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Ten Reasons NOT to Change Social Security - (humorous satire!)

Posted on 03/17/2005 9:33:51 PM PST by CHARLITE

The hate mail I got for my op ed, ‘Ten Reasons to Change Social Security,’ got me thinking hard about why I want real change, right now. Annually, the Social Security Administration sends me a report that shows I’ve worked and paid Social Security taxes every year since I was 16 years old. I’m 54 now. Shouldn’t I be more grateful to government for providing for us working people?

Consider these pro-Social Security testimonials found in their name-calling email.

1. I Hate Poor People. Any savings plan – any, every, all, each – provide more return on investment. Social Security insures that poor people get the least possible retirement. I must hate the working poor to keep them as poor as possible.

2. I Hate My Family. I want my Social Security taxes to pay for other people’s retirement today. I don’t want to save for my own retirement. I expect my kids to pay for me, through an inefficient government return (under 29 cents on the dollar). I definitely don’t want my family to inherit my savings. I want it all to go to the government when I die.

3. I Fear Change. I’m afraid of a system that may have options. It confuses me that Seniors keep what they have – and never lose a penny – but younger people could chose to put some of their taxes in personal savings accounts (like the ones Federal workers and Congress have today). I want cookie cutter solutions for everything.

4. FDR Is God. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “Let there be Social Security”. I believe it. Nothing else can be thought, said, written, or done differently from whatever FDR did. Any change is heresy. Even though Supplemental Social Security was created after FDR as welfare for older immigrants, drug addicts, alcoholics and others.

5. Welfare Is Hate Speech. It’s Politically Correct to say Social Security is a retirement program for all Americans. It’s hurtful to say the truth that it’s a Ponzi scheme that is imploding. It’s worse, hate speech, to say the truth, that SS isn’t about your retirement, but a general tax to redistribute the money to others – and then tax it again as Seniors’ income.

6. Government Is My Plantation. ‘Massa’ Government gives us Social Security. Who could want anything else? Massa be so good to his workers. Government give welfare, school meals, Head Start, affirmative action, contract set asides, Medicaid, etc. Who would ever want to be free and stop getting free stuff?

7. I Fear Math. What do you mean there is no real money in the Social Security Trust Fund? The government IOUs (bonds) are paid with more taxes or more national debt? The transformation for a new system with some of your taxes going into your personal savings accounts (for younger people only) and keeping the promise to Seniors will cost more taxes or more national debt? Regardless, starting in 2018 the present system has to be supported by more taxes or lower benefits? Keeping another generation enslaved in socialism will require huge taxes in 30 years or lower benefits? It’s all so confusing.

8. Generations X and Y Suck. A life not lived through the ‘60s can’t mean that much. We Baby Boomers deserve more because we’re the Baby Boomers. So what if our kids and grandkids pay more and more in taxes. It’s not like they are grateful for all that we gave them in Culture War, crime, drugs, broken families, failed education system, government debt, etc.

9. I Hate Bush and the Republicans. Fixing a problem before it becomes a crisis might make President George W. Bush and the Republicans look good. It may help Republicans in future elections. Nothing for the good of the Nation, even for America’s children, is more important than political power for Liberals called Democrats. No personal savings accounts allowed. Socialism forever.

10. I Hate America. In just 13 years the United States will have to tax itself out of Uber SuperPower status. More and more tax dollars will feed socialism and starve the military. Illegal immigrants will keep invading. Islamists will rejoice.

Contempt flows from the defenders of Social Security as Socialism with a familiar face to people who want to provide for their families, as the Bible says to do. Their reasons to not change Social Security make it so clear why Americans, who love their children and their country, should demand personal savings accounts now. Please do.

About the Writer: James Atticus Bowden has specialized in inter-disciplinary long range "futures" studies for over a decade. Employed by a Defense Department contractor, he is a retired United States Army Infantry Officer, and a 1972 graduate of the United States Military Academy. He earned graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and holds three elected Republican Party offices in Virginia. Contact at

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: change; fdr; genx; hatespeech; liberals; math; reforms; retirees; socialsecurity; topten; youngworkers

1 posted on 03/17/2005 9:33:54 PM PST by CHARLITE
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I think I've heard a democrat say every one of those excuses .. LOL! Very funny!

2 posted on 03/17/2005 9:56:47 PM PST by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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good catch! If only it weren't so close to the TRUTH....

3 posted on 03/17/2005 10:17:22 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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I didn't see "FREE PANZI" in the top 10! What happened?
4 posted on 03/17/2005 10:59:03 PM PST by RasterMaster (Saddam's family were WMD's - He's behind bars & his sons are DEAD!)
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To: qam1; ItsOurTimeNow; PresbyRev; tortoise; Fraulein; StoneColdGOP; Clemenza; malakhi; m18436572; ...
Xer Ping

Ping list for the discussion of the politics and social (and sometimes nostalgic) aspects that directly effects Generation Reagan / Generation-X (Those born from 1965-1981) including all the spending previous generations (i.e. The Baby Boomers) are doing that Gen-X and Y will end up paying for.

Freep mail me to be added or dropped. See my home page for details and previous articles.  

5 posted on 03/18/2005 1:44:05 AM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: beekeeper


6 posted on 03/18/2005 2:54:26 AM PST by KeyWest
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To: qam1

"I hate math" and "Gen X sux" are my favorite, notice that "sux" is spelled the way Gen X started spelling it. lol

7 posted on 03/18/2005 6:11:24 AM PST by Rightly Biased (I believe If you can't say something good about somebody your probably talking about Hillary Clinton)
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To: Rightly Biased

It is time for widespread euthanasia for the Baby Boomers...after Roe V. Wade in 1971 ...turnaround is fair kill 1/4 of my generation in-utero ... we kill you when you become grey and eligible for SS.

8 posted on 03/18/2005 7:39:41 AM PST by Pio (There was no Salvation outside the Roman Catholic Church)
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9 posted on 03/20/2005 7:03:29 AM PST by Griptilian
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Laced with truth.

10 posted on 03/20/2005 7:06:08 AM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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