The Social Security Socialist System is just as unconstitutional as government run health care. No where in the Constitution of the United States does it give authority to the Federal Government to run a retirement program. I believe the existence of the social security system has created a nation of people dependent on big government. The people who have some financially savvy would do far better to invest their money directly. The people who are financially ignorant are fooled into the false comfort that the “government” will take care of them in their old age. Ask any retired person and they will tell you that the payouts from social security are inadequate to live on.
People can not seem to understand why it is absolutely impossible to have an Economic Utopia. A Economic Utopia is a state where you have 100% employment and everybody makes enough money to buy everything they want. This is an absolute impossibility due to human nature.
What is Human Nature within the context of business? It is a struggle between greed and laziness. On the one hand people want to do as little work as possible… and on the other hand people want as much luxury as possible. When the possibly of excelling above their peers is not available through the force of greed, such as in a socialist system, people will fall back to laziness and work as little as possible. As people work less and less, first luxury items will become scarce and then basic needs like food and shelter will no longer be produced. Hence Utopia is an impossibility in a Socialist system.