Holbert you should have a bunch of CEOs and executives begging Uncle Sam for tax cuts so they MIGHT invest it in their employees or create new, well-paying jobs instead of just buying back their stock to give themselves a huge windfall. Note: Kansas tried this and you see the results.
“You need to give me money so I can make it…okay for corporations to cheat on their taxes and disregard the environment!”
Social Security: The ultimate Ponzi scheme…
The Republicans borrowed trillions to give billionaires tax breaks.
What more could you possibly want?
By the way, you get to pay for the billionaires tax breaks.
I don’t understand this cartoon. Is Holbert suggesting that government programs can function without funding? If he has a specific complaint about some program he thinks shouldn’t be funded, that’s (perhaps) worth discussion. But as a general principle, taxation is the price we pay for living in a civilized society.
Regarding Social Security:
Two more or less unpredictable things, plus one very predictable thing, have made SS more unstable than planned.
The predictable thing is that politicians would raid a pot of money, no matter how intended. And that includes both parties. Lock-boxes are needed. California voters just passed (by a large margin) one intended to protect gas taxes from being used other than for highway infrastructure, etc.
Less predictable was the increase in longevity of Americans. Sure, people were beginning to live longer by the 1930s, but the age of “wonder drugs” has kept it going. Also, food is so much more available. Malnutrition was often the invitation to disease and death.
Less predictable, too, was the baby boom.
Social security taxes needed and still need to be greater to fund the future. But what posters forget is that your employers paid into your fund, too. So it wasn’t just your money. And we know how business owners feel about taxes. And who listens to them when they complain. Politicians choose to not worry about the future of SS unless forced to do so.
Once again as the Screw Turns another mighty Nation bites the dust.
Just think about the consequences of throwing the disabled, elderly, poor & diseased out on the street failure to maintain a minimum safety net will create massive slums, crime will eventually partition the nation into more than haves and have nots we will literally become a nation at war with itself!
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