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Despite promises, Social Security still trying to collect old debts from kin

Free Republic

The Social Security Administration, which announced in April that it would stop trying to collect debts from the children of people who were allegedly overpaid benefits decades ago, has continued to demand such payments and now defends that practice in court documents.

After The Washington Post reported in April that the Treasury Department had confiscated $75 million in tax refunds due to about 400,000 Americans whose ancestors owed money to Social Security, the agency’s acting commissioner, Carolyn Colvin, said efforts to collect on those old debts would cease immediately.

But although some people whose refunds were seized were reimbursed in recent months, some of those same taxpayers have since received new demands from Social Security, asserting that the debts remain and seeking repayment.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com

Congress Passes Defense Budget With Troop Benefit Cuts

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Weasel Zippers

On the plus side the A10 has been saved for now.

Via Stars and Stripes

Congress approved a defense authorization bill Friday, setting priorities for the military and clearing the way for cuts to troop benefits next year.

The bill passed a final 89-11 vote in the Senate, and lays out plans for military personnel, equipment such as the A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft, and the war in Iraq and Syria. It sets the servicemember pay raise at 1 percent, and tightens up housing allowances and Tricare pharmacy coverage as the Department of Defense grapples with mandatory caps on its spending in the coming years.

The cuts were requested by the Pentagon and White House and finally approved in the National Defense Authorization Act despite opposition in the House. Military brass had lobbied for deeper cuts but the bill takes some first steps toward what many in Congress believe will be years of reductions in personnel costs, unless lawmakers can strike a deal to lift the budget caps designed to deal with the national debt.[…]

The NDAA calls for a $495.5 billion base defense budget and $63.7 billion for overseas military operations related to the war. Here are the key changes to benefits:

Servicemembers have gotten 1.8 percent pay raises but the NDAA allows President Barack Obama to continue with a plan to reduce the increase to 1 percent.

The military’s basic housing allowance covers 100 percent of rental costs for troops and the bill brings that down to 99 percent. The Pentagon wants to slow inflation increases in the coming years until it pays only 95 percent of costs, with troops covering the remaining amount.

It will increase Tricare out-of-pocket costs for prescription medicines by $3 per year, which puts off any decision of more copay increases after 2015 but still tracks with a Pentagon plan to increase troop contributions by $30 over a decade.

Meanwhile, the bill offers some protections for the A-10, known as the Warthog, which is much loved by infantry troops but slated for retirement by the Air Force.

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What Will Happen First, Impeachment Or A Military Coup?

Free Republic

If Congress allows President Obama to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for two more years, the following will be an accurate depiction of the opportunities that we are leaving our children.

Obama has let our enemies, in Russia, isolate America, erode and destroy the petrodollar, form military alliances with our neighbors in Latin America and Obama is allowing the fragmentation of our alliances within NATO (e.g. Turkey and Germany). From a national security standpoint, America has never been more vulnerable.

Obama’s conduct in the White House makes Richard Nixon look like a choir boy. Never before in American history have we had a president, all at the same time, use the IRS to harass his enemies, spy on and harass the media, be complicit in the political assassination of an ambassador, allow his Attorney General to run guns to the drug cartel in Mexico (i.e. Fast and Furious), totally open our borders to a completely form of unrestrained illegal immigration, provide illegal immigrants with free healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, provide the same population with access to social security benefits and other social services paid for without tax dollars. I could go on, but you get the idea. This President has not done one thing to improve the plight of one American citizen who is not a member of the elite power structure. However, this President has done much to weaken our country and make it vulnerable to invasion (i.e. firing over 260 command military officers including our entire nuclear weapons command structure). THIS COUNTRY CANNOT TAKE TWO MORE YEARS OF OBAMA’S PRESIDENCY. HE NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED AND IT NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW!

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11 ways to know when you live in a country run by idiots

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The Daily Sheeple

The original title of the essay below is “Food For Thought,” its author is said to be Junius P. Long.

1. If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally, you live in a country run by idiots.

2. If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion, you live in a country run by idiots.

3. If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote on who runs the government,you live in a country run by idiots.

4. If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy leaders in Egypt, you live in a country run by idiots.

5. If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat, you live in a country run by idiots.

6. If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched, you live in a country run by idiots.

7. If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more, you live in a country run by idiots.

8. If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of grade school for saying his teacher’s “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable,you live in a country run by idiots.

9. If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones, you live in a country run by idiots.

10. If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working, with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work, you live in a country run by idiots.

11. If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government, you live in a country run by idiots.

Betcha you can come up with more!

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Obama’s One-Night-Stay At Brisbane G-20 Cost Taxpayers $1.7 Million

Free Republic

Having secured for himself the most expensive suite of all the leaders at the G-20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia on November 15th, The Daily Mail reports that President Obama’s 4,096-room entourage of security guards and assistants cost taxpayers a stunning $1.732 million for the one-night-stand against Putin. “Some folks are being ripped off…”

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As The Daily Mail reports,

The president’s own room was the most expensive of all the world leaders at the summit as he based himself at the $2,000 (AUS$2,500) a night Marriott Hotel.

Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott opted for the thrifty $270-a-night Rydges hotel, while Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe required just $170 of public funds for his stay at Novotel.

China’s Xi Jinping came closest to Obama’s bill, spending $1,450 on his room, followed by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who handed British taxpayers a $1,070 bill for his stay.

And as The Weekly Standard adds,

The estimated total cost for the three hotels was about $1,732,000; based on an estimated 4,096 room nights, the per room cost comes to $423 per night.

The Justification documents for the three contracts state that the cost is “fair and reasonable based on the pricing available across the city of Brisbane at the time of the visit.”

Finally, the G-20 leaders were up-in-arms over Putin moving 3 warships near Australia’s waters… how did they feel about Obama invading them with over 4000 Americans?

DHS Lies; Hides Terrorist Infiltration. What Is Jeh Johnson (Obama) Up To?

Joe for America

IT is impossible to document all the crimes committed under the stewardship of Barack HUSSEIN Obama, after all, there are only 24 hours in a day! Absolutely, such a herculean task would leave little room for anything else, even daily necessities like bathroom breaks would have to be forfeited. You get the (ugly) picture.

IN its stead, suffice yourselves with dose after dose….

Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

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{re-blogged at Islam Exposed}

SURROGATES after surrogates (be they Fed or State), up and down Obama Inc.’s chain of command, lie like drunks on benders and common criminals, especially when caught in the act of this and that. However, Washington’s betrayers are no ordinary skells; they are capable of destroying the nation, one way or another. So let’s just admit: lying is a prerequisite for their hiring, as well as their admission tickets into Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s inner sanctum and circle. Evil and dangerous. Vile creatures. Personally, wouldn’t pick them up from the floor, even if writhing in pain. Isn’t that a reasonable reaction to their crimes, against those they are tasked to serve?

IN fact, one of the Liar-in-Chief’s most bold-faced tall tale entails a whole lot of criminality, aside from everything else. Yes, it has just been revealed that the so-called Executive Action “signed” in Las Vegas (No. 21, 2014) was little more than a smoke and mirrors show – regarding koshering millions of illegals into legal citizens, of course, illegal on its face – and it never took place. Say what? Apparently, even Obama Inc. understands that Executive Actions have to implement laws ALREADY on the books, and are forbidden to invent “laws” which are not legislated! World’s apart.

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When liberals become totalitarians and Republicans become toadies

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Family Security Matters

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

To paraphrase the sage of Oklahoma, Will Rogers, liberals used to be people who did good with their own money.

To paraphrase former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, liberals learned that, by doing so, they would quickly run out of their own money. Whereas, through government, they could satisfy either their altruism or their guilt and do good on a much larger scale using other people’s money.

Unfortunately for them, implementing “social justice” by legal mandate, that is, transforming a liberal philosophy into liberal politics, forced them to swim in the same dogmatic waters as communists, where liberals had difficulty drawing a distinction between their policies and those endorsed by the communists.

That dilemma was temporarily resolved by the Great Depression, an economic calamity arguably caused by government through the inappropriate action of the Federal Reserve, which resulted in the “throw out the bums” election of liberal Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, who ironically promoted government as the solution. Knowing they could not be elected to high office by truthfully articulating their aims, American communists joined the Roosevelt Administration in droves.

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