Friday, September 28, 2007

$14 Trillion and Friends

The most recent projection of the Social Security deficit (unfunded liability) is over $14 trillion dollars. That's the difference between what has been, and will be, paid into Social Security by us and our employers and what the current benefit plan says must be paid out to us in future years. What this means is that our government is worse than Enron, worse than the biggest scammer you can think of, and that every federal politician, but Bush most of all, should be tarred and feathered for not dealing with this elephant in the room. Cowards and bastards/bitches all! Their negligence is going to kill our country in the long run. Better put your own money away, Woozie, 'cause the government won't have anything for you.

And on a brighter note, I'd just like to point out that the best things in life are the people you love and the people who love you. Your spouce, your true friends.

The Good Witch and I just got home from a casual dinner with three old friends in a small cottage on Lake Ontario. The wind came straight into the windows off the white-capped lake below the clouds that showed through the moonlight, and we drank wine, ate salad, chili and cornbread, and had grape pie, fresh peaches, and vanilla ice cream for dessert. It was a beautiful evening in every way, but it would have been nothing without the friendships that we celebrated. Cultivate your friends!

2 comments:

ThomasLB said...

There's no point in putting your own money away- someone, either the government or a corportation, will take it. Or maybe inflation will just make it worthless.

I think we've got to live for the present, because as far as material things go, it no longer matters what we do: the future is going to suck suck suck.

There's an old Grateful Dead song, "We might be going to hell in a bucket, baby / but at least we're enjoying the ride!"

syntax said...

long live cornbread!