In the United States these days, thanks to many different issues with freedom of expression and freedom of speech, the morality meter has broken down. A very large part is due to Hollywood, cable television, and the advent of video games which also was influenced by Hollywood and the especially the military. Hollywood has had a major influence as well on politics here in the USA and abroad.
The other day I spoke with an elderly gentleman, I’ll just call him Max, who told me his major concern now that his family is grown and he is retired is that he will outlive his Social Security benefits. I told Max bot to worry and explained:
Social Security benefits, which last as long as you live, provide valuable protection against outliving savings and other sources of retirement income. (source: SSA.GOV)
Max has bad knees and his wife Joanna has extreme immune deficiencies, severe asthma with chronic bronchitis issues, fibromyalgia, and many more health problems some of which she was born with and others which were due to being in a very abusive marriage with her first husband for 37 years.
I Googled what Max said to me and found that over 21 million others were saying the same thing.
Max explained to me he had taken care of other people for most of his life and not saved for his retirement. He always thought there was time. However, in the 80s he was saving for retirement through first an employee profit sharing plan with his employer of 15 years at the time which was subsequently turned into a 401K plan managed by a famous investment firm which depleted the money through broker transaction fees. This was all during the Enron fraud scandal era. Max was gun shy after this and never invested again.
In 2018 Max was forced to retire earlier than his planned age of retirement at sixty six by the company he was employed by for over 12 years. So now due to and his wife’s health issues, their only income is the SSA check he receives and the disability check his wife receives.
Max and Joanna are not unique to their situation. Many retired folks across the United States have similar situations and it’s getting worse by the minute.
The Social Security System was not intended to be a permanent fixture in our society, but neither was it intended to be a cookie jar politicians can pull from any time they have a special interest project in the works, but time and again the same move is made as the Social Security System dwindles.
The Social Security System could work and work well with the proper management, however, just as with the (IRS) Internal Revenue Service the system has become so broken and complicated it takes a lawyer to explain it. Both systems need a massive overhaul and reduction in complication.
American citizens of all political parties are wondering why the Democrats have moved so far left that they are out of touch with reality and America. Why they would want open boarders when it means illegal drugs, immigrants, crime and death streaming across our boarders and disrupting our society? Who in their right mind would want this for their family, their friends, their country? Why they would want socialism in the United States.
This video of a 1988 interview with an ex-Russian KGB agent will explain it to the letter in less than 8 minutes. The interview begins at 07:00 after the commentary if you want to fast forward.
If Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Chumer are saying that a border wall to keep illegal immigrants out of our country is immoral, isn’t that the same as saying illegal immigrants entering our country and killing U.S. citizens is moral?
I wonder how Nancy and Chuck feel about Andrew Cuomo’s new bill to strengthen abortion rights by killing a child right before it’s born? Do they think this act is moral? This announcement made me sick to my stomach and so do the Democrats. What in the world is happening to this country.
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Chumer only have one thing in mind, to get Trump out of office any way they can. Why is this important to them? It’s the only way that Trump won’t win the 2020 Presidential election. If Donald Trump remains in office he will almost certainly win in 2020 and Democrats know this. It’s why Mueller has been taking his sweet time and digging for dirt on Trump.
This is also why Pelosi and Chumer made sure they were out of town a lot during the government shutdown so they would not be available to negotiate with the President and stall for time. Sure, They care about the government workers so much that they partied, vacationed, and got a paycheck the entire time of the shutdown.
Is it a coincidence that Mueller arrested Stone right when Pelosi and Chumer were going to make the announce about the government opening back up. Was it a coincidence that they both totally ignored any alliance with the Republicans in the negotiations or even acknowledged their willingness to negotiate at all. All the while Donald Trump in his announcement totally praised Republicans and Democrats alike for their work on the agreement.
Pelosi, Chumer, the Dems, and the Mueller team are up to something big for Donald Trump. I would not even put it past a major Democratic contributor paying off a hit on Trump to get rid of him before the 2020 election and blaming it on an illegal immigrant.
Sound preposterous? Take a really close look back on the assassination history of the 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, the 20th U.S. President James A. Garfield, the 25th U.S. President William McKinley, and 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy. All but Kennedy were Republicans. All were sympathetic to African Americans and had plans on making sweeping changes to the US economy, politics, foreign affairs, and/or the infrastructure of the country just as Donald Trump. I might add also that they were mostly hated by the Democrats. Just as is Trump.
I just did a Google search of this and only Reuters, Fox News, New York Times, and a few less known outlets reported on it. Not CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC. Imagine that Nancy & Chuck! Made up crisis, huh?
What’s it going to take for the people who are supposed to be protecting the citizens of the United States to wake up? When will the Democrats stop wasting the governments time and resources and realize we do have any emergency on the Southern border. This is not a rare incidence, I read about it all of the time.