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Chuck Baldwin on Social Security

Constitution Party nominee for President; Reform Party nominee in several states

 


Social Security should be voluntary

One young questioner asked if participating in Social Security and Medicare should be voluntary. Yes, Barr and Baldwin said. Social Security, Barr said, is an “immoral program, whereby government takes, by threat of force, money from individuals. No, answered Nader. ”What would Americans who are elderly be doing now,“ with retirement accounts’ values dropping with the stock market, ”if not for Social Security?“
Source: 2008 third-party presidential debate, in Cleveland Magazine , Nov 2, 2008

Phase out the Social Security system

The Constitution Party platform (which is totally supported by Baldwin) supports the phasing out of the Social Security system; and ending the practice of sending military forces into battle without a congressional declaration of war. Believing that reducing the size of government to constitutional limits would enormously cut government’s monetary needs, the platform calls for the abolition of the Internal Revenue Service and the repeal of the income-tax amendment.
Source: John F. McManus in The New American , Apr 27, 2008

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