Showing posts from December 16, 2012

Professional Democrats: Stealth Burglars

Did you notice that the Treasury Department stopped sending those Social Security (S.S.) account briefings to everybody in America who pays into S.S., some years ago?  The letters that explained exactly how much you earned over your entire working career and showed how much you could expect to receive in S.S. when you retire.  Oh, so you're probably thinking that it was the Bush II rule that stopped these letters to the public.  No, curiously enough, it was the Obama regime, and believe it or not, the Democrats controlled the entire federal governmental apparatus when this happened; in other words, Obama (White House), Pelosi (House) and Biden/Reid (Senate) back in the days of the 111th Congress.  So why would the alleged great protectors of Social Security throw out one of its best selling points, these letters or pamphlets that gave an individualized account of how S.S. earnings would eventually be paid out to us?  Of course, it would have made sense if Bush II, "The Advoc…

A Strictly Political Oxymoron

Although, we take a lot of positions on "Commoner" that could be regarded as liberal (as well as conservative), we noticed that if anybody goes against the grain, as we often do, of one or more tenants of the liberal orthodoxy, then liberals can be very quick to assign a disreputable tag on someone or some idea, pretty much reflexively and without nuance.  Although, we are quite sure that they are quite aware of the anti-intellectualism involved with much of their intolerance to people who don't agree with them on everything, they will distort anyway, because they think it's good politics.  Not that conservatives don't do the same thing in regards to outliers from their philosophy, but it just seems like liberal intolerance and "know-nothingism" seems to be more noticeable, because liberals are suppose to be, well, liberal.  After all, the phrase "liberal intolerance" is kind of an oxymoron.

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