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Book Discussion: Rooseveltcare – How Social Security is Sabotaging the Land of Self-Reliance by Don Watkins

For an upcoming book discussion, I drafted the following announcement: “ Social Security is immoral.” – Don Watkins Come and join us for a discussion of Don Watkins’ new book Rooseveltcare: How Social Security is Sabotaging the Land of Self-Reliance. … Continue reading

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What should Congress do? #3 Eliminate Small Programs

Given President Obama’s abdication in presenting select priorities to the Congress, Selfish Citizenship took the initiative to spell out the top seven legislative priorities for 2013 at the beginning of the year. The federal government funds many small programs unrelated … Continue reading

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Legislative Resolutions, Legislative Priorities for 2013: #2 Block Grant Funds to States

Given President Obama’s abdication in presenting select priorities to the Congress, Selfish Citizenship took the initiative to spell out the top seven legislative priorities for 2013 at the beginning of the year. The Congress has infringed upon the states’ police … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to America’s Spinsters

I read recently that half of American adults are single.  If you want to be married to a good man but lack a serious prospect, then that is not good news for you ladies.  To paraphrase Ross Perot, that giant … Continue reading

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Solve Social Security Underfunding – End Retirement

Is Social Security in financial trouble?  Politicians and pundits evade, dissemble, and argue around the problem.  Instead of me just being another average citizen pointing out that the Emperor has no clothes, what do the Social Security Trustees have to … Continue reading

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Question #7: If we ‘privatize’ Social Security, what would happen to people that recklessly invest their retirement and lose it?

The following question comes from Reddit: If we ‘privatize’ Social Security, what would happen to people that recklessly invest their retirement and lose it? First, in the question, there is an unfounded premise about risk as in:  government control of … Continue reading

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Social Security: Drafting Other People’s Children for Support

What is Social Security really?  Different people, without dishonest intent, will give multiple and contradictory answers. Is Social Security a Ponzi scheme, an investment, insurance, or the arbitrary grant from government that can be changed at the Congress’ whim?  Which … Continue reading

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