- Apr 30, 2009
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SS is a Ponzi scheme. You aren’t paying into anything. You paid for past people to get benefits, and now working folks are paying for you. When you are a payer, you get to vote, when you aren’t you don’t.You're a "net taker" even if you paid into SS your whole life and now get the benefit? Good luck with that.
To vote you need not only a current ID, but 5 year of tax returns and a year of bank statements and paycheck stubs. So clean. So simple. The poll workers will handle this easily.
You pointed out problems with our current government. You didn't show how they're caused by too many people voting. There are better solutions to solving some of them than this half-baked idea.
Your voter id status is confirmed at tax time. Poll workers only need to check the box.
there are lots of potential solutions. Term limits and lobbying laws will not change anything. Sinema is in her first term and everyone is freaking out that she’s in the pocket of lobbyists. There is no restriction on politicians that will alter the dynamics of US politics. Your argument is akin to: we just need to make alcohol illegal to stop people from drinking. It’s a position that is ignorant of economics.
it’s not clear to me that Dems or Repubs would necessarily benefit more than the other. But if we get in trouble and need to cut spending, people with skin in the game are much more likely to do the right thing. Couple this with a balanced budget amendment, you have the right incentives to get things under control. Of course, if you really don’t care about debt or deficits, you’d be opposed.