Posts Tagged ‘Social Security’

I guest hosted Crash! Are You Ready? on Leap Day, February 29, 2012, and covered the following articles:

1) WWII-era Walt Disney propaganda paid for by the U.S. government, under the control of the Federal Reserve

2) Bob Chapman, with his 50 years of market experience: “You need to have regulated markets or they’re no good”

3) Robert Abele on a Caterpillar employee’s union allegedly selling out its members

4) Canada has more press freedom than the United States, despite hate crime laws and no unqualified first amendment right to free speech

5) Two major factors that keep Canada’s federal government on a tighter leash than that of the United States

6) Social security benefits aren’t an entitlement

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Seal of the United States Social Security Admi...

Those on both sides of the false left-right paradigm claim that Social Security benefits are an entitlement.

Those on the left claim they are entitlements in order to resist any cuts and attempts to privatize Social Security.

Those on the right claim they are to justify those cuts and privatization attempts.

However, both sides are wrong, thanks to the 1960 5-4 split decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Flemming v. Nestor.

From the Social Security Administration itself, which says:

In this 1960 Supreme Court decision Nestor’s denial of benefits was upheld even though he had contributed to the program for 19 years and was already receiving benefits. Under a 1954 law, Social Security benefits were denied to persons deported for, among other things, having been a member of the Communist party. Accordingly, Mr. Nestor’s benefits were terminated. He appealed the termination arguing, among other claims, that promised Social Security benefits were a contract and that Congress could not renege on that contract. In its ruling, the Court rejected this argument and established the principle that entitlement to Social Security benefits is not contractual right.

Notice the doublespeak by the SSA, as Merriam-Webster defines an entitlement as “a right to benefits specified especially by law or contract.” It’s admitted Social Security benefits are not a contractual right, and they also aren’t by law, therefore, they are not an entitlement.

For more on Social Security, see my articles, John Stormer, author of None Dare Call it Treason, Admits to being dependent on Social Security, and U.S. Social Security deficit starting in 2010, Canada’s solvent until 2075.

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Social Security Poster: old man

Or so they promised!

On the September 1, 2011 episode of Radio Liberty with Dr. Stan Monteith, John Stormer, author of None Dare Call it Treason, who exposed a communist conspiracy in the United States in the 1960s, admitted to being dependent on the socialist program of Social Security (starting at 41:18 and edited to remove pause words).

What we’re going to see, if some conservatives should get control of government in 2012 and even start to try and deal with things like entitlements, and part of that — of course I’m on Social Security, so I want to keep that (chuckles) — I’m livin’ on it.

Social Security is the unconstitutional and unlawful program passed by Congress in 1935, of which the first payment was made in 1940, which predictably made millions of American seniors dependent on government for a major source of their income, instead of their own savings and the help of their family, as used to be the case, and was the case for the first 159 years in the United States.

Dr. Stan has said that he feels it his patriotic duty to collect all of his Social Security benefits in order to bring the system down as soon as possible. I can certainly see the justification for taking all the money you’ve put into it at least, even if the program is unconstitutional.

Dr. Stan isn’t dependent on Social Security, however, since he runs a half-a-million dollar a year radio operation since 1993, after over 30 years as an orthopedic surgeon, and he said he doesn’t take a salary for his work, which I find to be very admirable.

I think that John Stormer’s admission that he is dependent on Social Security for his livelihood is a fitting indication of how the program predictably went beyond its promised intention of simply being a safety net for those seniors who would otherwise live in destitute poverty, as opposed to it being a primary source of income. I also note the irony of an author who exposed a communist conspiracy in the United States back in the 1960s later being dependent on a socialist program designed to take away the freedoms of American seniors.

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Meet the Press

Meet the Press, America’s longest-running television show, isn’t still on the air due to superior research and guests.

On the September 4, 2011 episode, they played a video of one of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s campaign events, in which a nine year old asked him who was his favourite superhero.

At 26:35:

I’m gonna show you my age a little bit, Eric, because I don’t know any of the real current superheroes, but there was one back in my day named Superman, and Superman came to save the United States.

Too bad that Meet the Press researchers and host, David Gregory, failed to point out to their audience that Superman had recently renounced his U.S. citizenship, which I find to be very fitting symbolism for would-be President Rick Perry’s plan for America.

Then, at 30:55, presidential historian and frequent Meet the Press talking head, Doris Kearns Goodwin, declared about Perry:

Some of his stands — saying Social Security is unconstitutional, the income tax is bad, we go back to the Senators being elected by state legislatures. That was great, when we had Mr. Oil and Mr. Gas and you could buy your way into the Senate.

First of all, Social Security IS unconstitutional, since it’s not general welfare, but specific welfare. Even if you consider it to be general welfare, the general welfare clause was intended to be a restrictive clause, in limiting spending to Congress’ enumerated powers.

The income tax IS bad since its purpose was and is to insure an ever-growing and unpayable national debt.

And as for big corporations buying their way into the Senate in the past, as if that doesn’t happen even more now! Before, big corporations had to curry favour with a majority of the elected legislators of each of the several States, whereas now, they are able to buy off senators directly, and they have unlimited campaign contributions with which to do so since the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

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You aren't a person -- you have a person

Have you ever heard anyone say that you don’t have to pay personal income taxes in the U.S., or that you can “drive” without a license?

If so, were those ideas discounted with typical tactics employed by those who intend for you to not do your own investigation?

If not, it’s because these matters are actively discounted and suppressed by the mass media, and, ironically, by many influential members of the liberty movement.

At the start of the first segment of the August 18, 2010 episode of The Divided Kingdom, the co-host stated:

There is one element of the patriot movement that we don’t care for. That element seems to want to get people into trouble, with the IRS, or, get them to, get bizarre, what can I say, cop-outs from the system, that maybe aren’t going to be looked at, well, in other words, instead of a driver’s license, some other kind of a pass, a passport — all kinds of different things.

And from that same area of the patriot movement, we always get a condemnation of the Social Security.

By “that element,” does she mean the one that accurately states that:

  • You don’t need a driver’s license to lawfully travel by car. (Note, I said “travel” and “car,” not “drive” and “vehicle”).
  • Statute isn’t law, and you can go through a process in all common law jurisdictions to be exempt from all statutes.
  • You aren’t a person — you have a person.
  • In my estimation, makes a strong case that the personal income tax on U.S. citizens is unlawful.
  • Social Security is unlawful, as a consequence of being unconstitutional.

For more details, go to thinkfree.ca and watch some great free videos that woke me up to some of these intentionally suppressed facts and their eye-opening consequences.

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While Social Security in the United States is projected to be in deficit by 2010, Canada’s is projected to be solvent until 2075. The difference? Canada fixed its system in 1997 with a combination of higher premiums and lower benefits.

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