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Congress Ignores Pressing National Business While It Obsesses on Jan. 6

As the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the United States Capitol starts public hearings, we must ask what motivates those on the committee. 

Is the sole concern the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States? Or is it to get media to attack and undermine political opponents?

It is indeed possible that infractions of law can be investigated without a carnival platform designed to mobilize media and national attention.

The public material of the committee already reeks of motivations other than seeking truth.

The committee has already announced on its website that the Jan. 6 incident was “one of the darkest days of our democracy.”

Really? Against a civil war where some three-quarters of a million Americans were killed, fighting over what American freedom is about, one incident of a few hours, where law enforcement finally prevailed, was one of our “darkest days”?

There are just 24 hours in any day, so time taken on one matter means attention not given to other matters.

If these members of Congress really cared about our principles of freedom and democracy, they wouldn’t be ignoring every day other pressing matters in which the freedom of American citizens is blatantly violated.

Take, for example, that as the Jan. 6 investigation monopolizes media attention, on June 3 the Trustees of Medicare and Social Security issued their annual report. 

Both systems are bankrupt and in dismal shape financially.

The cash shortfall of Medicare in 2021 was $409 billion. The projection is that Social Security will be out of adequate cash flow to meet obligations to retirees by 2035 — just 13 years from now.

The Trustees estimate that there are only adequate funds in Social Security to meet 80% of benefits in 2035. The payroll tax, now 12.4%, would have to be raised 26% in order to generate sufficient funds to meet those obligations.

In other words, today, every working American age 55 and below who plans to collect Social Security benefits at age 67 is paying a payroll tax into a system that cannot provide the benefits promised.

Can you imagine a private insurance company sending a letter to policy holders saying that, in 13 years, they will only be able to meet 80% of the payments promised to policy holders?

The lawsuits would be flying.

Let’s forget about the fiscal situation of the system for a minute and whether it is even worth saving this program. How about the issue of freedom that our members of Congress want us to believe they care about so much?

Take a young citizen, age 21, fresh with his or her new degree, entering the work force for the first time. Immediately, 12.4% of their paycheck is deducted into a system they involuntarily enter, in which there are inadequate funds to meet promised benefits.

Shouldn’t this new young worker be able to say, “No, thank you, I don’t want to participate”?

Even if the system were not broken, and benefits could be met, in our free country, shouldn’t everyone be free to manage their own retirement?

According to the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, the average return of Social Security over the last 40 years was 1%. Over the same period, average return on stocks was 6%.

Back to this new young worker, by the calculations of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, this single worker, if they earned the median national income and were able to invest 10% of their income into a diversified stock and bond portfolio over 40 years, instead of paying the payroll tax, could have annual income at retirement of $55,143 against $19,646 from Social Security.

So, hey, members of the Select Committee. Enough of pretending that you care about American freedom. How about wrapping up the carnival and getting down to the real challenges every American faces today?

Star Parker is president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and host of the weekly television show “Cure America with Star Parker.”

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Rich
11 days ago

Just more evidence of the socialist/democrat/leftist tactics. It’s now what we expect from them.

JEFFREY JONES
18 days ago

SAVE THE U.S.A…Exterminate the leftie loonies in America!!!…its time for a new civil war against the commies and socialists in the U.S.A.!!!…..

Becky
19 days ago

Hmmm. Yes, and barack STOLE 787 billion dollars from Medicare to give medical coverage to illegal aliens OVER American citizens…
Take ALL of barack’s assets to reinstate those funds to medicare.
And Social Security? Congress STOLE all of that money. Seize ALL of their assets in every country on earth to reimburse SS.
Enough. You thieving politicians do not get to steal our futures. Not without losing your’s too.

Phillip Ridenour
19 days ago

I can remember how nothing much got done in Congress during Bill Clinton’s impeachment, and how good it was for the country. If the Dems want to focus on J6 and the Republicans want to debunk those claims that’s fine by me. That means they won’t be passing useless legislation, at least for a little while.

Bill on the Hill
17 days ago

A rather sad conclusion that makes it a hard pill to swallow, however you do make a point on what legislation they would otherwise be writing were it not for the FAUX J6 committee…
Great comment btw,
Bill… :~)

tika
20 days ago

if the left calls THAT an insurrection and invasion of ukraine humanitarian relief mission. watch seinfeld imdb.com/title/tt0697744/ for more big laughs.

Garye
21 days ago

When you’re a marxist democrat, or support their failed policies and politics but continue to fall in line, something is seriously wrong.
That requires zero ability to think, find support to help fellow Citizens, or defend Freedom and what Our Country represent.
It makes you an easily used,exploited and lied to person with totally misguided ideas about America.
So what the marxist democrat party does is continue to lie and pull the wool over your eyes,stating obvious mis-truthes to distract you from their disasterous actions!
Go ahead ,continue to allow these failures to USE you and tell you it isn’t so.
Can anyone be that IGNORANT????

Terry White
20 days ago
Reply to  Garye

OHHH ABSOLUTELY! THE FEW MORONS WHO WILL ACTUALLY ADMIT TODAY THEY VOTED FOR SLEEPY JOE!
MY GOD, EVEN IF I HAD VOTED FOR THAT MORON. I WOULD BE TOO ASHAMED TO ADMIT IT.

Mike
21 days ago

Maybe Jan 6 was not an insurrection as claimed, but a targeted show of displeasure aimed at those supposed elected officials that have done nothing but enrich themselves at our expense.

Garye
21 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Definitely a reaction to CHEATING in Our Election!
Now the swamp politicians must cover it up!!
THROW THEM OUT

Eric Young
21 days ago

I will not be wasting my time watching the garbage.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
21 days ago

AAHHHHH Ponzi sceam at it’s best. Thanks Roosevelt. Kyle L. P.S. Who is the biggest crook in the U.S. ????

Barbara Tansey
21 days ago

Excellent analysis from Amac — as always!

Larry W.
21 days ago

The democratic party has nothing positive to talk about. Their policies are failing miserably so they have to draw attention away from themselves by trying to make someone else look bad. And the failing media will be glad to help them out.

Terry White
20 days ago
Reply to  Larry W.

PERFECTLY SAID!

Keith
21 days ago

This is all to get Trump so they can stop him from running for president in 2024

John
21 days ago
Reply to  Keith

After election day, their strategy could shift to agreeing to desertification elections in battleground states and applying the 22nd Amendment’s precise language to keep Trump off of the 2024 ballot ashe cannot be elected 3 times.

Stephen Russell
21 days ago

Because of Media “show” for J6 only

Richard C..
21 days ago

The end of the first paragraph says it all. “We must ask what motivates those on the committee.” If you haven’t figured that one out, let me fill you in. It’s simple enough even a Democrat can understand.

IT’S ALL ABOUT MAKING THOSE THAT CARE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY, LOOK BAD. IT’S ALSO DESIGNED TO PUT THE FEAR OF ALMIGHTY GOD IN YOU SHOULD YOU OR ANYONE ELSE EVER THINK ABOUT PROTESTING AGAIN. REMEMBER YOU CAN RIOT, LOOT, AND BURN DOWN ENTIRE CITY BLOCKS, EVEN KILL YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS SO LONG AS IT’S FOR THE COMMUNIST, DEMOCRATIC CAUSE…BUT DON’T YOU DARE THINK OR ACT UPON YOUR GOD GIVEN RIGHTS UNDER THE CONSTITUTION IF YOU DON’T FOLLOW OR ADHERE TO THEIR COMMUNIST VIEWS.

Do you now understand, or do I need to spell it out even more?

Cathie
21 days ago
Reply to  Richard C..

Sooo sad! But true!

CoNMTX
21 days ago

Like any slight of hand. Keep your eyes on my left hand while I pick your pocket with my right hand. Get our attention on the fake news while our freedoms vanish out of sight. The demo/globalists are Godless, lying, socialists and want to get America into the one-world government. Go to the WEF website and take a look at the graduates of Klaus Schwab’s school of globalist leadership. They are the leaders of many countries like Canada, France, & Australia. The list also includes many top American so-called leaders. Australia is lost. They are so deep into socialism it would be difficult to recover. Take a good look at Canada. They are being led by a complete socialist. France is the same and America is well on it’s way to socialism.

Hal
19 days ago
Reply to  CoNMTX

With a few exceptions (AMAC, Republican Party, Conservative Talk Radio, Fox News, etc.) the News Media has been corrupted and mated with the DemocRat Party and its Communistic and Party-self-serving actions. Term limits for Congressmen and High Cabinet Members is a MUST. A budget balancing amendment is also very important, but even the Republicans will balk a little at that. BUT …. fix the voting system so that it cannot be rigged … otherwise – welcome to Communistic governance and good-bye to Constitutional governance decided by the citizens. Our system of governance is broken, and it MUST be fixed.

LiamL
21 days ago

The obsession is so they can get an indictment on Trump with a connection to the Proud Boys

tika
21 days ago

only the marxists because they are ignorant of how to do anything besides screwing up everything and everyone beyond repair. their idea of government is identical to the idea of life to a suicide shooter; if mine mine is going to end then yours is going to also.

Casey C Matt
21 days ago

It is time for a genuine civil war……..blood, guts, carnage…..the whole 9 yards. Don’t stop until the Federal Government is disbanded and we return to a united group of 50 states goverened and taxed only at the state level.
Or……..we can continue to be held hostage by a federal government that does great things like threaten to withhold school lunch funding if states don’t agree to allow for pedophile grooming. That is real…….and sick and must be stopped. Everything the Federal Government touches turn to s**t and everyone should know that.
Time to kill the Fed monster and its remora like lemmings.

Philip Hammersley
21 days ago

We know why most Hollweird types vote DIMM. Fantasy of “climate change,” “gender fluidity,” “danger of white supremacy,” etc. Total fiction!

Richard C..
21 days ago

Philip, I believe it’s all by design. These Communist are making America as weak as they possibly can, in the hopes that our economy collapses and we start fighting among ourselves. Then after we’re finished destroying this country, China can slip in unopposed.

Jeb
21 days ago

just trying to distract you and I.

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