Skip to comments.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
Bad kitty. Purr for Barry.
They do work. They work at being criminals.
“I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul.”
from the poem Invictus, by William Ernst Henley.
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)
Sorry, Basil — you beat me to it. LOL.
You paid taxes and lived beyond your means, that isn't 'earning' anything. Because of your decisions you're going on welfare. Congrats.
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.
Where did he say that he lived beyond his means?
It’s Free Swipe Yo EBT (Clean)
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!!
“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.
“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??
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...........
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
“Rather than a republic we are essentially a democracy.”
Actually we are an oligarchy, and for them it is working just fine.
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??
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.
Social Security Insurance = “Welfare.”
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.
I dont see how this is being given welfare since all Im 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.