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Guns and Pensions

GOOD OL' BAD GUY Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 8:41 AM
FDR one of the best presidents? He is the one that started the mess we are in now. When ask how SS would be paid for his answer included “with a ten-cent Dollar.” We now have a two-cent Dollar and that’s the real problem. When Zerobama leaves office we’ll be lucky if it’s a one-cent Dollar. Liberals do have one talent, i.e., revising history. No wonder they don’t learn by their mistakes….
A nation's choice between spending on military defense and spending on civilian goods has often been posed as "guns versus butter." But understanding the choices of many nations' political leaders might be helped by examining the contrast between their runaway spending on pensions while skimping on military defense.

Huge pensions for retired government workers can be found from small municipalities to national governments on both sides of the Atlantic. There is a reason. For elected officials, pensions are virtually the ideal thing to spend money on, politically speaking. Many kinds of spending of the taxpayers' money win votes from the recipients. But...