From my good friend Adi Heidler, who is responding to this post on Lew Rockwell:
Guten Morgen, Herr McMaken!
As a member of the class of parasites which draw “Social Security” benefits, it seems obvious to me that a three point program must be implemented, and promptly, in order to bring this program in balance with Nature.
1. Firstly, it is obvious that the remedy for too long life expectancy is to promote behavior which will reduce life expectancy. Smoking of tobacco should be high on the list, as it is known to cause lung cancer (which killed my father at age 54) as well as heart disease. Bring back Torches_of_Freedom! Obesity, alcohol, and drug abuse must all be enlisted in this cause.
2. Secondly, there is no reason that any “Social Security” handouts should be exempt from taxation. Today’s policy of taxing only the benefits of those with significant other income must be eliminated. “Social Security” benefits must be regarded as “self employment income,” and therefore subject to “self employment tax” of 15.3%, plus taxation as “ordinary income” at the recipient’s marginal rate. If the lowest “income tax” bracket is 20%, this would recover 20% + 15.5% = 35.3% of so-called “benefits” for their rightful owner, the U.S Federal Government, from which all blessings flow.
3. Thirdly, all Useless Eaters must be encouraged to self-terminate by aggressively promoting a financial incentive to do so. Consider that if an individual with eleven years remaining life expectancy could be induced to self-terminate by a lump sum payment of one year’s “Social Security benefits,” (the Sunset Bonus) the Government would save ten years benefit payments on that individual. Should one year’s benefits not be adequate, the lump sum must be increased until the desired rate of acceptance is achieved.
Of course, termination must be accomplished by so-called “ethical” means, which would preferably involve high officials of die Interessengemeinschaft Mediziner Industrie AG , who could be counted upon to promote the desired objective, since they would stand to benefit to an extraordinary degree. Naturlich, the cost of implementation must be included when accounting for the costs versus benefit of the program.
Tschüß, und Willkommen im Affenhaus.