Dan Burton (R-IN): Activist Judge Rules If You Drop Medicare, You’ll Lose Your Social Security
Our long time readers will no doubt remember NotAllDum. She says “Hi!” to all of our readers.
Anyway, she called me up to tell me that she was watching Dan Burton on C-SPAN talk about some crazy activist judge who has ruled that if you are on social security and decide to drop your Medicare, you are not only liable for any past procedures that Medicare has payed for, but you will also lose your social security!
Think about it. For your entire life in the workforce, the government takes money from your paycheck under the guise of creating a retirement savings account for you when you get older (since you obviously need the government’s help in doing that (/sarcasm) ). Then, when you retire, the money that you gave the government to hold for you should be yours to use, right? Well, so far so good.
Now, some activist judge comes along and rules that just because you don’t want to use the government’s healthcare plan, all that money of yours that the government was saving for you now belongs solely to the government and you can’t touch it!
That, my friends, is highway robbery!
Anyway, I tried embedding the video from C-SPAN, but WordPress just spit it out. So, you’ll have to click on the link below to watch it over at C-SPAN. Sorry about that:Abuse of Power, politics