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Immoral Beyond Redemption

OldEnoughToKnowBetter Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 11:50 AM
Agreed, Warren. I'd happily go my own way if the government would simply give me my money back (and the money that my employer was forced to pay instead of paying me), but NOOOO, they've already spent that money. It's all a legalized Ponzi scheme to buy votes.
oldnjal Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 11:58 AM
If, as the politicians promised, Social Security was kept and not used as a sort of Ponzi Scheme, or confiscated, to meet other obligaitons, there would be more.
As it is, also, Warren paid in dollars, perhaps worth a dollar, and is getting back dollars, perhaps, comparatively worth 18 cents.
An ice-cream cone may have cost him 20 cents, when he started working. Check the price, now.
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