Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Illegals kill over 9,000 annually

According to Rep. Steve King, illegal aliens commit 12
murders every day in the U.S. and kill another 13 daily
through drunk driving incidents.

That's more than 9,000 people killed every year by
illegal aliens.

As World Net Daily's Joseph Farah points out, that means
more people are murdered by illegal aliens in one year
than have been killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars
since their inception.

Rep. King also notes that on average eight children are
sexually abused by illegal aliens every day -- that's
over 2,920 annually. And that's just a small portion
of the illegal alien crime wave.

+ + 4.1 million crimes by illegal aliens

As we reported in Grassfire's booklet, "The Truth About
The Illegal Invasion," some 325,000 criminal illegal
aliens will be incarcerated in state and federal prisons
this fiscal year. A GAO study found that illegal aliens
commit, on average, 12.6 criminal offenses. This means
incarcerated illegal aliens have committed over 4.1
million crimes -- and that does not include illegal
alien criminals who are not incarcerated. And we
learned from Rep. Tom Tancredo that thousands of
illegals are coming from terrorist and suspect nations.

+ + So, what do we do?

It is very clear that the President and the Democrat-controlled
Congress are "chomping at the bit" to pass amnesty. The
only way to stop this is to rally a massive grassroots

+ + Action Item -- alert your friends

I am asking you to pass this message on to your friends,
co-workers, family members who may not be aware of how
serious the illegal invasion crime epidemic is.

Encourage them to take a stand to stop the illegal
invasion by signing our petition:

We have set a goal of rallying 1 million citizens before
the Bush-Pelosi amnesty push gets rolling, but we need
your help.

Finally, thanks to everyone who is standing with Grassfire
as a "Border Watchman." Our custom lapel pins are due in any
day now. To reserve your pin and, more importantly, help
Grassfire launch "Operation Border Watchman", go here:

Thanks for the stand you are taking!

Steve Elliott, President Alliance


Rep. Steve King's statement:

World Net Daily article:

Grassfire's "Illegal Invasion" booklet:

+ + + + + Alliance is a non-profit 501(c)4 issues advocacy
organization dedicated to equipping our 1.5 million-strong network
of grassroots conservatives with the tools that give you a real
impact on the key issues of our day. Gifts to are not
tax deductible.

+ + Comments? Questions?

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Social Security

If Social Security is your issue then you should be informed about what is really happening and not the media reporting the Democrats scare tactics in order to get people to vote for them. Just like no one is trying starve anyone, as I've heard some Democrats claim, there is NO ONE trying to take social security away from Seniors or anyone else. Anyone who says so or implies that is going to happen because Republicans are elected is a liar. Something MUST be done or the system will fail and then their will be no social security for anyone for sure.
I'm all for Social Security reform and allowing people to invest at least some of their money. I don't plan on it being around when I retire in 20+ years, especially if the politicians keep screwing around and do nothing about fixing the problems. If I had the money I was paying into Social Security and what my employer was matching (they are required to pay half the tax, so what you get taken out of your check is the other half) now and put that into my 401K along with what I currently contribute it would be about $500 a month. I'm sure I'd have enough to retire early if I could put that much in my plan.
If I only had the money that has been taken out of my pay and from my employers for SSI since I started working 25+ years ago and had invested it, I probably could have retired very comfortably by 50.
If you have a 401K or other plan at work you are an extreme fool if you are not contributing to it at least up to the employer match. I started doing that when I became employed by a corporation. Later playing with Quicken Turbo Tax it suggested if I put 14% instead of 5% in my 401K since it comes out of my check pre taxes would reduce my taxes enough that it made no difference in what I got to take home. Which to me is 100% WIN - WIN! Giving the government less and save more for retirement is definitely a great thing.
If you don't have a 401K or other employer sponsored plan then I highly recommend starting an IRA, maybe in addition to your employer's plan. I highly recommend you avoid individual stocks, even if they the company you work for. Look at what happened to the people who worked for Enron.. Invest them in good Solid mutual funds which have good long term track records. The sooner you start the more you can enjoy yourself when you retire.

Some links to get you started.

Dave Ramesy's Financial Peace

Financial Peace Baby Steps PDF

What Would Dave Do


Provident Living Home

Provident Living Resource Management

Some facts about Social Security

This is from the Social Security Administration website
2006 Trustees Report Long-Term Financing Challenges Remain

I haven't quoted the whole report but here are some of the scarry facts.

"The 2006 Social Security Trustees Report shows little change in the projected financial status of the Social Security program over last year. The Trustees Report projects that the Social Security Trust Funds will be exhausted in 2040 one year sooner than last year's projection. And, as they have done for more than a decade, the Trustees recommend that projected trust fund deficits be addressed in a timely way to allow for gradual changes and advance notice to workers.

In the 2006 Annual Report to Congress, the Trustees announced:
  • The projected point at which tax revenues will fall below program costs comes in 2017 -- the same as the estimate in last year's report.
  • The projected point at which the Trust Funds will be exhausted comes in 2040 -- one year earlier than the projection in last year's report.
  • The projected actuarial deficit over the 75-year long-range period is 2.02 percent of taxable payroll -- up .09 percent from last year's report.
  • Over the 75-year period, the Trust Funds require additional revenue equivalent to $4.6 trillion in today's dollars to pay all scheduled benefits. This unfunded obligation is $600 billion higher than the amount estimated last year."

"More than 150 Congressional Candidates Pledge to Reform Social Security

With the mid-term elections rapidly approaching, more than 150 candidates have signed a pledge being to "work toward a bipartisan solution to strengthen Social Security for the long-term by putting aside partisan politics and seeking common ground." The pledge is being circulated by For Our Grandchildren, a grassroots advocacy organization that has long supported Social Security reform, including personal accounts. Although the pledge itself does not mention any particular option for reforming the failing Social Security system, For Our grandchildren calls for reform based on five key principles: 1) We must guarantee the promised benefits for the current and nearly retired. 2) Workers should have the choice to put a portion of their payroll taxes into prudent diversified investments. 3) Workers should own their own accounts - not the government. 4) A government safety net should ensure a minimum retirement benefit. 5) There should be no payroll tax increase."

"It's Your Money

The debate over Social Security reform has generated many competing claims and confusing projections. But the most important issue is this: Will the current Social Security system provide our children and our grandchildren with a secure and comfortable retirement? Since the answer to that simple question is no, there's no denying the need for reform.

This booklet explains the state of the Social Security system today and describes how we can fix the flaws in its structure that, if left unchanged, will burden our children and grandchildren with unnecessary debt and taxes. The good news is that, with revisions to the Social Security system, we will be able to provide future generations with a program that actually accomplishes more successfully what the creators of the original Social Security program hoped to achieve real retirement security.
Full text of It's Your Money (PDF, 43 pp, 647 Kb)
For a list of candidates who have signed the pledge, click here."

This page goes to a long list of links to websites of organizations supporting Social Security reform.

A few facts from the White house site on Social Security reform

"President Bush has discussed the importance of Social Security and the need to fix the Social Security system for future generations of Americans. The President has assured Americans that he will not change the Social Security system in any way for those born before 1950.
    • Social Security was one of the great moral successes of the 20th century by providing a critical foundation of income for retired and disabled workers.
    • For one-third of Americans over 65, Social Security benefits constitute 90% of their total income

Background on Presidential Action

  • Social Security is sound for today's seniors and for those nearing retirement, but it needs to be fixed for younger workers our children and grandchildren.
  • The government has made promises it cannot afford to pay for with the current pay-as-you-go system.
    • In 1950, there were 16 workers to support every one beneficiary of Social Security.
    • Today, there are only 3.3 workers supporting every Social Security beneficiary.
    • In 2008 just three short years from now baby boomers will begin to retire. And over the next few decades, people will be living longer and benefits are scheduled to increase dramatically. By the time today s youngest workers turn 65, there will only be 2 workers supporting each beneficiary.
      • Under the current system, today's 30-year-old worker will face a 27% benefit cut when he or she reaches normal retirement age."

Wikipeda on the Social Security Debate

Thank you President Clinton

  I got this some time back and found it today cleaning my attachment folder which has not been done in a long time.  I don't know who wrote it or who sent it to me,  I added a couple of sentences and paragraphs (after 14.) of incidents they didn't write.  BTW, when I see liberal bumper stickers on a car I am very tempted to vandalize it or run them off the road.  There are no bumper stickers on my vehicle. But I try to live the Golden Rule of do unto others as you would have them do to you.  Mostly the way I want to be treated by others is to leave me alone, unless your a pretty woman and then I'll make an exception to that.


Dear Mr. Ex President Clinton:

I recently saw a bumper sticker that said, "Thank me, I voted for Clinton-Gore." So, I sat down and reflected on that, and I am sending my "Thank you" for what you have done, specifically:

1. Thank you for introducing us to Jennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Dolly Kyle Browning, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broderick. Did I leave anyone out?

2. Thank you for teaching my 8 year old about oral sex. I had really planned to wait until they were older to discuss it with them, but now they know more about it than I did as a senior in college.

3. Thank you for showing us that sexual harassment in the work place (especially the White House) and on the job is OK, and all you have to know is what the meaning of "is" is. It really is great to know that certain sexual acts are not sex, and one person may have sex while the other one involved does NOT have sex.

4. Thank you for reintroducing the concept of impeachment to a new generation and demonstrating that the ridiculous plot of the movie, "Wag the Dog" could be plausible after all.

5. Thanks for making Jimmy Carter look competent, Gerald Ford look graceful, Richard Nixon look honest, Lyndon Johnson look truthful, and John Kennedy look moral.

6. Thank you for the 73 House and Senate witnesses who have pled the 5th Amendment and 17 witnesses who have fled the country to avoid testifying about Democratic campaign fund raising.

7. Thank you, for the 19 charges, 8 convictions, and 4 imprisonments from the Whitewater "mess" and the 55 criminal charges and 32 criminal convictions (so far) in the other "Clinton" scandals.

8. Thanks you and the other Democrats  for reducing our military by half, "gutting" much of our foreign policy, intelligence capability and flying all over the world on "vacations" carefully disguised as necessary trips.  It seems you have been campaigning for Secretary General of the United Nations since your re-election in 1996.

9. Thank you, also, for "finding" millions of dollars--- I really didn't need it in the first place, and I can't think of a more well deserving group of recipients for my hard-earned dollar than jet fuel for all of your globe-trotting. I understand you, your family and your  cronies have logged in more time aboard Air Force One than any other  administration. Good luck on your continued campaign to be King of the world.

10. Now that you've left the White House, thanks for the 140 pardons of convicted felons and indicted felons-in-exile. We will love to have them rejoin society.

11. Thanks also for removing the White House silverware. I'm sure that Laura Bush didn't like the pattern anyway. Also, enjoy the housewarming gifts you've received from your "friends."

12. Thanks to you and your staff in the West Wing of the White House for vandalizing and destroying government property such as removing all the W keys on the computer keyboards on the way out. I also appreciate removing all of that excess weight (China, silverware, linen, towels, ash trays, soap, pens, magnetic compass, flight manuals, etc.) out of Air Force 1. The weight savings means burning less fuel, thus less tax dollars spent on jet fuel. Thank you!

13. And, please ensure that Hillary enjoys the $8 million dollar advance for her upcoming "tell-all" book and you, Bill, the $10 million advance for your memoirs. Who says crime doesn't pay?

14. The last and most important point - thank you for forcing Israel to let Mohammed Atta go free. Terrorist pilot Mohammed Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986. The Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned him. As part of the Oslo agreement with the Palestinians in 1993, Israel had to agree to release so-called "political prisoners." However, the Israelis would not release any with blood on their hands. The American President at the time, Bill Clinton, and his Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, "insisted" that all prisoners be released. Thus Mohammed Atta was freed and eventually thanked the US by flying an airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center. This was reported by many of the American TV networks at the time that the terrorists were first identified. It was censored in the US from all later reports. Why shouldn't Americans know the real truth?

15. Thank you for not taking up Sudan's offer to turn over Osoma bin Laden to US custody twice, we all know how he has repaid the United States for letting him remain free.

16. Thank you for killing all those troublesome people in Waco, stopping David Koresh from corrupting all those people by burning all 93 of them to death. Thank you for Ruby Ridge, surely Randy Weaver's wife deserved being shot in the head while standing in the door holding her child, his son and a friend all killed because he wouldn't spy on white supremacists for the FBI.  Thank you for promoting all the BTAF and FBI agents that were responsible for these acts and doing such a good job of covering up their wrong doing.

17.  Thank you for making it harder for victims to obtain guns to defend themselves from criminals. After all you taught us words are flexible and that musty document the Constitution is a living document open to interpretation.  Just because it says "..the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." doesn't mean you can't ban evil looking "assault weapons", clips with capacities of more than 10, take the records of gun stores, and make people wait 5 days before they can get a gun to defend themselves.

18. Thank you for passing one of the largest tax increases in history.  I'm glad you could take our money and spend it on things you thought were important.  Thank you for causing a recession and suing evil Microsoft.  The stock market was way over valued any ways before your actions caused it to drop.

19. Thank you for helping the Communist Chinese with their ballistic missile program and giving them the technology for launching multiple warheads with one rocket, I'm sure they will only use it for satellites.  I know they have already thanked you and Al Gore with millions in camping contributions.  Who would of thought monks had so much money.

What a guy!! If you agree that the American public must be made aware of these facts, pass this on.

God bless America and THANK YOU (once again) for spending my taxes so wisely and frugally.

A US Citizen

PS. Please pass along a special thank you to Al Gore for "inventing" the Internet, without which I would not be able to send this wonderful factual e-mail.

AND THE REST OF THE STORY Hillary Rodham Clinton, as a New York State Senator, now comes under the "Congressional Retirement and Staffing Plan," which means that even if she never gets re-elected, she STILL receives her Congressional salary until she dies. Would it not be nice if all Americans were pension eligible after only 4 years?

If Bill outlives her, he then inherits HER salary until HE dies. He is already getting his Presidential salary until he dies. If Hillary outlives Bill, she also gets HIS salary until she dies. Guess who pays for that? WE DO!
It's common knowledge that in order for her to establish NY residency they purchased a million dollar-plus house in upscale Chappaqua, New York. Makes sense. They are entitled to Secret Service protection for life. Still makes sense. Here is where it becomes interesting. Their mortgage payments hover at around $10,000 per month. BUT, an extra residence HAD to be built within the acreage to house the Secret Service agents. The Clintons charge the Federal government $10,000 monthly rent for the use of that extra residence, which is just about equal to their mortgage payment. This means that we, the taxpayers, are paying the Clinton's salary, mortgage, transportation, safety and security, as well as the salaries for their 12 man staff-and, this is all perfectly legal!

When she runs for President, will you vote for her? How many people can YOU send this to? Good Luck to all our taxpayers.