The Socialism of Social Security

by It amuses me whenever I hear President Trump and his fellow Republicans excoriating Democrats Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other leftists for being socialists.  After all, let’s not forget that Trump and Republicans, along with their Democratic cohorts, are fierce advocates of America’s premier socialist program, Social Security.

Contrary to popular opinion, especially among seniors, Social Security is not a retirement program. No one “contributes” into a Social Security retirement fund, which then earns interest, and then is later available during one’s retirement years. Moreover, there are no individual lockboxes at Fort Knox with each person’s name on them containing his Social Security “contributions.”

Social Security is nothing more than a socialist program, no different from food stamps and public housing. It uses government to forcibly take money from people to whom it belongs and gives it to people to whom it does not belong. That’s classic socialism, in that it embodies the Marxian principle “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

Perhaps it’s worth pointing out that the idea of Social Security originated among German socialists in the latter part of the 1800s. That was when the Progressive movement was striving to move America in a socialist direction.

That’s also why the Social Security Administration has a bust of German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck on its website. Having acquired the idea of Social Security from German socialists, Bismarck was the German leader who enacted it into law in Germany.

In the 1930s, the Democratic presidential regime of Franklin Roosevelt enacted Social Security into law in the United States. It’s worth noting that the American people had lived without this socialist program for some 150 years before Roosevelt imported it to America….Read More

 

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