And they wonder why Social Security is in trouble

Social Security is in enough trouble and then you read an article in the Chicago Tribune House wants hearings on immigration. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. It seems that some of the old boys on the hill seem to think that it isn’t enough to offer amnesty and citizenship to illegal immigrants but there is one provision in the Senate bill, if passed, that would allow immigrants to collect Social Security for the years when they lacked authorization to work. This bill would even include those who illegally used Social Security numbers that belonged to U. S. citizens or legal residents in order to obtain jobs. See Chicago Tribune

This is just one of the provisions in the bill that our Ostrich President is trying to get passed while in office. He really wants to leave the office as a president with a legacy…….well, is there any doubt???

Forgotten Heros . . . .

Why is it that everyone in the country knows more about Brad and Angelina’s baby than they do about our soldiers fighting for our country?

Everyone can tell you all the info about the birth of their baby but can they give you the name of one soldier. Only the families of those who have loved ones in Iraq know their names because we seem to be a country consumed on the idols of Hollywood and what is going on in their life. I bet if you were to stop 10 people on the street and ask them if they know who Jennifer Aniston is 10 out of 10 will without a doubt know, but if you ask them to name someone fighting in Iraq, 1 out of 10 might know someone and only because it would be a family member or a friend of a family, etc. Why, because the media has thought it more important to give more airtime for Hollywood gossip than to devote enough time to give a daily update of names of these brave men who are over there fighting, instead, they feed into what seems to be of more interest to the people.

Compare the number of magazines you see with stores about Hollywood gossip as opposed to American is Iraq. To think the amount of money that people paid to get the first pictures of Brad and Angelina’s baby is outrageous. The money could have gone to help the hurricane victims here in our country. I know they say they are going to use the money to the charity of their choice but that charity is not one that is located in our country. That goes back to my original blast, Charity begins at home!!!! Does anyone agree with me or am I out on a limb here by myself.

I say let’s hear it for our soldier and let Hollywood take a backseat for once.
Our Forgotten Heros – GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS !!!!

Today’s government

I am so tired of our nation’s politicians. They are not looking out for anyone but themself. I think anyone on the hill should only be allowed to serve a limited term and not a life time. The way it is now we have a stagnant senate and congress. Some are so old they can hardly hear, let alone walk unassisted. They spend precious time voting on less important issues such as whether to allow same sex marriages which has nothing to do with the economy of our nation. Maybe it is me but I wish they would spend their efforts more into the helping their own. We have far too many people on welfare who speak English and are American citizens who need help yet we seem to offer that help to foreigh countries first. My thinking is, if you can’t speak English, then you can’t vote, period !!!

We have a great country, it is just that the people on the hill are in such a land of their own. They don’t have to worry about income, insurance, etc so there is no reality check for them. They have no idea what it is like to get sick and have no way of getting help, being denied insurance, having to go through a Health Department, etc. They wouldn’t last one day if they had to face that. They have never had to choose between medicine and food.

I know I’m rambling here but I am so frustrated with what I see and the sad thing is I don’t see any change in the structure for the future.