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  1. ksupoke

    The Issues Thread

    Going away from the issue of what ss is, is there a solution. I believe there is and I think it provides resolution to a number of pressing issues, it would have a very high initial outlay but following that it would have the opposite effect. Eliminate ss in its entirety at a set date in the...
  2. ksupoke

    Fly fishing 2017

    Not sure if you’ll be able to make them out but this is a picture from our Main Street bridge. There are about 30-40 largemouths schooling there are also trout and bluegill in the arroyo but not in this picture. Got this while out with dogs over lunch, they banned fly fishing outside of Shadow...
  3. ksupoke

    Cowboys in the 2018 MLB Draft

    Fans tend to have selective memory
  4. ksupoke

    Cowboys in the 2018 MLB Draft

    + glove + speed some power He has a lot of tools I think his game translates to the pro game better than a lot of guys with better stats Imo a steal at that point
  5. ksupoke

    The Issues Thread

    So a $0.15 per every dollar spent hidden tax and nobody cares? Maybe this belongs in the income inequality thread, there are lot of people getting extraordinarily wealthy off that tax.
  6. ksupoke

    The Issues Thread

    Is it called an entitlement program, yes do you own the assets you put in, no, are you guaranteed to receive said assets, no. That’s what the scotus ruled, I don’t need to look anything up, I have read the entire ruling and accompanying opinion several times. If you’re relying on it being an...
  7. ksupoke

    Cowboys in the 2018 MLB Draft

    He wasn't listed as even available on the MLB draft site
  8. ksupoke

    The Issues Thread

    Back to regulations: We have more than 2x as many regulatory agency employees as irs employees, but everyone bitches about the irs. I was perusing one of my favorite sites a few days ago, CATO I was reading about regulation - what is regulation anyway, it is a hidden tax that the consumer pays...
  9. ksupoke

    The Issues Thread

    @RxCowboy , look the scotus ruled (full stop) & THE END. If you want to go on googling go right ahead, the scotus ruled, you don't own nor are you owed the assets you paid in and you are not entitled to them, as such the term entitlement as used to define ss is simply incorrect, one may feel...
  10. ksupoke

    The Issues Thread

    The scotus is the final arbiter unless congress changes the law. Congress built in to SS the ability for Congress (and only Congress) to modify the law, scotus acknowledged as much in their ruling, SS is not a contract of payment it never was and it isn't today and unless Congress changes the...
  11. ksupoke

    The Issues Thread

    I had remembered a really good article I read in Forbes a few years ago on this subject, didn't want to quote it because I didn't know if I could find it, had a hard time locating it, found it, again lock up your guns and toss out your pills...
  12. ksupoke

    The Issues Thread

    A brief summary of the ruling from Social Security history: There has been a temptation throughout the program's history for some people to suppose that their FICA payroll taxes entitle them to a benefit in a legal, contractual sense. That is to say, if a person makes FICA contributions over a...
  13. ksupoke

    The Issues Thread

    Here's the only way I know how to explain it You paid in $1 you were told you would get back (based on the information) $1.18 so all the means by which the gvt intended to repay you were based on paying you back $1.18 You are entitled (not by law but by reason) to the $1.18 as that is the ror or...
  14. ksupoke

    The Issues Thread

    Except he isn't entitled to it, as per the scotus, ca 1961 - Social Security is a tax - nothing more, nothing less, the payments made by the government (payee - ssa) to the payer (recipient) are made at the pleasure of their government, we are not entitled to what we paid in. I'll see if I can...
  15. ksupoke

    The Issues Thread

    It isn't an entitlement until it goes beyond what you contributed and a reasonable ror, after that it is. Rx is right it has become a Ponzi scheme and what's more the administration that put it in place knew it was unsustainable that's why they didn't factor in changes to age expectancy or...
  16. ksupoke

    The way forward in our country causing income inequality

    Since I did wade back in, can I ask a question - anyone can answer and I expect the answers will be as diverse and they are enlightening. What is the goal?
  17. ksupoke

    The way forward in our country causing income inequality

    I had 0 intentions of not just not posting for a while but even glancing at this site, I am very glad I took a look at this. It may not mean much but I will say it anyways. This may be the best post I've seen on the this forum, you identified the true root cause, if I didn't know better I'd...
  18. ksupoke

    Open letter to Coach's Holder/Holliday/Walton from a fan who wants to be a FAN

    Ward is unparalleled that’s not a question but it was a different time and a different game. I suspect even Ward himself would modify his approach in today’s game, I know for certain his son did.
  19. ksupoke

    Court rules against Colorado cake shop in same-sex marriage case

    I would agree if that were the case but it’s not.
  20. ksupoke

    Open letter to Coach's Holder/Holliday/Walton from a fan who wants to be a FAN

    College pitching is MUCH better today. If you took a ‘pure’ Ward approach you’d be hitting from 0-2 against most of top and many of the mid tier kids. This team had a lot of swing and misses but they, ftmp, didn’t look overmatched and there’s a difference, much of last year they looked...