An anti-Social Security rant in response to a year-old blog post
The biggest pyramid scheme ever is going to be U.S. social security. Let me start by saying social security is a good thing - super important
That's like saying "I'm dying of AIDS, but that's not to say AIDS is a bad thing - it's super great!"
Social Security is among the most dreadful, tyrannical, mind-poisoning programs foisted upon a population by their government. Forced starvation was bad, but when Hitler and Stalin poisoned the minds of the youth against their parents, that was worse, and that is what FDR and the other fiends in the government did with Social Security. It was never going to have any beneficial effect, it never did, it never will, and it can't. It takes money from the productive to give to people who are unproductive and should have saved their money or at least raised their children well.
[Paraphrasing] We can't blame Social Security, it's the government's fault for cutting taxes, not putting the SS receipts in a lockbox, and Medicare is a bigger problem anyway.
Not only can we blame Social Security, but we must and I will. The whole idea of having a lockbox is ignorant. What are the savings in the "lockbox"? They are U.S. Treasuries, i.e. money that the government is spending and promising to pay back later. Think of a 3 card monty. That's the lockbox. Tax cuts are not the problem, spending too high of a percentage of GDP is the problem.
Medicare is part of Social Security, by the way. And don't worry, I and the rest of those in their 20's and 30's (and the children and those who have yet to be born) will pay dearly for your Social Security and Medicare, even if the government is so corrupt and incompetent by that time that you never get it.