On Social Security
About eighty years ago, our federal government set up a safety net/retirement program known as Social Security, and for about eighty years, people have argued about it. Is it Constitutional? Is it legal? Is it moral? All the time, during all of the arguments, Social Security continued to grow, both in its scope of coverage, and in its cost to employees and employers. Recently, the question people are asking and arguing about has become, "Is Social Security sustainable?" For more and more people, the answer seems to be "No."
If it survives, Americans can continue to argue about Social Security's Constitutionality and sustainability for another eighty or so years, but regardless of which side of the argument you are on, one fact remains. No one has the right to force another person to join or fund Social Security, anymore than they have the right to prevent another person from joining or funding Social Security. It is past time to make participation in Social Security voluntary, and fund it totally from those voluntary participants.