Even Democrats unknowingly acknowledge the horrendous mess called Social Security is in. I was reading (against my better judgement) the Milkwaukee Journal Sentinel, long acknowledged to be among the most liberal in the nation. They said Bush had no definite plan on how to prevent the elderly of today from losing benefits if privitization works out. There's the problem- We are supposed to pay OUR OWN Social Security. Joe pays in $100 a month for all of his working career and then gets the money (plus interest) back when he retires. Joe is not supposed to get Mary's money that she paid in. Liberals admit that it doesn't work that way. The unfortunate thing is that they don't want it to work the way it was supposed to. They'd rather billionaire Bob pay tons into Social Security that he'll never get so lazy poor people can remain irresponsible.
Liberals don't really want poverty to end or they would have eliminated the welfare state long ago. Instead, they want people to remain dependent on the system. My husband and I aren't rich and could, if we were grossly irresponsible, easily become truly poor but we DON'T. We save money, invest monthly in retirement accounts and so forth. Every American could, through hard work, "make it". Instead, they go to public school and hear that they can't. They hear that they should depend on government, that Big Brother will help them. Of course, Big Brother wants something in return....