Harry Reid tried to repeal Social Security for himself and his friends...but not for you
Thanks to the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal for bringing this to my attention:
In 1983, current Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid offered HR 3589, a bill to exempt all Federal employees, including members of Congress, from the Social Security system.
Here is a Library of Congress link to a summary of the bill. Since the bill apparently didn’t go anywhere, there is not a lot of very interesting specific information.
It is yet another indication that those who understand Social Security best are the most anxious to find a way not to participate….while forcing the rest of us to pay into government’s pyramid scheme.
It comes down to this: Most Democrats in DC only oppose Social Security reform because they want to keep the citizens dependent on government. They don’t care that it’s a fraud, that it keeps poor people poor, that it discriminates against women and minorities, and that it is neither insurance nor investment of any sort. They just want YOUR money.
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