You’re never too disgraced to have an op-ed in our liberal media. Here’s Dick Armey, coming for your social security:
Americans should ask, if Social Security is such a great program, why is it mandatory? Workers should have the choice about whether they want to remain in the current system or invest in a personal saving retirement account, which would allow them to have complete control over their retirements funds and pass the remaining balance to family members. Let’s have Social Security compete against other investment options.
In fact, dozens of other countries have developed similar and successful retirement plans that promote freedom. Australia’s popular retirement program, which includes personal accounts that have provided more income for retirees, increased national savings and reduced pressure on the budget.
With U.S. lawmakers proposing tax hikes and benefit cuts to Social Security, the program is increasingly becoming a bad deal for workers and retirees. Americans should be free to choose an optional personal retirement account that allows them to take their retirement into their own hands.
If nothing else, you have to admire the brass balls of this clown, still pushing the market after a collapse brought on in large part by his deregulatory actions.
Obligatory Vagina Coast Guard SNL/Family Guy reference.