Monday, February 07, 2005

Saving Social Security Pt II

Jacob Sullum is another brave soul who praises President Bush's goal to Save Social Security. He says that President Bush's proposal is well reasoned and balanced, and that, unlike Democrats, he is willing to listen to his political opponents (we'll see how that turns out). And then he writes this charming paragraph.
Although sold to the public as a pension system, Social Security is based on the forced transfer of resources between generations. It steals from the poor to give to the rich, and it substitutes dependence on a beneficent state for self-reliance and voluntary mutual aid. It may not be financially bankrupt, but it is morally so.
Sort of begs the question, doesn't it? Why would you want to Save Social Security if you think it is a morally bankrupt system?

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