Mathematically fraudulent Ponzi-scheme nature of Social "Security" is showing up in the establishment media

Ya gotta love it! The guy who bosses the IRS around is himself an admitted tax cheat, and the very same establishment scum1 who prosecute innocent people for trying to voluntarily opt out of Social Security are now admitting to the mathematically fraudulent Ponzi-scheme nature of Social "Security".

The 5/13/09 edition of the The Columbus Dispatch ran an Associated Press article titled "Social Security, Medicare at risk" which, in pertinent part, said, "Social Security and Medicare are fading even faster under the weight of the recession, heading for insolvency years sooner than previously expected, the government warned yesterday." The key words in that sentence are "previously expected". In other words, various "government" scum1 have known for a long time — at the same time they were prosecuting innocent citizens for objecting to the SS fraud — that Social "Security" was nothing more and nothing less than a mathematically fraudulent Ponzi scheme.

Also on 5/13/09, USA Today ran an article covering the same subject and titled it, "Recession edges Medicare, Social Security to insolvency".

On the very same 5/13/09, on page 4A, our own local (Grand Junction, CO) propaganda rag, er, "journal of record", the Daily Sentinel, ran the exact same article verbatim minus the last three paragraphs2 and titled it "Social Security, Medicare On Way To Insolvency" and "Recession quickens Social Security, Medicare drain". But interestingly enough, as of 5/15/09 as this blog is being written, when you search the Sentinel for said article, nothing shows up. Of course, that's in Grand Junction, CO, where 3000 people showed up for the local "Tea Party" in a town with a population of "only" 48,714. To put that figure in perspective, it would be the equivalent of approximately 331,000 people showing up to protest in a city the size of Atlanta (population 5,376,285)! Maybe the Sentinel wanted to keep the political waters as calm as possible in a clearly rebellious "unenlightened knuckledragger" county.

The main thing to remember is that this stuff isn't rocket science — it's simple arithmetic. So it behooves one to ignore all the personality-disordered blather and spin. There are only three factors in the equation: 1) the amount of taxes paid in, 2) the amount of benefits paid out, and 3) the age at which a person starts receiving benefits (which bears directly on the total amount of time over which the benefits will be paid). That's it, folks! There ain't no more to it! So to "fix" (aka "continue perpetrating") the Social "Security" Ponzi fraud, it is mathematically necessary to either 1) raise the amount of taxes being paid in, or 2) reduce the amount of benefits being paid out, or 3) increase the age at which a person begins to receive benefits, or 4) conjure up some combination of all three. Of course, the lying scum1 in Congress will try to triangulate as clever a combination of all three factors as possible to continue the fraud as long as possible. Being basically narcissistic, greedy, control-freakish and tyrant-minded, (both "left" and "right" politicians3 in) Congress will not be able to keep from flying the airplane into the mountain: they simply cannot believe that it IS GOING TO happen!

The numbers sound too stupendous to be meaningful. But that's not what is confusing the general public. The people are confused because it is impossible to understand the immensity of the problem without simultaneously understanding the WHOLE truth about America's criminally fraudulent and brazenly unconstitutional monetary and tax systems.

Of course, even though reducing health care costs is a popular topic of conversation, nobody wants to talk about the real reason/s why it's so tough to do in real life: it's because "reducing health care costs" is code language for "doctors, nurses, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies, having led inflation for over thirty years, are going to have to work for a LOT less money" — maybe even go back to working for pigs and chickens or whatever their patients could afford!

Lest you should doubt that what I'm saying about doctors working for less is true, I refer you to an article titled "5 Ways To Lower Medical Costs" in the 5/17/09 Parade Magazine. The very first way listed is "1. Strike a deal with your doctor." Dr. Steven Landgarten, chief medical officer of Ardent Health Services of Nashville says, "There is nothing wrong with telling your doctor that you are making less money now but you’ll pay what you can if she will still treat you. Most of the time, she’ll say yes."

The article continues, "You also can discuss setting up a plan to pay in installments or receiving a discount if you pay cash. Your chances of reaching a deal with your doctor are best if you initiate the conversation early on. Ideally, you’d like him to be aware of your financial situation before his office reports you for being delinquent. Hospitals are often open to negotiation as well. 'Go to the business office before your procedure and ask about your deductible or co-payment and if the hospital would be willing to work with you,' Dr. Landgarten suggests. 'If it’s an emergency situation and you don’t have time for that conversation, have a family member speak on your behalf.' If you can’t pay an existing bill, you should still attempt to negotiate. Hospitals will be less likely to turn over your case to a collection agency if they know that you’re doing all you can to come up with the money. "

In view of the inconvenient little fact that the health care industry, by and through it's government granted "legal" monopoly on access to pain control, has led inflation for over thirty years, one self-evidently viable solution to the "health care problem" I can think of right off the top of my head is a desperately needed "Freedom of Self-Medication Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution. Increase competition by abolishing the shamanistic undefined (therefore highly manipulatable) "unauthorized practice" of medicine. That way free market forces will bring prices down and "reduce health care costs", but the paradigm will be based on sustainable individual freedom instead of unsustainable collectivist stupidity!

You say, "anybody can find fault, but what about offering a solution?" No problem. Conceptually, the solution is simple. It's just that it would take a generation to real heal the culture enough to get back to an economically sustainable societal model/paradigm. It would take massive education diametrically opposed to the deliberate "dumbing down" (e.g. self-esteem through self-mutilation, etc.) currently being taught in public schools before an educated political will lasting for a generation could be mustered.

"You have to take the creation of money away from the private bankers and you'll solve 95% of your problems" - Aaron Russo. The solution would include: 1) abolish the Fed/IRS, 2) abolish all FEDERAL legal tender laws since that power belongs exclusively to the states and was unconstitutionally usurped by a lying U.S. Supreme Court, 3) outlaw debt monetization and fractional reserve banking, whether federal, state or local, 4) implement the Fair Tax (see also HERE) promoted by John Linder and Neal Boortz, which would buy enough time to change the culture without summarily implementing a draconian "final solution" on a generation of elderly individuals who had stupidly trusted "government's" Social "Security" Ponzi-scheme fraud 5) declare a biblical-type "jubilee" and simply eliminate/forgive all debt owed to banks since the banks didn't lend anything real to their debtors in the first place. Duly contracted debt between natural individuals would remain valid and enforceable. Per Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution, state legislatures would be free to make gold and silver coins legal tender in payment of contracted debt if they saw a need to do so.

It is impossible to tax your way to prosperity. It is also impossible for printing endless amounts of fraudulent "debt money" to bring prosperity. Lastly, it is equally impossible for clever propaganda words of deception, misdirection and shamanism to bring prosperity. Only MAKING REAL THINGS will bring prosperity. Unfortunately, Americans have "outsourced" much of their manufacturing capacity. In the words of Stanislav Mishin, "China has moved to cut back subsidies to it's industry (that's right all you Free Trade zealot fools, you're the only idiots playing that game, everyone else plays mercantilism . . . defending their economy)."

ALWAYS REMEMBER: In the real world of real things (like electrons, protons, animals, plants, minerals, food, clothing and shelter, etc.), decentralization, sustainability, individual self-sufficiency, wisdom, ingenuity and independence will trump centralization, unsustainability, collective herd helplessness, stupidity, "welfare" apathy and inter-dependence EVERY time!

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Rick Santelli calls out Geithner

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Even Russian journalist fears Obama's agenda, by Detlef Hoffmann - The Daily Sentinel - The online title the Sentinel chose for this letter4 to the editor was "Obama is leading us toward Marxism". The printed title is far more effective. The original article in the Pravda which Detlef referred to in his letter was an article titled "American capitalism gone with a whimper" by Stanislav Mishin (see below).

(MUST READ) "American capitalism gone with a whimper", by Stanislav Mishin - Pravda - The article can also be found here.

MUST READ The final shoe on American consumerism is about to fall, by Stanislav Mishin - Pravda - This article can also be found here. Stanislav Mishin is right on the money. Don't you find it disturbing that it takes a Russian journalist to raise the alarm to "America's bedraggled, debt slave consumers" about America burning while the fascist neo-feudalistic scum1 (on both "left" and "right") in Congress fiddle?

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Social Security and Medicare finances worsen - MSNBC

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Walter E. Williams, Ph.D. (economics professor) - Social Security


Some older articles prove that the "Social Security is a Ponzi scheme" issue has been around for a long time:

What About The Unfunded Liabilities? - National Center For Policy Analysis - "This past spring, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report on the state of the Social Security and Medicare programs. The report on the state of entitlement programs is rather grim -- the combined unfunded liabilities of both programs are a $101 trillion, says Mike Whalen, policy chairman of the National Center for Policy Analysis."

Forget the bailout. Whither our debt?, by Mike Whalen - Washington Times - "What is peculiar is not so much the bailout itself, but the concern about it. Yes, $700 billion or thereabouts is a steep price to pay, amounting to about $2,300 for every man, woman and child in the United States, and there are no guarantees the government will recover what it paid for in these assets." "This past spring, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report on the state of the Social Security and Medicare programs. The report on the state of entitlement programs is rather grim - the combined unfunded liabilities of both programs are a $101 trillion!" "This means that to pay promised elderly entitlement benefits to our old folks into the future, we must have $101 trillion in the bank today gathering interest. This is the amount above and beyond what dedicated payroll taxes and general revenues will cover. Putting it in perspective, the cost of this unfunded liability amounts to more than $300,000 for every man, woman and child in America. It's OBVIOUSLY completely impossible to pay this staggering amount of debt. It's OBVIOUSLY a completely mathematically unsustainable situation. QUESTION: So, my fellow Americans, how much longer are you going to continue listening to and believing the lying scum (on both "left" and "right") in Congress?

Misleading the Public: How the Social Security Trust Fund Really Works, by David C. John - The Heritage Foundation - "As political leaders debate how best to fix Social Security, many policymakers are focusing on the wrong issue. Their sole concern seems to be the date when the Social Security retirement and survivors trust fund will run out of its paper assets. This mistaken emphasis misses the fundamental point about Social Security's problems: There is no cash in the Social Security trust fund, and there never has been any. The Social Security trust fund is merely an accounting device filled with IOUs that future taxpayers must repay. Far too soon, payroll taxes will be insufficient to pay all of the promised benefits. Unless Congress promptly takes action, taxpayers will have to pump hundreds of billions of additional tax dollars into Social Security to pay the promised benefits."

Status of the Social Security and Medicare Programs - A SUMMARY OF THE 2009 ANNUAL REPORTS, Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees - "Conclusion: The financial difficulties facing Social Security and Medicare pose serious challenges. For Social Security, the reform options are relatively well understood but the choices are difficult. Medicare is a bigger challenge. Its cost growth can be contained without sacrificing quality of care only if health care cost growth more generally is contained. But despite the difficulties — indeed, because of the difficulties — it is essential that action be taken soon, particularly to control health care costs." - "Control health care costs" is code for "doctors, hospitals, and drug companies will have to work for less pay, and patients will have to settle for less service." - JRW

5 myths about Social Security, by Liz Pulliam Weston - MSN Money - I would not have linked to such a deceptive article by such an obvious establishment hack/scum1 if I had not run across a cartoon titled "The Top 5 Social Security Myths" by Tom Briscoe which I wanted to link to my blog article. Weston's establishment-hack BS provides a perfect backdrop/foil to feature a hilarious cartoon. I leave it to the reader to decide whether the cartoon is superior to the establishment-hack party line. (CLICK HERE or on the cartoon banner at right to see the cartoon in real size.) - JRW

ABC News Atlanta Exposé on Humane Society of the United States Donations - Video - See also such websites as Center for Consumer Freedom, HumaneWatch.org, PetaKillsAnimals.com, AnimalScam.com, and ActivistCash.com.

FOOTNOTES:

1. As I said in the "Welcome" section of this website, (it bears constant repetition): Regarding the words "scum" and "scumbag" as an epithet used in self-defensive demonization against select individuals. Hey, what can I say? It is a long-proven statistical fact that negative political ads work. And since the so-called "left" uses lies, half-truths, demonization and the politics of personal destruction as standard political strategies, failure to engage in a little "turn about is fair play" merely makes it easier for the various assortments of disordered illiterate fascist control freaks to destroy individual freedom. As I said on my blog homepage, "Some folks just think they're smarter than everybody else, a higher form of life than everybody else. So, instead of engaging in good faith discussions about specific ideas, they simply resort to deception, sophistry, unspecificity, undefined terms, manipulation, demonization and the politics of personal destruction AS A MATTER OF PREFERRED STRATEGY to get their little spoiled-brat control-freak way. Such behavior is anathema to intellectual honesty, an open mind, a kind heart, free inquiry, the freedoms of thought and speech, and the free flow of information. It MUST be eternally warred against if humankind is to entertain a realistic hope of ever reaching its full spiritual and intellectual potential." To avoid the violence which is directly related to repression of free speech and the crushing of polite and civil discourse, I believe it is essential to engage in strategic tit-for-tat with wannabe-clever manipulative demonizers by openly calling them what they are: the anti-freedom, anti-Golden-Rule scum of the earth (aka "scumbags"). Accordingly, it doesn't bother me in the least to do so. No less brilliant a person than Jesus of Nazareth himself referred to the scumbags of his day as "hypocrites", "blind guides", "vipers" and "whitewashed sepulchres". To paraphrase Ann Coulter, Jesus was not some moron driving around in a Volvo with a "be nice to people" bumper sticker on it. So, having read The Art of Political War and Other Radical Pursuits by David Horowitz, I don't have any problem with calling reprobate "scum" what it is.

2. "'Social Security is really a math problem,' said David Certner, director of legislative policy for the AARP. 'Can you make sure that the money coming in is the same as the money going out?'" "The trustees' report projected that Social Security's annual surpluses would 'fall sharply this year,' then remain at a reduced level in 2010 and be lower in the following years than last year's projections. The report said that the Social Security annual surplus would be eliminated entirely in 2016, reflecting increased demands from the wave of 78 million baby boomers retiring." "That means Social Security will have to turn to its trust fund to make up the difference between Social Security taxes and the benefits being paid out beginning in 2016. After the fund is depleted in 2037, annual Social Security taxes collected would be enough to pay for three-fourths of current benefits through 2083."

3. Always remember, "politics" = person or group A trying to persuade person or group B to obey the will of A, most frequently for the personal financial benefit of A and to the personal financial detriment (higher taxes) of B. That is why deception = the so-called "art" of politics. That is also why "politician" = professional deceiver, and why "political" = deception-based, or having to do with deception. Everybody is competing for political power to steal labor and money out of the "other guy's" pocket and put it in their own. Politicians get votes by promising to be all things to all people. Because that is a physical impossibility, most of their promises of necessity get broken. Because they know this in advance, they are ALL liars to one degree or another. The king is always the most corrupt person in the kingdom. After all, the first two kings of Israel, Saul and David, were murderers. In my opinion, any person who sincerely wants to be the king is criminally insane and an implacable deadly enemy to individual freedom.

4. I am personally acquainted with Detlef Hoffmann, and appreciate his letter so much that I don't want it to get lost. Accordingly, I took the liberty of printing the text of it here. - JRW

"I bet when people voted for President Barack Obama they didn’t know that they were a 'useful idiot.'”

"Don’t get upset at me. It’s Big(ger) Brother who brainwashed people into this. It’s really not their fault. They played on people’s ignorance (to vote) for undefined 'change.'”

"I know, who am I — just another Garofalo/Olbermann redneck racist. Whatever. You sheeple are so predictable. Don’t take my word for it."

"I know, how about the words printed in the May 12, 2009, Russian newspaper Pravda by Stanislav Mishin? The article starts out like this: 'It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath-taking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.'”

"But wait comrades, it gets better. 'First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather than the classics … Then their faith in God was destroyed. Preachers “were more than happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo-Marxist politician or another … The final collapse has come with the election of Obama.'”

“'If [spending] keeps up for more than another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Weimar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.'”

"Meanwhile the progressives in the audience smile, the liberals are still attacking a bush, the middle move along in their 'matrix'-styled lives and the right searches for a new a 'Gipper.'”

"DETLEF HOFFMANN
Grand Junction"

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