Your screen name is apt since you have, out of a clear blue sky, jumped on a day old thread that didn’t concern you, but I am sure that SS appreciates you riding in to save the day. Sorry, but there are many “anti-Big Handout Conservatives” who bitch and moan about freeloading welfare takers while at the same time they are collecting a government check themselves. As someone young enough to have no expectation that Soc Sec will exist by the time I retire, yeah, I think of current Soc Sec recipients as being of the same ilk as welfare recipients, and they certainly act like they are entitled to the hand out, justifying themselves by talking about how many worthless devalued 1960s and 1970s dollars they paid into the system. All of the old-timers will jump on me for saying so, but Soc Sec is ruining us every bit as much as food stamps and welfare checks.
You see those dollars as "worthless and devalued", because they are today - which is all you've ever known. They weren't when those people were having them taken from their pay.
Your attitude and conclusions are based on your experience, which is considerably more limited than theirs. The idea that they should discard attitudes and conclusions based on their own depth of experience and adopt those based on your own perspective based on a much shallower pool of experience is, IMHO, just another form of "it's all about ME".
I think you sound like an imbecile.
How arrogant of you to PRESUME to tell another Freeper what is or is not ‘of concern’ to them! Is there a time limit on posting responses as well? I am ENTITLED to express my opinion on ANY and ALL threads the I consider of interest to me. It is this very ATTITUDE that is becoming more prevalent on FR every day- people telling others to basically ‘shut up’. Jim Rob- are you listening?
I WILL post to any thread- AT ANY TIME- I please-and until there are rules by the site OWNER re. time limits on opinions-you are wasting your time trying to silence me.
So you think Social Security is the same as welfare? How very liberal of you-practically the Democratic party line. Those ‘devalued’ 60’s and 70’s dollars were hard EARNED and paid into the system. Welfare recipients have not contributed ANY of the funds they are receiving. Am I to assume, then, that you think Social Security should be stopped before welfare-just let the old people die? Colorado-eh? Didn’t some elected official from your state just come out and say just that- that the elderly have a responsibility to hurry up and die because they are draining the system?
Do you suggest forced euthanasia- or simply slow starvation? How about funding S.S. and cutting the salaries of all politicians-oh, and STOP sending foreign aid to our enemies? I’ll have no more to say on this- but YOU are not going to tell me what I can express an opinion on, or when!