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History Suggests That Entitlement Era Is Winding Down

karen 341 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 7:29 AM
If Social Security had not been REMOVED from a TRUST FUND to the GENERAL FUND. We would not be seeing the problems that we have today. If that were to happen with TRUST FUNDS in the private sector, we would be in Jail. The Government forgets that it works for WE THE PEOPLE. Every thing the Feds touches FAILS big time and WE THE PEOPLE pay with our very existance. Get rid of the EPA (over Regulation), Board of Education (dumbing down, Homeland Security(TSA gropers) and many more that makes for a BLOATED government.
It's often good fun and sometimes revealing to divide American history into distinct periods of uniform length. In working on my forthcoming book on American migrations, internal and immigrant, it occurred to me that you could do this using the American-sounding interval of 76 years, just a few years more than the Biblical lifespan of three score and 10.

It was 76 years from Washington's First Inaugural in 1789 to Lincoln's Second Inaugural in 1865. It was 76 years from the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in 1865 to the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Going backward, it was 76 years...