Went to dinner with couple of rich republicans recently. Very conservative. Probably would identify themselves as Tea Party republicans, if it were not for this:
She will start collecting Social Security soon. A cheese check.
She hasn’t worked enough in her entire life to have enough credits to get paid from her contributions. So she is drawing on her husbands credits.
The End of America is near – and this is the perfect example. Everybody thinks they are entitled and nobody is willing to give up anything.
There is no sacrifice for the greater good. Geezers in Japan are volunteering to clean up the nuclear waste. Geezers here are lining up for their cheese check, even when they haven’t contributed, haven’t earned it and don’t need it.
In Rand’s Manichaean world, it is not God vs. Satan, but individualism vs. collectivism. While Jesus says, “Blessed are the poor,” she sings Hosannas to the rich. The heroes of Atlas Shrugged (which, alas, is only slightly shorter than the Bible) are captains of industry such as John Galt. The villains are the “looters” and “moochers” — people who by hook (guilt) or by crook (government coercion) steal from the hard-won earnings of others.
These people have so much money and so much net worth it would make your head spin. But she will be looting funds from an account that is broke.
This year, the system will pay out more in benefits than it receives in payroll taxes, an important threshold it was not expected to cross until at least 2016, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
The republican-man said he suspected a “means-test” (the gummit sets an income limit on claiming Social Security.) He was against it calling it a gummit intrusion.
Whuck? Wait. Whuck? It’s a social program funded by taxes run by the gummit!
That made my head spin.