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Entitlement Reforms

germeten Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 12:40 PM
But it already IS being printed as needed and the Constitution permits it (though should be backed by gold, we know that.) My point is the money is being GIVEN TO THE WRONG PEOPLE! $16T to EU banksters for doing NOTHING! So PLEASE quit whining about people on foodstamps!

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...