Glenn Beck, 10.25.2010: The Progressive Umbrella & The Crime Of The Century

What’s it going to take for people to stand up for liberty? – Glenn Beck

Glenn starts out this program showing us how our taxpayer dollars are being used by the unions to run campaign ads smearing us, the tea party patriots, and he also alludes to the ‘Crime of the Century’ being Bennie’s QE expected on November 3rd, and the rate of inflation. For those that have not seen the pictures of the Monster’s local coffee at $14.19 a can, go here.

Glenn also reminds his viewers that THEY NEED TO VOTE.  Yes, I’m pretty sure we all have purposely skipped an election or two over the last few decades because of the sheer demoralization of voting between evil and/or the devil.  This election is not that; this election is about putting the Republican Party back on track and actually having a party that represents Americans and not progressive globalists.  This election is also about finding out exactly where people stand, and making the decision about whether the Republicans can be saved.

The Dems would not be committing voter fraud from coast to coast if they were sure that the Tea Party was smoke and mirrors.

Michelle Malkin on Voter Fraud:

Glenn Beck (entire program; H/T CaptainUSA)

(Editor’s Note: I will add the rest of the program as it becomes available.)

The People Promoting Seizure Of Your 401(k)

The People Promoting Seizure Of Your 401(k)

(Editor’s note: This will be one of those very long but very interesting articles full of tidbits of information you need.  Please take the time to read the entire article and/or bookmark for later reading and linkage.  I am attempting to break this topic of retirement security down into manageable yet related pieces.)


On 10.7.2010, Sen. Tom Harkin held a HELP Committee hearing “to examine retirement security in America”.  His full statement from the hearing can be found here.  The full video of the hearing can be found here. One of the main witnesses before the committee was Ross Eisenbrey, Vice President, Economic Policy Institute.  His full statement can be found here.

EPI has published and advocated what we feel would be an excellent national supplemental retirement plan, the Guaranteed Retirement Account, which was authored by Prof. Teresa Ghilarducci, Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at the New School for Social Research. In a nutshell, the GRA would mandate employer and employee contributions to a federally administered cash balance plan. The combined 5% of payroll contributions would be invested by a Thrift Savings Plan-like entity in the bond and stock markets, with a guaranteed minimum return of 3% beyond inflation. A $600 tax credit would cover the entire 2.5% contribution for workers earning $24,000 or less, and greatly reduce the effective contribution rate for other lower-paid workers. We calculate that at the end of a normal working life, the average worker would accumulate, along with Social Security, enough to assure a 70% replacement rate of pre-retirement income. – Ross Eisenbrey

On Social Security:

HELP Committee

The trust fund has more than $2 trillion and will be able to pay 100% of promised benefits for another 27 years. Even then, Social Security will not “go broke” but will be able to pay 78% of promised benefits. So the question isn’t how to “save” the program; it will survive without any change. The problem is how to get more money into the trust fund so full benefits can be paid in perpetuity. The goal is, or ought to be, to preserve full benefits and to maximize the retirement income of the tens of millions of households
that depend on Social Security. – Ross Eisenbrey

“For many Americans, the only retirement security they have is Social Security, but that, too, is under siege.  There are those that want to privatize the system, cut back benefits and raise the retirement age.  They say that everyone should just work longer and that retirement is a ‘luxury.’  Clearly, those people do not swing a hammer for a living.  They do not toil in our corn fields or work on our oil rigs.  For Americans who work in these physically demanding jobs, working longer simply is not an option.  A lifetime of hard work takes its toll, and at some point, a person just cannot do it anymore.  – Sen. Tom Harkin on Retirement Security

Would any of this be the case if The Federal Reserve had not devalued our dollar by 96% since its inception in 1913, and given the US Congress a credit card chaining Americans to foreign countries with debt?



THE MAIN PLAYERS

The main players in this little drama are Teresa Ghilarducci and her Guaranteed Retirement Accounts paper, the Economic Policy Institute, SEIU, Retirement USA, and the New School of Social Research.

In his opening statement to the committee, Mr. Eisenbrey stated, “EPI is a non-partisan think tank with a long history of analyzing trends in employment, compensation, and income, as well as advocating for policies to ensure shared prosperity.”  After you look at the board for EIP, will you wonder as I did if they are truly non-partisan?

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Union Indoctrination In Junior High?

Union Indoctrination In Junior High?

Liz Shuler, the Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO speaking at a progressive conference on 4.6.2010 about going into junior high school to teach the younger students about what the unions can do for them in regards to their futures and social justice.

Today’s AYFKM? Award: Union Members To Switch Parties For Specter?

Oh boy, you know the corruption surrounding the Employee Free Choice Act is wide, deep, and unbelievable.  Today’s Are You Freakin Kidding Me? Award goes to the AFL-CIO for their willingness to “persuade” their members to change party affiliations to help a traitor like Sen. Arlen Specter keep his frakkin’ seat!  At this point, Specter is going to need all the help he can get and this is probably more legal than what the unions and ACORN did during the election cycle.  Now you KNOW for sure that taking away the secret ballot is going to harm the American Worker, the American Small Business Owner and ALL THEIR FAMILIES if this much money and arm-twisting will happen to help one senator….oops….another senator get what the unions want.

EXCLUSIVE: AFL-CIO pledges votes for Specter

‘Check card’ bill on the line

EXCLUSIVE:

Angling for a critical Senate swing vote to pass the “card check” bill that would make it easier to form unions, Pennsylvania labor leaders promised Sen. Arlen Specter that they will switch union members from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party to help him win a tough 2010 primary election, The Washington Times has learned.

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President William M. George said he pledged Mr. Specter “all kinds of help from the union” in a series of meetings to woo the Republican senator’s support for the bill, which would ease rules favoring secret-ballot elections to unionize workplaces.

“We are pushing to give him help in the primary, including changing Democrats to Republicans for the primary,” Mr. George told The Times. “It’s hard to do because of other races in the state … but we’ll do it for ‘card check.’ “

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Pennsylvania persists as a union stronghold with 1.4 million union members and union retirees, accounting for more than 10 percent of the population and one-third of households. About 73 percent of the bloc are registered Democrats, according to the state AFL-CIO.

Mr. Specter’s office declined to comment specifically on Mr. George’s promise.

Mr. Specter previously said he would not bend to party loyalty nor special-interest pressure but do what his conscience tells him is in the interest of the nation or the state.

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He can expect to suffer the union’s wrath if he opposes the bill.

“If he votes against us,” Mr. George said, “we will rise the intensity, possibly with another candidate and possibly another moderate in the Republican Party.”

Go to the link above to read the rest…it gets better and better….

(I would like to thank Rob for sending this info along to me.)

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