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Social Security Reality…

Aesop addressed today’s Social Darwinism (“survival of the most predatory”) by private profiteers 2,600 years ago in the Sixth Century BCE in his fable of The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg.

goldeneggLet’s imagine that the modern version of that Goose is one that benefits us all. However, someone gets the idea that he can personally benefit better if he guts the Goose and takes what lies inside to himself. Screw everyone else.

If they’re so stupid as to let me do it, then they deserve their fate.” This is the de jure systemic reality of where we are today.

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Personal Notes by Author…

After 20 yrs in federal prison, in August of 2009, I was designated to complete my final two yrs on home arrest. It was a pilot Congressional program of which my nominal sponsor, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), was an author.

Downtown Detroit, Michigan...

In order to qualify for the program, one had to be over 65, have a clear conduct record; no sexual predation in their history; be a non-violent first-offender; and to have served at least 10 yrs and 75% of your sentence.

Hell, Big Bubba Clinton wouldn’t qualify for that Program on his history alone! more…

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Social Security & Social Predators…

All prisoners must undergo a pre-release program as they’re getting ready to exit prison.  This includes a variety of classes on psychology, drugs, and employment programs.

Retirement Insurance Program

Prisoners must also get their ID…a birth certificate, a driver’s license, and a Social Security card.  This includes a request to Social Security for one’s personal earnings and benefits status.

Since the average federal inmate is 39, and over 70% are serving 5 yrs and more with some 52% on drug charges, it’s been my experience that many of these men have a significant work history. more…