Gary Tutin for Assembly


I beg you…
Do not vote for Jackie Speier

I e-mailed my pals at the San Jose Mercury, San Mateo County Times or whatever they are calling themselves this week.
On the odd chance that they don't run my message, or edit it extensively, here is the original, with an added footnote.

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15 October 2010

I was not sure if your endorsement of Jackie Speier was satirical.  If so, good job!

Highly responsive to her constituents?  That was what I believed until we tried to get her assistance in a Social Security dispute.  After waiting weeks for an acknowledgment of a posted letter, we sent an e-mail.  Her office never responded.

We prevailed in court months later, but have yet to hear from the Congresswoman.  That is an area where help would have been useful and where regulation is necessary to prevent more abuses, as the system becomes overloaded. 

Rather than aggressively challenging Social Security mismanagement and irresponsibility, she voted for so-called reform bills that hurt job-creating businesses and authorize more inept, intrusive bureaucracies.  She is nearly my age, so she should be concerned about Social Security's impending collapse but, being a career politician, she never need collect.  That's for the masses.¹  

Speier supported a financial reform bill that ignored the two biggest culprits in the financial melt-down, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.   She voted for a medical insurance monstrosity that increases costs and is becoming more unpopular every day although, in fairness, she probably did not read it.

I met Mike Moloney after seeing him speak.  His anti-war views reminded me of someone, maybe Senator Barack Obama running for President two years ago, or Jackie Speier.  Mr Moloney made an excellent case for getting rid of Pelosi's local crony.

Jackie seems nice enough and we know her name, even if most of us couldn't spell it.  I could vote for Ms. Speier, but first I'd need to get my free government lobotomy.

Gary Tutin

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¹Additional consideration of Social Security myths

"Social Security is totally solvent," Speier has said, explaining that currently the Social Security Trust Fund has reserves of $2.6 trillion, which continue to earn interest and can pay out benefits in full until 2037.

Source of remark: Mercury News
Source of reserves: Imaginary
Speier's faith in future administrations: Priceless
Social Security is a Ponzi scheme with those currently paying supporting those now collecting.
Any surplus is spent by the government, which replaces it with Treasury Bonds (IOUs).

According to the Social Security Web site: "Far from being 'worthless IOUs,' the investments held by the trust funds are backed by the full faith and credit of the U. S. Government. The government has always repaid Social Security, with interest. The special-issue securities are, therefore, just as safe as U.S. Savings Bonds or other financial instruments of the Federal government."

That's a relief. Where they get the trillions to repay future debt is a question no Democrat wants to ask.
Now I am fully confident.
Nobody is more trustworthy than Washington politicians.

The fine print: Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Returns


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