Some recent news out of Washington DC -- the District of Corruption, Collusion and Complicity.
There will be no Social Security cost-of-living increases for 2010 and 2011, due to the fact that those who have been in charge of administering our country have driven the nation into a national debt exceeding $13 trillion. That’s $13,000,000,000,000.00 -- lucky number 13, followed by 12 zeros. Plus, there will be a two dollar increase on all Medicare drug benefit co-pays.
By the way, a stack of 13 trillion one-dollar bills would be 871 miles high, which is the same as the distance from Washington, DC to Memphis, Tennessee.
But not all is lost. Congress has appropriated $24 million for a new system for processing the medical records of all congressmen and senators. According to the Social Security website, these funds will be generated from the savings of withholding Social Security cost-of-living increases in 2010 and 2011, and the two dollar increase in Medicare drug benefit co-pay.
And to further exacerbate the thought process of anyone with a thought process, members of Congress, which has 237 millionaires within its ranks, have also voted themselves another three percent salary increase. Apparently, their cost of living is of higher priority than those on Social Security.
UNIFIED FIELD THEORY OF CONSPIRACIES
by Holly Avila
Hurricane scalar weather wars
Lying media corporate whores
A missile, no plane hits the Pentagon
And all video evidence quickly is gone
World Trade Center basement explosions
Covered by shocked, patriotic emotions
Burning jet fuel cannot melt steel
Silverstein’s billion dollar insurance deal
Box cutter phony hijack distraction
Blind war-mongering knee jerk reaction
Grieving mother’s sincere protestation
Royal Saudi business infestation
Bush living easy high on the hog
Like some ass-kissing Illuminati lap dog
Jeff Gannon’s frequent White House sleep-overs
CIA drug-running under the covers
Clinton’s lucky Bilderburg breakfast
Hillary’s new pearl choker necklace
Arkansas’ hidden covert air strips
Triangle-shaped flying space ships
MK Delta and Montauk boys
Bush Sr’s secret little boy toys
Verichip mandatory national ID
Mind and mood control technology
Starvation and torture at Guantanamo Bay
For democracy and the American Way
Haliburton and Carlyle Group doing well
Liberty and justice going to hell
The truth can still set us free
I’m just the messenger, don’t shoot me
Quote for the Day -- “It’s a rich man’s sport this game called war, played with the lives and the blood of the poor… They’ll preach democracy and setting people free, when power and control is all it’s ever for.” Holly Avila (co-author of BROKEN DREAMS AND SHATTERED PROMISES)
Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where the cost of living includes postage and handling. His blogs appear on several websites, including www.myspace.com/bret1111