Why can’t the American public decide for itself if it wants the government to supervise retirement money? I’m talking about social security. Why does the government force its citizenry to con tribute to a government bureaucracy to administer monies to retirees and dependents of contributors. Most personal monetary expenditures are determined by the free will of the purchaser, but not social security Why does the government feel it has to intervene in a citizen’s life and extort a percentage of their income every week to contribute to a Ponzi scheme? The social security administration was originally instituted to offer seniors a monthly dollar amount to augment their retirement needs. However, like most government mandated programs, it has been grossly mismanaged and will soon go broke. The system, when it was originally pitched to the American public by the original big government mismanager, FDR, was supposed to provide financial relief for seniors and the cost was actually designed to go down. However, this proved to be another government lie. The cost has only gone up, and, now, their appears to be a whole new generation that will have to contribute much, much, more, or see no benefit at all.
This speaks to a larger point. Almost without exception, when government decides to “help” its people, it fails miserably. Why should the social security system be on the verge of bankruptcy? If a private bank or insurance company, mismanaged itself in the same fashion, heads would roll and individuals would go to jail.
The health care law is another big government disaster looming over our heads. Conveniently. the major impact of this new government scheme won’t go into effect until after the election of 2012. A side comment should be made here. If this new health care mandate was such a “gift to the American public, why wouldn’t Obama be running on that point as a major accomplishment in his first term? Woe be unto us when this government debacle is fully implemented.
“That government is best that governs least” was stated way back in 1849 by “Civil Disobedience” author Henry David Thoreau. A sentiment that has the founding fathers intent so brilliantly statesd in just a few words. This viewpoint of government has sadly been abandoned by the United States government. Give people the free will to chose what is right for themselves. Remember, self interest has benefited people a hell of a lot more than government programs ever has.