Frog Soup

Ruminations on the twilight of democracy in America.
by Monkey99

 
 

Thursday, March 24, 2005

100% Unemployment by 2041!

That's right, I could hardly believe it when I read the headlines, but its true. I mean, I knew things were going to be getting bad, but holy freaking crap! Total unemployment! I might be reading between the lines a little bit, but the conclusion is unavoidable. No more American jobs by 2041 according to the Social Security Trustees as reported by the AP and repeated ad nauseaum by the MSM, for instance here and here.

The headlines say that Social Security will be broke by 2041. I don't know what y'all's sense of the word "broke" is, but mine is "no money". Now, Social Security is pay-as-you-go. The benefits are paid out from the payroll taxes of current workers. The only way there'd be no money for benefits is if there were no more payroll taxes coming in, ergo, no one's working.

While this is pretty damn serious, there is a silver lining. At least now we know what the source of the Social Security crisis is: the disappearance of American jobs. So write your congressmen and let them know they can forget about all this Social Security reform nonsense, and attack the root cause: outsourcing. The US must immediately abrogate the free-trade treaties it has signed, and start bringing jobs back to America. This is obviously a critical step in saving Social Security. Thanks to the Social Security Trustees and the Associated Press for catching this!

Now, let me just pull my tongue back out of my cheek and get back to what I was doing...