Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fix the errors or fix THE ERROR?

In the recent VFR thread, Judge stops government from enforcing immigration law, the commenter Buddy writes:

"Did you know that the Social Security database was riddled with errors? A program that's been in existence for over 70 years. Seventy years, and they still haven't figured out how to keep the information free of an egregious number of errors. The same federal program that consumes 25 percent of the federal budget. The Feds can't even be bothered to keep the information straight. Unbelievable.

Although it is possible that these "civil rights and labor groups" (media code words for liberal organizations) are exaggerating the extent of the problem in their effort to kill enforcement of immigration laws. It's interesting that their focus is to stop enforcement based on errors in the SS database, rather than to fix the errors in the database."

May I suggest that we begin working toward fixing the underlying error that has ever and always shall plague the Social Security system and its database, namely entrusting the federal government with the responsibility of collecting and redistributing "social security" payments. It's not a problem with the database fundamentally. And we see here a very good example of how the federal social securty system has an inherent flaw making it a very useful tool for the flouting of our laws, and for the advancement of the liberal cause.