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Duped by Congressional Lies

DCM2 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 8:15 AM
Quoting Harrison Bergeron: " Dr. Williams, you are obviously factually correct on every point. But you're leaving out one critical consideration. The only reason I cannot now afford to pay for my own retirement is that the government confiscated 15% of my earnings over 40 years of employment to pay for this stupid Ponzi scheme." However, I do NOT agree with the rest of his statement........... They, the gub'mint, did this to me, without my consent.... The answer is to give me a lump sum and let ME invest it.......

Some of the responses to my column last week, titled "Immoral Beyond Redemption," prove that Americans have been hoodwinked by Congress. Some readers protested my counting Social Security among government handout programs that can be described as Congress' taking what belongs to one American and giving to another, to whom it doesn't belong -- legalized theft. They argued that they worked for 45 years and paid into Social Security and that the money they now receive is theirs. These people have been duped and shouldn't be held totally accountable for such a belief. Let's look at it.

The Social Security pamphlet...