thegreekdog wrote:Come on BBS and Saxi, you're just being too detail-oriented.
Ayn Rand clearly wrote "John Galt said, 'I hate sociale security.'" Rand spelled the word "social" incorrectly, which should not make JB wrong.
Ok, but what's a "moocher?" Or a "looter?" Or a "parasite?"
Phatscotty wrote:Rand does not have to be perfect in order for her ideals and her philosophy she put forth to have merit. That's the worst argument ever, but I'm not getting into it further than that because this is all a joke anyways, and I only address this to point out the worst argument ever.
I agree with you 100% but I want to be clear that my argument was about her, not about her ideas.
patrickaa317 wrote:Her actions in this case make the words she spoke louder.
1) You can opt-out of Social Security.
2) She was also on Medicaid.
3) Both programs go against Lassaiz Faire.
I mean, you can say that she paid into it and deserved that "refund," but the fact lives on that she was a two-pack a day smoker who needed Medicaid & Social Security to pay her medical expenses. She had also said that one who accepts government control is 'delivering oneself into gradual enslavement' and she said 'there can be no compromise on basic principles.' Yet in the end she compromised her principles and accepted help under an assumed name. She couldn't do it on her own like she said.
So Ayn Rand asked Evva Pryror, a consultant, to enroll her on her behalf and to have it sent to an assumed name.