Monday, February 14, 2005

Social Security? Yea, Right!

I have been putting together all the things that I need for completing my tax returns and perusing my various tax forms. Do you actually realize how much you pay in FICA taxes? Dammit, I am much displeased. It seems that I get more and more mad at the Congressmen (and women, dammit) for saying they don't want to "mess" with Social Security. Okay, let's look at this from a rational point of view.

Do you think for one second that the people that are "serving" our interests in our nation's capitol think about our well being? Come on, you can't be that stupid. They are there for one reason and one reason only. It's to get as much as they can (FOR THEMSELVES) while the getting is good. Come on, Einstein, you just have to know that.

Let's look at the Federal government for just a second. I am not talking about one party or the other. I have come to realize that the Party of Lincoln is just as guilty as the party of the morons of spending MY (yes, MY) damn money on stuff that I do not need. All I think that the Federal government should be committing money to is military might. The Constitution says to provide for the common defence (yes, they spell it defence), general welfare, and some other minor things you can read HERE.

If you want to nit-pick, maybe general welfare could be perverted to mean "Support every citizen for as long as he/she may live", but I think that the Framers just meant this to mean "Stay the Hell outta everyone's way".

My stance on this Social Security issue is this: I don't think that any Congressman would agree to remove his/herself from the Thrift Savings Plan(read about their benefits HERE) because they know it would be stupid, but they want to deny us (the damn citizens) the opportunity to have the same retirement program that they enjoy. And guess what? They are vested in a program that uses mutual funds, private stocks, and municipal bonds. Hey, wait, that's investing in that RISKY private sector too!

President Bush's Social Security re-vamping plan is based on our federal government's retirement plan. You would have to be a dunce, an evil person, or a moron to try to keep this plan away from the people that you were elected to represent.

We, the voters, should DEMAND that our elected representatives push this plan through the Congress so we do not have to depend on anyone else to pay for our retirement. I love you, but I do not want to have to support you for the rest of my damn life.

That's just my opinion, what do you think?

UPDATE: Greenspan endorses Social Security overhaul. Every time Greenspan says something, everyone listens like it's Moses talking. So here's a LINK to the sermon on the mount.

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Paul Mitchell said...

Thanks for playing, Ken and welcome to the wonderful world of Two Dogs.

Ken said...

Sounds good to me!