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Revenge of the Snake Oil Salesman: Part 2 of our Celebration of Richard A. Viguerie’s 90th Birthday

Today, we are reaching back into the CHQ archives to July of 2011 for our celebration of CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie’s 90th birthday.

For the “crime” of bypassing the liberal media gatekeepers and fake news “factcheckers” Mr. Viguerie has been regularly pilloried by the Leftwing media and attacked by Democrat-aligned lawfare organizations and officeholders who have filed specious complaints against the Viguerie companies and clients.


One of Mr. Viguerie’s most relentless pursuers was former Arkansas Democrat Senator David Pryor, who once summoned Mr. Viguerie to a Senate hearing to accuse him of being a “snake oil salesman” for sounding the alarm on the impending bankruptcy of Social Security due to Democrats raiding it to pay for their boondoggles and deficit spending.

However, as this article indicates, it was Mr. Viguerie who was right, and it is the Democrats who have been selling Social Security snake oil and deceiving America’s present and future retirees.

Who Are The REAL Social Security Snake Oil Salesmen?


“As a long-time conservative activist, when I point out the failures of liberal policymaking, I’ve come to expect the personal attacks and character assassination that are the stock responses of liberal politicians and their establishment media allies,” said Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. “And nothing will generate more vitriol from the left than telling the truth about the bankruptcy of Social Security.”


“Since the 1980s I’ve been sounding the klaxon, warning that Washington big spenders of both political parties were raiding Social Security funds to grow government and fund pork barrel boondoggles intended to advance their election prospects,” noted Viguerie. “For this, I was summoned to a Star Chamber-style kangaroo court hearing of a U.S. Senate Committee, investigated and hounded by various government agencies and personally attacked by government officials.”


“Liberal Democrat Senator David Pryor publicly called me an ‘opportunist’ and ‘snake oil salesman’ in the Chambers of the United States Senate and those are merely the printable examples of the invective liberals heaped upon me and others who had the temerity to expose their misuse of Social Security,” said Viguerie.


“Now comes word from President Obama that Social Security is broke, and checks won’t go out unless we borrow more money from the Chinese to pay the promises liberals have been breaking for the past four decades,” concluded Viguerie.“So, who are the real snake oil salesmen? Conservatives who have been sounding the alarm about the bankruptcy of Social Security, or liberals like former Senator Pryor or Senator Bernie Sanders who recently claimed Social Security has a $2.6 trillion surplus or Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who said it was an ‘outright lie’ that Social Security was headed for bankruptcy?”



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rosie16
rosie16
Sep 26, 2023

FDR's ponzi scheme. When SS first began people didn't live as long, and there were a lot more taxpayers per retiree. Now, I think, it's about one to one. That's unsustainable. Of course, the gubment added more recipients besides retirees, like disability and dependents. And don't forget the illegals. It was a huge -rat party vote-buying scheme. I have no doubt that, if they can maneuver it, the uni-party will arrange to have it declared an inconvenient expense and therefore un-Constitutional. Politicians never keep their promises. Why should SS be any different: "We're sorry, but we spent all your retirement income"...No pension plan would get away with that. Of course, the gubment is the watchdog so....


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Even without the Democrats stealing the Social Security funds for general budget use, the Social Security system cannot survive after they run out of gimmicks to keep it operating. When it began in 1936, there were 35 people contributing for every person receiving. By the mid-50s, that number had dwindled to 15-1. It has long been less than 2-1. It's a Ponzi scheme that will collapse as soon as they run out of gimmicks to keep it alive. The official government debt is currently pegged at $31 trillion, but the actual debt when you add in Social Security and other government spending programs is somewhere in the neighborhood of $150 trillion. Our economic system is in deep kimchi.

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Mike M
Mike M
Sep 26, 2023

Washington District of Corruption has been filled with liars, crooked politicians, con artists and hypocrites at least since the War of Northern Aggression and probably well before that. It's just gotten so blatantly obvious lately. Now they don't even bother to hide the evil that they plan on doing. And if any one points out the truth of what they're doing, at the very least they're called racists and bigots and anti-American terrorists.

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I almost totally agree with you except your description of the Civil War. That war was started by the Democrat South when they attacked Fort Sumpter. Otherwise, right on.

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James Bryson
James Bryson
Sep 26, 2023

Surely Pryor will apologize in a public forum and apologize for the lies and slander he propagated?

Surely!

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Mike M
Mike M
Sep 26, 2023
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Don't hold your breath on it. David Pryor is a liberal and like all liberals he thinks he's forgotten more than God Almighty knows. So therefore he doesn't think he has any need to apologize for anything that he's ever said or done.

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