Attention, taxpaying Americans!
Are you at, above, or nearing 62, the current minimum age required to begin withdrawing Social Security benefits?
If so, it is strongly recommended to do so now, regardless of all the constant fearmongering that political elites and their paid financial shills like to inflict upon those who dare to start taking long-overdue benefits (back) from the government as soon as possible.
Especially since a band of senators is apparently moving in on Social Security benefits in an effort to disguise just how recklessly the government has mismanaged several trillion dollars’ worth of taxpayer funds.
That’s right: Currently, an American is able to draw Social Security starting at age 62, though the government always loves to blare that individuals will not receive their “full” retirement benefit.
Well, judging from the commentary emanating from the swamp now, that “full” retirement benefit may become even more elusive if the mandatory minimum age for starting to collect Social Security is jacked to 70 years old, rather than 62 years old, as recently reported by the Daily Mail.
Because everyone is dying to work until 70 and/or wait around until 70 to receive their pittance of an effective paycheck from a pitiable (albeit mandatory) government-directed Ponzi scheme.
Resident RINO Mitt Romney, for instance, is already banging on about elevating the retirement age to 70 for collecting benefits, openly declaring that the government programs are set to run out of money.
“I’m not sure it’ll pass this year, but obviously, it’s a huge topic with enormous interest, and the fact that we have both Medicare and Social Security that are slated to become insolvent within a decade suggests that we need to make sure to save them,” Romney blared.
Of course, Romney made exactly zero suggestions regarding fiscal responsibility, and he most certainly did not suggest cutting welfare benefits for individuals who literally avoid work (and education) at all costs.
All while continuing to exploit the healthcare system, judicial system, and “education” system (mainly for “free” food and woke indoctrination).
And, as the government continues to ruthlessly extract ever-increasing Social Security sums from workingAmericans, it also continues to grossly misspend the funds on an array of increasingly destabilizing activities, from the war in Ukraine to endless “benefits” for criminals.
However, paying into Social Security is apparently “mandatory,” despite it being one of the most obvious government-funded Ponzi schemes around.
Famed economist Milton Friedman, who has angered the government on more than one occasion for speaking the rather obvious truth regarding the absurd level of waste emanating throughout Washington, making it rather clear that the program has been unfairly forced upon Americans who would otherwise prefer to invest and save their money, rather than depend on the government to do it for them.
Declaring that the current mandate to strip working Americans of hard-earned fund is the embodiment of “clear injustice,” Friedman writes, “It makes no more sense to specify a minimum fraction for all people than to mandate a minimum fraction of income that must be spent on housing or transportation. Our general presumption is that individuals can best judge for themselves how to use their resources …
In 1964, Barry Goldwater was much reviled for suggesting that participation in Social Security be voluntary. I thought that was a good idea then; I still think it is. I find it hard to justify requiring 100 percent of the people to adopt a government-prescribed straitjacket.”
Friedman also alluded to the current Social Security system, specifically the mandated contributions, as “the greatest Ponzi scheme on earth.”
And the media likes to demonize Madoff …
Author: Ofelia Thornton