Wednesday, January 5, 2011

There is nothing wrong with Social Security - nothing.

The attacks on Social Security are premised on three massive lies.
1) Baby boomers will bankrupt the system:
Bullshit. Reforms undertaken during the Reagan Administration solved this potential problem. Here are the numbers to prove it. Yes, there will be a problem several decades down the road if some reforms are not taken again. What is being discussed now is not reform, but the destruction of the most successful program in the history of the nation to further enrich the wealthiest people on the planet. DON'T FALL FOR IT.
2) There is no Social Security Trust Fund:
Bullshit. From the FAQ:
Far from being "worthless IOUs," the investments held by the trust funds are backed by the full faith and credit of the U. S. Government. The government has always repaid Social Security, with interest. The special-issue securities are, therefore, just as safe as U.S. Savings Bonds or other financial instruments of the Federal government.

Remember back when people used to buy savings bands for their kids? Same thing. Social Security surpluses are safe, as in safely out of the hands of the investor class who desperately wants to get their criminal hands on OUR money. DON'T FALL FOR IT.

3) Means-testing benefits does no harm to Social Security:
Bullshit. Social Security is an insurance program. We all pay into it, and we all get to draw from it when we are old, or disabled, or orphaned, etc. IT IS NOT A WELFARE PROGRAM.  Everyone is entitled to draw from it. Means testing removes this objective standard and replaces it with a subjective one. DON'T FALL FOR IT.
And if anyone repeats any of these lies to your face, PUNCH THEM. No seriously. Anyone who repeats any of this unmitigated, fascist bullshit to your face is no different then a thief in your home. Second amendment and all that. 
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