There have been a number of times that I have came to a certain conclusion, but only to hear Rush Limbaugh echo that very same conclusion. That happened again Friday:
This program is designed specifically with low-income people in mind, and keep in mind that the group that we're going to call low-income, fixed-income, is the Social Security crowd. The people in this country who have nothing but that, you don't see them out on yachts. You don't see them on cruises. You see them in their old folks' homes or in their condos or whatever, and they're worried about whether they can buy medicine or dog food, I thought. I thought it's so bad out there, some of them are foregoing food in order to get medicine, and we gave them Medicare benefits, prescription drug benefits, and nobody likes that! Okay. Can't do that. Now they're going to be forced to have prescription drugs or over-the-counter drugs and if it's over-the-counter, "My Medicare won't pay for it. Oh, woe is me!" No matter how you say all this, no matter what it is, it adds up to one thing: People who have only Social Security don't have much, and the idea that we've got to preserve that, we've got to preserve near poverty; we have to preserve near subsistence levels because it's good if it comes from the government? Well, screw that! And that's what the program's all about. You better look at every Social Security recipient only the same way you're looking at the poor, because they're the same people.
So why would the Democrats want to preserve a program that creates poverty? Because without the poor, they could not promote their Marxist class warfare. Nobody will find prosperity with the current social security program. For the working poor, who have no discretionary income, they end up totally dependent on the Social Security system. The last thing the Democrats want is to give the poor an opportunity to own a sizable nest egg at retirement and no longer dependent on government. As normal the Democrats mislead by saying they are for the poor. The truth is the Democrats are for keeping the poor, poor. If the Demcorats have their way, more Americans will be joining the poor.