Monday, January 17, 2005

What it says about us.

This is how I see social security: It's a way for us to say, "hey, I understand life gets hard as you get older, so here's our thanks for making America the way it is today. In your way, you contributed and here's our way of making life just a tad easier."

Yes, it's a fact that the lower income earners get more for their contribution into social security than higher income earners. But don't you get it, the higher income earners got their rewards right then and there. They're the ones who don't really need social security later on, because they have more disposable income and therefore is more likely to save in ways other than social security.

Take a good hard look in the mirror folks. This is what I see reflected back - a selfish, self-centered arrogant United States who rewards the rich and tromps (hypocritically and underhandedly) on its poor. Take away Social Security and this reflection solidifies even further.

Filed under Reveries & Paranoias and Politics & B.S.


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