Skip to comments.Congress in no rush to fix Medicare and Social Security (A Moving Target or Moving Congress?)
Posted on 03/26/2008 1:49:50 PM PDT by K-oneTexas
click here to read article
Note that my "wet noodle" suggestion for petitioning Constitution-ignoring federal politicians to resign simply helps to keep my posts G-rated. :^)
Then they ought to stop calling it a kind of retirment system, and just call it what it is - income redistribution. If the people who have paid into SS for years, die before receiving much, if any, benefit, then it can hardly be called “social security”.
It’s just a colossal ripoff, like every other government program.
It was never a retirement system. In the beginning it was just “a little to help” if you happened to live longer than most people.
Funny how “a little to help” now costs me almost as much in taxes as my income taxe. And medicare is closing fast. And neither has the tax deductions of the regular income tax.
There will probably be a tax revolt at some time. When? I dunno. But I strongly believe it will happen.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.