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Our Government-Created Financial Crisis

John_Indiana Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 5:44 PM
If baby boomer retirement is part of the problem, what do you do with us? I say us, although I am still working, I will be part of it. After 40 years, I should be told that they are sorry that I can't receive social security I have paid into? I think there are bigger issues to tackle. The fraud going on with disability is amazing. I look at able bodied people every day where I live who don't work and collect SSI. Big screen TV's, Obamaphones (that are better than mine), computer access, section 8 housing subsidies, and on and's been made too easy.
Roy323 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 7:58 PM
John-INDEED, it has been made "too easy"-I have relatives (Note the plural) not yet 40 who have been on some form of disability for at least 15 years! BUT, their disabling afflictions haven't impeded their ability to deer-hunt or successfully operate a bass-boat.

Suppose you saw a building on fire. Would you seek counsel from the arsonist who set it ablaze for advice on how to put it out? You say, "Williams, you'd have to be a lunatic to do that!" But that's precisely what we've done: turned to the people who created our fiscal crisis to fix it. I have never read a better account of our doing just that than in John A. Allison's new book, "The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure."

Allison is the former CEO of Branch Banking and Trust, the nation's 10th largest bank. He assembles...