Sunday, January 25, 2009

Riding the Tiger

I've written about this before but Mike ("Rational Reasons") posted a link to this clip at Red Tory.

Canada is straddled atop the tiger that is the United States. We have no choice but to stay where we are because it's just too dangerous to get off.

Wonder what's coming? Check this out:

I love how the American narrative has shifted to evil "entitlement" programmes, a term that plainly implies unearned, undeserved charity. As this clip shows, American workers have done just fine by their Social Security system which, for decades, has been running a surplus (that was money the Boomers were putting in for their retirement). Instead of retaining and investing those "surpluses", the US government simply stole the money, took it into general revenue and used it to fund current expenses.

Now that they've stolen the blue and white-collar workers' contributions, Congress - Republican and Democrat alike - are pointing the finger at "entitlement" programmes, blaming the victims. This is just scandalous.

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