"Resist, we much. Weï»¿ must, and we much. About that, be committed."
((I still don't understand why people were so upset about Bush's proposal to handle your own social security.))
Oh, that's easy. Too many people in America don't want the responsibility of looking after their own retirement. They want the government to do it for them. That way....when something goes wrong...they have somebody to blame. They can play the victim.
I'd love to have all the money the government took and spent from me under the guise of Social Security Insurance, and have it instead in a private retirement account all these years.
I'd probably be able to retire today and live like a king, instead of waiting to 65 for a lousy pittance from the government in return for my labors.
Because the vast majority of people don't want to here that message. The vast majority of people are very much first person singular...It's about ME. *I* paid into the system; *I* want what's coming to me; *I* deserve it. So the message they demand to hear is everything will be okay; don't worry, the government will take care of it. You will get exactly what you want.
Oh and to keep things interesting, many politicians will continue to feed the beast that is the hatred for the "rich." Continue to tell those with less that the government will tax the bejesus out of those with more...Instant votes.
The only thing bipartisan in DC is this...Getting reelected.