there better be something there for me and all of those who worked and paid into it. the govt has used and abused SSI and medicare; used it like it was there private piggy bank to pad the politically connected in what can only be described as Odious Debt.
since the creation of the FED, i bet most of our "debt" is Odious.
Social security is a ponzi scheme. I Suggest that we spring Bernard Marcus on a work release program to run it. Bernard Marcus ran the same sort of scheme very successfully for years. Let's capitalize on his unique skill set to keep the scared social security scam appear solvent for a few more years.
Social Security is...well, it's just solvent.
Yep. As solvent as a room full of paper IOU's can be, I imagine.
So if that's true, Congresswoman, then why has your side tried to scare senior citizens with the fear of falling off that proverbial cliff or of losing their benefits if we don't raise the debt ceiling? How many times has your side used false information to get the American people to vote your way?
Yes, Congresswoman, let's just tell them the truth. Now wouldn't that be a unique idea in politics.
And yet another Obama supporting idiot from the communist country of North Venezuela is heard from. Thanks for the very intelligent statement, Sheila!
NOW SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP. (Does that make me a racist? So be it!)
LMAO! Now I wish they all would behave this way. Most of the libs try to diguise their craziness in one way or another. Some are even hiding in the closet at the RNC. But not many are willing to display their true selves in the same manner as this lady. Keep it up honey!
why would I trust whats shes saying when she thought the American flag was planted on Mars. Sheila do you think that Guam will tip over. Entitlements are solvent as much as her intelligence is solvent.
Sheilia Jackson Lee, a democrat wanting to tell some truth. How about telling the truth about your democrat party ties to the worldwide communist movement.
Let's just wait until 2023 and deal with it..yea now that's a great idea...lets keep spending until then, maybe the USA can claim bankruptcy when that happens and the good banks on China let us off the hook. Yeah.
Refuse to watch the video because I decided a while ago I wouldn't watch or listen to the congresswoman.
is her job solvent. She needs to be fired asap. Why are we the tax payer paying for this person to dictate to us how things are?
Without the perception of racism/class warfare democrats would not have a vote. These people don't want their supporters going anywhere. Servitude/slavery/socialism is what they're selling
Hey, it all falls under the heading of "free stuff" for people like Sheila Jackson Lee and her minions. But they never seem to say who will pay for all this "free stuff." Oh, I know, it's those "evil rich people." THEY are the ones that need to be hanged from the nearest lamp post, right Sheila? Problem is, when you run out of rich people and run out of spending other people's money, you're broke, like we almost are right now. You end up like Greece and all those other bankrupt European social-welfare states. But Sheila says there's no problem with either Social Security and Medicare. And when we do go bankrupt, where will we get the money from? Oh, that's right, people like Sheila Jackson Lee. I'm sure that's going to go over real well.
If they are paying SS with the money they collect today which is supposed to be put aside for later how is that solvent? Sorry, I shouldn't have asked that its too logical a question.
I can't even watch this video. The only reason I wanted to comment on this post was to ask how she is still in office. She has to be the dumbest member of congress out there. I'm being serious to, not joking or anything. She is a moron. Who is dumber though, her or the retards that keep her in office. Ughh.....what a disgrace to American government.
Sheila Jackson Lee is an embarrassment to Jamaica High of Queens. to Yale University, to UV Law School, to the people of Houston, to the United States House of Representatives and to all of the American people. The fact that this woman can be elected to the House and then re-elected time after time helps explain why our country is in such sorry shape. Each and every time anyone, anytime, anywhere listens to anything she has to say we all are a little dumber.
In July 2010 Jackson Lee said: "Today, we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace. I would look for a better human rights record for North Vietnam, but they are living side by side.” It was noted that Vietnam had not been split for four decades.
The Hill reported in 1997 that Jackson Lee had asked NASA officials whether the Mars Pathfinder photographed the U.S. flag that Neil Armstrong had planted on Mars. When this incident was reported, her chief of staff wrote a letter to the editor suggesting that it had been racist to point out the congresswoman's error.
Yeah, it's solvent, only if bankruptcy isn't real and if the money is actually there and if Obama's own appointees didn't sign the annual reports. Sheila Jackson Lee is a typical, lying, piece of crap, irresponsible, politician.
My mother is in a nursing home, and the state pays $4k per month for her to be there. She is on medicaid, and social security. They take her SS check and let her keep $150 per month. Not all of her medications are covered, so I pick up the bill for the rest. I just spent $400 making up for an accounting error so that she could keep getting them from the pharmacy. I pay for anything else that she needs.
I know that the state doesn't cover the whole bill, and that federal funds must cover a lot of it. I also know that there are many thousands of people in the same boat. Prior to going to the home, she lived with me for a couple of years. I ran her meds, bought her groceries for her, and whatever else was required. When she became physically unable to move around, my brother got her in the system, and the nursing home.
My brother lives on SS disability. My father does as well. My grandmother has a federal pension and insurance from the BLM. My sister served in Iraq and Egypt before becoming a federal prison guard, then was forced to retire due to epilepsy. Now she is on an early retirement disability situation.
I say all of this to emphasize how bad off many people are, and if this is just my family, I can't imagine the scope of people involved and dependent on the social systems.
Since we have had these systems for so long, our society has adjusted socially, and is now not capable of supporting themselves. When the systems fail, and they will, there will be civil unrest, pain and suffering, starvation and disease like nobody has ever witnessed in America. The great depression and the dust bowl had nothing on the coming crisis.
My mother is schizophrenic and is dependent on drugs. My brother and sister are both epileptics. My grandmother is 85 years old, and my father cannot physically stand for very long. My mother is 300lbs and wheelchair bound.
Who is going to take care of them all?
I do not know what will happen if things get bad, or benefits get cut. I believe that I will take on the brunt of supporting whoever is the worst off. I can say this much, I will have to give up all of my personal aspirations and take care of family. I don't even know how possible it will be.
With all of this said, I still support getting rid of the social systems. They are a death nail no matter how you slice it, and all of the easy times that we have had will be balanced by a really bad times, because the easy times were a fraud, and the penalty must be paid. This I know, and have accepted.
Sorry you have all that on your plate. Its very honorable that you do what you do and I totally respect your hard work. Wish I could help.
That's a lot on one person's shoulder's librityfriend. While you are a decent, caring and responsible person, it sucks that it's the decent responsible people are going to suffer the most out of all of this freaking mess. My prayers are with you my friend. xoxoxo
At least I expect it. I am trying to enjoy my personal freedom while I have it. I certainly hope that I will have more help later than I do now. People are going to have to pull together. God will bless the whole thing, because we are listening and preparing. I am putting up a whole lot more food than I would need, even though the ones that I will have to support refuse to now.
Maybe it is my way of providing when I have no one else to provide for. God made me a provider, so I don't deny the impulse.
God's design is even apparent to the unGodly, they just don't have the rest of the story.
Happy Wednsday wishes to you as well.
I've never been a huge supporter of feminism. I can totally see where this lady is coming from. She said it well and truthfully. Thanks librtifriend. Hope you have a blessed day. :-)
This is one of the most intellectually honest arguments that I have ever heard. I was very impressed. It speaks to the subject of female protectionism and feminism in our culture. She doesn't argue from a spiritual perspective, but makes some excellent points about human nature.
Liberals nut jobs always claim that everything is fine, then when its blows up, they blame it on everyone else. Barney Frank is a prime example.
Well, the 18th Congressional District is not known as the Rhodes Scholar area of Houston. If it was not for the entitlements the Crown Weaved Princess keeps promising these people, she would have never been re-elected. She is a total embarrassment to the great state of Texas, and the Houston area. I sincerely believe she is not mentally stable, and should leave office. She is so well known for her completely off the wall, ridiculous remarks in front of Congress. Who, in their right mind would believe anything she says?
When I vote for someone to represent me, I try to make sure that person is smarter than me. What does this say about her district?