I've been a registered Republican for almost 36 years, since I was old enough to vote. It ain't always been easy and it ain't always been right. At the risk of sounding like a "liberal" (in the pejorative sense), I think that most of what Pixy says is absolutely right. This whole thing seems like a giant Ponzi scheme that sure would have landed anybody but the government in jail. Today's seniors are, as a group, the wealthiest group in our society. Why then do we continue to worry about "granny and gramps" when they probably have more stashed than all the other groups? By that I mean the baby boomers, the gen Xers, and the current crop of just-turned-twenty kids who are really struggling to make it. Why can't some of this "socially responsible" redirected wealth go to these young people who can't afford health insurance, even when available through an employer?There's lots more to say about this, but the point is that if I'm going to have to pay all these damnable taxes, irrespective of the party in the White House, then let's stop the charade, call Social Security what it is or drop the term altogether, and put the money to good use helping people when and how they really need help.
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