Texas Governor, now presidential candidate Rick Perry says that Social Security and Medicare are unconstitutional. He thinks Texas should be able to opt out of Social Security and Medicare. He also thinks that everything from Federal Public School to Clean Air Programs are unconstitutional as well. (ThinkProgress.org – 8-12-11);
The Constitution says that ” The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes…to provide for the general welfare of the United States.” But it was noted during an interview that when the Governor quoted this section on Pg. 116, he left out General Welfare” and put an ellipsis in its place. Progressives would say that “general welfare” includes things like Social Security and Medicare. It gives government the flexibility to tackle more than just the basic responsibilities laid out in our founding document.
Perry says though that he does not think our founding fathers were thinking about federal programs such as Social Security or medicare. He said what they clearly said was that these were issues that individual states needed to address.
This position by the Governor puts him as far to the Right as any candidate this far has dared to go. the question is posed now as to whether he would, as president, use his authority to attempt to kill off Social Security as well as Medicare. Ever since the thirties Americans have payed into the Social security Trust Fund to assure some form of safe retirement. Most if not all retirees depend on Medicare as well. So the question I would pose is what happens to the trillion dollars of Social security funds on deposit. Does this mean that under Mr. Perry’s administration that I can expect a check from Uncle Sam of the thousands of dollars I payed into Social security, interest included of course. Based on the currant state of affairs in this country, adding to it the Greed Factor, as well as several Congress persons who are currently licking their chops at this money, trying to figure out a way to get their paws on these funds as well, I would think not.
Instead, I would think that they will advocate we put the money toward our debt, and as soon as the doe is in their coffer, they will come up with some constitutional slick willy amendment that permits them to reinvest the funds in some far fetched venture, actually designed to make hidden firms billions, the same firms of course that they happen to be board members of, and thus rewarded richly for their service to the greed machine.
Of course the FIRMS are all overseas, tightly controlled, secret locals, hidden bank accounts, statements and all, and of course strictly for security purposes, board member names are confidential under Swedish law, or wherever the firm is.
So you see my friends, the stakes are high, and a lot is riding on your vote in 2012. So all of you who vote based on your perception of the good sounding “Sound Bite”, had better reconsider your process of decision-making this time around. I would suggest that you seriously consider, read, evaluate, and know who and what it is you are voting for.
Because the vote you cast, might be the cost you dearly pay.
That’s my point of view, I look forward to hearing yours. Have a great day, Pray for the east Coast, and as usual God Bless America!!!