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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

  LETTERLETTERLETTER  
 
[Editor's note: Bob Edwards is a former Michigan state legislator and former mayor of Payson.]
 
Editor:
 
I commend you for putting the Social Security chain mail on the blog.

Social Security has been misused by Congress since it inception. While I would like to see people take responsibility for their own lives, it won't happen, and in a country as wealthy and benevolent as ours, we will take care of them when they don't do it themselves. So, accepting that fact, forcing dollars to be put away for old age is wise, but letting the government run a Ponzi scheme under the guise of helping is disgusting.

We need some statesmen who are not gonadically challenged and who refuse to continue to play politics with this important issue, statesmen who will tell the American people the truth, that this system is heading for failure unless it is revised. The goal should be to find a way to have people put dollars aside for old age with the best possible safe return on their money.

Government can be an honest broker, catalyst or coordinator, but not an operator. Government should never get their hands on the money, but they can sort out and advise on the best safe return and let people choose where they want their money and they can require that money be put away as they do now. 

Bob Edwards
Payson

1 comment:

2016? said...

On at least this issue, when are you running for President?