At 11:16 AM 12/22/2010, Jeff Kelley wrote: >Is Social Security an entitlement? My whole working life I and my >employers have, under penalty of law, been forced to contrribute. If >we shut it down do we get our money back? >That is a fine question. In the end, it is an immoral Ponzi scheme which simply robs the working stiff of money and pays him almost nothing in return. An argument could be made, though, that it is contractual or an argument could be made that it is an entitlement or an argument could be made that it is simply government theft. Have it any way you want: the program ought to be abolished today. My wife and I are both 60 and we would cheerfully waive all claims to our own Social Security accounts if only they would just end the program.
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