as the Geek puts it. But I do have to bring this up; it's directly connected to Tam's "Are they TRYING to turn me...?" post, though in this case it's a bit more "Are they TRYING to get dragged out of those offices and hanged?"
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee heard from hand-picked witnesses advocating the infamous "Guaranteed Retirement Account" (GRA) authored by Theresa Guilarducci.
(You can find the blistering interview with Guilarducci by radio talk show host Mark Levin in 2007 at the link).
In a nutshell, under the GRA system government would seize private 401(k) accounts, setting up an additional 5% mandatory payroll tax to dole out a "fair" pension to everyone using that confiscated money coupled with the mandated contributions. This would, of course, be a sister government ponzi scheme working in tandem with Social Security, the primary purpose being to give big government politicians additional taxpayer funds to raid to pay for their out-of-control spending.
Even if it doesn't take someone's retirement plan, I guaran-damn-tee you that if they decide to seize the account of their parents or grandparents, an awful lot of people will GROW their wookie suit and pick up the blaster. And lengths of rope.
I said it before: these bastards need to have it impressed on them that even if they're not running for office again or have lost the office, there are things other than voting that can be done about- and to- them.