not cast accusations about what others understand.It is you that doesn't seem to understand the concept.
Once more, research what Social Security is. Thank you.Your 80 year old grandfather was forced to contribute and is not entitled to his money back withe a return on investment for that contribution
I understand the budget process just fine. I also understand removing billions of dollars which had already been promised would have resulted in a shock to the economy which would have destroyed it.No, it is you that doesn't understand the budget process at all, there was NO Bush Budget, but there was a budget proposal from Bush that was rejected.
Obama inherited a $1.2 trillion deficit. For you to claim otherwise is little more than silly partisanship and a complete lack of interest in the reality of the situation.
No. Because it was silly partisanship which has no place in a legitimate discussion.See above
The fact is, under Obama, we've cut the deficit in half, recovered every private sector job lost from the effects of the recession, grown GDP and have a booming stock market. No amount of partisan comments will change those facts.
It's irrelevant what you or I think SHOULD happen, it doesn't change the fact Social Security is not a retirement fund like you seem to think it is. It doesn't change the fact you seem to have basically no idea how Social Security works, nor does it change the fact that a widow is not entitled to anything from Social Security because her husband died. And it doesn't change the fact the government borrows against the Social Security Trust Fund to protect it.There in lies the problem, why are people forced to contribute to any govt. program and get nothing out of it? If this is what you truly believe then it is very sad. Do you have any idea how much people and businesses give to the govt. for SS. You don't think people should get that back?
With all due respect, Conservative, while we both know you do little more than engage in partisan posting, you at least sometimes attempt to use real facts/stats to support your position. But, in this case, it's clear you don't understand the basic structure behind Social Security, regardless of how many years you've paid into it (which is completely irrelevant anyways). All it will take is a little Google research and you'll understand why your comments regarding Social Security have been rather nonsensical. I know you usually at least want to support your partisan posting with facts, so do your homework on this.
More useless comments which do not respond to anything I said. You can't avoid the truth, no matter how often you "accidentally" quote me incorrectly or how often you post useless rhetoric when confronted with facts.Look up the definition of Personal responsibility and then cut out that definition and post it where you see it every day. I lived and worked through both so it is you that doesn't understand the two nor do you understand leadership