Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chart of the Day: Social Security | Mother Jones:
"According to Gallup, 60% of Americans now believe that they'll never see a dime from Social Security. As Dean Baker points out, this is a remarkable victory for the Social Security doomsayers. They've spent decades claiming that Social Security will go broke, and now a large majority of Americans believe them."

The question they asked is somewhat vague. The question should be "If left unchanged, do you think the Social Security system will be able to pay you a benefit when you retire?" The answer there is factually "yes". However, given the enormous and unrelenting campaign to dismantle the program, and Democrats' insanely idiotic acquiescence to it, I am convinced that the system will not pay me a benefit when I retire. That's because retirement age will be 80 and I will be dead.

1 comment:

Natasha said...

Buck, I do believe I once caught a glimpse of you from afar while you were surrounded by your fan club and the lights of fame and I remember thinking, "whew you have quite the hard-core exterior and will blog for years to come!" That and you have nice eyes. Therefore, you WILL be collecting from the SS! Lol. If you need a youth serum, see yours truly,
Natasha (it works and tastes good!)