Comment: hey we're all in the same boat.

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hey we're all in the same boat.

but you need to face up to facts.

the average person will draw far more than they pay in.

and it's getting worse every year.

but the real problem is, the government is broke.

and remember, social security and medicare are not investment funds. the money you paid in POOF, IT'S GONE.

the only way you're going to get your benefits, is for the government to steal the money from someone else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Q14HOBThM

as for Ron Paul, you need to get your head on straight. He said these programs are BROKE.

http://www.issues2000.org/2012/Ron_Paul_Social_Security.htm

So yes, in the short term, he wants to make all the cuts in government operations as well as foreign militarism, in order to save those programs for those who are dependent in the near term, buying us a little time, but in the medium term and long term, they need to be phased out.