- Yesterday I said "Congress had passed legislation
on Columbus Day," that used a nineteen seventies standard, to determine
the cost of living increases for today's Social Security recipients. I
was wrong! According to the Congressional Record neither the House of Representatives
nor the Senate were in session on October 11, 2010. I searched for this
information because I wanted to find out who had called for a legislative
session on a national holiday: my assumption was that it must have been
Nancy Pelosi, because she is the Speaker of the House and the House is
responsible for initiating all legislation.
- What did happen on October 11, 2010 was the fact that
the COLA freeze for 58 million people was announced. And because of how
the congress has chosen to measure the supposed cost of living: they found
that for the last two years there has been NO INCREASE in those costs.
However despite this, the congress did vote themselves a COLA in the senate
of $5,300 and in the House it was $ 4,700. Clearly Congress felt they owed
themselves a cost of living increase while the 58 million Social Security
recipients were denied any increase at all.
- Simultaneously, with the release of this bad news, the
congress wanted to show us all how compassionate they introduced H.R. 5987
Seniors Protection Act of 2010
- "House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee
Chairman Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., plans to push legislation that would help
make up for the lack of a COLA for senior citizens. He noted that while
economy-wide measures of inflation have shown no net increase since the
last COLA, which reflected price levels in the third quarter of 2008, Medicare
premiums and health care costs have continued to rise. Pomeroy has introduced
legislation, H.R. 5987, the Seniors Protection Act of 2010, which would
assist 54 million American seniors, retired and disabled veterans, and
disabled individuals with a one-time $250 payment that they deserve in
the event that no inflation adjustment is announced this fall."
- He forgot to mention that the $250 one-time payment is
taxable. Nor did he note that had the COLA actually reflected the real
rise in the actual costs of living; then that amount ($250) ought to have
been given to SS recipients every month: not just as a one time token of
the 'generosity' of the corrupt congress which created the system that
disallowed any increase at all for the last two years.
- In addition to freezing the cost-of-living increase:
Here are some of the other costs that this congress did NOT address!
- "Your Medicare premiums will go up $285.60 for the
- You will not get the 3% COLA: $660/yr.
- Your total 2-yr loss and cost is -$1,600 or -$3,200 for
husband and wife.
- Over these same 2-years each Congress person will get
- Do you feel BETRAYED?
- Will your cost of drugs, doctor fees, local taxes, food,
- NO WAY.
- Congress received a raise and has better health and retirement
benefits than you or I have. And they are not covered by Social Security
because they have something really fantastic, just for them!
- Why should they care about you or me? You never did
anything about it in the past did you? Obviously they believe we are simply
too stupid or just don't care. Do you really think that Nancy, Harry,
Chris, Charlie, Barney, et al care about you?"
- People say 'there is nothing we can do," I disagree.
I had this wonderfully intricate oriental carpet on the floor of my studio;
it was handmade and beautifully ornate. It appeared to be as solid and
durable as something made of stone might be. However, as it aged it began
to fray at the edges (just like our political system). Eventually I found
just one thread that seemed out of place so I pulled on it, and just like
magic the entire thing began to come apart. Pelosi is that one thread that
needs to be yanked out of her position so that we can finally begin to
rid ourselves of this whole house of criminals.
- This brought me back to Nancy Pelosi my representative
(who has blocked my communications to her office for the last five years)
and the Speaker of the US House of Representatives. She is also the third
person in line for the US presidency, just behind the vice-President. It
is the job of the House of Representatives to take care that the laws of
the land are fair and just-and in this case of measuring the true costs-of-living
increase - they have not been either fair or just for forty years.
- Pelosi has been in the House since before Bush junior
stole the White House in the 2000 selections. Nancy openly courted George
Bush shamelessly while she campaigned for the Speakership of the House;
and she paid him back by announcing that "Impeachment is off the table."
That was a quid-pro-quo and a crime against the process that resulted in
shafting all those people whom the US House of Representatives is suppose
to represent (the ordinary people).
- Since rising to the Speakership Nancy Pelosi has tarnished
everything political that she has touched. Her interventions have been
more than just instrumental in blocking the voice of the public that she
is supposed to serve. And her efforts at assisting the growth of the Police-State
have been far-ranging and are borderline criminal. She is hated for many
reasons but she is also only one of the thousands who sold-us-out. She
is very proud to be the first woman elected to the Speakership of the US
House of Representatives: But she is also the first woman Speaker of the
House that stood before AIPAC cameras and announced that she 'puts Israel
first, over all other considerations.'
- Therefore Pelosi, like Joe Biden is an avowed Zionist
and needs to be the first woman congresswoman to be sent to federal prison
for the crimes she has committed, and for violating her oath of office,
to protect and defend the constitution and the people of the United States
from all enemies - foreign or domestic - because Israel is not the USA!
- Israel is a foreign power whose interests are often at
odds with ours: To swear loyalty toIsrael above all other considerations,
for a woman in her position, would qualify as treason. I found photos but
could not locate the text of her remarks that I have no doubt have been
removed to avoid embarrassment; however please note how many other prominent
American politicians also spoke to the same AIPAC conference in 2008; and
each of them said virtually the same things that Nancy did! (1)
- In thinking about this problem further it would seem
that the people of this country ought to just fire the entire congress
as Congress has become a fifth-wheel in politics: A mid-level intermediary
body that we don't need anymore. We've become a dictatorship ruled by Czars
and fiat. If we were to take a page from the Corporatocracy we would cut-costs
by eliminating all unnecessary middle-men and women (that would be the
Congress of the United States) that no longer represents any of the needs
of the American public. For that matter since neither the corrupted-courts
nor the Administration have any use for the opinions of the public; we
ought to consider dropping them as well. At least we could eliminate some
of the most intrusive expense that we have all been burdened with; which
is the continual waste of taxpayer money that goes to pay for all kinds
of follies and vacations, lavish entertainments as well as retirement and
medical expenses not to mention the skyrocketing costs of their private
security. dd to that their political junkets as well as Pelosi's private
747 in which she shuttles back and forth every week between California
and Washington D.C. and all of that is only some of what we are being
forced to carry on our backs. Maybe we could just encase those aging marble
building in glass and give them to the Smithsonian as tokens of that by-gone
age when this was a Republic instead of a slave-state?
- In politics today there is all this formality of respect
that is being paid to outright criminals. What we need to do is to open
our eyes and realize that to be a politician in America in 2010 is to be
a criminal or at the very least someone who is criminally complicit with
an assortment of organized criminals that have never served the best interests
of the people that get the bills-for everything that the politicians and
the lobbyists do to us each and every day.
- We should start with Nancy Pelosi and make her the Poster-child
for all of this corruption and complicity with her intent to starve 58
million people to death, while she remains mute on any topic that directly
affects either the health or well-being of any of her constituents or this
- If ordinary people nationwide began a call-in campaign
to all of congress, (but especially to the White House and to Pelosi's
offices) by using their local office numbers we could indeed shut this
nation down without ever leaving home. If they cannot use their phones
because of the volume of calls then something will have to change!
- How many such calls can you make in a day or in a week?
Remember that it's selection time again-and what exactly has any political
party ever done for any of us, except at selection time? There are lots
of things that can and should be done whenever the public wants to get
the undivided attention of their public masters-masquerading as public
servants. Maybe the time has come to show this so-called government that
we're not all dead yet?
- There's also the local news-talk radio and local television
stations and you can do this from your cell-phone, whenever you have
a few minutes between those really impossible tasks that always go unrewarded.
You might even want to show up at those offices (where these creatures
hide-out) and get to meet some of those 'other people' that you are sharing
all this misery with. We used to do that in this country, before the high-tech
age when email and text messages replaced conversations. But since a great
many more of us are about to get a whole lot poorer, maybe it's time that
we came together to compare notes and to figure out exactly just what we
can do to end this nightmare once and for all!
- 1) AIPAC Annual Policy Conference
- Congress Screws 58 Million Americans