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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 11:44 PM

10. He compared the Supreme Court

decision regarding slavery to Social Security. He did not compare Social Security to slavery. He is arguing that the General Welfare clause should not be extended to Social Security. The post should be clarified.

I think he is an idiot for saying that S.S. and Medicare causes recessions (depressions). We had plenty of them with little federal General Welfare spending before the 1930s New Deal programs, and any interviewer worth his microphone should call him on it.

It comes down to what power should the federal government have. I happen to think their involvement in many areas of public life has been counterproductive (can you say No Child Left Behind).

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