And whenever you take something away that people have come to think of as their birthright, you will have trouble. Big trouble. Like the riots and strikes we are seeing.
That is why it surprises me that so many Americans seem intent on going down that same road. They all want their social programs, at taxpayer expense, even though 47% of working people pay zero taxes, and more and more are qualifying for the entitlements. And we, too, are going broke.
We have a choice, folks, and it's not an easy one. First, we need to choose between a future like Greece, or like we have had for 250 years. And if you choose the American way, then we must all be willing to give up the notion that the government owes us anything more than security from outside threats and the freedom to pursue happiness, without government trying to provide that happiness. That is OUR job, not theirs.
Yes, we pay into Medicare and Social Security - but nowhere near as much as we demand and get out of it. We should save those programs, but in a different format - currently they are based on the Ponzi Scheme. And Ponzi Schemes are a house of cards that will always fall apart.
I do not have the answers. Bt I do know we have to put on the brakes to socialism, or America will become just another brief mention in the history books.