Last edited by The_Limt; 08-26-09 at 03:22 PM.
SS does have issues, particularly because our officials have "borrowed" from its coffers and also because our elder population has grown to a disproportionate number compared to the current youth in this country. I don't see it as a failure in what it was meant to do. I think that, if the government does something, the conservatives in our country will just see it as bad because it's the government. I'm not convinced by this Reaganesque rhetoric.
I'm curious why you say food stamps have been a failure. What is your proof behind such a claim?
Now, housing projects.... argh.... don't even get me started. I agree with you there. Totally implemented poorly and mismanaged. Sad really.
I am for a working wage, so that discussion is going to fall completely on ideological lines I think. Not much to say except I completely disagree with you.
It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."