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...and you have just turned Social Security into a welfare program.

How long after that before people start complaining about "supporting the loafers" and the program is destroyed? Why, I can almost read the mises report now: "If not for this egregious handout to those who will not plan ahead, people would save and prepare themselves for retirement, instead of leading us down this SOCIALIST path!"

The Wall Street Journal weighs in: "If only the government would stop handing out the hard earned money to those who fail to save, productivity would go UP and taxes would go DOWN!"

Rush Limbaugh adds: "It's about time people woke up and stopped giving handouts to all these lazy bums!"

And Glenn Beck says "You may think I'm crazy, but I'm not. I don't see why I should pay Social Security taxes so that some fat America hating loser can sit around eating chocolate bars all day, while I have to work so hard making my $50 million a year crying on TV."

No, "means testing" is the first step to destroying the program, that is unless you think "welfare" is suddenly going to take on a shiny patina that it doesn't seem to have at the moment.
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