Is Social Security a Ponzi scheme? Well if it isn’t, it is surly a socialistic system that can only work under the most ideal conditions and then for only a short while, until the foundation crumbles under its own weight. I ask again, is Social Security a Ponzi scheme?
By de Andréa
What with the diminishing demographics and the selfish irresponsibility of abortion we are systematically destroying the American dream and American freedom. Although a socialist program, Social Security may just be one of those dreams.
Social Security is in the news. Are people finally telling the truth: Is it a government sponsored Ponzi (Pyramid) scheme? Isn’t it interesting that after defeating the policies and ideologies of Nazism we then adopt those same policies and ideologies.
Read on about the history of Social Security, where it came from, where it’s going, who really designed it and why.
The financial structure of Social Security
In the beginning, and even though everybody was not in the system the costs of Social Security were not all that great. In fact, Congress had exempted itself. Most federal and state workers were not in the system. Public school teachers were exempt. They could opt for a private system. Members of Congress had their own private government (taxpayer funded) system. This didn’t change until 1984, and not unlike Obama’s healthcare system, it became mandatory. Compared to today, the cost of Social Security was small. Those in the system paid less than two percent (employee and employer pay-in combined) on just $3000 per year income for a total of only $60 per year. Now it’s nearly 15.5 percent on more than $106,000 per year, that’s as much as $2000 per year. This will eventually have to be more than 50.000 per year, per worker. Sound ludicrous? Exactly!
According to the Social Security board of trustees, there were 42 “contributing workers” per Social Security beneficiary in 1945. In other words for every person receiving benefits, 42 people paid for that single recipient. Seemed like magic, except that few people anticipated the “birth death rate,” a decline in family size, legislated abortion (government murder of small people), increased SS benefits, and a larger recipient pool. And then there’s the fact that taking money from one person only to give it to another is immoral and unconstitutional. But we’re talking about “government funding,” here, and “Immorality” is its middle name.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics - since 1945, the number paying into the system has changed dramatically:
There were only 1.75 full-time private-sector workers in the United States last year  for each person receiving benefits from Social Security, and the Social Security board of trustees. That means that for each husband and wife who worked full-time in the private sector last year, there was a Social Security recipient somewhere in the country taking benefits from those two people. Soon it will be one to one and then each working person will be supporting two retired seniors as well as their own families, of course it will collapse long before that. Now! Does privatization sound good?
Most Americans don’t know much about the ‘history’ of Social Security. So here goes: In William L. Shirer’s book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich we learn about the origin of Social Security policies, and the effect they had on the German people. Our Social Security System was actually engineered by German Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck in the 19th century, (yes the fellow the Nazis named the giant battleship after). His policies gradually made the German people value security over political freedom and deceptively caused them to trust in the State as a benefactor and a protector. Between 1883 and 1889 Bismarck had put through a program for social security far beyond anything known in other countries at the time. It included compulsory insurance for workers against the inevitability of old age, sickness, accident, and incapacity, and though it was organized by the State it was financed equally by employers and employees. Does this sound familiar? It should…this my friend, is American Social Security!
Adolf Hitler took full advantage of the German state of mind and Bismarck’s early progress in turning the nation into a model of socialist reform. Hitler remarks in Mein Kampf, “I studied Bismarck’s socialist legislation in its intention, struggle, and success.” It was Hitler’s social security policies and promises that helped get him elected. What is the real “intention” of Bismarck’s Social programs that Hitler so diligently studied? One word…DEPENDENCE.
Hitler was not alone in his admiration of Bismarck and what he was able to accomplish. FDR was no different; he along with Hitler borrowed Bismarck’s socialist agenda and created what became known as the American Social Security System. Bismarck said, “…the State must take the matter in hand, since the State can most easily supply the requisite funds. It must provide them not as alms but in fulfillment of the workers’ right to look to the State where their own good will can achieve nothing more.” Roosevelt and his socialist admirers agreed. P. J. O’Brien, writing in Forward with Roosevelt, links Bismarck’s social policies with those of Roosevelt: “[The quotation by Bismarck] might have been lifted out of a speech by President Roosevelt in 1936”, but the socialist Iron Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck uttered it in 1871.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Well there you have it, simple, direct, and to the point, and as usual I pull no punches, just the raw truth. The American Social Security System is nothing less than warmed over Fascist Nazi Socialistic program. With the beloved and heralded Franklin D. Roosevelt at the helm, (Americas first successful dictator) his socialist policies extended the length of the recession of 1929 to a full-blown 10 year depression by 1934. This lasted until the 1940’s when the freedom of capitalism began producing a military powerful enough to guarantee our survival, ironically ‘against’ the same tyranny of socialism that was becoming prevalent in our own government.
Government guaranteed socialism in any form has never been the answer to long-term security. And yet we blindly continue to create failed social policy after failed social policy, even to the extent of adopting our own enemy’s social policies and programs.
Have we become our own worst enemy??? Remember, “Ignorance leads to deception and deception leads to destruction”…de Andréa