I warned you in an earlier blog I posted that once in a while I would get on the band wagon.
Mr.T. and I are close to retiring. We have worked hard for a lot of years.We are not rich. According to the charts we are even considered poor. I don't think we are not poor. We have what we need and a little extra once in a while.
This morning I read about Social Security under the snopes site.Don't you find the name*Social Security* to be misleading?Who ever came up with that name anyway?It has nothing to do with being social or does it make us secure.Do you know of any affluent person that is secure on social security?
****" This change to Social Security was but one element of the massive Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) introduced in Congress in 1993. OBRA was barely passed by a 218-216 vote in the House of Representatives, with not a single Republican voting in favor of it (although 41 Democrats voted against it). Likewise, the Senate vote on OBRA was deadlocked at 50-50 (again, with not a single Republican voting in favor of it, although 6 Democrats voted against it) until Vice-President Al Gore (a Democrat) cast the deciding "Yea" vote. The bill was signed into law by President Bill Clinton (also a Democrat)."
The more I read the more I think we need a shake up in the government.They work for us or at least that is the way it was meant to be.Does it feel like they work for us?To me it feels like they take from us because WE allow them to just go along doing what they want. We all need to take responsibility for what WE allow them to do *FOR* us.Write to them, e-mail them, call them and tell them how you feel.
I received an e-mail this morning that says it all and I will share it with you here.Think about it and then remember how to vote in 2010. Weather you are a young person or old,Democrat or Republican it will effect you all.
I'm MAD AND YOU WILL BE TOO!
Your U.S. House & Senate have voted themselves $4,700 and $5,300 raises.
1. They voted to not give you a S.S. cost of living raise 2010 and 2011.
2. Your Medicaid premiums will go up $285.60 for the 2-years and you will not get the 3% COLA: $660/yr. Your total2-yr loss and cost is -$1,600 or -$3,200 for husband and wife
3. Over 2-yrs The House & Senate each get
4. Do you feel SCREWED?
5. WILL your cost of drugs - doctor fees - local taxes - food,
etc., increase? You better believe they will!
WILL THEIRS...NO WAY.. They have a raise and better benefits. Why care about you? You never did anything about it in the past.You're obviously too stupid or don't care. No offense; just making a point!
6. Do you really think that Nancy, Harry, Chris, Charlie, Barnie, et al, care about you?
SEND THE MESSAGE-- You're FIRED.
IN 2010 YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO GET RID OF THE SITTING CONGRESS AND Up to 1/3 OF THE SENATE,
AND 100% OF THE HOUSE. MAKE SURE YOU'RE STILL MAD IN NOVEMBER 2010 AND TELL THEIR REPLACEMENTS NOT TO SCREW UP.
It is ok to forward this to your sphere of influence if you are finally tired of the abuse.Maybe it's time for the........
"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives,and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States."
Let's get this passed around, folks - these people in Washington have brought this upon themselves!!! It's time for a revolution. Let's take back America, one seat at a time...
Maybe there is hope for newly elected to really care.