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SOCIAL SECURITY


  "We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself   into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket   and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

Winston Churchill

    SOCIAL SECURITY:

      When Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program.  

He promised: 

1) That participation in the Program would be completely voluntary

2) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual incomes into the Program,

 

3) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year,

4) That the money the participants put into the independent "Trust Fund" rather than into the General operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program and no other Government program, and

5) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.

Since many  of us have paid into FICA for years  and are now receiving a Social Security  check every month -- and  then finding that we are getting taxed  on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to "put away," you may be  interested in the following:

Q: Which Political Party took Social  Security  from the independent "Trust" fund and put it into the General fund so that Congress could  spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically-controlled House and Senate.

Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for
Social Security (FICA) withholding?
A: The Democratic Party.

Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the "tie-breaking" deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the U.S.

Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?

MY FAVORITE:

A: That's right! Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments!
The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!
  Then, after doing all this lying and thieving and violation of the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

And the worst part about it is, uninformed citizens believe it!
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe good changes will evolve.

  How many people can YOU send this to?

 

Do you Care?

 

Written by a housewife from New Jersey and sounds like it!
 

 "Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on
 September 11, 2001?  Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown
 Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nation's capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania?  Did nearly three thousand men, women
 and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?


 
And I'm supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was "desecrated"
 when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet...Well,
 I don't.

 I don't care at all.



 I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.  I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in  Saudi Arabia.

 I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

 I'll care when the cowardly so-called "insurgents" in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.

 

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

 


 I'll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the

United States Constitution's Bill of Rights!

 In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an  Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this:

 I don't care.


 When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college-hazing incident, rest assured:

 

I don't care.


When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank:

 I don't care!


 When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed "special" food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being "mishandled," you can absolutely believe in your  heart of hearts:

 I don't care.


 And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled "Koran" and other times "Quran." Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and -you guessed it -

I don't care! ! ! !  !


 If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your e-mail  friends.  Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior!

 


 If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great country!

 


 And may I add: "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have
 that problem."  -- Ronald Reagan

 


 I have another quote that I would like to add AND.......I hope you forward all this.
 "If we ever forget that we're One Nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."   Also by... Ronald Reagan

 


 One last thought for the day:
 In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the anti-American  sentiment and negativity, we should remember Englands Prime Minister  Tony Blair's words during a recent interview.  When asked by one of his Parliament members why he believes so much in America, he said:

 


 "A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want
 in...And how many want out."


 Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:
 1. Jesus Christ
 2. The American G.  I.
 One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

 YOU MIGHT WANT TO PASS THIS ON, AS MANY SEEM TO FORGET BOTH OF THEM.
AMEN!

 

A college professor was teaching his class.  He shocked several of his students when he flatly stated that there is no God, the expression,


"One Nation Under God", was unconstitutional, and further, he was going to prove there is no God.  

Addressing the ceiling he shouted: "God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. 

 I'll give you 15minutes!"

The lecture room fell silent.  You could have heard a pin fall.
Ten minutes went by.  Again he taunted God, saying, "Here I am, God. I'm still waiting."

 His countdown got down to the last couple of minutes when a Marine just released from active duty and newly registered in the class walked up to the professor, hit him full force in the face, and sent him ass over teacups from his lofty platform.  

The professor was out cold!  

At first the students were shocked and babbled in confusion.


The young Marine took a seat in the front row and sat silent.

The class fell silent... waiting.


Eventually, the professor came to, shaken.  He looked at the young Marine in the front row.  When he regained his senses and could speak he yelled, "What's the matter with you?  Why did you do that?"

 

    "God was busy.  He sent me."

    God Bless America

 

This has got to be one of the most clever
E-mails I've received in a while.
Someone out there either has too much
spare time or is deadly at Scrabble.
(wait till you see the last one)!


DORMITORY:
When you rearrange the letters:
DIRTY ROOM

PRESBYTERIAN:
When you rearrange the letters:
BEST IN PRAYER

ASTRONOMER:
When you rearrange the letters:
MOON STARER

DESPERATION:
When you rearrange the letters:
A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THEY SEE

GEORGE BUSH:
When you rearrange the letters:
HE BUGS GORE


THE MORSE CODE:
When you rearrange the letters:
HERE COME DOTS

SLOT MACHINES:
When you rearrange the letters:
CASH LOST IN ME


ANIMOSITY:
When you rearrange the letters:
IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS:
When you rearrange the letters:
LIES - LET'S RECOUNT


MOTHER-IN-LAW:
When you rearrange the letters:
WOMAN HITLER

SNOOZE ALARMS:
When you rearrange the letters:
ALAS! NO MORE Z 'S


A DECIMAL POINT:
When you rearrange the letters:
IM A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO:
When you rearrange the letters:
TWELVE PLUS ONE

AND FOR THE GRAND FINALE:


PRESIDENT CLINTON OF THE USA:
When you rearrange the letters
(With no letters left over and using each letter only once):
TO COPULATE HE FINDS INTERNS

Yep! Someone with waaaaaaaaaaay
too much time on their hands!

Bet your friends haven't seen this one!!!

 

To Kill an American

 

You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

 

So an Australian dentist wrote the following to let everyone know what an American is... so they would know when they found one. (Good on ya, mate!!!!)

 

An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

 

An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani, or Afghan.

 

An American may also be a Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as Native Americans.

 

An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim.

 

In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.

 

An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

 

An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.

 

The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

 

An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need.

 

When the Soviet army overran Afghanistan 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!

 

As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan.

 

Americans welcome the best, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best athletes.

But they also welcome the least.

 

The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty, welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America.

 

Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. I've been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 other countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

 

So you can try to kill an American if you must.

 

Hitler did.

 

So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and every bloodthirsty tyrant in the history of the world.

 

But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.

 

Author unknown

 

Pass this around the World

 

 

Forrest Gump goes to heaven

 

 

The day finally arrives: Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself.

St. Peter says, "Well, Forrest, it's certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you. I must inform you that the place is filling up fast, and we've been administering an entrance examination for everyone.

 

The test is short and you have to pass before you can get into heaven. The questions are:

 

1) What days of the week begin with the letter T?

 

2) How many seconds are there in a year?

 

3) What is God's first name?"

 

Forrest says, "Well, the first one-how many days in the week begin with the letter T? That's an easy one. That would be today and

Tomorrow."

The Saint's eyes opened wide and he exclaimed, "Forrest, that's not what I was thinking, but I'll give you credit for that answer."

"How about the next one?" asks St. Peter. "How many seconds in a year?" Forrest, "but I thunk and thunk and I guess the only answer can be twelve."

Astounded, St. Peter says, "Twelve? Twelve? Forrest, how in Heaven's name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?"

"Shucks, there's gotta be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd...

"Hold it," interrupts St. Peter. "I see where you are going with this, and I'll have to give you credit for that one, too.

Let's go on with the next and final question.

Can you tell me God's first name?"

"Sure", Forrest replied, "it's Andy."

"Andy?" exclaimed an exasperated and frustrated St. Peter. "OK, I can understand how you came up with your answers to my first two questions, but just how in the world did you come up with the name of Andy as the first name of God?"

"That was the easiest one of all," Forrest replied.

"ANDY WALKS WITH ME, ANDY TALKS WITH ME, ANDY TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN."

 

St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates and said: "Run, Forrest, run!"

This has been around before, but it is still good reading today

WHAT SENATOR JOHN GLENN SAID

Things that make you think a little:

There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq in January.

In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of January.

That's just one American city,

About as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq.

When some claim that President Bush shouldn't have started this war, state the following:

1. FDR led us into World War II.

2. Germany never attacked us; Japan did.

From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost... an average of 112,500 per year.

3. Truman finished that war and started one in Korea.

North Korea never attacked us.

From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost ... an average of 18,334 per year.

4.John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962.

Vietnam never attacked us.

5.   Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost.. An average of 5,800 per year.

6. Clinton went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent.

Bosnia never attacked us.

He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.

7. In the years since terrorists attacked us, President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran, and, North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.

The Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking.

But

It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian compound.

That was a 51-day operation.

We've been looking for evidence for chemical weapons in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm billing records.

It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.

It took less time to take Iraq than it took to count the votes in Florida!!!!

Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB!

The Military morale is high!

The biased media hopes we are too ignorant to realize the facts

But Wait .

There's more!

JOHN GLENN (ON THE SENATE FLOOR)

Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13

Some people still don't understand why military personnel do what they do for a living. This exchange between Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive impromptu speech, it is also a good example of one man's explanation of why men and women in the armed services do what they do for a living.

This IS a typical, though sad, example of what

some who have never served think of the military.

Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn):

"How can you run for Senate when you've never held a real job?"

Senator Glenn (D-Ohio):

"I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps.

I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions.

I was in the space program.  It wasn't my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank."

"I ask you to go with me ... as I went the other day... to a veteran's hospital and look those men ...with their mangled bodies, in the eye, and tell THEM they didn't hold a job!

You go with me to the Space Program at NASA and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee... and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their DADS didn't hold a job.

You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends buried than I'd like to remember, and you watch those waving flags.

You stand there, Howard, and you think about this nation, and you tell ME that those people didn't have a job?"

 

(For those who don't remember or know..

During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA.)

Now He is a Senator!!

If you can read this, thank a teacher.

If you are reading it in English thank a Veteran.

(It might not be a bad Idea, to keep this circulating!! )

 

 

Anyone remember this??

It was 1987!  At a lecture the other day they were playing an old news video of Lt.Col. Oliver North testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during the Reagan Administration.

There was Ollie in front of God and country getting the third degree, but what he said was stunning!

He was being drilled by a senator; "Did you not recently spend close to $60,000 for a home security system?"

Ollie replied, "Yes, I did, Sir."

The senator continued, trying to get a laugh out of the audience, "Isn't that just a little excessive?"

"No, sir," continued Ollie.

"No? And why not?" the senator asked.

"Because the lives of my family and I were threatened, sir."

"Threatened? By whom?" the senator questioned.

"By a terrorist, sir" Ollie answered.

"Terrorist? What terrorist could possibly scare you that much?"

"His name is Osama bin Laden, sir" Ollie replied.

At this point the senator tried to repeat the name, but couldn't pronounce it, which most people back then probably couldn't. A couple of people laughed at the attempt. Then the senator continued. Why are you so afraid of this man?" the senator asked.

"Because, sir, he is the most evil person alive that I know of", Ollie answered.


"And what do you recommend we do about him?" asked the senator.

"Well, sir, if it was up to me, I would recommend that an assassin team be formed to eliminate him and his men from the face of the earth."

The senator disagreed with this approach, and that was all that was shown of the clip.



By the way, that senator was Al Gore!

Also:

Terrorist pilot Mohammad Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986. The Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned him. As part of the Oslo agreement with the Palestinians in 1993, Israel had to agree to release so-called "political prisoners."

However, the Israelis would not release any with blood on their hands, The American President at the time, Bill Clinton, and his Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, "insisted" that all prisoners be released.

Thus Mohammad Atta was freed and eventually thanked the US by flying an airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center. This was reported by many of the American TV networks at the time that the terrorists were first identified.
It was censored in the US from all later reports.

If you agree that the American public should be made aware of this fact,
pass this on.

 

Doctor Visit

 

A young brunette goes into the doctor's office and says that her body hurts wherever she touches it.

"Impossible," says the doctor. "Show me."

 

She takes her finger and pushes her elbow and screams in agony. She pushes her knee and screams, pushes her ankle and screams and so it goes on, everywhere she touches makes her scream.

The doctor says, "You're not really a brunette, are you?"

 

She says, "No, I'm really a blonde."

 

"I thought so," he says. "Your finger is broken."

 

Editorial
An interesting perspective about our "Drive by Media."  Victor Davis Hanson is a professor at Fresno State.   See his credentials at the end of the article. 
 

Eye of the Beholder by Victor Davis Hanson The American Enterprise Online
 

War torn Iraq has about 26 million residents, a peaceful California perhaps now 35 million.  The former is a violent and impoverished landscape, the latter said to be paradise on Earth.  But how you envision either place to some degree depends on the eye of the beholder and is predicated on what the daily media appear to make of each.
 

As a fifth generation Californian, I deeply love this state, but still imagine what the reaction would be if the world awoke each morning to be told that once again there were six more murders, 27 rapes, 38 arsons, 180 robberies, and 360 instances of assault in California yesterday, today, tomorrow, and every day.  I wonder if the headlines would scream about "Nearly 200 poor Californians butchered again this month!"
 

How about a monthly media dose of "600 women raped in February alone!" Or try, "Over 600 violent robberies and assaults in March, with no end in sight!"  Those do not even make up all of the state's yearly 200,000 violent acts that law enforcement knows about.
 

Iraq's judicial system seems a mess.  On the eve of the war, Saddam let out 100,000 inmates from his vast prison archipelago.  He himself sat in the dock months after his trial began.  But imagine an Iraq with a penal system like Californias with 170,000 criminals - an inmate population larger than those of Germany, France, the Netherlands and Singapore combined.  Just to house such a shadow population costs our state nearly $7 billion a year or about the same price of keeping 40,000 Army personnel per year in Iraq.  What would be the image of our Golden State if we were reminded each morning, "Another $20 million spent today on housing our criminals"?
 

Some of California 's most recent prison scandals would be easy to sensationalize: "Guards watch as inmates are raped!"  Or, "Correction officer accused of having sex with under-aged detainee!"  And apropos of Saddam's sluggish trial, remember that our home state multiple murderer, Tookie Williams, was finally executed in December 2005 - TWENTY SIX years after he was originally sentenced.
 

Much is made of the inability to patrol Iraq's borders with Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey.  But California has only a single border with a foreign nation, not six.  Yet over 3 million foreigners who sneaked in illegally now live in our state. Worse, there are about 15,000 convicted alien felons incarcerated in our penal system, costing about $500 million a year.  Imagine the potential tabloid headlines: "Illegal aliens in state comprise population larger than San Francisco!" or "Drugs, criminals, and smugglers given free pass into California!"
 

Every year, over 4,000 Californians die in car crashes - more than the number of Americans lost so far in the years of combat operations in Iraq.  In some sense, then, our badly maintained roads, and often poorly trained and sometimes intoxicated drivers, are even more lethal than IED's (Improvised Explosive Devices.)  Perhaps tomorrow's headline might scream out at us: "300 Californians to perish this month on state highways!  Hundreds more will be maimed and crippled!"
 

In 2001, California had 32 days of power outages, despite paying nearly the highest rates for electricity in the United States.  Before complaining about the smoke in Baghdad rising from private generators, think back to the run on generators in California when they were contemplated as a future part of every household's line of defense.

 

We're told that Iraq's finances are a mess.  Yet until recently, so were California's.  Two years ago, Governor Schwarzenegger inherited a $38 billion annual budget shortfall. That could have made for strong morning newscast teasers: "Another $100 million borrowed today - $3 billion more in red ink to pile up by month's end!"

 

So is California comparable to Iraq?  Hardly.  Yet it could easily be sketched by a reporter intent on doing so as a bankrupt, crime-ridden area with murderous highways, tens of thousands of inmates, with wide-open borders.

 

I myself recently returned home to California, without incident, from a visit to Iraqs notorious Sunni Triangle.   While I was gone, a drug-addicted criminal with a long list of convictions broke into our kitchen at 4 am, was surprised by my wife and daughter and fled with our credit cards, cash, keys and cell phones.  Sometimes I wonder who really was safer that week.
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(c)2006 Victor Davis Hanson

 
Victor Davis Hanson is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University , a Professor Emeritus at California University , Fresno , and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services.

 
He was a full-time farmer before joining California State University, Fresno, in 1984 to initiate a classics program. In 1991, he was awarded an American Philological Association Excellence in Teaching Award, which is given yearly to the country's top undergraduate teachers of Greek and Latin.

 
Hanson was a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California (1992_93), a visiting professor of classics at Stanford University (1991_92), a recipient of the Eric Breindel Award for opinion journalism (200 2), and an Alexander Onassis Fellow (2001) and was named alumnus of the year of the University of California, Santa Cruz (2002).

 
He was also the visiting Shifrin Chair of Military History at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland (2002_3).

 
"If It Weren't For The United States Military There Would Be NO United States of America.

For more info on writer:  http://www.hoover.org/bios/hanson.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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