Many times over in this blog and elsewhere, I have written that Social Security began as a fraud fraught with the foreseeable consequence of ultimate failure. Nevertheless, it sounded good to the ignorant masses and sucked in a generation seeking retirement stability.
Franklin D. Roosevelt led socialists, posturing as “progressives” to promote the program. The term socialist elicited an unwelcome response from the majority of American patriots, thus the term progressives came to be. Cloaking themselves as progressives gave socialists an ability to prompt a majority to accept a program rife with deceitful dependency.
With an average family size of 5.51, or 3.1 children produced by each couple (census figures 1900), the program looked good on the surface. Each child working productively would contribute to the retirement of the preceding generation in perpetuity. The flaw-the 3.1 child figure was down by .4 in the 35 years since the census of 1900 and over 3.9 from the 1800 tabulation. Family size began shrinking with urbanization and the industrial age vs. rural living and farming. The indicative trend actually encouraged knowledgeable socialists.
Twenty years later, in 1955, the average household size had dropped to 3.92 and Social Security, as originally proposed, was obviously no longer sustainable. By that time, however, the program was a political hot potato and no politician desiring re-election wanted to touch it. Doomed for failure, it became the problem of the next congress, then the next and the next.
By 2010, the average household size shrunk to 2.61 with many of the working household members supporting an elder parent, not a potentially productive offspring.
We now face another socialist program of like ilk. Obamacare, the Social Security of the 21st century has a similar ultimate fate projection. Sold as the bread slicer of the future, the salesmen fail to share that all the bread is now riddled with dirt and weevils.
Our elected president, a student and proponent of Karl Marx, along with radical progressives in congress, forced upon the American public a program that is failing before full implementation. Obamacare, at triple the original budget, is causing doctors to leave the field of medicine or, at best, refusing to accept Medicare and PPACA patients. The very program professed to ensure health coverage for the most needy makes care more difficult and costly for them.
Most unfortunate is that we now have another under funded feel good program making what was once the greatest nation of the world just another Greece-like failure. Unlike the European countries, there’s no coalition of countries from which to beg.
We’re the primary funding source of the U.N. Perhaps they’ll bail us out. Yeah, that’s the ticket. All we have to do is borrow more money from some of our adversaries, give the money to the U.N. and ask the world for forgiveness. Surely, the dictators and radical Islamic fundamentalists of the U. N. will respectfully reward President Obama. They’ll bolster the U.S. Constitution and aid in the restoration of our Democratic Republic. Letting more foreigners vote in our sovereign elections will also help.
Welcome, again, to the scary amusement park known as Bizarro World, USA. Hold on firmly to the safety rail, the ride only gets rougher from here.