Here are three videos that everyone should watch about welfare in America.
Welfare in a Free America
Welfare: How Freedom Was Lost in America
No nation having once nationalized or municipalized any industry has ever retraced its steps or reversed its action.
~ Sydney Webb
Welfare: How to Get Freedom Back
Pay special attention to what the past comptroller says about what Social Security is and what it is not in the third video. He says it's a wealth transfer program, not a savings program. It's an unrecuperated tax. It's a tax now and spend now scheme. Nothing that you pay into the system will be there when you retire. Not one penny. It was never designed that way.
If you doubt this, go and look at the official site of Social Security and read the history. If the first woman who collected Social Security retirement income put in for only 3 years - a total of $24 - and received checks of $22 per month for 30 years, how could it be that she was paying for her own retirement? She obviously was not, nor are any of us.
What you think you are entitled to is not your money. The money you will receive in retirement is what your children and grandchildren will be paying you. Think about that when you cry about how you don't want to lose what you paid into the system. You've already lost that. If your kids and grandkids are going to pay for your retirement, wouldn't you prefer that they hand you the money and not make it filter through the government?
At about 20 minutes into the third video, listen carefully to the harsh words and think about what is being said. If you're a Christian or if you're a TEA party member, a conservative or a libertarian, these words need to be taken to heart. Are you really a freedom lover? Do you really value the Constitution? Do you really care about future generations? Or are you too selfish to sacrifice? Do you expect everyone but you to sacrifice? These are questions that we all need to ask ourselves.