Friday, July 31, 2015

Social Security: We’re from the government, and we’re here to destroy what remains of the program

One of the funniest and perhaps saddest commentaries regarding the ability of the Federal government to either fix or run a financial enterprise is that when Uncle Sam co-opts a business platform, the end result is almost always insolvency, or the need for taxpayer bailouts.  In fact, all one has to do is look at the government’s takeover of mortgage and student loan lenders Fannie Mae and Sallie Mae to see that elected officials and their bureaucracies are so incompetent when it comes to finance and running a business, they quite often spend more money keeping these entities afloat than the value of the business was worth.
So when the American people desperately need their government to solve a problem tied to the future of Social Security, Congress’s new planned solution and predictable outcome should come as no surprise.
In a new piece of legislation called the ‘One Social Security Act’ (HR 3150), Congress is seeking to merge two separate entities under the Social Security Administration into one, thus masking the insolvency of both programs and making your retirement insurance now fully integrated with those receiving benefits as a disabled American.

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