This blog describes some ideas that seem to be different from the current train of political thought. I will try to bring up somewhat unique and innovative ideas regarding political systems and policies in the US. I hope those who comment also bring in such ideas.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Time to end social security

There regularly seems to be some debate over the solvency of the Social Security System. This seems rather inaccurate, as taxes will simply be raised to cover the deficiency.

However, the important question is whether or not we want such a huge portion of our GDP to go to retirement is left unquestioned. It seems to me that it would be much more preferable for people to handle their own retirement, and those in need to receive food stamps, welfare, and other charity programs that are already set up.

Some retirees need money, some just want the money. We need to limit charity to those who actually need the money to eat, and not those who are simply using it to travel.