The reason Socialist Security was started was to buy votes and tie people's money to the government.
The original Socialist Security program expected almost everyone paying in to be dead before they got old enough to collect, as a means of keeping the costs low.
And hell, if someone is to damn embarassed to ask their children for help, they SHOULD die before they allow the government to steal money from strangers.
I'm talking about when I was a kid.Good thing you can afford to take a week off work. Lack of empathy noted.
Anyway, I think we're over-medicating our populace, children especially. Fighting off routine diseases strengthens the immune system. Medicating simply creates resistance among new strains and reduces the efficacy of current treatments in the future.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
Why the "state"? Why should the guys living in Buffalo have to support the guys living in Albany? Why should someone in the San Fernando Valley be taxed to support thugs living in South Central Los Angeles, even?
But you're right to a degree. People living in Loseranna, with the full knowledge that a hurrycane is going to come someday and wreck their state, should be saving money, and their state should be saving money, and investing in survival gear suitable for the expected disasters, and they should neither expect Californians, who obviously have chosen to not live in Loseranna, to pay for their expected natural disasters, nor should they expect to have to pay for the little troubles Californians enjoy from time to time.
This is called being a mature responsible adult...and behaving like one.
They can ask for charity when they need it, they shouldn't be turning to the federal government to demand it.
Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 01-22-10 at 07:04 PM.
Got any proof of that or are you just testing out your propaganda?The original Socialist Security program expected almost everyone paying in to be dead before they got old enough to collect, as a means of keeping the costs low.
Are you sure some of them weren't childless for various reasons like war, high infant mortality, death from disease, children without any money to help? No of course not, it must certainly be that they are just dumb lazy farmers eh?And hell, if someone is to damn embarassed to ask their children for help, they SHOULD die before they allow the government to steal money from strangers.