By Paul Gable
Retirees drawing social security (myself included) have already heard there will be no increase in benefits this year.
While the government says inflation is too low to justify an increase in benefits, it evidently is raging in the medical field because we also heard there will be a significant increase in medicare coverage costs.
That’s the government’s way of saying ‘we’re not giving you any more money, but you are going to give us more money.’ (We’ve heard that one most of our lives.)
None of us believe the federal government propaganda that inflation is too low for a cost of living increase with a dozen eggs costing nearly $3 these days and most other food costs way up.
No, it’s that we don’t count anymore. Those in Congress count on us to be relatively predictable in our voting patterns. They have to spend their time, and our money, on those new potential voting blocs – illegal immigrants and refugees!
I encourage you to click on the link http://www.wthr.com/story/17798210/tax-loophole-costs-billions It will take you to an excellent six part series done by a southern Indiana television station that reveals how illegal immigrants are ripping off the American taxpayers and getting tax refunds for children in other countries.
Amazing as that sounds, it takes advantage of a loophole in current tax law.
Where are our elected representatives when we need them? Probably on vacation, Congress usually is.
Another interesting link is to a newscast from Arizona. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZQg5khbQtM
Seems Arizona laws are spurring illegals to move out of that state – But not home, just to other more friendly states in the U.S.
Lastly, consider this email making its way around the internet from an ER doctor in Florida:
“I live and work in a state overrun with Illegal’s. They make more
money having kids than we earn working full-time.
Today I had a 25-year old with 8 kids – that’s right 8, all Illegal
Anchor Babies and she had the nicest nails, cell phone, hand bag,
clothing, etc. She makes about $1,500 monthly for each; you do the
I used to say, “We are the dumbest nation on earth,” Now I must say
and sadly admit: WE are the dumbest people on earth (that includes ME)
for we Elected the Idiot Ideologues who have passed the Bills that
allow this. Sorry, but we need a Revolution,
If the Illegal Immigrant is over 65, they can apply for SSI and
Medicaid and get more than a woman on Social Security, who worked from
1944 until 2004. She is only getting $791 per month because she was
born in 1924 and there’s a ‘catch 22’ (notch) for her. It is
interesting that the Federal Government provides a single refugee with
a monthly allowance of $1,890. Each can also obtain an additional $580
in Social Assistance, for a total of $2,470 a month. This compares to
a single pensioner, who after contributing to the growth and
development of America for 40 to 50 years, can only receive a monthly
maximum of $1,012 in Old Age Pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement.
Maybe our Pensioners should apply as Refugees!
Consider sending this to all your American friends, so we can all be
ticked off and maybe get the Refugees cut back to $1,012 and the
Pensioners up to $2,470. Then we can enjoy some of the money we were
forced to submit to the Government over the last 40 or 50 or 60 years.”
If any of this disturbs you, start yelling at Congress. They are too busy dealing with wedge issues to act on what is really important.
And our professional politicians wonder why Donald Trump is doing so well!