OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
Mumia W wrote:
Social Security is a government program. There's nothing wrong about
using taxes to support a government program.
So you're in favor of forcing Person A, at the point of a gun, to give
his hard-earned dollars to Person B? Because at the basics, that's what
It's not Social Security that's failing. It's your Republican President
and Congress that have failed. The entire problem with Social Security's
funding is that the President cut taxes five times.
Perhaps you don't understand the relevant population dynamics, discussed
earlier in this thread by someone. And I see you would prefer to take
even more of my earnings at gunpoint in order to give to someone else.
There is no flaw in the logic of a government program being supported by
There is a huge flaw in the "Federal" government doing things that are
not specifically outlined in the Constitution. That, according to the
Constitution, is illegal. (Not that the lawmakers and judges seem to
There is no problem with Social Security that cannot be easily fixed
with a change of administration and Congressional leadership.
Oh, that is just funny. ROTFL.
Hate the Republicans all you want (and with good reason, I'd add), but
don't believe the Dems would be any better. My own personal idea is that
anyone who can get elected to an office of significant position must be
able to "play the game", and is therefore, by definition, unsuitable to
be in office. It's a catch-22. The best office-holders would be, I
believe, those who don't want the office.
I would suggest you stop putting your faith in a particular political
party, and stop putting your faith in "Daddy Government". Government
should be limited, pretty much to the idea of ensuring that citizens
"play nice with each other" while maximizing individual freedoms, and to
protect the nation as a whole from outside interference. Redistribution
of wealth is not a Constitutional (or wise) activity for the federal
I suspect you're not well-versed in the historical background of
America's founding. I daresay that the founding fathers would find your