Monday, April 11, 2011

Looting Social Security To Wage War

As long as the $1.2-trillion annual budget for the military-security complex is off limits (to cutting), nothing can be done about the US budget deficit except to renege on obligations to the elderly, confiscate private assets or print enough money to inflate away all debts," Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Treasury Secretary under President Reagan warns.

In an article titled "Stealing from Social Security to Pay for Wars and Bailouts," published in the April issue of the "Rock Creek Free Press" of Washington, D.C., Roberts says that Republicans are calling Social Security and Medicare "entitlements"---making them sound like welfare---when, in fact, workers over their lifetimes have contributed 15 percent of all their earnings to the payroll tax that funds these benefits and have every right to them.'


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