lsayre wrote:The article in my link below is titled 'Carlo Ponzi, Alias Uncle Sam'. It was penned by Gary North, and it answers this question and more.
beemerboy wrote:The writer, Gary North, claims he hates Social Security and gives plenty of reasons why it should be abolished and he would be happy to see it discontinued.
Yet, he also receives Social Security and says that he will continue to cash the checks.
1. If he hates it so much, why doesn't he refuse it.
2. If he is taking it because he "paid into the system", what about everyone else who has "paid into the system" don't they deserve to receive the checks also?
3. What's the word that begins with the letter H?
beemerboy wrote:Where did you get the figure of $200 trillion dollars? The National debt is, what, $16 t? Where does that extra $184 trillion fit in?
I still say, if Mr North hates SS so much, why doesn't he stop taking it?
samhill wrote:How much did you think the space program really costs or for that matter a fully equipped nuke powered CA Carrier, not to mention the secret military bases that we hear rumored, CIA costs? There are lots of hidden programs that have their budgets hidden as well but some of those are taken out of known budgets.
carlherrnstein wrote:Back when I was in high school (which wasn't that long ago) in government class the teacher was explaining how social security works, I remember pointing out its resemblance to a pyramid scheme. It works if and only if the next generation is larger than the last.
U.S. births dropped 2% in 2008, bringing the country's birth rate below replacement level, new government statistics released Tuesday reveal.
The U.S. National Vital Statistics Report showed that the U.S. birth rate dropped in 2008 to 2.08 births per woman, below the 2.1 level needed to replace the population. The report indicates that the birth rate had surpassed replacement level for 2006 and 2007, after having been below replacement since 1972.