14 January 2004

I'm lazily surfing the net and happen to find one of those bullshit emails about Social Security & immigrants receiving SSI. The kicker is, the wingers think it's all true!

Below is the main portion of the bogus email, with correct information bracketed in red text underneath each section:
Q: Which party took Social Security from an independent fund and put it in the general fund so that Congress could spend it?

A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratic-controlled House and Senate.

[The answer is actually FALSE, of course. This is the .:link:. ]

Q: Which party put a tax on Social Security?

A: The Democratic party.

[The correct answer is slobbering Ronnie Raygun in the early '80s. The .:link:.]

Q: Which party increased the tax on Social Security?

A: The Democratic Party with Al Gore casting the deciding vote.

[This is the only part of the odious email that is actually true.

Gore did cast a vote in the Senate to break a tie on the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. The Act was a behemoth that "covered everything from agricultural commodities, licensing of radio spectrum, luxury automobile taxes, fuels, banking, medicare, etc." It passed in the Senate, 51-50.

This .:link:.
explains it all.]

Q. Which party decided to give money to immigrants?

A: That's right, immigrants moved into this country at 65 and got SSI Social Security. The Democratic Party gave that to them although they never paid a dime into it.

[Another outright lie! The gov't.
These people are pathologically deceitful.

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