Conservatives happy to collect benefits
Fred Harpster Sr., Milton
"Like Community View columnist Artika Rangan, I too am a bleeding-heart liberal Democrat at 77 years of age and proud of it. When the right-wing conservatives collect Social Security, unemployment insurance, etc., I wonder that they have the guts to do so because without liberals fighting for such things since the 1930s they wouldn't exist."
Instead of a bankrupt system created by liberals that cannot continue we would be forced to be responsible about retirement. But given that people are self-interested, to say the least, they tend to do a better job of planning for retirement than the government does of planning one for them. That's why the parasitic "system" that bleeding heart liberals created cannot continue.
I do not expect to collect social security because that money is being spent to support guys like this, right now. There are other nations like Australia and Chile that have proven the liberal "system" on this is inferior.
In the end, if the people of any nation cannot stop spending money and plan ahead a little bit then no system will work.
Hmmm, Social Security is a boring issue.
Oh well, later!