We Are Still Going To The SB
I guess we can agree to disagree on what the roll of the federal government is.
But what I don't get is how do you think the military is more valuable than say social security? Social Security provides more than half of the total income for almost 2/3 of households comprised exclusively of those aged 65 and older And at least 90% of income for a 1/3 of those 65 and older. So just screw them they should be on their own? Do you understand why the safety net which is SS was design for?
More than half of all women 65 or older are widowed, divorced or never married. These women rely on Social Security for 71% of their income, compared with 64% for similar men. And 1 out of 4 relies on Social Security for all her income. Social Security keeps 42% of unmarried, older women who receive its benefits out of poverty.
Unmarried African American women receiving benefits rely on Social Security for 79% of their income, Unmarried Hispanic women count on it for 80% of their income. What do you consciously suggest we do for these old hags? Do they deserve to live their dying days with dignity?
What If you become severely disabled and can no longer work? As a citizen you don't deserve help from your government ?
How about the one in three of all Social Security beneficiaries are receiving disability or survivor benefits. Social Security is the nation’s largest and most generous program for disabled workers, providing 8.3 million with benefits. It is also the nation’s largest and most generous children’s program serving 4.4 million children. State's can't handle that load.
And here's the facts, Social Security does not contribute a penny to the federal deficit. In fact it currently enjoys a $2.6 trillion surplus that will grow to $4.3 trillion by 2025. Social Security has its own dedicated revenue stream described above. And Social Security is forbidden by law from borrowing, so it cannot deficit spend.
A General Welfare clause is a section that appeared in the constitution, as well as in some charters and statutes, which provides that the governing body empowered by the document may enact laws to promote the general welfare of the people, sometimes worded as the public welfare. In this has been used as a basis for legislation promoting the health, safety, morals, and well-being of the people governed thereunder.
So you subscribe to the libertarian Paul Ryan crowd? Leave everything to the states?
And since we already spend more on defense then the next 16 nations combine ? So the military industrial complex, you don't consider that an entitlement? Or that's just one that you are fine with?
Last edited by CRAZYDOLFAN305; 11-08-2012 at 10:42 PM.
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