It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
Do you agree with this?
have no problem being forced into "contributing" to SS for your entire work life and then not getting anything back when you retire? Explain that logic?
The real problem isn't SS, the real problem is when LBJ put SS on budget and used the surplus to fund other govt. spending programs. That has left Intergovt. holdings with trillions in IOU's as every Administration and Congress since has used that money for whatever they want leaving a shortfall now and in the future.
"Here’s the rundown.
Like Bush, Rick Perry is Brought to You by Big Oil
Just Like former President George W. Bush, Rick Perry is heavily funded by the oil and gas industry. In fact, it has been Rick Perry’s very top source of funding":
"Like Bush, Rick Perry Preaches Small Government While Growing Government
Despite his anti-government rhetoric, in Rick Perry’s Texas public sector employment grew twice as much as private sector employment. Want more proof? Here’s a chart showing government employment in Texas":
Progress Reports | ThinkProgress
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Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
That's not too surprising given the size of the oil business in Texas.