Monday, October 27, 2008

All of your 401k are belong to us

So according to this story, the House Democrats are intrigued by an idea of nixing the tax breaks people get for having 401ks and diverting some of that money into the Social Security trust fund. Most people (myself included) that have 401ks have them because they want to manage their own money and most likely know Social Security is going to be destroyed or at least in very bad shape by the time they reach retirement age.

The fact that they try to paint this as a "help everyone save" pisses me off even more. Here's an idea Democrats; how about nixing social security all together and let people control their own money. To my understanding social security in it's current state is not collecting for my generation (generation Y) of workers but we are currently supporting those in retirement already. One issue I hear raised time and again is when the massive influx of Baby Boomers that retire happens it will choke the system as those see that there aren't enough workers to sustain such an influx. God help our seniors when that happens.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

When in doubt point the finger

Ever notice whenever something really tragic and serious goes down political partisans are quick to point the finger at their opposition? We saw it during 9/11, various school shootings, the bridge collapsing in Minnesota, etc. Now that the economy is very shaky at this point, the partisan Liberals have decided to point their cross hairs on the Free Market and Libertarianism. This article at . This cat claims that Libertarianism caused all this mess when in fact it was liberal economics and business killing government policies that caused this. Granted some in the business community got stupid and made bad bets but when the government strong arms them to follow stupid policies they can only be blamed for a certain amount. Of course Weisberg has the solution: Surprise More Government intervention that's the only answer we get from the economic left expand government, let government take care of it and such. You would think after the massive amount of failures Washington has had over the course of these last eight years and beyond the economic left would be shrinking more and more but guess not.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Iranian paranoia is funny

Further proof that "We have nothing to hide" rehtoric is nothing but bullshit. In article below Iranian Security forces have arrested a couple of "Spy Pigeons". I'm willing to bet about within a weeks time we will here American agents are in Iran cries.

Channelling the ghost of Joe McCarthy

Michele Bachmann a Republican from Minnesota was on Hardball with Chris Matthews on Friday, and Obama was brought up. In typical partisan fashion she attack Obama's patriotism yea whatever but what was said later rose a red flag. She said that investigations should be called in order to determine who is quote "pro-American" and "anti-American". For anyone that has read or seen 1984 this reeks of nothing but Thought Control for a sitting US Congresswoman to even suggest such a Unconstitutional practice is completely disgusting. As it currently stands now her Democratic opponent El Tinklenberg has raked in at least 400k in donations because of people who have experience McCarthyism first hand and drew a scary parallel. Its Republicans like her that made me leave the Republican Party and become a Libertarian. If you are looking for the video here it is;