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Monday, March 21, 2005

Sawyer's blog - Again

Gary Sawyer brings up Social Security in his blog again.

Maybe I’m missing something, but I just don’t get the arguments some people have against private investment accounts for Social Security.

I’ll admit up front that the devil is in the details and anytime the federal government gets involved in something it’s smart to keep your eyes open.

Well I guess the Devil is a 1 Trillion Dollar Devil, thats $1,000,000,000,000 just to let that sink in. That is the cost for to transition into private accounts over a decade, e.g. the money that should be paid to retirees that is instead diverted to big investment companies pockets, im sorry individual retirment accounts....I got a little off track. Gary says that social security privitization will only effect young people, but I disagree. I say coming up with a trillion dollars at least in the federal government's budget over a decade will effect everyone. But then again thats all part of Bush & Co. plans, run the deficit sky high so that the United States is crushed under the it to the point where the only thing we can do to save ourselves is cut government spending to entitlement programs and everything else, headstart, low income housing, aid to children in living in poverty, medicaid, medicare, all those terrible liberal ideas that allow people to get a chance in life. I'm on a rant, but unless Gary Sawyer has a trillion dollars lying around Social Security Privatization effects everyone. By the way, Gary Sawyer still hasn't answered whether he doesn't understand how social security works, or if he just is trying to mislead us.