Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Amen, brother, keep preaching the word.

Source: ""We're against private accounts. We're against benefit cuts for low-and middle-income families," Alex Navarro, a spokesman for New Yorkers United to Protect Social Security, said in a telephone interview. "We're also opposed to Bush's philosophical ideas about an ownership society. We believe Social Security works best when we're all in this together.""

The first part of the statement has merit and has gone over well with the American people. Tax the rich is an idea that I do not agree with, but has found favor with the American people.

Now the second idea of "social security works best when we're all in this together" is the dumbest idea I have heard in awhile. It is also one that I think most Americans will disagree with when it is pointed out that they are in the social security boat (Titanic, if you will) with that unlikable neighbor down the street, the homeless guy at the red light, and their worthless family (extended and in-laws, of course). I know that I do better on my own, for the most part. I guess it all comes down to whether or not there are more people like me (the very independent) or like the others I have mentioned, the natural losers us drag the rest of us down.



Sandcastle said...

This is the argument? God these people are morons. You have to either support A)private accounts, B) cutting benefits, or C)a significant raise in social security tax. These people are all choosing D)stubbornly refuse change or personal responsibility and hope everything fixes itself.

Cubicle said...

actually it is a little known secret that creating private accounts still will not reduce the shortfall and then either benefits or taxes will have to be rasied.

At least that is how the numbers work out, but I think that if private accounts were created it would fundamentally changed the under current of the econmy in unperdicatable ways, so i do not belive those numbers.