IS THE SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD DRAWING TO A CLOSE?

Friday, August 26, 2011
By Paul Martin

BY JOHN HINDERAKER
PoswerLineBlog.com

Social Security, not Medicare or Medicaid, is the crown jewel of the entitlement state. For several generations now, it has been sold to voters as a more or less sacred compact. Many Americans still believe that the federal government maintains an “account” in their name, which contains assets. Some even think that their “account” contains their own contributions, carefully set aside for their retirement by Franklin Roosevelt or his successors. If this is not the biggest fraud in the history of the human race, it is certainly in the top five. Inexorable demographic realities are casting the shadow of extinction over Social Security; ironically, though, what may set the program’s demise in motion is a cheap political trick by the Democratic Party.

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