You are entitled to your employers money? That is a bit of a dichotomy in positions.
Of course I am, it was paid on my behalf, and as you well know, the costs of an employee not only includes their salary, but also any and all benefits paid, including any pension plans, medical insurance, car allowances, stock options......all of that is figured into the cost of an employee.
I suppose you would only be entitled to the amount paid in and not more in this view?
No, itd should be more as I should have at least earned interest on this money instead of it being used by the Federal Gov't for other expenses and replacing that money with essentially IOU's.
And if you had become disabled early on in your career, you would not have accepted any benefits over that amount paid in for you and a reasonable interest applied thereto ..... right?
As long as you "know" that without the benefit of actual data to support it .......
That's one of the nice things about opinions, eh?
Other than the difference between an informed and uninformed opinion?
And I think your article is disengenous including elderly people on social security and medicare as an example of entiltement programs and basing most of his "facts" article on that group.
If you try to change the definition of a term anything can then be called disengenous, I suppose. Those facts were only used in relation to the percentage of the entitlement programs which have been subejct to proposals to cut spending by the GOP.
I'd like to see estimates on the amount of fraud that takes place amongst welfare recipients and the amount of money spent on medical care for illegal immigrants.
You could look for them. I am sure that has been studied by someone.
Of course its all going to come to a screaching halt at the rate everything is going. With both medical insurance costs, and medical costs itself, increasing at a staggering 8 to 10% per year, the laws of exponential growth will make both unaffordable for all but the wealthy.
That would be the group the GOP seems to try to protect at all costs ... or more correctly the money belonging to that group.
And with Social Security, and both public and private pensions paying out more than what is coming in already, or within the next 10 years....its all moot.
Possibly, but there is a lot of money owed the SS fund too.