Idiot’s Corner

With the Left, continuity of reality is a damaged circuit.


Certified Loonies

What you are seeing is the death throes of the Jackass Party. The change was brought on by themselves.
The new crowd really is the same as the old crowd, just more noisy. The only difference is the lack of understanding of how the world and ‘Man’ works. They will be flinging themselves of the nearest cliff fore long.

Peccable reflections

Here is an example of how socialism really works. A promise of equality sounds nice; socialists never tell the people that equality really means everyone is in the same sinking garbage scow. In every strata of society, there are “haves” and “have nots”. What the Progressive Poobahs forgo telling you is “You will never be a “Have”.

The Army Took Over the Spigots, Forcing Thirsty Venezuelans to Pay

To arrive at the El Paraiso water-filling station in Caracas by sunrise, Rigoberto Sanchez wakes before 4 a.m. Hours later, his tanker is in a slow-moving line with a dozen others. Only two of the 10 pumps work and Sanchez will have time for a couple of deliveries if he’s lucky. If he’s luckier, the military won’t intercept him.

“They hijack our trucks, just like that,” said Sanchez, leaning on a rusty railing. “Once that happens, you’re in their hands, you have to drive the truck wherever they want you to.”’

Venezuela’s military has come to oversee the desperate and lucrative water trade as reservoirs empty, broken pipes flood neighborhoods and overwhelmed personnel walk out. Seven major access points in the capital of 5.5 million people are now run by soldiers or police, who also took total control of all public and private water trucks. Unofficially, soldiers direct where drivers deliver — and make them give away the goods at favored addresses. [snip]

Last week, the president named Evelyn Vasquez, an official of state utility Hidrocapital, as the head of a new water ministry, a move he said would help achieve access and care standards laid out in the United Nations’s Millennium Development Goals. The country was supposed to have reached that landmark by 2015, but the crisis hasn’t respected bureaucratic timetables. [snip]

Theoretically, water in the socialist nation is subsidized, costing pennies a month. But the pipes in Caracas haven’t been renewed in three decades and Bausson said that repair crews have dwindled to about 40 from 400 back when he was in charge. Most pumps that bring water from reservoirs outside Caracas are only partly working. Two auxiliary dams, meant to guarantee supply for 15 days in emergencies, are critically low or empty.

Hidrocapital sometimes entirely cuts service for as long as 48 hours. Most people in Caracas get 30 minutes of water mornings and nights, igniting a mad rush to leave work or social gatherings to shower, wash and clean.

An unpublished report from the Caritas charity, which serves the poorest areas in four states, found that in April only 27 percent of families had continuous access to safe water from state supplies. About 65 percent had access less than three days a week. In Miranda state, no poor families at all had water more often that.

Those who want more must pay. Private tankers like Sanchez had been filling up and reselling water for many times its worth. Then, military personnel were deployed to the capital’s water points in May in an emergency supply plan. [snip]

Does this not sound like a HRC idea of utopia? As long as you don’t need anything, then everything is available. Typical of a government run project. Not just the socialist run messes; that cabal we call Congress doesn’t function any better.

We fought for this?

In just one day in one small spot, over 4000 Americans died so we could have THIS?

Certified Loonies

Robert De Niro displayed a cogent picture of the vacuous position on the 2016 election and their inability to get, even with the limpid bias of the press, any traction for change.
Their actions are redolent of a 4 grade moronic tantrum: Profanity, fecal slinging, kicking kittens and blamestorming for explanations of their inadequacies. All tht is left to them is ad hominem attacks and a reducio ad absurdum position.

Robert De Niro Says ‘F— Trump’ at Tony Awards, Gets Standing Ovation

Robert De Niro had a few choice words for President Donald Trump while the legendary actor was on stage at Sunday’s Tony Awards to introduce Bruce Springsteen’s musical performance.

“I’m going to say one thing, F— Trump,” De Niro said while pumping his fists in the air. “It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump.’ It’s f— Trump.”

The political sentiment earned De Niro a standing ovation from the crowd at Radio City Music Hall, while CBS scrambled to bleep the audio on the live telecast. After the audience settled, De Niro got back to talking about Springsteen, who received a special Tony Award during Sunday night. The exclusive concert residency, “Springsteen on Broadway” — or as De Niro referred to it, “Jersey Boy” — features the Boss performing his music and sharing stories from his 2016 autobiography “Born to Run.” Tickets to the intimate concert are upwards of $850. The limited engagement run has been extended twice through Dec. 15. [snip]

Such a display of petulance is rarely seen outside a congregation of two year olds; it was thoroughly enjoyed by the Bozos in the balcony. Need one say more.

Big Spenders

You voted them into office again and again. To thank you for those votes, they spent your tax dollars on more entitlements that no one paid into a single dime.To fund this extravagance, borrowed or stole every penny in the coffers and then raided supposedly sacrosanct monies held for your future.

You brought this upon yourselves.

Social Security Expected to Dip Into Its Reserves This Year

The Social Security program’s costs will exceed its income this year for the first time since 1982, forcing the program to dip into its nearly $3 trillion trust fund to cover benefits.

This is three years sooner than expected a year ago, partly due to lower economic growth projections, according to the latest annual report the trustees of Social Security and Medicare released Tuesday. The program’s income comes from tax revenue and interest from its trust fund.

The trust fund will be depleted in 2034 and Social Security will no longer be able to pay its full scheduled benefits unless Congress takes action to shore up the program’s finances. Without any changes, recipients then would receive only about three-quarters of their scheduled benefits from incoming tax revenues. [snip]

The Social Security program works by using payroll taxes paid by workers and employers to pay for retirees’ benefits. What is left over is invested in the trust fund. Interest earned is reinvested in the fund.

Over time, the trust fund has grown to nearly $3 trillion. But long-running demographic trends threaten its finances. Last year, there were 2.8 workers for every Social Security recipient, down from 3.3 in 2007.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement the Trump administration’s efforts to cut taxes, reduce regulatory burdens and overhaul trade agreements would boost economic growth and generate new money for the country’s two largest entitlement programs. [snip]

The tax cuts signed into law last year have slightly lowered Medicare and Social Security’s projected revenue over the next few years. Lower income-tax rates reduced projected revenue from the taxation of Social Security benefits. That means less money flowing into both programs because those revenues are transferred to the trust funds.

President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program offering young undocumented immigrants reprieve from deportation while allowing them to work also reduced anticipated tax revenue into the Social Security program, the report said.

Congress has debated ways of bolstering the programs’ finances, but hasn’t agreed on what to do.

Some of what is written in the above WSJ article is incorrect. It makes it sound like the tax cut, in part, is responsible .

Medicare and Social Security is funded by payroll taxes, not income tax.With the tax rate cut revenues fell very slightly. What is not clearly stated is the Congress makes up for spending folly by purloining money from the SS Trust Fund. Which is nothing more than paper legerdemain; LBJ opened up that ‘Lockbox’ to pay for the Vietnam War. The surplus touted by Congress exists only on paper.

If the Millennials believe that Socialism will provide for their future, they need to understand that the Government has no money except what it pilfers from one’s paycheck. When the Progressives promise to give all to everyone, they conveniently omit how they will pay for this largess.
One way is to stop giving SS and Medicare to non citizens. those would properly named illegals.

There is an election coming up. Care to make a change?

Biased Agendas

Proving that American citizens are not first place with her, Pelosi scoffs at the newest employment rates for minorities and women. She sat on her hands not happy for her constituents.
In all fairness given her mental capacities, she may not have even known where she was.

Sour Pelosi poo-poos booming economy: ‘Strong employment numbers mean little’

The Trump economy is booming, but that’s not good enough for Nancy Pelosi.

The May unemployment rate was a stunningly low 3.8 percent, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Black unemployment is the lowest ever: 5.9 percent, the Washington Examiner reports.

But instead of celebrating the incredible economic activity, the House Speaker wannabe shrugged.

“May’s jobs report shows that strong employment numbers mean little to the families hit with soaring new costs under the Republicans’ watch,” the House Minority Leader said in a statement.

She added:

Republicans’ cruel, cynical health care sabotage campaign is already spiking families’ premiums by double digits and pushing millions off their coverage, according to the nonpartisan CBO. Big Pharma continues to hoard the benefits of the GOP tax scam, using their handouts to further enrich executives and shareholders instead of lowering prescription drug costs for seniors and sick kids. At the same time, the President’s reckless policies are exploding gas prices, wiping out the few meager gains that some families should have received from the GOP tax scam, as wages remain stagnant.

As many stood to applaud, Pelosi remained seated with a sour look on her face.

Pelosi couldn’t find joy in dozens of companies passing along the tax cut savings onto employees in the form of bonuses, routinely calling the $1,000-or-more checks “crumbs.”