Comment: This money has been

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This money has been

This money has been collecting for a very, very long time, and many of the people who paid it in are now dead. Even for those alive, accurately dividing up the money according to who paid in what amount would be no easy task, if it is even possible. Do you suppose that the government should just pay everyone an equal portion?

Further, we are talking about investments, not cash. In order for the trillions of dollars of investments to be liquidated at once, buyers must be found, and market prices of the assets would plummet. The government would get a pittance for a fortune, and the wealthy would be the beneficiaries.

None of this is very appealing. Our government has the ability, if it is reduced to reside within its constitutional limits, to pay for itself.