List of Senators Who Voted For Giving Illegal Aliens Social Security Benefits

List of Senators Who Voted For Giving Illegal Aliens Social Security Benefits

WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THEM IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS

They are grouped by home state. If a state is not listed, there was no voting representative.Following are the senators who voted to give illegal aliens Social Security benefits.
This listing also provides a no-brainer listing of just who needs to be thrown out of their office – yesterday.
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Alaska: Stevens (R)
Arizona: McCain (R)
Arkansas : Lincoln (D) Pryor
California : Boxer (D) Feinstein (D)
Colorado : Salazar (D)
Connecticut : Dodd (D) Lieberman (D)
Delaware : Biden (D) Carper (D)
Florida : Martinez (R)
Hawaii : Akaka (D) Inouye (D)
Illinois : Durbin (D) Obama (D)
Indiana: Bayh (D) Lugar (R)
Iowa: Harkin (D)
Kansas: Brownback (R)
Louisiana: Landrieu (D)
Maryland: Mikulski (D) Sarbanes (D)
Massachusetts: Kennedy (D) Kerry (D)
Montana: Baucus (D)
Nebraska: Hagel (R)
Nevada: Reid (D)
New Jersey: Lautenberg (D) Menendez (D)
New Mexico: Bingaman (D)
NewYork: Clinton (D) Schumer (D)
North Dakota : Dorgan (D)
Ohio: DeWine (R) Voinovich(R)
Oregon : Wyden (D)
Pennsylvania : Specter (D)
Rhode Island : Chafee (R) Reed (D)
South Carolina : Graham (R)
South Dakota : Johnson (D)
Vermont : Jeffords (I) Leahy (D
Washington : Cantwell (D) Murray (D)
West Virginia : Rockefeller (D), by Not Voting
Wisconsin : Feingold (D) Kohl (D)


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Energy Independence and other issues.

The reason you are paying over $4 a gallon for gas and our other energy costs are going through the roof is Congress! It isn’t George Bush’s fault, it is no coincidence that since the liberal Democrats took over both the House and Senate that our gas prices have almost doubled since. Also our economy has been going down because they have been down taking it down since Bush was elected president and they accused him of talking down the economy when he pointed out the problems cause by 8 years of the Clintons and the largest tax increase in history they brought us when he was running for office.
If you think the economy is bad now elect Obama and see what happens.. From what I hear from him “change” is to raise the taxes on everything! If you are barely getting by now wait until he raises taxes on energy, income, social security, medicare and then passes socialized medical care. It will totally collapse our economy. The reason medical care is so expensive is government has mandated hospitals give treatment to everyone who can’t or don’t want to pay for it, including millions of illegals which has about bankrupted the emergency rooms here in Arizona and forced the closer of a couple of them. They mandate what doctors will get for medicare which isn’t enough. This forces doctors and hospitals to pass on these unmet expenses to us in order to stay in business. My 90 year old grand parents just had to be moved out of the long term hospital care because the hospital wasn’t getting enough from medicare to keep the unit open and was loosing millions of dollars a year. There isn’t ONE damn thing the federal government does right or well and you want to put them in charge of your medical care??? Look what they have done with social insecurity and medicare! There isn’t anything the government can give you that they didn’t take away from you or someone else in the first place and the vast majority of people get back far less than is taken from them. There isn’t the constitutional authority to do most of what they are doing in the first place and the things they should be doing like protecting our boarders they are not doing.
The only people who pay taxes are the end consumer of the product or service that is taxed. If you raise the taxes on the “evil oil companies” they have to pass on the increased cost of business to the people who buy their products. If they didn’t they would eventually go out of business. You can not sell products for what they cost to make or less and make a profit that keeps your business operating. If you have a 401K or other retirement or investing plan you own a portion of oil and other business, if the business in your portfolio aren’t making a profit, neither are you on your investments. Anything government does to affect their profits affects YOU! If you think you are under taxed you are an idiot.

Back to energy, this is what I started to write about (I could rant about the problems with our government all day..) This is an excerpt from Glenn Beck’s website that was in his email news letter tonight. Glenn is about the only one on TV (CNN afternoons) that is telling it like it is. I don’t care for his radio show much but you HAVE TO WATCH HIS TV SHOW!! Thank God for PVR’s (hard drive based VCR with out the Video tape, I do have full time 48+ hour job) He is talking to Representative Chris Cannon from Utah’s 3rd congressional district.

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Glenn Beck: Oil shale the answer?

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/196/11464/

“GLENN: All right. So what is the — your bill takes all of the burden out of congress and puts it on the President’s desk?

CONGRESSMAN CANNON: Well, yeah. He is the executive and what it does is it gives him the ability to cut through seven years and make that seven weeks and so you sit down and you say, what do we need to do to protect the environment and what’s the process we’re going to use. And there are various processes that are very different and they are going to have different constraints. But then you give the President the authority to come to a conclusion and give a permit in a short time and then you monitor, see what’s going on. You may have to adjust that permit over time but at least you get people producing oil.
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GLENN: Yet the will in congress is not. I’ve got a guy here who’s been waiting for a while to talk on the air and I’m going to put him on the air. His question is don’t you think that congress is intentionally trying to sabotage our economy for the election. Give me a reason here, Chris, why congress is doing the things that they’re doing. Why are they doing this? This is not in our economic long-term health by any stretch of the imagination to keep us shackled to terror states.

CONGRESSMAN CANNON: Yes, Saudi Arabia funding Al-Qaeda, Iran funding Hezbollah, Hamas. Human events had an article two weeks ago about an Iranian funded terrorist camp in the Venezuela. You know, we’re paying these people to undermine our interests and we’re propping up a —

GLENN: So what is stopping the congress? What is the motivation of congress to not free our hands?

CONGRESSMAN CANNON: Well, if you look at the numbers, they’re fascinating. The bulk of Republicans will vote to drill in ANWR, to drill in the continent she will, to drill in the Midwest to drill for shale. About 90%, in some cases a little more, a little less of Democrats vote against that and with the reps cans who vote against this and the Democrats who vote against this, we’ve not been able to get those things passed. We passed the right — there’s a prohibition against drilling in the Alaskan national wildlife preserve but we have to overcome what’s positive law. We passed that in the House a couple of times and the Senate actually passed it as well but the times we passed it in the House and the Senate didn’t pass it, then we had problems with a potential candidate being the critical vote there. So we have to get — the American people have got to express themselves on this issue and we’re about to put up a website called dollargas.us. I think it’s up yet but we want the American people to be saying we want a dollar, a dollar and a quarter gas. That’s where it ought to be. And if we were producing our own gas, our own oil out of our own resource here in America, one, we would have cheaper gas. And two, we wouldn’t be funding our enemies.

GLENN: Chris Cannon from the great state of Utah. Thank you very much. We’ll look at the bill. What is the bill number?

CONGRESSMAN CANNON: Oh, it’s — I think it’s 6811, but I apologize.”

TALK IS CHEAP GAS IS NOT

CANNON INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO END DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL

http://chriscannon.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=93388

Another Glenn article on energy.
Glenn Beck: Time to drill!!

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/196/11377/?ck=1
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Here is some thing you can do to encourage congress to quit screwing around and do something about our ever increasing energy costs.

Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.
A Real Change Campaign to Lower Your Gas Prices petition
Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less petition


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Social Security

If Social Security is your issue then you should be informed about what is really happening and not the media reporting the Democrats scare tactics in order to get people to vote for them. Just like no one is trying starve anyone, as I’ve heard some Democrats claim, there is NO ONE trying to take social security away from Seniors or anyone else. Anyone who says so or implies that is going to happen because Republicans are elected is a liar. Something MUST be done or the system will fail and then their will be no social security for anyone for sure.
I’m all for Social Security reform and allowing people to invest at least some of their money. I don’t plan on it being around when I retire in 20+ years, especially if the politicians keep screwing around and do nothing about fixing the problems. If I had the money I was paying into Social Security and what my employer was matching (they are required to pay half the tax, so what you get taken out of your check is the other half) now and put that into my 401K along with what I currently contribute it would be about $500 a month. I’m sure I’d have enough to retire early if I could put that much in my plan.
If I only had the money that has been taken out of my pay and from my employers for SSI since I started working 25+ years ago and had invested it, I probably could have retired very comfortably by 50.
If you have a 401K or other plan at work you are an extreme fool if you are not contributing to it at least up to the employer match. I started doing that when I became employed by a corporation. Later playing with Quicken Turbo Tax it suggested if I put 14% instead of 5% in my 401K since it comes out of my check pre taxes would reduce my taxes enough that it made no difference in what I got to take home. Which to me is 100% WIN – WIN! Giving the government less and save more for retirement is definitely a great thing.
If you don’t have a 401K or other employer sponsored plan then I highly recommend starting an IRA, maybe in addition to your employer’s plan. I highly recommend you avoid individual stocks, even if they the company you work for. Look at what happened to the people who worked for Enron.. Invest them in good Solid mutual funds which have good long term track records. The sooner you start the more you can enjoy yourself when you retire.

Some links to get you started.

Dave Ramesy’s Financial Peace

Financial Peace Baby Steps PDF

What Would Dave Do

IRA.COM

Provident Living Home

Provident Living Resource Management

Some facts about Social Security

This is from the Social Security Administration website
2006 Trustees Report Long-Term Financing Challenges Remain

http://www.ssa.gov/pressoffice/pr/trustee06-pr.htm

I haven’t quoted the whole report but here are some of the scarry facts.

“The 2006 Social Security Trustees Report shows little change in the projected financial status of the Social Security program over last year. The Trustees Report projects that the Social Security Trust Funds will be exhausted in 2040 one year sooner than last year’s projection. And, as they have done for more than a decade, the Trustees recommend that projected trust fund deficits be addressed in a timely way to allow for gradual changes and advance notice to workers.

In the 2006 Annual Report to Congress, the Trustees announced:

  • The projected point at which tax revenues will fall below program costs comes in 2017 — the same as the estimate in last year’s report.
  • The projected point at which the Trust Funds will be exhausted comes in 2040 — one year earlier than the projection in last year’s report.
  • The projected actuarial deficit over the 75-year long-range period is 2.02 percent of taxable payroll — up .09 percent from last year’s report.
  • Over the 75-year period, the Trust Funds require additional revenue equivalent to $4.6 trillion in today’s dollars to pay all scheduled benefits. This unfunded obligation is $600 billion higher than the amount estimated last year.”

“More than 150 Congressional Candidates Pledge to Reform Social Security

http://www.socialsecurity.org/

With the mid-term elections rapidly approaching, more than 150 candidates have signed a pledge being to “work toward a bipartisan solution to strengthen Social Security for the long-term by putting aside partisan politics and seeking common ground.” The pledge is being circulated by For Our Grandchildren, a grassroots advocacy organization that has long supported Social Security reform, including personal accounts. Although the pledge itself does not mention any particular option for reforming the failing Social Security system, For Our grandchildren calls for reform based on five key principles: 1) We must guarantee the promised benefits for the current and nearly retired. 2) Workers should have the choice to put a portion of their payroll taxes into prudent diversified investments. 3) Workers should own their own accounts – not the government. 4) A government safety net should ensure a minimum retirement benefit. 5) There should be no payroll tax increase.”

“It’s Your Money

http://www.socialsecurity.org/toolkit/community.html

The debate over Social Security reform has generated many competing claims and confusing projections. But the most important issue is this: Will the current Social Security system provide our children and our grandchildren with a secure and comfortable retirement? Since the answer to that simple question is no, there’s no denying the need for reform.

This booklet explains the state of the Social Security system today and describes how we can fix the flaws in its structure that, if left unchanged, will burden our children and grandchildren with unnecessary debt and taxes. The good news is that, with revisions to the Social Security system, we will be able to provide future generations with a program that actually accomplishes more successfully what the creators of the original Social Security program hoped to achieve real retirement security.
Full text of It’s Your Money (PDF, 43 pp, 647 Kb)
For a list of candidates who have signed the pledge, click here.”

This page goes to a long list of links to websites of organizations supporting Social Security reform.
http://www.socialsecurity.org/toolkit/links.html

A few facts from the White house site on Social Security reform

http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/social-security/

President Bush has discussed the importance of Social Security and the need to fix the Social Security system for future generations of Americans. The President has assured Americans that he will not change the Social Security system in any way for those born before 1950.

    • Social Security was one of the great moral successes of the 20th century by providing a critical foundation of income for retired and disabled workers.
    • For one-third of Americans over 65, Social Security benefits constitute 90% of their total income

Background on Presidential Action

  • Social Security is sound for today’s seniors and for those nearing retirement, but it needs to be fixed for younger workers our children and grandchildren.
  • The government has made promises it cannot afford to pay for with the current pay-as-you-go system.

    • In 1950, there were 16 workers to support every one beneficiary of Social Security.
    • Today, there are only 3.3 workers supporting every Social Security beneficiary.
    • In 2008 just three short years from now baby boomers will begin to retire. And over the next few decades, people will be living longer and benefits are scheduled to increase dramatically. By the time today s youngest workers turn 65, there will only be 2 workers supporting each beneficiary.
      • Under the current system, today’s 30-year-old worker will face a 27% benefit cut when he or she reaches normal retirement age.”

Wikipeda on the Social Security Debate

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_debate_%28United_States%29

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