reply to post by cpay970
actually, social security is in shambles because the gov't decided to take it's reserve and con us into believing it would make good on all those
treasury notes that were put there in the cash's place!!! it's in shambles because the gov't doesn't want to make good on those treasuries...
if the truth be told, it's not social security that is in shambles....it's our gov't!!!
and the super rich pay a lower percentage of their income in social security than us lower income earners....and in some cases do not pay more than
some lower earners....
the tax is capped, after a certain amount, you don't have to pay more, so well, if one person's income is equal to the cap, there are people earning
more than them, but paying the same amount in the tax.
by the way, it's not the system communism or capitalism that is the problem.....both would work just fine, or both would fail just as miserably,
depending on the moral integrity of the people!!!
ya know like the super rich running mf global swipes a few million, or is it a billion?? from the personal accounts of it's clients, and goes
running to europe to invest in their garbage and fails. now, some farmers are in a bind, they had hundreds of thousands of dollars set up to trade
from grain to feed their livestock or seeds to plant this spring, and now it's lost and they are onlly getting a third or so of what they had, and no
grain or seeds. so well, let's say many of them can't plant this year, they have to take the cattle in to the slaughterhouse early or watch them
starve. well, this may cause a temporary price decrease, but in the long run it just might cause the cost of food to skyrocket!!! so, well, if in
about a year or so, the people find that store shelves are bare and everything is priced out of their reach, well, if that really their fault?? is
that the result of socialism, really?? is it because "they didn't work hard enough"....really???
I don't think so, I think it's because some very super wealthy people just had to have more money, so they could buy more crap, more voice in our
gov't, and got too greedy, got to gambling, with other people's money way too badly, and lost!! and then our gov't just has to turn a blind eye
because well, they don't want to bite the hand that feeds them!!! it's much better to bite the hand that feeds us all!!!