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Subject: Re: Re:Levit-to each according to his need Date: 10/26/1998 7:34 PM
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TMFRfk writes:
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With all due respect, you have just given Pete a 5-cent lecture on COMMUNISM not socialism.

<<<Regarding Social Security, one of the problems with the program is that it is essentially a safety net program that provides support to the elderly through transfer payments from others, but has always been sold as a program that simply pays people back money that they've paid in. Hopefully any reform of the system will straighten out these conflicting justifications of the program.>>>

Why is this a "problem"? Taxation and "transfer payments" are not conflicting terms. And I don't think SS was "sold" to the American people like a bad used car to "justify" its worth.

I found it interesting while reading your personal profile that you chose to quote Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes when he said "Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society".

Which side of the fence are you really on?
--TL


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