Socialized pensions

Richard Rowland of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees illustrates just how wrong-headed Governor Rendell’s “Cover All Pennsylvanians” is, in a Patriot News Editorial.

Rowland argues that not only should everyone have health insurance, but everyone should have a good pension, therefore, the state should establish a pension system for all workers. Why stop there? Everyone should have a nice house, therefore government should provide one. Everyone should have a great salary, therefore government should provide one.

Rowland argues seriously what I argue sarcastically, but both arguments reveal the same truth–the Governor’s proposal is just another form of socialism.