Ron Paul Gets Social Security, but Thinks I Might Want to Opt Out?

21 Jun

Let me get this straight.  Ron Paul is receiving Social Security, but thinks it’s unconstitutional?  Typically when I think something is wrong in itself or at least for me to receive, I pass on receiving it.

Why am I not surprised that Ron Paul is being a hypocrite?  I’m not surprised because so many people in  our federal legislature could survive without their salaries, but they sure as hell don’t say “keep that money I don’t need.”  Nope, not at all.  Why would you do something so foolish?

So when they are old enough to collect social security, why would the most federal government hating members of our federal legislature refuse these benefits?  By the way, if you believe the federal government is unnecessary, why would they want to be a part of it?

O.k. let me make sure I understand this, Ron Paul thinks that Americans might want to opt out of Social Security to invest the money themselves.  Doesn’t he remember that we had to bailout actual banks with a multitude of accountants and other financial wizards because they couldn’t wisely invest bank money?  But, individuals who can barely test into College Algebra will be able to wisely invest their money to finance their retirements?  I smell a bailout coming circa 2030 because 2008 was so much fun we want to revisit it!

Clearly, we are looking for clarity from storm clouds…


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6 responses to “Ron Paul Gets Social Security, but Thinks I Might Want to Opt Out?

  1. Disaffected Youth

    June 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Yes it’s mind blowing that a human being would turn down extra money (not at all).

    I don’t see anything to suggest that Paul is a hypocrite, people are just so quick to jump on Ron Paul for anything they can seeing as how his actual political and voting record is near impeccable.

    Ron Paul also receives the benefits of the military industrial complex, which protects him from foreign threats all over the world, but he still wants to end the wars (what a hypocrite!).

    And he still receives the benefits of the Federal Reserve screwing with our interest rates to supposedly keep this economy productive, but he still wants to audit and or eliminate the Federal Reserve (that hypocritical bastard!).

    So excuse Dr. Paul for receiving social security benefits (which he has been paying into for decades), have you forgotten that our elected leaders are our fellow citizens, and as such have access to the same goods and services the rest of us do? (if you don’t count the number of laws that congress enacts but does not have to abide by)

    I am amazed that Ron Paul is receiving so much hatred when he is one of the only politicians addressing the actual issues this country faces, and is not afraid to 1) Combat these social entitlements that always stoke up animosity, and 2) freely admitting that he is receiving social security when he is questioned about it (when was the last time Obama answered a press question or Romney was honest about any of his finances).

    Anybody who does not support Ron Paul is supporting the military industrial complex, Federal Reserve, and the National Defense Authorization act.

    • dailyballyhoo

      June 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      I find it funny when people harp on the federal govt. or entities such as the “the military industrial complex” because if they don’t support an organized and functioning govt. they could move to Somalia. Why doesn’t Ron Paul campaign to be the president of a country like Somalia that does not have a functioning govt.

      Also, personally I don’t take money or services from entities that I view as wrong or illegitimate. I just don’t. I also don’t take services that I don’t actually need. A co-worker once told me I could probably qualify for free health care instead of paying for insurance (it was my first real “good” job), but I told her it wasn’t a big deal and I’d keep paying for the insurance. I guess I just have a different view on what I will and won’t accept and under what circumstances.

      • Disaffected Youth

        June 22, 2012 at 1:24 am

        Your hyperbole is belittling.

        Move to somalia? How condescending and over-exaggerated.

        I’m all for government. The smartest, most efficient, least intrusive government possible.

        Most people don’t consider the cost of the handouts they receive, if only they shared your view.

      • dailyballyhoo

        June 27, 2012 at 12:00 am

        I just re-read your comment and must commend you on giving me a laugh.

        I love the word “hyperbole.”

        What’s even better is you singled me out for using hyperbole. Like all our politicians who use hyperbole like “death panels.” Oh wait I forgot the constant references to President Obama being a “Socialist” or that the President wants to turn this into Europe.

        Oh heaven’s to Betsy don’t turn us into Europe! Not with their wonderful standard of living in Scandinavia or money to loan out like Germany!

        At least, I try to use hyperbole to spotlight the silliness of over-inflating situations by tweeking the words we use like “socialist” instead of “fair” or “compassionate.”

  2. Disaffected Youth

    June 27, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Using ridiculous exaggerations are rarely beneficial to any discussion.

    Especially to undercut and dismiss a worldview entirely (as you note with your complaint about the connotations of ‘socialist’).

    Congratulations for being better than our politicians and media pundits.

    Granted it’s not a very high bar.


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