Tag Archives: Social Security

He played me for a fool

Source: ‘He played me for a fool’: Kentucky Trump supporter laments he should have voted for Hillary  Kentucky Trump supporter Wesley Easterling regrets his vote, he believed it when Trump […]

Did you pay your Fair Share?

2014 Budget of the united states federal government From Office of Management and Budget $3.506,000,000,000 (3.5 trillion) (actual)[5] 2014 Gross Personal income in the United States  14,740,000,000,000 (14.7 trillion) (actual) 2014 Amount of […]

Are you a moocher?

Raise your hand if you:
went to a public college or university
work for government (i.e., cops, teachers, firefighters, military, social workers, librarians, school janitors, judges, court reporters, bus drivers, etc),
borrow books from a public library,
work for or own stock in a defense contractor,
get your electricity or water from a government-owned utility,
went to, or send your kids to, public school,
ride on government-run buses, subways or light-rail,
use or work for the post office,
went to college on the GI Bill, Pell Grant, state financial aid program,
are retired and get Social Security payments,
ever used

The Middle Class

One of the favorite “buzzwords” the politicians keep using is “middle class.” Do you know who Romney or Obama are talking about when they use it?  I don’t. It would be helpful if they would tell us who they mean when they say “the middle class.”  I suspect they are not talking about the same people.
My curiosity got the better of me and I did a Google search to see what I could find.  I got 510,000,000 results.  I looked at a few.


“UNAWARE OF THE CONTRADICTION…. There's an old joke that goes something like this: my neighbor went to public schools before joining the military. He went to college on the G.I. Bill, bought his first home through the FHA, and received his health care through the V.A. and Medicare. He now receives Social Security. He's a conservative because he wants to get the government off his back. I mention the joke because a surprising number of right-wing activists don't seem to appreciate the humor.


Buzzwords are coded expressions that evoked a specific message for one group while sounding innocuous to others.


Some definitions from the dictionary
conservative |kənˈsərvətiv; -vəˌtiv|
holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation
a person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes,
ORIGIN late Middle English (in the sense [aiming to preserve] ): from late Latin conservativus, from conservat- ‘conserved,’ from the verb conservare
liberal |ˈlib(ə)rəl|
• open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values
• favorable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms
• favoring maximum individual liberty in political and social reform
a person of liberal views
ORIGIN Middle English : via Old French from Latin liberalis, from liber ‘free (man).’ The original sense was [suitable for a free man,]