That’s Right Nate

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McCain to Eliminate Social Security

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Yesterday on CNN John McCain reiterated his bold position on social security that he first espoused at a town hall meeting on Monday.  McCain called the entire program a “disgrace” and called for its absolution.  According to McCain, “Americans have got to understand that we are paying present-day retirees with the taxes paid by young workers in America today. And that’s a disgrace. It’s an absolute disgrace, and it’s gotta be fixed.”

I applaud John McCain not only for taking a bold stance against the present form of social security where the young pay for the cushy retirements of the old, but for running for President at 71 as a way of financing his old golden years.  As I have pointed out elsewhere, only Barack Obama could successfully repeal the civil rights act and likewise only John McCain may have the credibility to end social security.

So if the elderly don’t have their retirement financed by the young workers of this country who should foot the bill?  The answer is the elderly themselves.  Many of our biggest employers in this company from Walmart to McDonalds to Burger King hire and value older workers.  For the more educated seniors there is always consulting work or running for public office.  It is about time a Presidential candidate had the courage to confront this entitlement program.


Written by thatsrightnate

July 9, 2008 at 6:29 pm

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  1. Do you realize your last four posts have been about old men and money. You don’t have any father issues, do you Nate?


    July 9, 2008 at 6:51 pm

  2. I hope to be an old man with money


    July 9, 2008 at 8:08 pm

  3. George W. tried to surpass his old man too and look where that got us.


    July 9, 2008 at 8:21 pm

  4. the problem with social security is that it should have been set up so that your own contributions went towards your own retirement. like a government run IRA. somehow, this went horribly wrong. so now, my contributions are paying for nancy reagan’s manicures, instead of my own haircuts down the road.
    SOMEone screwed us out of our own money. i want names!!!!!!!


    July 13, 2008 at 1:17 pm

  5. I would have voted for him had I known this…. We need to eliminate SS immediately. I cannot stand the thought of seeing my hard earned money going down the drain to pay off some crusty old codgers who I owe absolutely nothing, yet feel entitled to my money!!


    March 13, 2009 at 9:59 pm

  6. Amen Andrew. You can’t tell me these people can’t get jobs at Walmart.


    March 13, 2009 at 10:41 pm

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