Politicians are stealing from Social Security

February 04, 2011

Franklin Roosevelt established the Social Security Trust Fund to which workers contribute through their years of employment in order to receive benefits when they retire. This was supposed to be a cushion in their senior years. For some, it is their only income. It was supposed to be sacrosanct.

For the past number of years, politicians have been taking money from this fund for other unrelated purposes. It's plain thievery! Now we are fed daily doses of news about the fund going broke and that it may not be available for future generations. Small wonder!

Who's going to suffer for it? The very people who contributed to it. We are being held hostage. Al Gore, in 2000, said he would put a lock-box on the Social Security funds. He knew what was happening. Robin Hood stole from the rich to give to the poor. Our politicians steal from the poor to give to the rich. They have no shame. Their only interest is in lining their own pockets. Our government talks about other corrupt governments. Look in the mirror, politicians. It's you.

Our government is no longer a government of the people, of the people and by the people. It's become a government of the crooks, for the crooks and by the crooks.

Term limits may not be a bad idea. Our system is badly broken and needs major repair.

J. Naiditch, Pikesville

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