Thursday, September 30, 2010

What's the difference between an entitlement and a paid for benefit?

Social Security is one of the most successful programs in human history. It has accomplished the goal of providing for Seniors, disabled people, and widows and orphans, to give them a chance at a decent life.
We pay for it. Our parents paid for it. Many people pay into it all of their working lives and die without collecting a penny from it. It's called insurance. That's the way insurance works. It's better than for-profit insurance because none of the money goes to line the pockets of rich corrupt CEO's who then use their profits to buy politicians. It's also more secure than private insurance because it is backed by the full faith and guarantee of the United States of America. j
Unless the Republicans get back in power. Then it magically turns into an " entitlement". Evidently an entitlement is some sort of giveaway that we can't really afford.
Republicans are promising that we who are depending on Social Security now will still be OK but our children and grandchildren will have to fend for themselves, because this country can't afford to promise them a basic safety net.
But if our children and grandchildren aren't paying into S.S., where will the money for our benefits come from?
I guess deficits are OK if Republicans create them.

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