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I am a master of my own destiny NOT a domesticated house pet.

Posted on 11/10/2012 6:50:08 AM PST by 56newblog

I am a Ron White example of “you cannot fix stupid”. Throughout my life I have made many financial mistakes. Academic background does not make you intelligent, just gives you the illusion of intelligence sometimes. I have reached SS retirement age and will have to depend on the government for my retirement funds. I earned it by paying into the system for near 50 years and now I will collect a little for hopefully a few years. All the mistakes I made were made by me, not someone else making my life decisions for me. I cannot understand how some can live as lap dogs. Lay around and not even make an attempt to earn a living on their own. Like a pet house dog, just lay around and lick their nuts while they wait on their next meal from the “Master of the House”. In this case the government. Some citizens do require legitimate financial help such as the physically or mentally disabled, unwanted children, and elderly unable to work. But the others should be required to do some work if nothing more than sweeping the streets of your town before they collect from the tax payers. Reform the current Welfare System NOW. My grandchildren will not be able to pay for all of this Vote Buying crap.. It will not be long and the "Master of the House" will be making ALL of our life decisions whether we agree or not


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1 posted on 11/10/2012 6:50:11 AM PST by 56newblog
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To: 56newblog

Bad kitty. Purr for Barry.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 6:53:36 AM PST by polkajello
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To: 56newblog

They do work. They work at being criminals.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 6:56:14 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Unbelievable/believable.)
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To: 56newblog

“I am the master of my fate

I am the captain of my soul.”

from the poem Invictus, by William Ernst Henley.


4 posted on 11/10/2012 6:59:50 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: 56newblog
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

--- "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)

5 posted on 11/10/2012 7:04:03 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: 56newblog
Our problem is the government will not follow the constitution. Rather than a republic we are essentially a democracy. The people vote to steal. And there is no recourse because elections are won fraudulently and the lawless thrive. No one on the dole should be allowed to vote.
6 posted on 11/10/2012 7:04:48 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: basil

Sorry, Basil — you beat me to it. LOL.


7 posted on 11/10/2012 7:05:41 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Nuc 1.1
Yes, but that goes both ways. If the government does not follow the constitution, then nobody has any obligation to do the same. And nobody has any obligation to obey the government, either. An awful lot of people simply don't.
8 posted on 11/10/2012 7:08:32 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: 56newblog
I earned it by paying into the system for near 50 years and now I will collect a little for hopefully a few years.

You paid taxes and lived beyond your means, that isn't 'earning' anything. Because of your decisions you're going on welfare. Congrats.

9 posted on 11/10/2012 7:13:44 AM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: Alberta's Child

You forgot that you can’t put the government in jail when it does not follow the Constituitio and that the government can put you in jail when you don’t obey the government. It is kinda like the losers do not get to try the winners. When you decide not to obey the government, get ready to go to jail. And when you go , you will go alone as the few military men who decided to oppose obama learned the hard way.


10 posted on 11/10/2012 7:13:56 AM PST by sport
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To: Gunslingr3

Where did he say that he lived beyond his means?


11 posted on 11/10/2012 7:17:26 AM PST by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: 56newblog

It’s Free Swipe Yo EBT (Clean)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luo40WjBKWI


12 posted on 11/10/2012 7:23:12 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 56newblog

Dear Mister Baby Boomer,

Congratulations on your retirement.

Did you not believe the predictions that there would be no social security when you retired?
Did it catch you by surprise, or did you see it coming?

Were you too proud to humble yourself and buy a used car/truck or a smaller house?

Let’s see. Maybe that super cool boat or awesome pair of quads wasn’t the best idea, huh?

I don’t care. Your decisions were YOUR DECISIONS. You OWN THEM.

DON’T COME CRYING ABOUT IT NOW!!!!!

Get a job. Oh yeah, I forgot. THERE AREN’T ANY JOBS because your generation got MY Generation into this mess!!!

I hope a bolt of lightning hits you in the arse!!


13 posted on 11/10/2012 7:24:12 AM PST by borntobeagle (It's The End Of The World As We Know It And I Don't Feel Fine.)
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To: Gunslingr3

“You paid taxes and lived beyond your means,”
Sorry, but “social security” was sold as “insurance”, and morally the “insurance company” has an obligation to pay out benefits to policy holders.
There also should be no taxation on S.S. benefits. You pay for it, you should get it even if you’re Warren Buffet.
The whole concept of “means testing” stinks to high heavens as much as the theft by politicians of the funds from the trust.
It is also immoral to grant benefits to people that didn’t pay the premiums.
There is no “welfare” clause in the Constitution.


14 posted on 11/10/2012 7:34:13 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: muglywump

“Throughout my life I have made many financial mistakes.”

Financial Mistakes = Spending more money than what you can afford to spend.

He worked “near 50 years” paying into the system and only has social security to retire on = He did not heed the warnings that there would be NO SOCAL SECURITY LEFT to retire on.

What a sad Baby Boomer!!!

Another Ta-Da momment, especially since he/she is asking us to now fix the system he/she helped create.

Where are those “Yuppies” now, anyways??


15 posted on 11/10/2012 7:43:28 AM PST by borntobeagle (It's The End Of The World As We Know It And I Don't Feel Fine.)
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To: Alberta's Child

LOL! We were required to memorize that poem in the 7th grade. I graduated from high school in 1955. Do the math and you will see how long that poem has stuck with me.

I can still recite all the verses. I think if you live your life with the philosophy of that poem, that you will live a better life.

BTW—I can remember all of the poem—but I’m not sure what I had for breakfast this morning...........


16 posted on 11/10/2012 7:45:38 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: sport
Take a look at the chaos in the New York City metropolitan area -- nearly two weeks after Hurricane Sandy hit the region -- to see how effective government is at keeping up the facade during even a minor disruption.

I'll give a good hurricane-related example of what I'm talking about. We've had "gas rationing" and long lines at gas stations in place here in New Jersey for about a week and a half. It has gotten better in the last couple of days, but before that there were plenty of stories about people waiting on line for 4+ hours for gas. I've kept two vehicles fully fueled all this time, I've never waited even so much as 5 seconds on a gas line, and that silly "odd/even" gas rationing rule doesn't mean a damn thing to me.

Figure it out and work around the system. This country owes its existence to farmers and small business owners who did exactly that. You'd be surprised how easy it is once you overcome the emotional "the government is all-powerful" barrier that seems like such an insurmountable hurdle.

P.S. The "military men" you refer to have one problem that makes it so easy for a government to trample all over them: they are military men.

"I am the captain of my soul." --- from "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley

17 posted on 11/10/2012 7:50:35 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Nuc 1.1

“Rather than a republic we are essentially a democracy.”

Actually we are an oligarchy, and for them it is working just fine.


18 posted on 11/10/2012 8:10:25 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Turns out that White Horse was just a whitewashed jackass.)
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To: Gunslingr3
....lived beyond your means, that isn't 'earning' anything. Because of your decisions you're going on welfare.

How exactly do you know from the OP how he spent his money?

Do you also consider it welfare for a retired & 80% disabled vet who collects his retirement and disability a form of welfare? He can't work anymore, he is drawing off the tax payer. He is retired at 46. Is that welfare??

19 posted on 11/10/2012 9:22:47 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

Do you also consider it welfare for a retired & 80% disabled vet who collects his retirement and disability a form of welfare? He can’t work anymore, he is drawing off the tax payer. He is retired at 46. Is that welfare??


I’m a retired vet rated 30% disabled. The VA takes 30% of my gross retirement pay which is given back untaxed.

I don’t see how this is being given “welfare” since all I’m getting is my retirement pay.


20 posted on 11/10/2012 9:28:30 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Gunslingr3

Social Security Insurance = “Welfare.”

Nice.


21 posted on 11/10/2012 9:34:41 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: 56newblog
Henri, the existential cat...

http://youtu.be/Q34z5dCmC4M

22 posted on 11/10/2012 9:35:16 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Social Security Insurance = “Welfare.”

Nice.

For anyone collecting it now, certainly. They were taxed, yes, but there is no property right in SS 'contributions'. That is the language of political sophistry (see: Flemming v Nestor), for every dime collected and more was spent as soon as it was collected.

Do you think paying the sales tax on a pack of gum entitles a bum to welfare payments, since he 'paid in'?

Those paying SS taxes have generally been paid out more than they paid in, from current taxpayers. Future 'contributors' (born after approximately 1975) can't even expect their collections to exceed their 'contributions'. Before even factoring inflation it will be a loss. Factoring inflation and lost investment revenue it is disastrous for the retirement of those born after 1975.

SSI is a mechanism for creating dependency and political loyalty by destroying the ability of the poor and middle class to effectively save for their own retirement. It was dressed in the language of 'insurance' to placate those who were instinctively suspect of a government promise to tax them today and take care of them tomorrow. Unlike real insurance, which procures income generating assets as well as other stable, long term investment, to pay claims, the government just spends every dime collected and promises to issue more debt in the future to cover it.

It is a welfare system, designed (by accident or intent is irrelevant to the outcome) to reduce the individual's ability to save, and help ensure their dependency, fear, and political loyalty.

Those who plan to retire on SSI plan to retire on the mercy of politicians promising to plunder future generations. Calling it 'welfare' is generous.

23 posted on 11/10/2012 10:10:02 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
I’m a retired vet rated 30% disabled. The VA takes 30% of my gross retirement pay which is given back untaxed.

I don’t see how this is being given “welfare” since all I’m getting is my retirement pay.

My father faced the same nonsense until his disability exceeded 50%, that's apparently the threshold at which they quit reducing your disability payment from your income.

24 posted on 11/10/2012 10:13:41 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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