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Day By Day by Chris Muir.

8.21.2005

Socially Insecure

An interesting perspective on an issue slowly slipping off the radar in the American political/current events forum. Why is the basic premise of the Social Security issue staunchly entrenched with the approach that me must keep the program viable? No party, on either side of the aisle, is proposing dismantling this inefficient program; we must endure the fact that both parties wish to 'tweak' the system in order to maintain the status quo. Should not Americans have the benefit of the facts being laid bare in order to make a fully informed decision? Without such a discussion the status qua ante remains what we must endure, depriving us of the efficiency of our own decisions or lack thereof. Americans are not forced to practice such in the private sector, then why must we be forced in the governmental sector?

An intellectually honest approach to the debate illustrates that universally, Social Security leaves much to be desired in the results it yields to its patrons. IS this fair to all of us when considering what is at stake? Why must this issue be spun until the point where it morphs into something that it is not? Herein, we have a governmental program not accomplishing what it was intended to do. The American people deserve better, to say the least. It is not that one party wishes to rob the system and desire ill on others, it is that this party is demanding that American people get what they rightfully deserve. In such, this party is not even going far enough; instead of scrapping the program, we must readjust our rationale to fix a 70-year-old problem.

It is absurd, and unfortunate that nothing can be discussed lest it be spun out of proportion. No one is attempting to, nor would want to 'rob' anyone of their deserved and earned payment, but this is what is being promulgated. In fact, it should be asserted and demanded that the factually correct statements be allowed. Americans should not be utilized as pawns in a simple game pitting raw emotion versus fact & reason. Americans are brighter than this, and with such, deserve better than mere political antics. Let us have a true discussion, save the grandstanding.
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