Just cash in a few Social Security Trust Fund bonds
Speaking about Social Security, President Barack Obama told CBS news today that “I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.” The issue he refers to is raising the federal debt ceiling. That’s a very curious statement for the president to make. Because | Read More »
Social Security Trust Fund: Why no truth?
This column is cross-posted from Voice for Liberty in Wichita. Regardless of one’s attitude towards the Social Security system, the refusal by liberals to admit the fraud of the system’s trust fund remains an obstacle to honest discussion of the system’s future. Here’s an example from a prominent defender of the myth of the Social Security Trust Fund, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. In an | Read More »
Greenwald and Sanders try to defend Social Security, slam Koch brothers
This column is cross-posted from Voice for Liberty in Wichita. Are the free market critics of Social Security a shadowy “echo chamber” seeking to end the system for the benefit of the rich, or sounding a fact-based alarm that government and its supporters dispute and don’t want you to hear? According to a short video by Robert Greenwald, it’s the first choice. But examination of | Read More »