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Entitlement reform for the entitled

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  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    May 23, 2012 8:12 a.m.

    Taxes for entitlements are forced on us. We don't have the option to 'opt out', so the government cannot have an option to opt us out just because it thinks we have enough money.

    The government has the obligation to pay everything that it promised to everyone who paid into the system.

    Everyone can clearly see that entitlements are ponzi schemes, but they were started by the government to take away our wealth and to use our wealth for whatever the government decided to spend that money on. The funds were mixed with the general fund and spent, leaving us nothing but an IOU. Now it's time for the government to fund those IOUs, but it can't.

    Fraud was committed, not by the people, but by the government. Either the government pays what it promised, or every Congressman that voted to use those funds for other purposes should be jailed until every dollar is repaid.

  • VIDAR Murray, UT
    May 24, 2012 7:14 a.m.

    Mike Richards

    South Jordan, Utah

    the problem is that the goverment does not have money; it takes money away from working people.
    To to pay the so called entitlments to older citizens, it takes the money away from younger citizens.
    Why should the younger workers have to pay anything?
    It seems that seniors do not care, as long as they get what they think is owed them.