When Government Owns You

The Social Security Act brought a new era of Socialism to America by allowing the government to confiscate some of our money and then dole it out to us when we retire. The amount of benefits is more than some paid in and less than others did. Along the way, Social Security expanded to cover things that it was never intended to take care of. It is a terrible system that does not allow us to decide what to do with our money. When we die (especially if we die before we retire) our money is just part of the pot and goes to someone else. We cannot pass it on to our heirs.

Social Security is also broke. Instead of putting the money aside so it could be used for retirement, the government issued worthless pieces of paper for the money and then spent it. Since there is no money, the people who currently work are paying for those who currently draw Social Security.

Social Security ensures that the elderly are slaves to the government. They depend on a monthly income that is subject to the whims of the people in Congress. Benefits can be cut and seniors have no say. Politicians use Social Security as a weapon to threaten the elderly and gain compliance.

When government holds your sustenance in its hands you will do what it wants.

Obama’s deficit panel has a draft of its recommendations and one of those is to cut Social Security benefits. The elderly will take it on the chin because, through no fault of theirs, the government is broke. If these folks had been able to invest their own money they would be better off and not held hostage by a government that uses them as pawns. It won’t be long before they use means testing to decide if we get Social Security. You can pay in but if you are successful you won’t get anything back. You will be paying for someone else’s retirement. It really is Socialism Security.

Combine the cuts with Obamacare and its rationing of care and the elderly are truly screwed.

We are responsible for our own future and it is not up to government to take our money and then dole it out to us, if it deems us worthy, when we retire.

Another thing the panel recommends is to remove the deduction for home mortgage interest. If the elderly still make house payments they will be in a bad way.

And so much for not raising taxes on the middle class.

At least the younger people have time to recover. The elderly are not so fortunate.

Your government should fear you. It should work for you and it should not be your master.

Cave Canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

Gunline

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3 Responses to “When Government Owns You”

  1. Ogre says:

    Not far enough. If you go back to when Social Security was started, it was designed for those physically unable to work, not a “retirement” system for everyone. In principle, I’m opposed to the system entirely. But if it’s going to be there, let’s use it as it was designed, and it can be fixed tomorrow: just index the age of receipt to lifespan. If you do that now, you’d need to be 81 years old to start getting benefits.

    So sure, not everyone would get them — but that was the point — to help those who cannot work! And if we can’t agree to do that, then completely throw out the entire system and let people take care of themselves. Yeah, I know, that’s not going to happen, but I can dream of freedom.

  2. Blake says:

    It looks like we will have to take care of our parents, and grandparents when they get old, and while this is the way it used to be, that was also when much of America was agrarian in nature, and large families could spread out the “pain” and trouble of caring for one’s predecessors.
    SS was supposed to eliminate the need for this, but now it is back with a vengeance, because very few people have large families anymore, which puts the burden squarely on the few who are there.
    SS should NEVER have been configured as it was, but back then the best and the brightest were NOT in on THIS plan.

  3. Ogre says:

    Now I don’t have ANY problem with people taking care of their own families. In fact, I think that is a GREAT thing. However, in order to do that, you’ve got to let people keep what they earn!