Skip to comments.Why ‘entitlement’ programs aren’t really entitlements
Posted on 01/21/2013 6:57:44 PM PST by TurboZamboni
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That’s good because I continually see seniors moaning that their SS is not an entitlement because they paid into it for years. (and, yes, I am a senior myself)
I know what I’m talking about because you told me and I can read. Maybe you should pause and consider why it is you’ve reacted so strongly to my posts. Possibly it’s your conservative conscience feeling guilty over your socialistic words.
“Makes no difference”
Why did you bring it up, then? To bolster your claim on other people’s money. But their money is not yours, and that makes a difference with respect to your phony claim.
“I paid into it”
Into what? There is no “it.” Like a previous poster said, SS is simply a tax on one end and welfare on the other. You paid your SS taxes into the same system as every other federal tax.
“it is promised”
Finally, yes, you make sense. They did promise, and that’s what politicians do: they attempt to buy votes. They also lie, and if you didn’t know that I have no idea what you’re doing on FR. Trusting them does not entitle you to bennies; it makes you a sucker.
You are a troll looking for a fight. If I pay into a system. I should get something for what I paid into. To not do so is fraud perpetrated by the government. and they do not have the right to reduce benefits. If they do they are thieves. How they managed the money is not relevant. It is owed to me. If you can’t see that, I don’t know how I can help you understand.
“If I pay into a system”
I’ll stop you right there. You didn’t pay into a system, unless the system of which you speak is the US treasury.
“To not do so is fraud perpetrated by the government.”
If so we couldn’t have a government, for all politicians would be in jail. There is a difference between one kind of political lie and another, admittedly. But the SS lie was of such a nature that you failing to see through it is dereliction if duty on your part moreso than fraud on theirs.
Also, if it began as fraud that didn’t last long. The truth has been out there, officially, and your federal government told you long ago that it’s not insurance, there’s no guarantee, and future monies are not yours by right.
“If they do they are thieves”
They are thieves, yes. What are you, by the way, who knowingly lays claim to other people’s money on the pretext of having it being owed to you for supposedly having paid into a nonexistent system, which you know to be a mere pretext? Are you not a thief, too? Why not, because the government tricked you? But you’ve been told, and now you know. Still you demand.
Your problem is referring to people as "pellet like you". I have no guilt about having been taxed up the the maximum limits all of my career. I do have righteous indignation about having been defrauded of money that I could have set aside for my own retirement instead of supporting others in their idleness. I resent being the mule pulling the cart of socialism. I resent being told that my money has been stolen and I'm supposed to like it and sit quietly while being abused by the government. If you think that is a good attitude, then go polish your shackles.
Buzz off. I am not wasting my time with you anymore.