Every four years, November can be quite an exciting time. This year, it seems to be more exciting than ever. For one thing, there's the war to consider. This seems to be the biggest issue that will determine voters to elect the nomminies. But let's look at a different issue for now. An issue that has started to become a large problem in the past couple decades. An issue called Social Security.
During the Great Depression, Social Security was invented by our government to help get people back on their feet. Nearly evrey working family was in emotional, physical and finatial turmoil. people were forced to leave their homes, live on the streets, food was scarce, it was a tragic situation. The government took action creating social security that worked like this: extra taxes were taken out of a workers paycheck and that money was used to give food to the needy, medical supplies, the works. That was a wonderful idea, at that time. It worked beautifully, as we can now look back and see today. But the only problem is that we should have been gradually weaned off of S.S.
The problem happend during the baby-bommer generation. For those who do not know what that is, it is the generation that came after WW2, because those soldiers were gone from their sweeties for a long time, and it wasn't common to have a family of 2.5 kids like it is today, it was more along the lines of 6 or 7 kids per family. Then that generation had few children, more like the common number of 2.5.
That brings us to the big question: Where will the money come from when my Father and Mother are living on S.S., and there are fewer people to pay it? Well the only answer is this: S.S. will go skyrocketing. I'm not sure about everyone else who reads this entry but I like to keep the money that I have earned in my pocket and not in someone else's pocket. I have student loans to pay for, and it will go much quicker if the government is taking out more money than they need.
Unfortunetly, neither party even addresses this issue as far as I would like it to go, that is, ridding the United States of Social Security taxes all together.