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  1. 5 days ago on Lisa Benson

    LBJ was not president when Democrats in Congress started raiding Social Security Trust Fund because there is no raiding of the fund and never has been. There is a law that requires any surplus in the payroll tax earmarked for Social Security goes to the General Fund to be replaced with Treasury Bills, Bonds and Notes. The law was enacted in 1938 and there is a possibility that LBJ wasn’t president at the time.

    The reason for the law is that all funds were needed to combat the Great Depression rather than sit idle in the Treasury. Congress has never changed that law and for good reason. It is still illogical for huge amounts of money to be removed from the economy by taxation just to sit idle in the Treasury.

    It appears you have never studied economics, political science, constitutional law, taxation or history. But are willing to argue about all of it anyway.

  2. 7 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    Marx didn’t reinterpret “socialism.” The socialism he included in his concept of “scientific socialism” was the living arrangement of Indian tribes in the United States who lived in communities with no private property, no class divisions and no government other than a council of elders to settle disputes. Imposing that on modern nations would be impossible, so it has never been tried. The leaders of the Soviet Union admitted they didn’t have a Marxist system; they had Lenin’s interpretation of Marx’s philosophy.

  3. 10 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    Are you aware that “socialism” is just a word derived from the word “society” and that means “the people.” So real “socialism” is just another word for “democracy” and that is why the right tries to associate it for any and all forms of totalitarianism. But, in reality it is the right that resorts to totalitarianism the most.

  4. 10 days ago on Lisa Benson

    Some supplemental info:

    There is no conclusive evidence the millionaires who saved a bundle under the tax cuts of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush or Donald Trump over heavily invested any of their savings to begin new businesses. Most put their savings in the safest investment in the world; United States Treasury Bills, Bonds, and Notes. I.E. the National Debt. That made the American aristocracy (sharing with mutual funds) one of the leading holders of our debt behind the Social Security Trust Fund, Japan, China and the Federal Reserve system. With interest rates in double figures under Reagan, that made debt ownership a very lucrative endeavor.

    Now that interest on that debt is greater than $300 billion annually we have re-created the society of ordinary workers supporting the aristocracy our patriots revolted against in the 18th Century.Don’t feel like researching how much of that $300 billion goes to the aristocracy but it could be billions.
  5. 14 days ago on The Born Loser

    A smart sports fan always roots for a losing team; it’s good for his emotional and mental health. A fool roots for winners.

    If your team loses, it’s no big deal; they’re losers so are expected to lose. If the team wins it’s party time. Thank Zeus for the old Washington Senators; those losers are solely missed.

    But if you must root for winners like the Yankees or Patriots, you will be miserable when they lose because winners are not expected to lose. If they win, its a nothing accomplishment because winners are always expected to win.

    Fans in Detroit were the healthiest in the world last year because of the combined efforts of the Lions and Tigers. Keep your fans emotionally and mentally healthy guys with your “good work.” Or should that be “good failure?”

  6. 15 days ago on Clay Jones

    “Respect of authority” should also apply to those who have been given authority, especially police officers who too often act as if the police badge has made them special and entitled to dominate others. Many, if not most, confrontations between a cop and a private citizen occurred when the cop abused his/her authority. I have seen numerous cordial coworkers suddenly become tyrants when promoted to supervise former coworkers.

  7. 20 days ago on Mike Lester

    You misunderstand the term “borders.”

  8. 20 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    They weren’t Democrats at the time, but progressives created this country after obtaining independence. They unified the 13 separate former colonies into one nation, then wrote and adopted the Constitution. The progressives of the first Congress tacked on the Bill of Rights. When the time came, progressives defeated wholesale treason, kept the nation whole and ended slavery.

    Those progressives saved the world from totalitarianism be leading the way to victory in both WWI and WWII. They followed that by converting former enemies Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan into thriving democracies who then aided us to withstand the threat of the so-called communist movement.

    And where were the conservatives during these progressive successes: opposing every one. Now that was nutty.

  9. 21 days ago on Steve Kelley

    No one has suggested that we vote on everything. You apparently have no idea of the difference between a representational democracy (US style), where elected officials make the decisions, and a direct democracy (also called socialism) where the people make the decisions.

  10. 22 days ago on Gary Varvel

    Totally wrong again, per usual. Obama did not make “his appointment”; he made a nomination. He needed the Senate’s approval of the nomination in order to make the appointment. Why do you insist on arguing on matters you do not understand?