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Duped by Congressional Lies

Ward3 Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 6:49 PM
I've said it a million times, I'd opt out of Social Security tomorrow if the government would let me. I'd simply take those funds and invest them instead in a retirement account & I'd be rich and retire younger by doing so. There's a reason you can't opt out, the whole Ponzi Scheme of Social Security falls apart if that's an option. It's going to fall apart eventually, all Ponzi Schemes go broke given enough time, but the forced participation is the only thing keeping the clock ticking longer for Social Security.

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...