Written by Dr. Mary J. Ruwart…
Baby-boomers are starting to retire. They expect to receive Social Security since most of them have contributed to the program all of their lives. They expect to receive Medicare benefits, because private insurers have been virtually driven from the retiree market. These two programs alone constitute about a third of the current US budget.
However, Social Security is already running a deficit, creating more inflation as government spends money it does not have. The check seniors receive buys less and less each month, essentially gutting the promised benefit.
As our population grays, we have fewer workers than we did in the past supporting each retiree. In 1950, approximately 16 workers paid the Social Security checks of each retiree; today, fewer than 3 workers do so. Social Security taxes must be raised dramatically to make the system solvent, making it harder for…
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WASHINGTON—The United States Supreme Court was rocked by tragedy Thursday when the judicial branch’s longtime sidekick, Kid Justice, was brutally murdered by the nefarious Dr. Contempto.Kid Justice, who sources confirmed was the alter ego of mild-mannered Supreme Court fellow Jimmy Randall, reportedly vaulted through the air and intercepted a missile launched by Dr. Contempto in mid-flight, selflessly sacrificing his life to save Chief Justice John Roberts from certain death.
“We are saddened to report that, at approximately 11:35 a.m., Washington’s beloved Kid Justice was pronounced dead,” said D.C. Chief of Police Seamus O’Herlihy. “The missile that struck the teen guardian was more powerful than the Diamontium skin that had protected him from so many other blows, and his powers—encyclopedic memory of Constitutional law and a deep, abiding belief in the U.S. court system—proved to be of no use against the sinister Dr. Contempto.”
As insulting as it is to be labeled a fascist, and as easy as it is to respond vehemently with anger, it’s more productive to reply with facts and logic and take an opportunity to expound upon what libertarianism actually is.If you do it right, you will blow minds.
You may not claim a libertarian convert, but you will broaden the discussion and open the door to more tolerance from your left-wing punk friends and acquaintances.
The trick is to be honest about the things you disagree on while focusing on the things you agree about