Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Quote of the day

We put those pay roll contributions there so as to give the contributors a legal, moral, and political right to collect their pensions and their unemployment benefits. With those taxes in there, no damn politician can ever scrap my social security program. Those taxes aren’t a matter of economics, they’re straight politics. -- Franklin Roosevelt
Via John Stossel, who notes that recipients get much more out of those programs than what they put in.

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