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Tuesday, January 02, 2024

On The Subject Of Social Security

On The Subject Of Social Security

by Alfred Lehmberg

On the subject of Social Security: It's the rare human being who can appreciate what they haven't worked for, sure! We're conditioned that way—trained to self-reliance! We all understand this, even to a man and woman. ...Reason and logic then dictates that a gift-receiving person is not a served person but a person made indebted or even enslaved. "Free stuff" is a bane and not a blessing. The Republicans would appear to be correct.

Well, no. They would be correct only if Social Security was a dole or a gift or a handout... an "initiation" and not a "reaction." It is a reaction! See, you earned every effin cent. You paid DEAR into it, citizen, and Social Security (forgetting Medicare) have only ever been the wages that your employer should have been paying you!!! Do you get that!! Jesus H. Christ!

It is a reaction to Walmart/McDonald's like corporations paying slaves wages to harried employees so taxpayers have to pick up the dime via Food Stamps and Medicaid later on.

It is a
reaction to dwindling pensions and health benefits, from predatory transnationals to middle-class families quickly sliding to the squalor-status of the working poor!

It is a
reaction to decades of wealth trickling decidedly UP since Reagan, while foreclosures, investment failure, vulture capitalists, degraded Unions, and crushing debt rain down on people "beneath" them. True story!

It is a
reaction to privileged Americans not proud to pay a fair share and even gaming the system to pay less, hide assets, and weaponize monetary loopholes placed there, specifically, for their use! TЯUMP bragged to Hillary Clinton in a presidential debate that availing himself of these "legal" cheats made him... "smart." True story!

It is a
reaction to only using as an excuse the fact that "people don't respect and appreciate what they haven't worked for"... to abuse people, short-change people, cheat people, and prey upon people for an unethical pecuniary gain. True story!

Social security is not a gift or a handout. An employer pays the wages he should have been paying the employee and the employee ponies up a huge chunk in addition, as already pointed out. It is earned! Wholly, entirely, and utterly!

It is a humane reaction by people of principle in our Federal Government to reparate working Americans of the 99% for the thievery, graft, and predations of PIRATES in the 1%... endured since the founders of this Nation! It is earned, morally and ethically!

Republicans very profitably confuse apples and oranges to come up with their own soiled adult diaper. At best they are disingenuous; at worst they are faithless hypocrites, craven liars, and gloating psychopaths. That's still lipstick on a pig!

Expand Social Security. We wouldn't need to if a reasonable employer paid a reasonable wage. Why... it may be immutable that they cannot be reasonable? Hence, Social Security becomes necessary. Yes! It becomes a necessity!

I'm a veteran of air combat and hold a Bronze Star, so step off as regards my patriotism, but it occurs to me that the Socialist aspects of our National Society are the only thing making the United States, and remotely, a worthwhile Country to live in, at all.

At 75, I've lived frugally, saved my money, and secured a military pension ... but it's the socialism of Social Security and Medicare that allows me ANY. Dignity. At all.

I offer we might embrace that which has proved to be worthwhile and eschew that which would relieve us of same. RESIST AND VOTE!

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