There is a man named Nick Gillespie. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in New Jersey. His educational history includes…
1) B.A. in English and psychology from Rutgers University
2) M.A. in English from Temple University
3) Ph.D. in English literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
For the record…
Rutgers is a public university supported with tax payer funds.
Temple is a public university supported with tax payer funds.
State University of New York at Buffalo is a public university supported with tax payer funds.
I am pretty sure that Nick Gillespie relied upon his tax payer subsidized training in English literature when he penned these immortal words:
“Social Security in any form is morally irredeemable. We should be debating, not how to save Social Security, but how to end it–how to phase it out so as to best protect both the rights of those who have paid into it, and those who are forced to pay for it today. This will be a painful task. But it will make possible a world in which Americans enjoy far greater freedom to secure their own futures.”
If by “far greater freedom to secure their own futures” he actually means “living our last years in wretched poverty without the benefit of America’s best kept promise– Social Security,” then I catch his drift.
I have no interest in what Nick Gillespie (a man who, apparently, will soon be collecting Social Security) decides to do with his monthly checks. A super man like him might just use them to light his Cuban cigars.
I am, however, disgusted at his pretend Libertarianism and his willingness to benefit from rich layers of social cooperation, support and sacrifice (the public education noted above is just one example) and then advocate for throwing America’s elders over the rail and into a boiling sea of poverty.
See you in old age— dude.