Originally Posted by 1911fan
I would rather the US Government repay the billions the Democrats stole from the Social Security Administration in times past. They called it borrowing but it was my impression when one borrowed something, it was repaid. Stop spending money on ammo and pay back to the Medicare system so seniors can continue to get decent medical care at affordable prices.
LBJ took money from the SSA more times than Jessie James robbed banks. None has been repaid.
Not sure how many times LBJ might have dipped into the fund but during the portion of the Clinton presidency, specifically when he claimed to have 'balanced the budget' congress very quietly changed the accounting catagory of the Trust Fund so that it was no longer a seperate and protected fund. Suddenly it was part of the general funds catagory and as such was available for congressional use.
Today there is a law that says the agency will predict it's needs to support trust fund obligations (read monthly SSA payments) and that amount of money will be set aside for annual operations of the SSA. The rest is 'loaned' to the federal government at a very low interest rate. You may call it what you like. I like 'Stealing from the public'!
As for the purchase of Sig .357 ammunition, the various agencies all have Inspector General staffs and they are deputized as Federal Marshals and issued weapons. In the early 2000's they were issued Sig Sauer .357 pistols. I suspect the purchase of the Sig .357 ammunition was for the SSA IG staff.
Being on this staff is really not a bad job. You are a Federal Officer, issued weapons and given training annually and, when is the last time you heard of and old lady drawing down on a Federal agent because she did not get her check in time?
On the down side they do have to work ten hour days but, they are allowed two hours a day for fitness training. You have to work ten hour shifts but two hours of each shift is in the fitness center (any fitness center)!