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alphathought Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 4:01 PM
I assume you are talking to me but you don't know what "Reply" button is for. The problem isn't the elderly, "deadbeats," or "illegals." The problem is all of these and more. I address the elderly "problem" not simply because of the entitlements but because the entitlements are going to those classed by big brother as elderly when they simply aren't elderly, just as entitlements go to those in poverty when they aren't in poverty, to disabled who aren't disabled, unemployed who don't want to be employed, etc. It started with Wilson and has trickled up to this point through numerous liberal fools, including FDR, Johnson and the current loser. Recognizing and dealing with the world as it is simply isn't within their skill set.

There was a time, not long ago, when both Republicans and Democrats agreed that something had to be done about entitlement spending — especially spending on the elderly. But no longer.

Although he promised in his first run for the presidency to reform Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Barack Obama seems increasingly unwilling to do any of that now.

• The leftwing of the Democratic Party seems increasingly shrill in its insistence that there is no need for any fundamental reform of entitlement spending.

• Even in the left-of-center think tanks and on the liberal blogs, one finds...