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Greatest Generation the Most Entitled

Another American Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 3:58 PM
I understand what you are saying,and agree a lot. But it doesn't matter. The trust fund is gone. And it was stolen mostly on your watch. My kids are not paying for this colossal mistake. Period. And as to your whining about uncle same 'forcing' you to pay ss, nonsense. I pay on some of my income, and am happy to do it as part of the social contract. I am no rocket scientist, but barry doesn't know about some of it. You could and should have done the same.if you really couldn't do anything about the raiding of the trust fund.
Joseph64 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 5:48 PM
Oh, and there is no "social contract". A contract implies that everyone agrees to it and that certainly is not the case where social security and medicare are concerned. I never agreed to anything, so can I have my money back?
Joseph64 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 5:46 PM
Get this through your head, THERE NEVER WAS A "TRUST FUND". The money was stolen the moment it was deducted from your pay.
Another American Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 4:30 PM
Defenitaely not. Heck, I voted for flippin' Max Baucus in one of my first elections. But I am not going to do the same stupid sh*# over and over and expect a different result.

And SS will end on my watch,hopefully in an intelligent and fair way.

The social security trust fund is essentially empty. The only way ss checks go out is from my contributions taken every other week and from borrowing from the chinese. That's just the way it is.
gwharpo Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 4:22 PM
You and yours are, of course, blameless.
Another American Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 4:13 PM
Thanks for your service. But I am right. If you have an argument make it.
emikan Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 4:06 PM

One thing nearly everybody agrees upon is that the "sequester" is a silly sideshow to the real challenge facing America: unsustainable spending on entitlements. Ironies abound. Democrats, with large support from young people, tend to believe that we must build on the legacy bequeathed to us by the New Deal and the Great Society. Republicans, who marshaled considerable support from older voters in their so-far losing battle against Obamacare, argue that we need to start fresh.

Perhaps it's time for both sides to consider an underappreciated fact of American life: The system we are trying to perpetuate was created for the...