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The Safety Net That Isn't

Irresponsible47Percenter Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 1:57 PM
Jacob: "It takes from you to pay someone else." This is all ideology, I could say the same of any bank. If you walk in and deposit ten bucks, the next person walks in and withdraws ten bucks, he's got your ten bucks.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 7:39 PM
You own $10 of which the bank has custody. It's your property. Subject to certain defined rules, the bank must return it to you or transfer it to someone you authorize to get it, on demand.

With Socialist Insecurity, you own no part of the bogus "assets" of the nonexistent "trust fund". Nothing's yours, the $$$ you were forced to "contribute" is gone, & whatever you get is what Congress deigns to give you. it's a welfare transfer payment program with a dedicated tax, & a payout formula that has been based on past pay-ins.

The concept of rights & ownership is "all ideology" too if our masters can ignore them.
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 8:14 PM
Give it up.
you're attempting to debate with (oddly enough) an on topic troll.

January 6, 2013

Congress has just raised payroll taxes. It has done it before, and will do it again.

Our august solons excuse themselves, however, by pleading that the 2 percentage point hike is merely the sunset of a tax holiday. And necessary to shore up a faltering system.

It’s not a triumph of responsibility, though.

What is responsibility? Every year the Social Security Administration sends out a helpful note to its “clients” about how much we’ve contributed in payroll taxes. The kindly bureaucrats also warn us not to...