Social Security was begun in 1935 as a means of taking care of older generations. At the time, the minimum age set to receive full retirement benefits was 65, as the average life expectancy was only 61. However, as the topic has become more politicized and citizens have had more of their paychecks taken in the name of Social Security, it has become nearly impossible to raise the “retirement” age. What has resulted is a program that forcibly takes from poorer, younger workers in order to give to older, wealthier retirees. Plans to partially privatize the system have been met with fierce hostility, but it appears that if the problem is not dealt with soon enough, Social Security will quickly become insolvent.
The Federal Reserve
Created in 1913, the Federal Reserve is the government’s ultimate institution that is “too big to fail.” It quietly steals dollar values from millions of Americans as inflation increases exponentially. In the meantime, it provides the government unlimited funds to enact other Socialist policies. Through its totalitarian influence, the government prohibits the use of any alternate currencies. Worse yet, the Federal Reserve acts without any type of check or balance and is given almost no scrutiny in its policy decisions, as it has evaded numerous audits in recent history.
Vladimir Lenin once said, “Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.” There has perhaps never been a more telling quote in regards to government entanglement in education. The US government has nearly monopolized schooling, as voucher programs have consistently been turned away in order to satisfy always-powerful unions. Schools have been regularly given more rigid national standards since the creation of the Department of Education through programs like No Child Left Behind and Common Core
Supported ubiquitously on both sides of the aisle in Congress, while being vehemently opposed by almost every American citizen, corporate bailouts pick winners and losers in what should actually be a free market which punishes corporations that act badly. Worst of all, corporate bailouts are rarely labeled as such; they are often masked as programs designed to help the poor.
There are too many pro-big business government programs in existence to name them all, but it is safe to say that if a regulation is supposedly designed to target large corporations, such legislation will likely end up only applying to their smaller competitors, with many exceptions for the bigwigs themselves.
The Internal Revenue Service
Created in order to streamline collection of income taxes, the IRS is likely the most hated government entity in the US.The tax system itself is the embodiment of class warfare, as wealthier individuals pay much higher rates. The IRS is powerful and pervasive; Americans as a whole spend millions of dollars and hours every year in an attempt to fill their taxes out correctly. Even the smallest discrepancy can be cause for an audit by the IRS, and if you are found to be hiding something from the government, you could be in jail for a long time.
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