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Entitlement Reforms

lee2012 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 3:52 PM
The posts between you and OBAMA appear a bit intertwined. To your point it is liberals I will say this. Our debt is an evolutionary problem. Follow me on this. They were prioritize our financial house. We pursue profits over people, we allow greed to seduce capitalism, we want it now etc etc. For the record, there have been more Republican Presidents and Republican controlled Congresses in the last 40 yrs by far. Without assigning blame... Repubs have had more "opportunity" to effect policy than Dems. There is enough blame to go around.

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...