posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 05:47 PM
Originally posted by bakednutz
I just dont get why ppl think he is not entitled to this???? Blows my mind?
NOVEMBER 14, 1934. FDR: Address to SS advisory council
There is no tragedy in growing old, but there is tragedy in growing old without means of support.
AUGUST 14,1935 FDR Statement at signing of SS Act
We can never insure one hundred percent of the population against one hundred percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life, but we have tried to
frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against
poverty-ridden old age.
It will act as a protection to future Administrations against the necessity of going deeply into debt to furnish relief to the needy.
Virtuous world leaders should
take and use only what they NEED.
NOT whatever cash the public coffers ENTITLES them to.
To deny unnecessary gifts is basic code of restraint for the higher minded.
I would consider a 20k check, each year from uncle sam, a pretty unpatriotic thing to cash if you're family is worth better than 99.9% of your
countrymen and you are well aware
that the liquidity of the system, which many depend upon, is spiralling out of control.
JFK: And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.
Greed is the selfish desire for or pursuit of money, wealth, power, food, or other possessions, especially when this denies the same
goods to others.
[edit on 21-7-2008 by Sri Oracle]