Social security is in trouble. I’m 26 and have been paying into the system for 10 years now. I have absolutely no faith that I will ever see that money again. The only way that social security will survive the next century is if the tax burden is increased exponentially on its citizens… or we put an end to one of the problems that has caused a social security crisis in the first place - abortion.
No one wants to talk about the dark side of the social security crisis. Consider this. Social security was around for 40 years before 1973 without any “crisis.” Now let’s do a little math. Between 1973-1991, Americans aborted 28,511,400 citizens, people who would now be of working age. What would social security look like if we had 28,600,000 citizens working today and paying social security taxes? Would the baby boomers reaching retirement have anything to worry about if we had an additional 28,000,000 workers paying into the system?
Everyone knows that the problem with social security is demographic. We have more retirees demanding benefits and fewer young workers keeping the system running by funding it with their taxes.
So let’s take a step back and consider the 45,000,000 abortions since 1973. The problem with social security is only going to get worse. The retiree/worker ratio will continue to shrink. And future generations will pay heavy taxes to support the weight of social security, which means the economy will drag, and eventually we may even have another depression.
The way to fix social security is not merely to promote privatization. That may put a patch on the wound, but it won’t take care of the problem. Social security will be fixed by promoting marriage, family, and kids. Instead of seeing children as a burden, it’s time to see them as a blessing. Instead of seeing unborn babies as fetuses with no personhood, we should again see them as special citizens, vulnerable and needing protection.
The social security crisis is more complex than just one issue. That’s a given. But this crisis does indeed have a dark side that no one wants to talk about. And until we start having a frank, open discussion about abortion’s role in the crisis, we can kiss our social security checks goodbye.
written by Trevin Wax © 2007 Kingdom People blog