More Obama Fraud?

Reblogged from Nox & Friends … A charming piece of information to make us wonder even more about the depth of the Swamp.

 

SNAP = Fraud
By SafeSpace | March 30, 2018 | Alinsky, Barack Hussein Obama (asshole), Culture War, Democrats, Dumbassery, Entitlements/Free Stuff, Evil Left, Lefties
It never fails: Some leftist politician authorizes the distribution of millions of taxpayer dollars in the form of free stuff to “the needy”, then redefines “needy” as anyone who meets bullshit criteria that frequently DISregard income, employability and citizenship status. Magically, the number of “needy” grows exponentially, and millions more hands reach into the pockets of honest American workers. And the “free stuff” program descends into corruption and abuse.

This sequence of events played out at local, state and national levels bigtime during the eight years of the Batears Regime. King Putt encouraged officials in Appalachia USDA offices that dealt with the poor (both folks in actual poverty and those simply suffering from poverty of spirit) to destroy the ethic of self-reliance and corrode the respect for a day’s work for a day’s pay. His directives caused bonuses to be paid to USDA employees who recruited the most new SNAP enrollees. BHO replaced the time-honored work/paycheck equation with free stuff, available without the “stigma” of welfare through SNAP, the renamed food stamp program. Note that Soetero’s socialist approach was not limited to the Blue Ridge; it played out in different forms nationwide. States and localities that had large numbers of illegals also found ways to add ’em all to the SNAP rolls.

SNAP benefits can be grossly abused because the program actually exists for three purposes: Feeding the hungry, of course … but also building the culture of dependency on central government, and enlarging the Democrat voter rolls. By granting SNAP eligibility withOUT citizenship requirements, both the number of dependents and the level of fraud increases.
Judicial Watch presented the following report a few days ago … one more feather in JW’s war bonnet in their battle against leftard corruption.
Nearly 200 Busted in $3.7-Million Food-Stamp Fraud Operation
More than a year after the Obama administration slammed American taxpayers with a record-high tab to provide an unprecedented number of people with food stamps, the fraud continues full-throttle in the bloated welfare program. Authorities in north Florida arrested nearly 200 people for operating a sophisticated ring in which millions of dollars in food stamps were fraudulently exchanged for cash and drugs. Keep in mind that food stamps—renamed by the Obama administration Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to eliminate stigma—are designed to help nourish the nation’s most needy.
For years Judicial Watch has reported extensively on the rampant fraud in the program that cost U.S. taxpayers a bewildering $80.4 billion in one year to provide a record 46 million people with the welfare benefit during the Obama tenure. Even then, a federal audit revealed that many who didn’t qualify for food stamps received them under a special “broad-based” eligibility program that disregards income and asset requirements. The expansion was part of the former president’s mission to eradicate “food insecure households” in the U.S. To accomplish it, the administration spent millions of dollars on ad campaigns to recruit more food-stamp recipients, even doling out hefty cash rewards to local governments that signed up the most people. One state even bragged about a $5 million performance bonus it got from the feds for its “swift processing of applications.”
Not surprisingly, the food stamp program became a hotbed of fraud and corruption. Recipients use social media to illegally sell and buy food stamps online and others use the welfare benefit to buy drugs, weapons and other contraband from unscrupulous vendors, according to a federal audit that also says some trade food stamps for reduced amounts of cash. The fraud costs the government hundreds of millions of dollars, the audit discloses. This was back in 2012 when the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agency that distributes food stamps, told Congress about the serious issues plaguing the program. Things got so out of control that the Obama administration dedicated $7 million to crack down on food-stamp fraud in 2014. Among the anti-fraud initiatives that the money funded were strategies to identify and successfully investigate attempts to buy or sell SNAP benefits online using social media such as Facebook, Twitter or ecommerce websites like Craigslist and eBay.
More than a year after Obama left the USDA program in disarray, the scams continue. In the recently busted Florida operation, more than 22,000 fraudulent transactions totaling $3.7 million were documented by a task force of local and federal authorities. It has been coined Operation Half-Back and a Jacksonville news report says undercover officers personally observed 115 individuals commit 390 fraudulent transactions involving food stamps. In most cases the food-stamp recipient took 50 cents per $1 in benefit. Some of the corrupt vendors were stores but many were mobile businesses that sell food and have USDA approval to accept food stamps as payment. Among the biggest offenders are a produce business that recorded 7,164 fraudulent transactions for $1.1 million, another that had 7,390 transactions totaling $1 million, a seafood store that recorded 3,958 transactions for $1.2 million and a mobile meat vender that had 3,958 fraudulent transactions for $572,282.
The undercover sting started back in 2012, the year the Obama administration shattered food-stamp records. Law enforcement agencies created fictitious businesses, according to the Florida Attorney General’s office, which disclosed last week that more than 115 individuals have been charged with felonies and 61 others with misdemeanors. Though the federal government doles out food stamps, in Florida a state agency called Department of Children and Families administers it to provide nutrition assistance to vulnerable populations such as children, senior citizens and families in economic distress. “Food stamp trafficking steals from Florida’s hardworking taxpayers,” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said in a statement. “The SNAP/EBT program is designed to provide services to the most vulnerable among us and for anyone to take advantage of this system is shameful.”
Florida seems to be a hotbed of food-stamp rackets. Less than two years ago the feds busted the largest food-stamp fraud operation in U.S. history in south Florida. Twenty-two defendants in the largely black and Hispanic areas of Miami-Dade County known as Opa-Locka and Hialeah swindled the government out of $13 million by fraudulently trading food stamps for cash. The crooked vendors operated food and produce stands at a local flea market as part of then-First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to eradicate “food deserts,” common in poor, minority communities where fresh, healthy food is tough to find or often unavailable. The feds say the business owners and their employees let food-stamp recipients use their welfare benefit to get cash in exchange for a cut of the money.
— SafeSpace —

Helicopter Protesting

 

Reblogged from the federalist.com (http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/28/march-lives-just-helicopter-protesting/

 

The March For Our Lives Was Just ‘Helicopter Protesting’

In a triumph of helicopter parenting, the ‘student-led’ March for Our Lives protest turns out to have been mostly organized and paid for by adult activists.
Robert Tracinski

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The big “March for Our Lives” pro-gun-control demonstrations last weekend are being touted as the defining moment of the late millennial generation. Much as I like to think ill of millennials, second only to thinking ill of the Baby Boomers, such projections are unlikely to be true because, as Dave Marcus points out, they weren’t true of the Boomers, who were not defined by the hippies and went on to vote for Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

“Neither of these generations, and in fact no generation at all, is defined by…media-hyped paradigms of what they think and do.” That’s especially true when we discover more confirmation that this spontaneous student activism isn’t so spontaneous, after all.

First of all, the numbers are in for the weekend rallies, and the crowd size is estimated at 200,000. That’s comparable to what we had in DC for the big Tea Party rally in September of 2009. It’s probably smaller than the nationwide Tea Party demonstrations in April of 2009. Perhaps a more direct comparison would be the almost identically named “March for Life,” an annual anti-abortion rally in DC that peaked at 650,000 people a few years back and regularly brings in protesters in the hundreds of thousands. And this is without the benefit of weeks of free publicity provided by the national media.

But these protests had the benefit of more than just free media. Under a carefully neutral title, “In Gun Control Marches, Students Led but Adults Provided Key Resources,” The New York Times basically admits that the marches are astroturf—artificial grassroots.

Although the events, which together drew hundreds of thousands of demonstrators across the country, were inspired and often led by students, many protests simultaneously benefited from groups with more financial resources and organizational skills than the teenagers had on their own….

Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded and financed by Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire and former New York mayor, proudly declared that it had doled out more than $1 million in grants to local organizers. A nonprofit led by former Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, arranged for more than 200 people from the Parkland area to attend Saturday’s march in Washington, and said it had worked with the owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, to use the NFL franchise’s plane to bring some people to the capital….

‘Our mission was to give them the biggest megaphone possible,’ Shannon Watts, the founder of an Everytown-affiliated group, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said on Sunday.

There’s a lot more of this sort of thing in the report, but it’s all summed up in this amazing statement:

‘The kids did everything,’ said Jenn Hoadley, 36, who helped students organize a march in Anchorage. ‘All I did was say, ‘You want a stage? Cool. I’ll find one for you. You need a sound system? Cool. I’ll find one for you. You want to march in the park? I do paperwork to help you get that done.’ They planned it all, and they should be given credit for that.’

“The kids did everything” ends up meaning that they expressed their preferences and adults swarmed in to do all the actual work. Plus, in the words of another local student “organizer,” the adults “were paying for everything.” As we usually do. Oh, and all the angry rhetoric about politicians being bought and paid for by the National Rifle Association? That was spoon-fed to them, too, by a Parkland teacher whose “government” class apparently spent a lot of time railing against “special interests” and not much time on the Constitution.

I don’t blame the kids for this, not primarily. They are responding to a perfect storm of two big trends among the older generation. The first trend is the rise of protest culture, in which your entire personal and political identity are supposed to be tied up in which protests you attend. Combine that with helicopter parenting, in which parents are so eager for their kids to enjoy success and a wide range of experiences that they hover over the kids and hold their hands the entire way. I guess we could call this helicopter protesting.

This isn’t new. It’s a phenomenon I observed during campus protests a few years back, when the president of Claremont McKenna college announced “I’m holding a sit-in in my office.” As I wrote, “Today’s students are so coddled that they no longer have to make the effort to take over university buildings. Their elders will take it over for them. It’s like a weird kind of helicopter parenting: ‘Here, let me rebel for you, sweetheart.’”

Similarly, one education reformer observed the irony of the recent anti-gun school walkouts, “protests” that were effectively sponsored by the school’s own administration. “If students have permission to walk out, it’s no longer student activism at all. It’s a field trip.”

I have no doubt that the some of the kids from Parkland and elsewhere will do amazing things some day. Some of them already have, but they’re not here to talk about it. The rest will go on to accomplish much in their lives, eventually. But they will start to do that only after they emerge from under the protective wings and ideological influence of their teachers and parents and decide what they think on their own. Then maybe some of them will dare to launch protests without the permission and support of their elders.

Robert Tracinski is a senior writer for The Federalist. His work can also be found at The Tracinski Letter.

A Lot of Talk

 

 

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The liberal press and the politicians in Washington DC are burning up the airways utilizing every communicating venue possible to pimp the evil tragedy of the Parkland, FL. high school. I have posted on Bob’s Opinion, an initial post on the crisis, (Culture not Guns), but since then I have reblogged numerous posts all about the gun, and the post analytical autopsy of the situation that seems to be normal in all mass murders. Just talk of what needs to be done about it, and it all comes down to more fighting over gun legislation.
It changes nothing, just adds another chapter in the growing volumes of failed legislation anti-second amendment gun control, in a bogus attempt at stopping the meaningless slaughter of our school children, and for that matter the slaughter of all our citizenry. It remains just a lot of talk, and no effective action.
First, we must understand it is not the weapon that may be used. It is the foundation of our American culture it is our Moral values, relating to our integrity, ethics and Christian principles plus more as we enumerate them, even sparking something as a light in the dimming canyons of our minds. Nonetheless, one cannot expect our American culture to be what it was even 40 years ago, as the decaying effect of evil has slithered forth, mostly unnoticed, until the past four Presidents. (yes, I said the last four, plus the several before them).
During the 1960s, the government put themselves in the position of taking on the personal responsibility of the masses, (people), it basically was a great power grab that started the establishment of a powerful shadow government, infesting the over-indulging bureaucracy who creates regulations that become the same as the laws of our nation. It is the shadow government that has the real power and assumes, through that power, the personal responsibility of the people.
People who still take their personal responsibility seriously, are the ones that hold on to their moral values, integrity, and religious principles. These are the American citizens who are patriotic, who are proud to be American, they respect the flag, our anthem, and to honor our military men and women, and see to it that our veterans are properly taken care of.
Americans who have personal responsibility, understand the reality of a key factor of our freedoms. “With freedom comes responsibilities, with responsibilities comes accountability.” It is the people’s responsibility to hold the corrupt lawless politicians, celebrities, news media, and the shadow government accountable for what they do and say.
Gun control laws is not going to stop anyone from killing, and it is not within the power of Congress to take any constitutional right away from the responsible citizen. The power of government is to hold irresponsible people accountable. And to stop irresponsible people from killing other people before it happens. That is the only responsibility required of government in view of gun control.
The corrupt politicians, celebrities, mainstream media, and protected liberal people groups, need to accept their personal responsibilities and professional ethics or be held accountable for how they act, what they say, and their general attitude of being above the law. And they need to be held accountable for pimping tragic and horrific mass murder incidents.
Fact is, just as with gun ownership of the second amendment brings with it personal responsibilities. Just as the free speech and the freedom of the press of the first amendment, also brings personal responsibilities and with responsibilities come accountability. Holding irresponsible people accountable does not allow for removing Constitutional rights and freedoms form the citizens.
Thanks … R.S. Helms

Part two, will be on the prevention of mass murder.

Culture Not Guns

 

It Is Not About Guns It Is About Culture

 

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By; R.S. Helms posted to Bob’s Opinion 2-18-2018

 

It is my sincere heartfelt sympathy for the family and friends of those who were so senselessly taken by a deranged vile outcast.  My prayers are for the comforting and healing of our Lord Jesus Christ, he is the comforting source of my faith, and to whom I seek to touch in your grief and sorrow.  God comfort you all in your season of extreme sorrow.

 

Now, days after this horrific, vile and depraved atrocity perpetrated against the youth and staff of this high school in Parkland, Florida.  Truly a Valentine’s Day massacre which is just becoming truly dissected by the liberal mainstream media.  They initial intrusion onto the grief-stricken parents and loved ones by the unethical journalists who have no integrity left in their shamefully disrespect, to bait and manipulate the families and friends of the victims to promote their particular liberal spin.

That spin is developing into guns as the culprit, and that is their developing spin in order to support liberal politicians calling for stronger gun control.  Folks it is not to do with the guns, it is a proven fact that anyone, mental or criminal, who as fact holds it, guns are probably more available for illegal sale on the streets than are for legal purchase in the licensed gun dealer’s shops.

There is a causation which is purposely ignored by the Mainstream Media, the liberals in Congress and RINOs who are lower than whale dung in the bottom of the sea.  From the time of George HW Bush who embraced the UN’s Agenda 21 until Obama boarded Marine one for the last time.  Since Kennedy and Johnson’s Civil Liberties Act. Which was unnecessary if the enforcement of the Constitution would have been properly handled, as it was and is, the Act. was intended to help build the black voter base, off the civil rights marches of Dr. Martin Luther King, who’s target was the Democratic South’s Racists and racist politicians who used intimidating and vile cruelty creating a victim mentality.  But this knowingly would create division driving the dependency of the black community to depend on the Democrats (liberals) and therefore insurance of votes for the liberals.

That is just the start of the divisions of our culture, systematically civil liberties incorporated the homosexual activist, the Hispanic illegal alien activists, NAACP activists, Nation of Islam activists, radical women’s rights activists, the environmental tree-hugger activists and ACLU Atheists and Muslim Refugees.  The list goes on and with each election the anti-America radicalism of the left gets more active, protected by corrupt politicians and the liberal pro-UN Agenda 21 Deep State, of our most vile and corrupt bureaucracy upper tier, unelected agency officials, which have created a Shadow Government above the law.

Politicians seem to be above the law, void of moral values, integrity, and respect for the Constitution, or the American citizenry.  Money and the delusion of power has corrupted the government which was established by the people for the people, and all have failed on the issue of their oath of office to preserve and protect the constitution and the people of the United States against all enemies from without and from within.  Their failure borders treason, and in some cases, we are finding out that it is treason.

Point is our culture consists of a number of sub-cultures, under some sort of delusional future utopia exempt from law, work, and responsibilities.  The only way there is by destroying the nation that held its citizens accountable to the law, a nation of laws, values and integrity.  A nation that built a justice system on God’s law, so in order to overcome values and integrity of the out of control leadership would have to carry what is left of our culture.  The subculture has the task of completely liberalizing God, and which of the subcultures can then create their own god and value system, based on the example of their lawless leaders.

In this state of delusional rebellion with the pursuit of utopia there comes a clash of the human nature and moral responsibility resulting in various degrees of emotional and behavior problems.  As early as grade school unqualified teachers and counselors in your child’s school are making a diagnosis of your child’s behavior according to what the guidelines of the Department of Education may indicate, a mood or behavior drug is prescribed.

All these drugs are prescription why?  because they’re dangerous aren’t they.  The list of side effects would scare the socks off most parents. But we have no say, or at least we didn’t have much of a say if you want to continue to use public education.  Folks, after the failed attempt of Obama to implant “Common Core,” throughout the education system, originally without any optional uses of the common core agenda.  So, even before common core happened along, these so-called mood or anti-depression drugs were being distributed among the children like lollypops, mislabeled and misleading incomplete side-effects warnings.

Point is that in all the cases of school shootings, one fact is common, the gun never acted on its own volition and caused the death of anyone for any reason.  It is simply not the fault of the gun!  No matter how you want to slice that pie, it is still a reality check.  So, I think it is time for all these sociopathic liberal gun grabbers to maybe do their own investigating for other substantial causes that make people do what they do.  Then do the unheard of, empower local law enforcement more access to internet investigation on persons of interest, before the fact, after thee fact does not help a dead student, or grieving parent, after the fact or the “knee jerk reaction.”

Empower the people and law enforcement to intervene and get the help needed for the nutcase before that person shoots, bludgeons, stabs, poisons, or some other means to inflect death on another person.  Then allow the sociopath at the top to blame something other than what it really is.

It is not the mental illness, or the dysfunctional personality traits, not even the sociopathic or psychopathic behavior syndromes that are the cause. It is however, the lack of detection, and the lack of ability and freedom to investigate, confine and treat, BEFORE the person kills someone or themselves.  Treatment has to be correct and effective, diagnostics and medications absolutely needs refining, so some narcissistic or inapt social nurse don’t have the ability to prescribe medication and treatment but that the proper protocol and evaluation teams confirm treatment.  It is sad when a whole culture caves to subcultures and evil.

With all that’s been happening over the past four or five decades, none compare to the last eight years, as far as lawlessness, not only in government but in all so-called celebrities, and just simple stupidity, it is no wonder that people are upset listening to the vile rhetoric and fall  under the delusion that they too are above the law.  With what is happening in this vile evil world, I simply hope we soon find out how to handle all the hate from the liberals, just a simple TV show cannot express an opposing view without it blowing their minds.  Just think of the triggers of some one who is suffering from a mental or personality disorder, and it seems like there is no one to help?

Just think… if you know someone who is suffering, and although they have been acting more and more strange, and you don’t tell someone, and that person snaps no one knows when or where, but if that person has missed getting help because you didn’t let the authorities know of the danger, … the buck could end with you, and how would you feel about a pile of dead students, or seniors, or a crowd watching a game, or Miss Baker’s third grade class, Miss Baker, the janitor who was fixing a light… tomorrows headline… could be your headline if we don’t find a way to legally intercede, Not disarm the first line of defense.  It is not the only thing we need to be looking at.  There is several areas, and illegal street guns is one of the biggest problems, and we can’t stop it until we actually find the sources, and shut them down.

Open the internet to the same rules as or revised rules of the FCC … extend the 72hour psychoanalysis evaluation to get a real diagnosis before they are released, and with that diagnoses the option of a six-month therapy in a lock-down facility.  And make the FBI and local authorities accountable for missing several alerts of an individual (as happened in the Parkland incident with the FBI).

As it stands with the 72hour psych ward evaluation, there is no way the counselor/case worker can make a proper diagnosis of an individual’s actual problem and prescribe the right psychoanalysis or sociopathic analysis and prescribe the right medication and evaluate the correct reaction.  So most are diagnosed with Bipolar and prescribed a psychotic or depression medication, which can, or perhaps not, go wildly wrong.  It is documented that 1in 25 and another study showed 1 in 1000 become violent. However, since that same year 19.2 million prescriptions for Effexor were filled in the U.S., statistically that means thousands of Americans might experience “homicidal ideation” – murderous thoughts – as a result of taking just one brand of antidepressant drug.

Of course, it is unlikely that psychiatric drugs are the entire cause of mass shootings.  However, it does indicate, that there is a lot of potential mass murderers running around. It is my studied opinion that detection and investigation by local and federal law enforcement including identifying internet users who are posting some of these suspicious posts, including those from gangsta and white supremacy thugs and radical lone-wolfs.

Our culture and lack of values, lack of integrity and the delusion that they are above the law has been promoted far too long.  But since the Kennedy Assassination, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy, and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan gun control has been a non-stop political talking point and a liberal attempt to disarm America and gain voters.  It is a shame that the liberal politicians use such a incident to fulfill their ideology of “Make the most out of a tragic disaster.”

Although facts show that gun legislation does not work, and the ban on semi-automatic weapons (assault rifles) was a complete flop. Gun laws have proven ineffective showing that take away the guns from the law-abiding citizens only leaves the lawless with guns.  It was also proven that some of America’s enemies did not invade American soil because most of the citizens were armed.  I don’t know where you stand on the issue of gun control, But the only law that I see working would be to free up law enforcement to be able to identify and investigate people who threaten violence in any manner against any other, or organization, or politician in office and law enforcement.  The threat posted on the internet or other means of communications should be just cause for a judge to issue warrants to investigate and seize evidence against any person or group, to include the mental/emotional dysfunctional, make sure they get the right help needed in a lockdown facility.

For the gangsta-criminal element it may mean prison time, but perhaps it will make our celebrities and politicians stop instigating violent behavior, and after they serve a jail sentence perhaps it will help put a dampener on all this BS coming from the liberal media, Hollywood, and civil rights activists like Sharpton, and most of the liberal groups.

That might prevent some of the mass shootings.  It will stop the liberals in congress from leading with the vile rhetoric that incites riots and instigates mass shootings.  Lock them up and expel them from Congress, but, that would mean locking up 80% of the Democrats and about 40% of the Republicans.

Fact is, we don’t need more gun laws, what we need is a restoration of our culture to moral values, integrity and respect in our local communities.  Guess we may be in a tight spot as it will take an act of God to heal our American culture.

R.S. Helms

Posted on Bob’s Opinion from EM ROWELL … A email communication it is a great article and on the subject that I am starting to think President Trump has not properly addressed on the senior citizens …

FYI from Edna…..they haven’t “Borrowed” our Social Security….they have STOLEN somewhere between $2.85 and $5 TRILLON FROM US. They need to pay it back with compound interest!.

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A woman dies at age 65 before collecting one benefit check.  She and her employer paid into the system for almost 50 years and she collected NOTHING!
Keep in mind all the working people that die every year who were paying into the system and got nothing!

And these governmental morons mismanaged the money and stole from the system, so that it’s now going broke.

BEAUTIFUL! and they have the audacity to call today’s seniors “vultures” in an attempt to cover their ineptitude.

DISGRACEFUL!

The real reason for renaming our Social Security payments is so the government can claim that


all those social security recipients are receiving entitlements thus putting them in the same case
 as welfare, food stamp recipients.


THIS IS WORTH THE FEW MINUTES IT TAKES TO READ AND DIGEST!
FY.I.  By changing the name of SS contributions it gives them a means to refute this program in the future.
It’s free money for the government to spend under this guise.
The Social Security check is now (or soon will be) referred to as a *Federal Benefit Payment*?
I’ll be part of the one percent to forward this. I am forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will in you.
 
Please keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it.
The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a “Federal Benefit Payment.”
This isn’t a benefit. It is our money paid out of our earned income!  Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too. It totaled 15% of our income before taxes.
(This should be enough for you to forward this message, If not read on.)
If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that’s close to $180,000 invested in Social Security.
If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social security ($375/month, including both you and your employers contributions) at a meager 1% interest rate compounded monthly, after 40 years of working you’d have more than $1.3+ million dollars saved!
This is your personal investment. Upon retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month.
That’s almost three times more than today’s average Social Security benefit of $1,230 per month, according to the Social Security Administration. (Google it – it’s a fact). And your retirement fund would last more than 33 years (until you’re 98 if you retire at age 65)! I can only imagine how much better most average-income people could live in retirement if our government had just invested our money in low-risk interest-earning accounts.
Instead, the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger *Ponzi scheme* than Bernie Madoff ever did. (Lyndon Johnson)
They took our money and used it elsewhere. They forgot (oh yes, they knew) that it was OUR money they were taking.  They didn’t have a referendum to ask us if we wanted to lend the money to them.  And they didn’t pay interest on the debt they assumed. And recently they’ve told us that the money won’t support us for very much longer.(Isn’t it funny that they NEVER say this about welfare payments?)
But is it our fault they misused our investments?  And now, to add insult to injury, they’re calling it a *benefit*, as if we never worked to earn every penny of it.
Just because they borrowed the money, doesn’t mean that our investments were a charity!
Let’s take a stand. We have earned our right to Social Security and Medicare. Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our government.
Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going for the sake of that 92% of our population who need it.

Then call it what it is:
Our Earned Retirement Income.
99% of people won’t forward this.
Will you ?

Now is the Time of True Revival

 

I copied and posted this great story from the AMAC News Letter, (The conservative alternative to the liberal AARP).  It actually comes from the liberal Harvard University, this is what I have been trying to get across about mainstream Christianity being divided by liberal theology.  Now is the time for the Evangelical Christian to reach out to those who have opened their eyes to the false prophets of liberalism and seeking a conservative Christian family in the local Christian church.  this is worth passing on!  Just stand firm in The Faith.   … R.S. Helms.

Christianity Gets a Faith Lift…From Harvard

persecuted-christians-advent Christianity lift HarvardLiberals have stuck to a pretty consistent strategy in dealing with American Christianity: If you repeat something often enough, people will start to believe it. With the media’s help, they set out to convince the country that evangelicals were dying on the political vine. But, as so often happens, they were proven wrong on the biggest of stages when, in 2016, the church’s “withering” influence proved to be anything but.

Since then, teams of researchers have been trying to get a read on the state of Christianity in America — and what they’ve found might surprise you. After years of hearing the same dire predictions, even churchgoers probably assumed the country’s faith had dwindled. Like us, you’ve seen the headlines about declining church attendance or the millennials’ rejection of faith and just assumed the stories were true.

Not so fast, says Harvard University. Their latest study shows that U.S. Christianity isn’t only alive, but growing. It’s a surprising thing to swallow with the media’s drumbeat of liberal bias, but powerful new statistics point to a resurgence of the faith culture the Left so easily dismisses. In a lengthy commentary by Glenn Stanton in the Federalist, he pours over the data and explains, “Not only did their examination find no support for this secularization in terms of actual practice and belief, the researchers proclaim that religion continues to enjoy ‘persistent and exceptional intensity’ in America. These researchers hold our nation ‘remains an exceptional outlier and potential counter example to the secularization thesis.’”

Believe it or not, the authors of Harvard’s report “found that the percentage of church-attending Americans relative to overall population is more than four times greater today than it was in 1776.” In fact, Stanton points out, “The number of attendees has continued to rise each and every decade over our nation’s history right up until the present day.” Despite the hemorrhaging of mainline congregations, most analysts say the brunt of the losses are liberal churches. “When the so-called ‘progressive’ churches question the historicity of Jesus, deny the reality of sin, support abortion, ordain clergy in same-sex relationships and perform their marriages, people desiring real Christianity head elsewhere,” Stanton reminds people. “Fact: evangelical churches gain five new congregants exiled from the liberal churches for every one they lose for any reason. They also do a better job of retaining believers from childhood to adulthood than do mainline churches.”

In other words, Christianity is shifting — not dying. The number of people who read their Bible, go to church weekly, pray regularly has been “steel-bar constant” for the last half-century. “Patently persistent,” as Harvard calls it. It also happens to be in astounding contrast to other nations. “Attending services more than once a week continues to be twice as high among Americans compared to the next highest-attending industrial country, and three times higher than the average comparable nation.” If the people who once practiced a lukewarm Christianity have found other ways to spend their Sunday mornings, it’s probably no great loss to the cause of Christ and has zero effect on the culture.

“The United States ‘clearly stands out as exceptional,’ and this exceptionalism has not been decreasing over time. In fact, these scholars determine that the percentages of Americans who are the most vibrant and serious in their faith is actually increasing a bit, ‘which is making the United States even more exceptional over time.’” Of course, part of the reason for this consistency is the number of children Bible-believing churches tend to have. Christian parents are outpacing the offspring of other populations, and that’s helped to keep the fabric of faith alive.

Speaking of kids, what about the doom and gloom we keep hearing about millennials leaving the church? Is the next generation as lost as the media makes it out to be? Yes and no. One thing to keep in mind about Pew’s research and others’, Stanton cautions, is that a lot of these millennials who are “abandoning their faith” didn’t have much to begin with. “Pew reports that of young adults who left their faith, only 11 percent said they had a strong faith in childhood while 89 percent said they came from a home that had a very weak faith in belief and practice.” Questioning your beliefs, he points out, is also just part of the maturation process.

So the next time you hear that Christianity is “going the way of the Yellow Pages,” don’t buy it. Liberals only argue that to disparage and diminish you. Don’t let them. As much as they’d like to believe otherwise — and as long as there are Christians living out their faith every day — faith is alive and well in America!

From – Family Research Council – by Tony Perkins

Liberalism … The death of our Nation

 

 

Opinions and Thoughts
On LIBERALISM

R.S. Helms   1/12/2018

 

Nothing quite like starting a post with a conclusion, but in this instance, it seems more like a grabber headline.
“Conclusion … J. Gresham Machen denied that liberalism was Christianity. Whereas, Christianity was rooted in supernaturalism, Liberalism was rooted in naturalism. Liberalism as a religious system, was ‘the chief modern rival of Christianity,’ which was at the very point opposed to historic Christianity.” “A God without wrath, led men without sin, into a kingdom without judgement through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross.” H. Richard Neibuhr. This is the conclusion from an article (30pg) from A. James Sawyer Ph.D.
Doctor Sawyer is a professor at the Dallas Theological Seminary and the author of the work posted on Bible.Org. I would recommend for the serious enquirer, a visit to bible.org and download and print the article for reading; it is a fine resource within its bibliography.
Of course, my purpose is to teach of the fraud that is liberal Christian theology. And how the liberal political ideologies have come to mingle and work hand in hand in the liberal politics, socialism, and a manufactured global utopia for a make-believe millennial generation of liberal cupcakes. It is my studied opinion, that this generation (1980-1995 I would like to expand that into 2015) is the product of liberal propaganda that saturated our public-school system and reached its fullness in 2005-2016.
However, we can’t lay total blame on the public-school system and teachers. No, we have plenty of great teachers both Christian and non-Christian who do an excellent job, as long as they manage some freedom from the teacher’s unions and liberal administers.
Which brings us to the escalated decay of our moral values. I generally cover the last four presidents when looking at the decaying moral values, prior to Bush 41 the values desensitizing of America, of course we had corruption in some form or fashion since Thomas Jefferson.

Over the time span of our history various political issues have lessened and increased our values, according to our political climate. The United States has had its share of the roller-coaster of progress, the progress of man, however, it is my studied opinion that the depraved nature of man would find every opportunity to inflect sin on good men and women, in the form of the infamous “Seven Deadly Sins,” which by the way, have a biblical basis. Proverbs 6:16 – 19 … and in part, “these six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him.” They don’t read exactly like the ones we read of today, but I guarantee we can find them there, if not in the Proverbs 6, but in the old and new testaments.
It is my studied opinion, that our moral values have stood in the way of man’s depraved nature, and as man has progressed through the ages the more the modern version of the Seven Deadly Sins, control the elite … rich and famous, politicians, the celebrities of the day.
Control over the people, over all the people. The only way that could possibly happen was to build the government and that would be by the election of the right people, pay them outrageous salaries, perks and the opportunities for those with little or no integrity, but pride and greed to replace all integrity and values, as long as the control over the people groups who hold the vote.
False campaign promises, community organizers spending donor’s money to buy votes, register dead people and illegal aliens; people being bussed in to vote from other districts where they have already voted under another name. The system has been “rigged” for decades. It is not at all surprising that since the end WWII and FDR’s United Nations charter that the liberal Democrats started their agenda of socialism.
Meanwhile, liberal Christianity was starting to make a comeback in parts of Europe and would one-day be running amok in the United States. It was with the help of the changing political climate that liberal Christianity was launched. As the political climate, progressed toward socialism, but it would be extremely difficult to get the majority of the people to simply hand over the Constitution to a socialist regime. Dividing people groups and eliminate the moral values would be sure to divide Christianity, Bible believing fundamental theology Christianity.
If you are wondering why the persecution of the Christian faith has been slow but with a constant escalation by liberal activists and politicians. We had the Abortion thing become legal, not by congress but by the politics of the Supreme Court, just as they did with gay marriage, and opening the way for gay targeting of businesses owned by Christians.
Little by little our liberal Democratic politicians have been doing away with our Constitutional rights and moral values of the nation since FDR. They have been joined since the late 70s with the “moderate” Republicans, as they have been ever expanding the “Deep State” (Shadow Government), which is a misnomer as there is no such thing as a moderate conservative Republican.
This has shown to be true over the past years, and why during the Obama administration we began to notice the liberal Republicans being unmasked through the efforts of the Tea Party, and Tea Party Conservatives. Republicans like John McCain, have admitted that the reforming of the Republican Party into the “New Republican Party” which will be nearly as liberal as the Democrats, even to the extent of Social Globalization. We now call them RINOs and AIMOs who are a big problem in our nation today.
Liberalism is the rot of the world, both in the religious and political fronts. It has wreaked havoc in the United States. Socially we are nearing the apex of destruction of our moral values, of the foundation of the family, political ethics and integrity, national respect and patriotism, and have become violently divided on all fronts of our culture and religion.
Liberalism is at the root of it all, and because of the slumbering masses of our constitutional patriotic and Christian majority we have allowed liberals to brainwash our children into what is now referred to as the Millennial Generation. We did that through social programs, our school system, and a “Turn the other cheek attitude of the Christian church.” Instead of standing firm in our fundamental Christian faith, and ridding the Temple of the money changers, we have allowed them to go unchecked until we have the mess we now have.
Liberalism can only grow in the vacuum left by the planned destruction of our values and the majority of Christians caving to political correctness as sin and crime runs rampant in the streets of our nations. I noticed an article headline in which Obama was making a statement: “The social media is dividing our nation.” It is my studied opinion that it was Barrack Husain Obama who has done more to the division of our citizens than any of the Presidents combined since John Kennedy found the key to unlock the black vote.
Dr. Martin Luther King, became more than the Southern Democrats could handle, and Kennedy happened to be in office, and he, along with brother Bobby, came up with a plan, to embrace Dr. King’s cause against the Southern Democrats’ Jim Crow Laws which were the law of the land as far as some of the Southern States.
The Kennedy’s opened the gates of the “Washington Plantation” totally governed by the Democratic liberals, and the RINO’s. The Swamp, Shadow Government and the Washington Plantation is enough liberalism to kill our nation, and will go on to destroy the Christian Church, unless the American citizens start doing their homework. We need to dig into the ones we will be voting for, make sure they have enough integrity and intestinal fortitude to earn our votes.
They have to go with the intention to put a stop to the liberalism that has infested our nation, at any cost they have to love our sovereign nation enough to stand up to liberal globalism. If liberalism wins, even the Democrats who are all for a make-believe utopia that has been promised, even they won’t like what they get. President Trump, cannot do this alone, even though he keeps on keeping on, win after win, but with each win comes a tidal wave of liberal stupidity pushed by the press, and Hollywood celebrities, who just can’t seem to do any thinking for themselves.
Our war is an uphill battle, but, it is a winnable battle, a battle which God will enable us to win, if our hearts are right. Something has to be done, there is so many issues that it is like a can of worms, monster worms devouring not only our nation, our culture, our Christian church and the souls of man. God can take care of what he has promised. However, Jesus told the disciples when they asked him why they were having such a hard time casting out the demon from the boy: ”Some of these require much prayer.” (my paraphrase).
Could be the miracle of putting this nation back on the right track, will take more effort and prayer, and God just may provide the miracle through you and me.

R.S. Helms.