Did you ever wonder why we (society) let our children get away with being lazy? I wonder if it has anything to do with discipline being so taboo? (Thank you Dr. Spock, moron.)
Originally Posted by Bonny
Before you respond, remember that it is those lazy kids who will be providing you your SS check....
Earned it? Last I checked, SS was not an investment system. The current working people pay for the current retired people. It is NOT a bank account saved up just for you. So, knowing that....
As far as social security I earned it damn it. Whatever I spend will go back into my community.
What happens 10 years or less down the road? When there are VASTLY more people drawing SS than paying into it? Something will HAVE to give.
There are no easy answer to the problems we face. There HAS to be pain. Pick your poison I reckon.
Better yet... Make public employee unions illegal. Let the cream get paid what they are worth and the less than cream.... What they are worth. You know, a free labor market?
Lets have some of those Federal & State employees take a pay cut! The fat cats in Washington keep giving themselves raisies while the rest of us are suppose to suck it up. Locally our county attornery along with a bunch of county employees wanted raises while in the mean time our county roads are going to hell.
As it stands now, in my state at least, the taxpayer is the one on the hook if the public employee pension system cannot afford its payouts. In times like this when the economy is down... Is it really fair to further burden those already deep in it to pay MORE? If everybody else is taking a cut, why not government?
Who's greed and lust for power are you talking about?
The problems in the USA come from within. It is all about greed & power & it sucking us all in.
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