Social Security

The Destruction of “Social Security”

The Destruction of “Social Security”

It is time Americans stop fearing self-reliance and start taking personal responsibility for their finances. It is also time the government stops patronizingly telling them they won’t survive on their own.

Social Security and Forced Government Health Care

Social Security and Forced Government Health Care

When politicians proclaim that you have a "right" to health care, they actually mean many other things. First, that they want unlimited power to force others to provide you with health care--whatever the cost. They also mean that you have no right...

The Social Security Crisis Gets Personal

The Social Security Crisis Gets Personal

The debate over Social Security reform so far has centered on the concern that, as the number of retirees balloons, the program won't be able to pay its promised benefits. That certainly is a crisis that must be addressed. But let's say, for...

Why Social Security Should Not Be Saved

Why Social Security Should Not Be Saved

The new report by the Social Security trustees, claiming that Social Security will go broke in 2041, is bound to fuel the nationwide debate over Social Security. One side, led by President Bush, says the system is in crisis and must be saved via...

Social Security Reform: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Social Security Reform: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

In a recent report, humorist Andy Borowitz writes, "in an effort to confuse the insurgents, President Bush said the U.S. will begin airdropping copies of his Social Security plan over Iraq." Social Security is a complicated program, so attempting...

More Social Security Deceit

More Social Security Deceit

A fortnight ago, I explained some of the congressional deceit that has become part and parcel of Social Security. One was the 1936 promise of maximum wages subject to Social Security tax of three percent -- $3,000 -- which, controlling for...

Social Security’s Demographic Tsunami

Social Security’s Demographic Tsunami

"Santa Claus. The Tooth Fairy. Social Security. It's Time for E*Trade." That's the message on a San Francisco billboard. It's saying that stock trading on the Internet provides a better shot at a secure retirement than depending on the government....

Social Security Deceit

Social Security Deceit

President Bush's call to allow Americans to take a portion of the money they pay as Social Security taxes to set up private retirement accounts has to be a good idea. Why? The more of what a person earns that's in his pocket and under his control,...

Social Security Reform: The Capitalism Alternative

Social Security Reform: The Capitalism Alternative

The end of Social Security and its diversion of funds into government consumption—the return to private, individual saving and provision for the future—will mean a great increase in saving and the accumulation of capital, because the savings of individuals will be invested, not squandered.

Bush’s Budget: The Welfare State Lives

Bush’s Budget: The Welfare State Lives

Get ready for the interest groups and beneficiaries to squeal, scream, cry and ultimately demean. The issue? Why, President George W. Bush's "lean" 2006 budget. Americans want their welfare state. The president's budget, excluding defense, homeland...

Social Security: Saving Failure

Social Security: Saving Failure

It’s wrong to force people to pay into a coercive retirement system, run by the government at a poor return rate, when they could be making better and more profitable decisions on their own.

Social Security: A Great Moral Failure

Social Security: A Great Moral Failure

In his State of the Union Address, President Bush said that many options were "on the table" to deal with Social Security's problems, and that he "will listen to anyone who has a good idea to offer." But there is one idea he will not listen to: the...

Social Insecurity

Social Insecurity

The latest liberal spin on Social Security is that there is no problem. Of course, there is no problem with any obligation if you are willing to welsh when it comes time to pay it. Politically, the bottom line of this approach is that President...

End Social Security

End Social Security

Throughout the nation, a fierce debate rages over Social Security. One side, led by President Bush, says the system is in crisis and must be saved via "partial privatization." The other side says the system is basically sound and can be saved with...

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