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Entitlement Reforms

Bear Trax Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 12:06 PM
With all the millions of unaccountable bureaucrats between the taxpayer and receipient, it's a wonder anything trickles through at all. If someone in private business had the efficiency of the government they would be candates for a government bail-out.

For those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational, trying to explain what happens in politics can be a real challenge.

For example, that segment of the population that has the least to fear from a reform of Medicare or Social Security is the most fearful -- namely, those already receiving Medicare or Social Security benefits.

It is understandable that people heavily dependent on these programs would fear losing their benefits, especially after a lifetime of paying into these programs. But nobody in his right mind has even proposed taking away the...