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Entitlement Reforms

germeten Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 11:50 PM
I propose that Congress never pass a law that it doesn't allocate money for in the budget. And as far as programs Americans want, Congress needs to print money to cover those; it's that simple. Saying that "there isn't enough money" is ridiculous. If there isn't enough then more needs to be created. No, what's really happening is a competition by private interests for public funds, curs at the trough. Banksters are siphoning off trillions and need to deprive Americans of an equal amount to maintain the currency value. It's wealth transfer of the criminal kind. See:
Jeff164 Wrote: Sep 04, 2012 5:38 PM
You can't be serious?!? Just "print more money"?? You really need to read some of Dr. Sowell's books on economics 101. Not to mention read some history on what happens when governments jsut "print more money". Wow..... You might want to rethink that statement (after reading on economics 101), because people won't see the valid point you are trying to make in the last half of your statement, due to the naivette of the first part of your rant.

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...