This is meme wrong. These are not “entitlements” and they are not “earned benefits.” These are also not “savings accounts” that individual working people pay into for their own future benefit. That is wrong, and it’s a very, very dangerous idea that needs to be squelched. It’s that thinking that opens the door to … More When we could be thankful for government
See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst During a contentious panel on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) found himself at odds with his fellow panelists — and with the facts — about Social Security’s solvency. Johnson and fellow panelist Rep. Greg Russak‘s insight: Capping payroll taxes for incomes above $113,700 for 2013 (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/payroll/tax/wagelimits/index.html) … More Paul Krugman Tells GOP Senator: ‘Your Facts Are False’ On Social Security
The “Walmart vs the Morons” email finally landed in my inbox. Can anyone possibly take this seriously? Perhaps defining Walmart as a “success” and the government as a “failure” depends mostly on how we think about and define words like ‘success’ and ‘failure’ from the outset. Is it only about money and market share and … More Walmart vs the Morons; Seriously?