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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Monday, February 07, 2005

Don't worry. The Bush administration will put a stop to this!

Adam over at Fanatical Apathy has an interesting take on the Social Security reform issue. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, here's a sample:

Okay. So we take peoples' money away, and let them choose from an approved list of investments that they can put it into. Am I missing something here?

Is there any other government program that looks anything like this? Mostly when I earn money I either get to keep it and use it how I see fit or it disappears into the hungry maw of the Common Good: Defense, infrastructure, social programs, museums about the history of artichokes, etc.

I'm sure that when he hears about this idea, President Bush won't stand for it. He's all about Freedom and Liberty and Small Government. A guy like that would immediately see that forcing people to invest a portion of their earnings is a violation of personal liberty. Because when you stop calling this a reapportioning of the Social Security tax, you see it for what it is - compulsory personal investment. Big Papa government telling us how to spend our allowance because we're not responsible enough to do it ourselves.

Damned big government liberals. Don't worry, our President will take care of of the clowns who came up with this.


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