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Forum Post: So the trust fund is still there, eh?

Posted 3 weeks ago on Nov. 19, 2018, 6:40 p.m. EST by agkaiser (2240) from Fredericksburg, TX
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"... When Social Security runs a surplus, Social Security holds the funds in trust. Social Security currently has a $2.9 trillion accumulated surplus, which was intentionally built up over decades to cover the retirement of the Baby Boom generation. In the guise of a so-called balanced budget amendment, 233 members of the House of Representatives just voted to pretend that the accumulated surplus does not exist.

"That’s because the so-called Balanced Budget Amendment would ignore the past Social Security contributions and instead require all federal spending - including Social Security spending - to be offset by revenues collected in that same year. That means that Social Security would not be allowed to use its own $2.9 trillion surplus to pay out benefits...."

https://www.socialsecurityworks.org/2018/04/12/politicians-steal-social-security/

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[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2240) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 weeks ago

Why are you a Democrat?

My dad was a Democrat.

What if your dad had been a thief?

Then I'd be a Republican.

[-] 1 points by grapes (5223) 2 weeks ago

It's not a party-specific thing that social security had possibly been swindled. It was definitely a bipartisan effort and "success" to assure the future retirement "security" of the largest cohort ever -- the baby boomers.

There was going to be so much surplus left over after the great increases in FICA taxes that they didn't know what to do with it except to invest it in the full faith and credit of the United States, whose bonds were the safest in the world backed up by the printing press and of course, actually the U.S. economy and the military supremacy.

Bonds are just fancy pieces of good-quality paper. They are as good as the promises of the parties that have issued them. The renewed effort to avoid paying out the so-called Social Security Trust Fund is just an effort to deny paying the social security benefits promised to the baby boomers. Where is the trust fund? Of course, it's still there - it is now in a file cabinet or two full of fancy pieces of good-quality paper. Baby boomers just need to learn the way of the silverfish, bookworm, or termite. The labor-product collected from them as FICA taxes has already been spent, gone for good, in places such as Iraq, Israel, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Qatar, Turkey, NATO, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Diego Garcia, etc. It's no accident that every 50-feet or so, our butts are bumped by yet another artificial pothole that may erupt into the conflagrations similar to those near Lawrence, Massachusetts.

As you should probably know by now, the Chinese are a wise people, indeed. They used to say that in paper you can find beautiful women, wealth, and power. They invented money, paper, AND paper money. We just need to learn how to eat good-quality paper! I remember eating quarter-dollar-each fried Chinese ( pork, a staple meat of the Chinese so observant Muslims should avoid; are there any Muslims who eat pork? can anyone who eats pork be called a Muslim? how quickly can one switch in and out of being a Muslim? can I eat the pork dumplings for dinner and call myself a Muslim in the morning and peers will accept it? I'm curious how Islam handles this as I remember that my Mom told me that the reason that the Catholics went to church every week to confess their sins was because they could begin anew every week to commit new sins so that there would be no piling up of sins in case that they died; I understood Mom well because I certainly visited my place of worship far more frequently than the Catholics did ) dumplings from Chinatown. They were pretty good and cheap. I can probably survive on that. The Chinese probably invented the first restaurant, too, because paying for food service was easier with money which the Chinese had invented quite early.

Retirement for the baby boomers will probably mean re-tire-ment, the getting tired again from working jobs, jobs, and jobs after reaching their old age. Bill Clinton touted the many jobs having been created under his watch. A man yelled out, "I have three of those!" Not bad, WTFU America, not bad at all! Job-creation engine for the world. D.C. is hiring yet-another Man-baby sitter. Job requirement is: sitter must know the difference between a breakwind-bag and a douchebag. Happy Thanksgiving. Turkeys voted for Thanksgiving. Allah shits through the Orange Asshole which may finally understand the First Amendment of our Constitution as written when he gets to exercise his right to free speech at Hyde Park. Allahu Akbar!

"Maybe the world should be held accountable because the world is a vicious place." Yeah, absolutely, Mother Nature agrees and wants us to remember that we have the ability to aerosolize anthrax and kill millions of us "vicious" inhabitants like fleas on a bitch. Worldwide not many people are killed by anthrax annually but where there are puddles (what's in a drying puddle that triggers spore formation?) of anthrax-infested water exposed to the sun and dried up repeatedly anthrax can form spores for achieving the evolutionary success of survival which may go airborne to cause deadly inhalation anthrax. How to keep them separate and widely dispersed and airborne is a problem that Mother Nature demonstrates a solution to every single time a volcano erupts. Haven't we heard of the volcanic dust cloud that can down an airplane at cruising altitude? There are four forces of nature - strong, weak (Higgs-linked-to-electromagnetic), electromagnetic, and gravitational. Guess which one can keep the anthrax spores separate from each other. What's in a volcanic dust cloud that can keep the dust particles airborne for such a long time and for such a large distance? How do we deal with dust to keep it under control? Can we have water sprayer protection, please, for our western states if the Yellowstone supervolcano should erupt similarly as this volcano? In order to eliminate the uncertainty of this manmade anthrax attack, we must eradicate puddles, lakes, and ponds worldwide.

I lacked that sitter knowledge when God brought me before the flush toilet and the bidét. I felt for Adam (but, of course, his eyes weren't open at that time) because he wasn't sanctified by water like me but was punished instead. I chose "the Squirt of Life," definitely pleasing God after having shown my circumcision and bursting with my liquid-gold offering. Shortly before a wedding banquet, the classic glass bottle of Coca-Cola poured into my glass, a little bit of water after drinking it, and a refill of freshly squeezed orange juice in the same glass, induced salvation through my liquid-sunshine offering.

Arya got the iron coin because she had shown Mercy @1:22 and a blood lust for having more of her enemies killed but she eventually gave up the ways of the assassin. There's the immutable Law but there's also Grace. Which is greater? God is a left-handed weakling according to the physicists. All primordial matter originated from the kaon's quirkiness.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2240) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 weeks ago

WTFU America! Differentiate between the results they say they want and those that they really expect and want. The latter, which are also the most probable and most often proven results, always make the designers more wealthy and our existence more tenuous.