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Big Money Nick Troiano Runs for Congress Against Big Money

Who was College Coordinator for Unity08, the political corporation that that sued for the right to take secret cash donations of unlimited size?

Nick Troiano.

Who was National Campus Director for Americans Elect, the political corporation that actually did take secret cash donations of unlimited size?

Nick Troiano.

Who sat on the Youth [...]

Presidential Baby Names: Barack Missing, George Sinking

The Social Security Administration keeps track of the 1000 most popular boys’ and 1000 most popular girls’ baby names in the United States each year. For kicks this evening, I looked up the last name of each president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, plus the big three of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. I’ve collected data on [...]

How Is Social Security To Blame For U.S. Financial Apocalypse?

Over at 1787, a new independent political party that purports to be open to any new ideas from its members, and not promoting any particular ideology, has issued a very particularly ideological statement about the federal budget deal between the Obama White House and congressional leaders. The 1787 leadership, who are self-appointed and have given [...]

Dueling Funded Mascots and Fibbing Ryan Schoenike — Welcome to Washington, DC

A tip of the hat to Bill for letting me know that on October 31, a “pirate” disrupted a staged “rally” featuring about ten representatives of “The Can Kicks Back” and about ten reporters who’d been summoned to the event. The main spokesperson for the event was paid by billionaire Pete Peterson to dress up [...]

Obama Plans To Cut Social Security

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Barack Obama warned Americans that they shouldn’t vote for Mitt Romney, because Romney would cut Social Security benefits. Obama pledged to defend social security, saying that “no current beneficiaries should see their basic benefits reduced, and he will not accept any approach that slashes benefits for future generations.”

Now, Barack [...]

Despite Mega Media Connections, The Can Kicks Back “Viral” Video Can’t Actually Go Viral

The Can Kicks Back is an paper-front organization that describes itself to the public as a “grassroots” campaign of “Millenials” but was actually started by a core group of rich old white men. It acts as if it is independent but actually occupies the office space held by “The Campaign To Fix The Debt” and [...]

Violating Charter and Bylaws, No Labels and Americans Elect Promote Presidential Bid of Pete Peterson-Funded David Walker

Americans Elect and No Labels, mysterious political corporations that don’t disclose their funders, say they’re not promoting any Presidential candidate… but the behavior of Americans Elect and No Labels seems to be at odds with what they say. Read here for documentation of this mismatch as it applies to David Walker. [...]

Fact Check: Is Barack Obama Using Jean Ludwig’s Social Security Number?

At Tea Party Brewing: A Place for Patriots, Nancy McKiernen reports the “news” breathlessly, complete with a picture of an official-looking record:

McKiernan goes on to allege that Ludwig is “presumed dead and whose death was either never reported to the SS administration or reported and deleted from the database by someone.”

Why, it’s [...]

Social Security Trouble Solved With More Peaceful Budget

If the United States were to reduce its military spending to 20 percent of its current level, the result would be 568.8 billion dollars in savings every year. That would be more than enough to make up for gaps in the projected budget of Social Security for as far as anyone could project, and to keep Medicare and Medicaid financially solid far into the future as well. [...]

Hero Worship Has Its Limits

The name “Barack” is not among the 2000 most popular baby names for 2008 in the United States. To be more exact, the name “Barack” does not appearing in the 1000 most popular boy names or the 1000 most popular girl names in Social Security records for the year.

Boys’ names more popular than Barack:

[...]

The Social Security Cricket Chirp

Hey, everybody, I’ve got this great idea. Why don’t we take Grandma’s Social Security and invest it in the Stock Market? Sure, there will be broker fees, and handling fees, and broker handling fees, and broker handling fee handling fees, but even after all that gets siphoned off Grandma will do great!