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Entitlement Reforms

D G Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 12:02 PM
Do a search on "2012 Medicare Trustees Report" , and you can learn details about the Medicare trust funds and how they are being depleted rapidly.

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...