I notice that you have not, apparently, bothered to read my post immediately above, in which I point out (using examples from the fraudulent and dishonest mailing you naively quoted without due diligence) that taking Congressman Issa's word for anything is evidence of either complete ignorance or very, very poor judgment. I'm going with ignorance, for the time being, but you've been warned three times now - you need to check and verify stuff from this guy, not spam us with it. The man is not a source of information, Billy. Posting economic or political info from such a source is equivalent to posting info about Jews from some Neo-Nazi website. One more example, apparently from the latest missive from Issa: We note first the various confusions of category, the ambiguity of gross vs net income, the overall lack of clarity. Any criticism will have to make assumptions, which can be denied or focused on or played with etc - typical Issa. That's how he does budgets - fog and innuendo. The words "Homeland Security" do not even appear. You missed that? How naive are you? But: Now obviously all of that is completely - completely - dependent on the exact sources, the combination, of that "combined income". A family of four living on their Uncle Romney's trust fund of invested capital would owe no Social Security or Medicare whatsoever, for example. A family in which their machinist father earned the entire 80k from hourly wages would pay more than 5k in SS alone, merely from the employee's share, now that Issa has succeeded in rolling back Obama's best Keynesian tax break and by so much preventing whatever stimulus benefit he can block. But that is not the worst of it. Worse is the pie chart, in which he has told many lies in an image - a form that allows him to hide stuff that anyone would notice if he stated it in declarative sentences. Social Security and Medicare, for example, are not "autopilot" expenditures that cannot be addressed by a Congressman - the many attempts to correct Plan D, the major inflation (and it has serious competition) of the Medicare costs, have been blocked by Congressman Issa, who now pretends these costs are like the weather or something; the abuse of the SS disability system to roll off State welfare expenditures is another consequence of Issa and friends "reforming" things; Defense is a far larger budget item, also - pieces of it (the nuke stuff, the medical stuff, the mercenary and contractor stuff) are hidden all over - not to mention the share of the interest payments; and so forth and on and on. You'd have to spend pages taking the little lying cartoon apart - exactly the reason for that choice of format. To repeat: posting stuff from Issa without vetting and critiquing and - most important - correcting it, is spamming a forum like this one. You might as well post Fox News editorials. Creationists have their own little corner where they can post the latest from their heroes, and maybe we should have something like that for the Tea Party faction, but it isn't part of a reasonable discussion.