Tag Archives: Social Security

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? #4 Sell Federal Assets

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 should increase its sale of … Continue reading

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Matthew Yglesias, Slate: You are too stupid to save, so give your money to the government

From back in the day, I recall a comedian, whose name I can not recall, do a bit in which he proposed a Stupid Tax.  Anytime that you caught somebody doing something stupid, then you could collect $5 from them … 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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My State of the Union Address

With President Obama about to deliver another State of the Union address, I offer a three year old correction to the legislative priorities of our President and Congress.  Unlike President Obama’s long long long boring and uninspired utterances, this superior … Continue reading

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